Big Al's Daily Angle: NCAAF, MLB, NBA, NHL, CFL and EPL Previews and Odds - 10/22/2021

by Big Al Staff

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

Week 8 in the college football season continues with four games. Middle Tennessee visits Connecticut on the CBS Sports Network at 6 PM ET. The Blue Raiders have lost four of their last five games after their 41-13 loss at Liberty as a 20-point underdog on October 9th. The Huskies ended their six-game losing streak by winning their first game of the season with a 21-16 upset win against Yale as a 3.5-point underdog last Saturday. Middle Tennessee is a 15.5-point road favorite, with the total set at 55.5 (all odds from DraftKings unless indicated otherwise). 

Memphis travels to Central Florida on ESPN2 at 7 PM ET. The Tigers ended their three-game losing streak with a 35-17 victory against Navy as an 11-point favorite last Thursday. The Knights lost their third game in their last four after a 56-21 loss at Cincinnati as a 21.5-point underdog last Saturday. Memphis is a 2.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 63.5. 

Colorado State plays at Utah State on the CBS Sports Network at 9:30 PM ET. The Rams have won three of their last four games with their 36-7 win at New Mexico as a 12.5-point favorite on Saturday. The Aggies ended a two-game losing streak with their 28-24 win at UNLV as a 7.5-point favorite on Saturday. Colorado State is a 3-point road favorite with a total of 59.

Washington is at Arizona on ESPN2 at 10:30 PM ET. The Huskies have lost two in a row after a 24-17 upset loss as a 1.5-point favorite against UCLA on Saturday. The Wildcats is winless in their first six games after getting shutout, 34-0, at Colorado last week. Washington is a 17.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 46.5.

The playoffs in Major League Baseball continue with Game 6 in the ALCS, with Houston playing at home against Boston on FS1 with the first pitch at 8:08 PM ET. The Astros took a 3-2 lead in this series with their 9-1 win at Fenway Park on Wednesday. Luis Garcia pitches for Houston against Nathan Eovaldi for the Red Sox. Houston is a -120 money line favorite with a total of 8.5. 

Ten games are on the National Basketball Association docket. Three games tip-off at 7:10 PM ET. Charlotte travels to Cleveland as a 2.5-point road favorite. New York visits Orlando as a 7-point road favorite with an over/under of 212. Washington hosts Indiana as a 2.5-point favorite with a total of 228.5. Two games begin at 7:40 PM ET. Boston plays at home against Toronto as a 6.5-point favorite with an over/under of 219. Brooklyn is at Philadelphia on ESPN as a 1-point road favorite with a total of 230. 

Two more games start at 8:10 PM ET. Chicago hosts New Orleans as a 7-point favorite with an over/under of 223. Houston plays at home against Oklahoma City as a 2-point favorite with a total of 223. Denver is at home against San Antonio at 9:10 PM ET as a 7.5-point favorite with an over/under of 219. Two games conclude the card at 10:10 PM ET. Utah visits Sacramento as a 6-point road favorite with a total of 225. The Los Angeles Lakers play at home against Phoenix on ESPN as a 1-point favorite with an over/under of 222. 

Four games are on the National Hockey League slate. Toronto is at home against San Jose at 6:11 PM ET as a -235 money line favorite with a total of 6. Boston travels to Buffalo at 7:08 PM ET as a -195 money line road favorite with an over/under of 5.5. Dallas plays at home against the Los Angeles Kings at 8:38 PM ET as a -150 money line favorite with a total of 5.5. Vegas hosts Edmonton at 10:08 PM ET as a -135 money line favorite with a total of 6.

Week 12 in the Canadian Football League begins with Montreal playing at home against Toronto on ESPN+ at 7:30 PM ET. The Alouettes have won three in a row with their 27-16 victory at Ottawa as a 4.5-point favorite on Saturday. The Argonauts have won three in a row with their 24-23 upset win at Hamilton as a 5-point underdog on October 11th. Montreal is a 1-point favorite with an over/under of 49.

Matchweek 9 in the English Premier League begins on Friday with one match. Arsenal hosts Aston Villa on the NBC Sports Network at 3 PM ET as a 0.5-goal line favorite with a total of 2.5.

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