Big Al's Daily Angle: NCAA Basketball, NBA, NCAA Football and EPL Preview

by Big Al Staff

The Saturday sports card features four college football bowl games along with action in the NBA and college basketball and the continuation of Matchweek 17 in the English Premier League.

The Gator Bowl kicks off the college football card at noon ET with North Carolina State playing Kentucky. The Wildcats are 2.5-point favorites, with the total set at 50. ESPN has the broadcast. 

The Outback Bowl starts at 12:30 PM ET with Mississippi playing Indiana on ABC. The Hoosiers are ranked 7th in the Associated press and are 9.5-point favorites with an over/under of 66.5.

Oregon plays Iowa State at 4 PM ET in the Fiesta Bowl on ESPN. The 12th ranked Cyclones are a 4.5-point favorite over the 25th ranked Ducks with a total of 58.5. 

The football card concludes at 8 PM ET on ESPN with the Orange Bowl between Texas A&M and North Carolina. The seventh-ranked Aggies are 7.5-point favorites over the 14th ranked Tar Heels with an over/under of 65.5.

A big college basketball card tips off at noon ET. Kansas hosts Texas on ESPN2 with the third-ranked Jayhawks 4-point favorites against the eighth-ranked Longhorns with a total of 136. Creighton visits Providence on Fox with the 11th ranked Bluejays 4.5-point road favorites with an over/under of 145.5. Arkansas hosts the 12th ranked Missouri on CBS as a 6.5-point favorite with a total of 146.5. St. John’s plays at home against DePaul on FS1 as a 4.5-point favorite with the total set at 158.5. At 12:30 PM ET, Duquesne visits George Washington on the NBC Sports Network as an 8.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 144.

At 2 PM ET, Iowa plays at Rutgers on ESPN. The 10th ranked Hawkeyes are 3-point road favorites against the 14th ranked Scarlet Knights with the total at 158.5. LSU plays at Florida on CBS in a pick ‘em matchup with the over/under at 152. TCU travels to Kansas State on ESPNU as a 4.5-point favorite with a total of 131.5. At 2:30 PM ET, VCU hosts Davidson on the NBC Sports Network as a 5-point favorite with an over/under of 136.

Ball State plays at home against Ohio at 3 PM ET on the CBS Sports Network, with the Cardinals a 1-point favorite with a total of 144.

At 4 PM ET, Oklahoma hosts West Virginia on ESPN2. The Sooners are a 1.5-point favorite against the ninth-ranked Mountaineers with an over/under of 144.5. San Diego State plays at home against Colorado State on CBS as an 8-point favorite with the total at 135.5. At 4:30 PM ET, Seton Hall takes on Butler at home on FS1 as a 9-point favorite with an over/under of 138. Dayton plays George Mason at home on the NBC Sports Network as a 7-point favorite with the total set at 135.

Richmond hosts St. Bonaventure at 5 PM ET on the CBS Sports Network as a 5-point favorite with an over/under of 147.5.

At 6 PM ET, Tennessee plays at home against Alabama on ESPN2, with the seventh-ranked Volunteers a 9.5-point favorite with the total at 143.5. Mississippi hosts Wichita State on ESPNU as a 7.5-point favorite with an over/under of 134. 

Marquette travels to Georgetown at 7:30 PM ET on the CBS Sports Network as a 4.5-point favorite with the total set at 149.

The number one ranked team in the nation plays at 8 PM ET with Gonzaga hosting San Francisco on ESPN2. The Bulldogs are 19.5-point favorites with an over/under of 161.5.

At 10 PM ET, Oregon plays at home against Stanford on ESPN2. The 21st ranked Ducks are 5-point favorites with the total set at 141. Nevada visits New Mexico on the CBS Sports Network as a 6-point favorite with the over/under of 143.

The NBA card features six games. None of these contests are on national television. 

Matchweek 17 in the English Premier League continues with four matches. At 7:30 AM ET on the NBC Sports Network, Tottenham plays at home against Leeds United as a -0.75 goal-line favorite with the total at 3.25. Crystal Palace hosts Sheffield United at 10 AM ET on the NBC Sports Network as a -0.5 goal-line favorite with the over/under at 2.25. NBC has Wolverhampton visiting Brighton and Hove Albion at 12:30 PM ET in a pick ‘em matchup with a total of 2. At 2:30 PM ET on the NBC Peacock app, Arsenal travels to West Bromwich Albion as a -1 goal-line road favorite with an over/under of 2.5.

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