Big Al's Daily Angle: NCAAF, MLB, NBA, EPL, CFL and NHL Previews and Odds - 10/30/2021

by Alec McMordie

The Saturday sports card features action in MLB, NCAAF, NBA, NHL, CFL, and the EPL.

The World Series in Major League Baseball continues with Game 4 on Fox with the first pitch at 8:09 PM ET. Atlanta took a 2-1 lead in the series with a 2-0 victory against Houston last night. The Astros pitch Zach Greinke as their starting pitcher against an opening starting pitcher for the Braves yet to be named. Atlanta is a -115 money line favorite, with the total set at 8.5 (all odds from DraftKings unless indicated otherwise). 

Week 9 of the college football season concludes with 49 games between FBS opponents. Seventeen games begin in the noon ET to 3 PM ET window. Six games kickoff on national television at noon ET. Michigan visits Michigan State on Fox as a 4-point road favorite with an over/under of 50.5. Baylor hosts Texas on ABC as a 2.5-point favorite with a total of 61.5. Wisconsin plays at home against Iowa on ESPN as a 3.5-point favorite with an over/under of 37. Cincinnati travels to Tulane on ESPN2 as a 27.5-point road favorite with a total of 61.5. Louisiana-Lafayette is at home against Texas State on ESPNU as a 21-point favorite with an over/under of 58. Buffalo plays at home against Bowling Green on the CBS Sports Network as a 13.5-point favorite with a total of 51.5. Arizona State hosts Washington State on FS1 at 3 PM ET as a 16.5-point favorite with an over/under of 53. 

Eighteen games start in the 3:30 ET to 6 PM ET window. Seven games are on national television kicking off at 3:30 PM ET. Georgia plays Florida at TIAA Bank Stadium in Jacksonville on ABC as a 14-point favorite with a total of 51. Oklahoma hosts Texas Tech on ABC as a 19-point favorite with an over/under of 66.5. Oregon is at home against Colorado on Fox as a 24.5-point favorite with a total of 50. Clemson plays at home against Florida State on ESPN as a 9-point favorite with an over/under of 48. Nebraska hosts Purdue on ESPN2 as a 7.5-point favorite with a total of 52.5. Kansas State is at home against TCU on ESPNU as a 3.5-point favorite with an over/under of 58.5. Louisiana Tech travels to Old Dominion on the CBS Sports Network as a 4.5-point road favorite with a total of 55. San Jose State plays at home against Wyoming on FS2 as a 2.5-point favorite with an over/under of 40.5. 

Fourteen games conclude the NCAAF card beginning at 7 PM ET. Five games are on national television beginning at 7 PM ET. Auburn hosts Ole Miss on ESPN as a 3-point favorite with a total of 66.5. USC plays at home against Arizona on ESPNU as a 21.5-point favorite with an over/under of 55.5. Boise State visits Colorado State on the CBS Sports Network as a 2.5-point road favorite with a total of 51.5. Houston hosts SMU on ESPN2 as a 1-point favorite with an over/under of 61.5. Oklahoma State is at home against Kansas on FS1 as a 28.5-point favorite with a total of 55.5. Two games are on national television at 7:30 PM ET. Notre Dame plays at home against North Carolina on NBC as a 3.5-point favorite with an over/under of 62.5. Ohio State hosts Penn State on ABC as a 19.5-point favorite with a total of 61. Utah is at home against UCLA on ESPN at 10 PM ET as a 6.5-point favorite with an over/under of 60.5. BYU plays at home against Virginia on ESPN2 at 10:15 PM ET as a 2.5-point favorite with a total of 65. Stanford hosts Washington on FS1 at 10:30 PM ET as a 2.5-point favorite with an over/under of 47. Fresno State travels to San Diego State on the CBS Sports Network at 10:30 PM ET as a 1-point road favorite with a total of 44.5. 

Eleven games are on the docket in the National Basketball Association. Washington is at home against Boston at 5:10 PM ET as a 2-point favorite with an over/under of 224. Two games start at 7:10 PM ET. Detroit plays at home against Orlando as a 5.5-point favorite with a total of 207. New York visits New Orleans as a 5.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 215. Two more games begin at 7:40 PM ET. Indiana hosts Toronto as a 3.5-point favorite. Philadelphia is at home against Atlanta as a 3.5-point favorite. 

Three NBA games kick off at 8:10 PM ET. Utah travels to Chicago as a 4-point road favorite with a total of 217.5. Memphis plays at home against Miami as a 2-point favorite. Milwaukee hosts San Antonio as a 9.5-point favorite. Golden State is at home against Oklahoma State at 8:40 PM ET as a 12-point favorite with an over/under of 221. Minnesota plays at home against Denver at 9:10 PM ET as a 3-point favorite. Phoenix hosts Cleveland at 10:10 PM ET as a 10-point favorite with a total of 216. 

Ten games are on the slate in the National Hockey League. The New Islanders visit Nashville at 1:38 PM ET as a -115 money line road favorite with an over/under of 5.5. The Los Angeles Kings are at home against Montreal at 4:08 PM ET as a -120 money line favorite with a total of 5.5. Four games drop the puck at 7:08 PM ET. San Jose is at home against Winnipeg as a -110 money line favorite with an over/under of 6. Boston hosts Florida as a -125 money line favorite with a total of 6. Toronto plays at home against Detroit as a -265 money line favorite with an over/under of 6.5. Pittsburgh hosts New Jersey as a -130 money line favorite with a total of 5.5. 

St. Louis is at home against Chicago at 8:08 PM ET as a -180 money line favorite with an over/under of 6. Colorado plays at home against Minnesota at 9:08 PM ET as a -160 money line favorite with an over/under of 5.5. Two games conclude the card at 10:08 PM ET. Calgary is at home against Philadelphia as a -160 money line favorite with a total of 6. Edmonton plays at Vancouver as a -140 money line road favorite with an over/under of 6. 

Two games conclude Week 13 in the Canadian Football League on ESPN+. Toronto plays at home against British Columbia at 4 PM ET as a 3-point favorite with a total of 46. Montreal is at home against Saskatchewan at 7 PM ET as a 1-point favorite with an over/under of 46. 

Matchweek 10 in the English Premier League begins with seven matches. Leicester City hosts Arsenal on the NBC Sports Network at 7:30 AM ET in a pick ‘em match with a total of 2.5. Five games start at 10 AM ET. Burnley plays at home against Brentford on Peacock in a pick ‘em match with an over/under of 2.5. Liverpool hosts Brighton and Hove Albion on the USA Network as a -1.5 goal line favorite with a total of 3. Manchester City is at home against Crystal Palace on the NBC Sports Network as a -2 goal line favorite with an over/under of 3. Chelsea travels to Newcastle United on Peacock as a -1.5 goal line road favorite with a total of 2.5. Southampton visits Watford on Peacock as a -0.5 goal line road favorite with an over/under of 2.5. Manchester United plays at Tottenham on NBC at 12:30 PM ET in a pick ‘em match with a total of 2.5.

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