Big Al's Daily Angle: NCAAF, MLB and EPL Previews and Odds - 09/01/2022

by Big Al Staff

The Thursday sports card features NCAAF, MLB, and EPL action.

Week 1 of the college football season kicks off with six games involving FBS opponents. Three games start at 7 PM ET. Tennessee hosts Ball State as a 35.5-point favorite, with the total set at 66.5 (all odds from DraftKings unless indicated otherwise). Pittsburgh plays at home against West Virginia on ESPN as a 7.5-point favorite with an over/under of 51.5. Oklahoma State is at home against Central Michigan on FS1 as a 21.5-point favorite with a total of 58.

Two more NCAAF games begin at 8 PM  ET. Penn State travels to Purdue on Fox as a 3.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 53. Missouri plays at home against Louisiana Tech on ESPNU as a 20.5-point favorite with a total of 61.5. Minnesota hosts New Mexico State at 9 PM ET as a 36.5-point favorite with an over/under of 52.5. 

Major League Baseball has eight games on its schedule. The Seattle Mariners visit the Detroit Tigers at 1:10 PM ET. Logan Gilbert takes the ball for the Mariners against Eduardo Rodriguez for the Tigers. Seattle is a -155 money line road favorite with a total of 7.5. The Chicago White Sox are at home against the Kansas City Royals at 2:10 PM ET. The White Sox turn to Johnny Cueto in their starting rotation to pitch against the Royals’ Daniel Mengden. Chicago is a -225 money line favorite at BetMGM with an over/under of 9. 

The Washington Nationals host the Oakland A’s at 4:05 PM ET. Paolo Espino takes the mound for the Nationals against Ken Waldichuk who got called up from the minors to get the start. Washington is a -115 money line favorite with a total of 7.5. The Los Angeles Dodgers play at New York against the Mets at 4:10 PM ET. The Dodgers tap Clayton Kershaw to battle against the Mets’ Chris Bassitt. Los Angeles is a -135 money line road favorite with an over/under of 7.5. The Cleveland Guardians are at home against the Baltimore Orioles at 6:10 PM ET. Shane Bieber takes the hill for the Guardians to pitch against Kyle Bradish for the Orioles. Cleveland is a -180 money line favorite with a total of 7.5. 

The Boston Red Sox are at home against the Texas Rangers at 7:10 PM ET. The Red Sox tap Rich Hill to pitch against the Rangers’ Glenn Otto. Boston is a -165 money line favorite with an over/under of 9.5. The Atlanta Braves host the Colorado Rockies at 7:20 PM ET. Spencer Strider takes the ball for the Braves to pitch against Chad Kuhl for the Rockies. Atlanta is a -390 money line favorite with a total of 8. 

The MLB card finishes at 9:40 PM ET with the Milwaukee Brewers playing at Arizona against the Diamondbacks. The Brewers send Brandon Woodruff to the mound to duel against the Diamondbacks’ Merrill Kelly. Milwaukee is a -135 money line road favorite at BetMGM with an over/under of 7.5. 

Matchweek 5 in the English Premier League concludes with Manchester United visiting Leicester City on the USA Network at 3 PM ET. The Red Devils are a -0.5 goal line road favorite with a total of 3. 

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