Big Al's Daily Angle: NCAAF, MLB, CFL and WNBA Previews and Odds - 10/08/2021

by Big Al Staff

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

Week 6 of the college football season continues with three games between FBS opponents. Charlotte visits Florida International on the CBS Sports Network at 7 PM ET. The 49ers fell to a 3-2 record with a 24-14 loss at Illinois as a 10-point underdog on Saturday. The Golden Panthers dropped to 1-4 with a 58-21 loss at FAU as a 10.5-point underdog last week. Charlotte is a 3.5-point road favorite with the total set at 60.5 (all odds from DraftKings unless indicated otherwise). 

Cincinnati hosts Temple on ESPN at 7 PM ET as a 29-point favorite with an over/under of 54. The Bearcats remained undefeated after their 24-13 win at Notre Dame as a 2.5-point road favorite on Saturday. The Owls have won two in a row after their 34-31 upset victory against Memphis on Saturday. Cincinnati is a 29-point favorite with an over/under of 54. 

Arizona State plays at home against Stanford on ESPN at 10:30 PM ET. The Sun Devils have won two in a row after their 42-23 upset win at UCLA as a 3-point underdog on Saturday. The Cardinal has won three of four after their 31-24 win against Oregon in overtime as an 8.5-point underdog. Arizona State is a 13.5-point favorite with a total of 51.

Four games take place in the MLB divisional playoffs. Houston hosts the Chicago White Sox on the MLB Network at 2:07 PM ET. The Astros took a 1-0 lead in the series with a 6-1 victory on Thursday. Houston gives the ball to Framber Valdez to face Lucas Giolito. The Astros are a -130 money line favorite with an over/under of 8.5. 

Milwaukee plays at home against Atlanta on TBS at 4:37 PM ET. The Brewers have lost four in a row after a 10-3 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday. Milwaukee pitches Corbin Burnes against the Braves Charlie Morton. The Brewers are a -155 money line favorite with a total of 7. 

Tampa Bay is at home against Boston on FS1 at 7:02 PM ET. The Rays come off a 5-0 victory in the opening game of this five-game series. Tampa Bay pitches Shane Bay against the Red Sox’s Chris Sale. Tampa Bay is a -135 money line favorite with an over/under of 7.5. 

The Los Angeles Dodgers visit the San Francisco Giants on TBS at 9:37 PM ET. The Dodgers have won eight in a row after their 3-1 victory against the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League wild-card game on Wednesday. The Giants have won eight of nine after an 11-4 loss to San Diego on Sunday. Los Angeles is a -120 money line road favorite with a total of 7. 

Week 10 of the Canadian Football League continues with Winnipeg hosting Edmonton on ESPN+ at 8:30 PM ET. The Blue Bombers have won five in a row with their 30-9 victory at British Columbia as a 2.5-point favorite last Friday. The Elks come off a 34-24 upset loss at Ottawa as a 9-point favorite on September 28th. Winnipeg is a 12.5-point favorite with an over/under of 42.5. 

The semifinals of the WNBA conclude with the fifth game of the series between the Phoenix Mercury and the Las Vegas Aces on ESPN2 at 9 PM ET. The Aces forced a final game with a 93-76 upset win in Phoenix as a 1-point underdog on Wednesday. Las Vesag is a 5.5-point home favorite with a total of 169.

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