Big Al's Daily Angle: NCAAF, MLB, NBA, NHL, CFL and EPL Previews and Odds - 10/23/2021

by Alec McMordie

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

Week 8 in the college football season concludes with 44 games between FBS opponents. Thirteen games begin the NCAAF card from noon ET to 3 PM ET. Seven games kick off on national television at noon ET. Michigan hosts Northwestern on Fox as a 23.5-point favorite with the total set at 51 (all odds from DraftKings unless indicated otherwise). Oklahoma travels to Kansas on ESPN as a 38.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 66.5. Cincinnati is at Navy on ESPN2 as a 28.5-point road favorite with a total of 48.5. Penn State is at home against Illinois on ABC as a 24-point favorite with an over/under of 45.5. Kansas State visits Texas Tech on FS1 as a 1-point road favorite with a total of 60.5. Wake Forest plays at Army on the CBS Sports Network as a 3-point road favorite with an over/under of 52.5. Central Michigan plays at home against Northern Illinois on ESPNU as a 5-point favorite with a total of 56.5. 

Sixteen more games between FBS opponents start between 3:30 PM ET and 4 PM ET. Seven games are on national television at 3:30 PM ET. Mississippi hosts LSU on CBS as a 7.5-point favorite with an over/under of 76. UCLA plays at home against Oregon on ABC as a 1-point favorite with a total of 60.5. Iowa State is at home against Oklahoma State on Fox as a 7-point favorite with an over/under of 47. Pittsburgh hosts Clemson on ESPN as a 3.5-point favorite with a total of 47.5. Minnesota plays at home against Maryland on ESPN2 as a 4-point favorite with an over/under of 53.5. BYU visits Washington State on FS1 as a 4.5-point road favorite with a total of 56.5. Western Michigan travels to Toledo on the CBS Sports Network as a 1.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 55. Houston is at home against East Carolina on ESPNU at 4 PM ET as a 13.5-point favorite with a total of 57.

Fifteen games conclude the NCAAF card from 7 PM to midnight ET. Three games are on national television at 7 PM ET. Alabama hosts Tennessee on ESPN as a 2.5-point favorite with an over/under of 68. Air Force plays at home against San Diego State on the CBS Sports Network as a 3-point favorite with a total of 38. Fresno State is at home against Nevada on FS2 as a 3.5-point favorite with an over/under of 65. The four remaining games on national television start at 7:30 PM ET. Ohio State visits Indiana on ABC as a 21-point road favorite with a total of 58.5. Notre Dame plays at home against USC on NBC as a 7-point favorite with an over/under of 59. North Carolina State travels to Miami (FL) on ESPN2 as a 3.5-point road favorite with a total of 52.5. TCU is at home against West Virginia on ESPNU as a 4.5-point favorite with an over/under of 56.5. 

The playoffs in Major League Baseball continue with Game 6 in the NLCS. Los Angeles plays at Atlanta on TBS with the first pitch at 5:08 PM ET. The Dodgers have scratched Max Scherzer as their starting pitcher with no replacement yet named. The Braves will pitch Ian Anderson. Los Angeles is a -170 money line road favorite with a total of 8.

Eight games are on the National Basketball Association docket. Atlanta visits Cleveland at 6:10 PM ET as a 7-point road favorite. Miami plays at Indiana at 7:10 PM ET as a 4-point road favorite with an over/under of 223.5. Dallas travels Toronto at 7:40 PM ET as a 3.5-point road favorite with a total of 215. Two games top off at 8:10 PM ET. Chicago is at home against Detroit as a 9-point favorite with an over/under of 214.5. Minnesota plays at home against New Orleans as a 6.5-point favorite with a total of 228.

Milwaukee visits San Antonio at 8:40 PM ET as a 7-point road favorite. Portland hosts Phoenix at 10:10 PM ET as a 2-point favorite with an over/under of 231.5. The Los Angeles Clippers are at home against Memphis at 10:40 PM ET as a 3.5-point favorite with a total of 226.5. 

Thirteen games are on the National Hockey League slate. Two games drop the puck at 1:08 PM ET. The New York Rangers visit Ottawa as a -150 money line road favorite with an over/under of 6. Washington plays at home against Calgary as a -165 money line favorite with a total of 6.5. Minnesota is at home against Anaheim at 6 PM ET as a -270 money line favorite with an over/under of 5.5. 

Seven games in the NHL begin at 7:08 PM ET. Winnipeg plays at home against Nashville as a -120 money line favorite with a total of 6. Montreal is at home against Detroit as a -155 money line favorite with an over/under of 5.5. Tampa Bay hosts Colorado as a -115 money line favorite with a total of 6. New Jersey is at home against Buffalo as a -160 money line favorite with an over/under of 6.5. Florida visits Philadelphia as a -135 money line road favorite with a total of 6.5. Toronto travels to Pittsburgh as a -130 money line road favorite with an over/under of 6. Carolina plays at Columbus as a -155 money line road favorite with a total of 5.5. 

St. Louis is at home against Los Angeles at 8:08 PM ET as a -170 money line favorite with an over/under of 5.5. The New York Islanders visit Arizona at 9:08 PM ET as a -195 money line road favorite with a total of 5.5. Seattle plays at home against Vancouver at 10:08 PM ET as a -125 money line favorite with an over/under of 6. 

Week 12 in the Canadian Football League finishes with three games on ESPN+. Hamilton plays at home against Ottawa as a 14.5-point favorite with a total of 45. Winnipeg is at home against British Columbia at 7 PM ET as an 11-point favorite with an over/under of 42.5. Calgary hosts Saskatchewan at 9:45 PM ET as a 2.5-point favorite with a total of 44.5. 

Matchweek 9 in the English Premier League continues with six matches. Chelsea plays at home against Norwich City on the NBC Sports Network at 7:30 AM ET as a -2 goal line favorite with an over/under of 3. Four matches start at 10 AM ET. Wolverhampton travels to Leeds United on the NBC Sports Network in a pick ‘em match with a total of 2.5. Southampton hosts Burnley on Peacock as a -0.5 goal line favorite with an over/under of 2.5. Crystal Palace is at home against Newcastle United on Peacock as a -0.5 goal line favorite with a total of 2.5. Everton plays at home against Watford as a -1 goal line favorite with an over/under of 2.5. Manchester City visits Brighton and Hove Albion on NBC at 12:30 PM ET as a -1 goal line road favorite with a total of 2.5. 

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