Big Al's Daily Angle: NCAAF, MLB and CFL Previews and Odds - 09/24/2021

by Big Al Staff

The Friday sports card features action in NCAAF, MLB, and the CFL.

The fourth week of the college football season continues with four games between FBS opponents. Charlotte hosts Middle Tennessee on the CBS Sports Network at 6:30 PM ET. The 49ers dropped to 2-1 this season with their 20-9 loss at Georgia State as a 4.5-point underdog on Saturday. The Blue Raiders lost their second contest in three games this year with their 27-13 loss at UTSA as an 11.5-point underdog last Saturday. Charlotte is a 3-point favorite, with the total set at 56 (all odds from DraftKings). 

Virginia plays at home against Wake Forest on ESPN2 at 7 PM ET. The Cavaliers fell to 2-1 on the season after a 59-39 loss at North Carolina as a 7.5-point underdog on Saturday. The Demon Deacons improved to 3-0 with their 35-14 victory against Florida State as a 4.5-point favorite on Saturday. Virginia is a 3.5-point favorite with an over/under of 68.5. 

Liberty visits Syracuse at 8 PM ET. The Flames improved to 3-0 with a 45-17 win against Old Dominion as a 26.5-point favorite on Saturday. The Orange improved to 2-1 with a 62-24 victory against Albany as a 21.5-point favorite last week. Liberty is a 6.5-point road favorite with a total of 54. 

Fresno State is at home against UNLV on the CBS Sports Network at 10 PM ET. The Bulldogs upset UCLA, 40-37, as an 11-point underdog last Saturday. The Rebels lost at home to Iowa State, 48-3, as a 32-point underdog last week. Fresno State is a 30-point favorite with an over/under of 59.5. 

Sixteen games are on the MLB docket. St. Louis visits Chicago to play the Cubs at 2:20 PM ET on ESPN in the opener of their seven-inning doubleheader. The Cardinals are a -160 money line road favorite. Two games start at 7:05 PM ET. Texas plays at Baltimore in a game where both teams are -110 money line favorites with a total of 9.5. Philadelphia plays at home against Pittsburgh as a -220 money line favorite with an over/under of 8.5. 

Five MLB games begin at 7:10 PM ET. The Chicago White Sox visit Cleveland as a -145 money line road favorite with a total of 7. Cincinnati plays at home against Washington as a -180 money line favorite with an over/under of 9. Detroit hosts Kansas City as a -115 money line favorite with a total of 9. Tampa Bay is at home against Miami as a -305 money line favorite with an over/under of 8.5. The New York Yankees travel to Boston on ESPN as a -120 money line road favorite with a total of 9. 

St. Louis plays at Chicago against the Cubs at 8:05 PM ET in the second game of their doubleheader. The Cardinals are a -180 money line road favorite. Three games start at 8:10 PM ET. Toronto visits Minnesota as a -160 money line road favorite with an over/under of 9. Milwaukee hosts the New York Mets as a -150 money line favorite with a total of 8. San Francisco travels to Colorado as a -195 money line road favorite with an over/under of 11.5. Seattle plays at Los Angeles against the Angels at 9:38 PM ET as a -120 money line road favorite with a total of 8. 

Two games start at 9:40 PM ET. Oakland is at home against Houston as a -115 money line favorite with an over/under of 8. The Los Angeles Dodgers play at Arizona as a -225 money line road favorite with an over/under of 9.5. San Diego is at home against Atlanta at 10:10 PM ET as a -125 money line favorite with a total of 8.

Two games conclude Week 8 in the Canadian Football League. Toronto hosts Montreal on ESPN+ at 7:30 PM ET. The Argonauts have lost two of three after their 30-16 loss at Saskatchewan as a 4.5-point underdog last Friday. The Alouettes have lost three of their last four games after their 27-18 upset loss against British Columbia as a 3-point favorite on Saturday. Toronto is a 2.5-point favorite with an over/under of 48.5. 

Saskatchewan visits British Columbia on ESPN2 at 10:30 PM ET. The Roughriders ended their two-game losing streak with their victory against the Argonauts last week. The Lions have won three in a row with their victory against Montreal. Saskatchewan is a 1-point road favorite with a total of 47.

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