Big Al's Daily Angle: NCAAF, NBA, NHL, NCAAB and UEFA Champions League Previews and Odds - 11/23/2021

by Alec McMordie

The Tuesday sports card features action in the NCAAF, NBA, NHL, NCAAB, and the UEFA Champions League.

Week 13 of the regular season in college football kicks off with two games in the Mid-American Conference at 7 PM ET. Ball State hosts Buffalo on ESPN+. The Cardinals lost their third game in their last four with their 37-17 defeat to Central Michigan as a 2.5-point underdog on Wednesday. They are 5-6 on the season. The Bulls have lost three in a row after a 33-27 loss in overtime to Northern Illinois as a 1.5-point underdog on Wednesday. Buffalo has a 4-7 record. Ball State is a 6.5-point favorite with the total set at 58.5 (all odds from DraftKings unless indicated otherwise). 

Western Michigan visits Northern Illinois on ESPNU. The Broncos lost their third game in their last four with a 22-21 upset loss at Eastern Michigan as a 6-point favorite on Tuesday. They have a 6-5 record. The Huskies won their second straight game with their victory at Buffalo last week. Northern Illinois has an 8-3 record. Western Michigan is a 3.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 62. 

Four games are on the docket in the National Basketball Association. Miami travels to Detroit at 7:10 PM ET as a 9-point road favorite with a total of 208.5. New York plays at home against the Los Angeles Lakers at 7:40 PM ET on TNT as a 3.5-point favorite with an over/under of 214.5. Portland hosts Denver in the nightcap on TNT at 10:10 PM ET as a 5.5-point favorite at BetRivers. The Los Angeles Clippers are at home against Dallas at 10:40 PM ET as a 5-point favorite at BetRivers.

Three games on the slate in the National Hockey League. Tampa Bay plays at home against Philadelphia at 7:08 PM ET as a -165 money line favorite with a total of 5.5. Dallas hosts Edmonton at 8:38 PM ET as a -115 money line favorite with an over/under of 6. Calgary is at home against Chicago at 9:08 PM ET as a -200 money line favorite with a total of 5.5. 

Twelve games are on national television in college basketball. The Maui Invitational at the Michelob Ultra Arena at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas has four games on tap. Texas A&M plays Butler on ESPN2 at 2:30 PM ET. Wisconsin faces Houston on ESPN at 5 PM ET. Oregon battles Saint Mary’s on ESPN at 8 PM ET. Chaminade goes against Notre Dame on ESPNU at 10:30 PM ET. 

The Legends Classic at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, has two games on ESPN2. Georgia plays Northwestern at 5 PM ET. Virginia faces Providence at 7:30 PM ET.

The Cancun Challenge at the Hard Rock Hotel in Riviera Maya, Mexico, has two games on the CBS Sports Network. Buffalo plays Stephen F. Austin at 6 PM ET as a 6-point favorite with an over/under of 155. Saint Louis battles Illinois State at 8:30 PM ET as a 12-point favorite with a total of 144.5. 

The Hall of Fame Classic at the T-Mobile Center in Kansas, Missouri, has two games. Illinois plays Kansas State on ESPN News at 7 PM ET. Cincinnati faces Arkansas on ESPN2 at 9:30 PM ET. 

St. Francis (Brooklyn) visits St. John’s on FS2 at 7 PM ET. The finals of the Empire Classic at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas tips off on ESPN at 10 PM ET. Gonzaga plays UCLA as a 5.5-point favorite. 

Matchday 5 in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League begins with eight matches. Two games start at 12:45 PM ET. Bayern Munich travels to Dynamo Kyiv as a 2-goal road favorite at PlayMGM with an over/under of 3. Manchester United visits Villarreal in a pick ‘em at PlayMGM with an over/under of 2.5. 

Six games begin at 3 PM ET. Barcelona plays at home against Benfica as a 1-goal line favorite at PlayMGM with a total of 3. Atalanta is at the Young Boys as a -0.5 goal line road favorite at PlayMGM with an over/under of 3. Salzburg visits Lille in a pick ‘em match at PlayMGM with a total of 2.5. Sevilla hosts Wolfsburg as a -0.5 goal line favorite at PlayMGM with an over/under of 2.5. Zenit Peterburg travels to Malmo as a -0.5 goal line road favorite with a total of 2.5. Chelsea plays at home against Juventus as a -1 goal line favorite at PlayMGM with an over/under of 2.5. 

All eight Champions League matches are available on Paramount+. The CBS Sports Network’s “The Golazo Show” is an NFL Red Zone-inspired show that presents live updated highlights of all eight games.

All photographic images used for editorial content have been licensed from the Associated Press.

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