Big Al's Daily Angle: NCAAF, NFL, MLB, CFL, WNBA and EPL Previews and Odds - 08/28/2021

by Alec McMordie

The Saturday sports card features action in NCAAF, NFL preseason, MLB, CFL, WNBA, and EPL.

Four games between FBS opponents kick off the 2021-22 college football season. Nebraska visits Illinois on Fox at noon ET. The Cornhuskers are a 7-point road favorite with the total set at 53 (all odds from DraftKings except when indicated otherwise). Fresno State hosts Connecticut on the CBS Sports Network at 2 PM ET. The Bulldogs are 27.5-point favorites with an over/under of 63.5. UCLA plays at home against Hawaii on ESPN at 3:30 PM ET. The Bruins are a 17-point favorite with a total of 67.5. UTEP travels to New Mexico State at 9:30 PM ET as a 10-point road favorite with an over/under of 58.5.

Six games continue the third full week of the NFL preseason. The Arizona/New Orleans game got canceled due to Hurricane Ida. Buffalo is at home against Green Bay on the NFL Network at 1 PM ET. The Bills are a 9.5-point favorite with a total of 36.5. Baltimore plays at Washington at 6 PM ET as a 3.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 32.5. Chicago travels to Tennessee on the NFL Network at 7 PM ET. The Bears are a 3-point road favorite with a total of 35.5. Tampa Bay plays at Houston at 8 PM ET as a 4.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 36.5. Denver hosts the Los Angeles Rams at 9:05 PM ET as an 8.5-point favorite with a total of 33.5. Seattle plays at home on the NFL Network at 10 PM ET. The Seahawks are a 5.5-point favorite with an over/under of 35. 

Fifteen games are on the MLB docket. Three games start in the afternoon. Boston plays at Cleveland on FS1 at 4:05 PM ET as a -150 money line road favorite with a total of 9. The New York Yankees are in Oakland to play the A’s at 4:07 PM ET as a -115 money line road favorite with an over/under of 8.5. Seattle is at home against Kansas City at 4:10 PM ET as a -155 money line favorite with a total of 8.5. 

Philadelphia hosts Arizona at 6:05 PM ET as a -210 money line favorite with an over/under of 9. Two games begin at 6:10 PM ET. Toronto is at Detroit as a -183 money line road favorite at 5Dimes with a total of 9.5. Cincinnati plays at Miami as a -115 money line road favorite with an over/under of 7.5. Three games start at 7:05 PM ET. Houston is at Texas as a -250 money line road favorite with a total of 9. Tampa Bay plays at Baltimore as a -190 money line road favorite at 5Dimes with an over/under of 9.5. St. Louis continues their series at Pittsburgh as a -180 money line road favorite with a total of 8.5. 

Three games start at 7:10 PM ET. The Chicago White Sox play at home against the Chicago Cubs as a -300 money line favorite with an over/under of 8.5. The New York Mets are at home against Washington as a -220 money line favorite with a total of 8.5. Milwaukee is at Minnesota as a -150 money line road favorite with an over/under of 10. Atlanta hosts San Francisco at 7:20 PM ET as a -115 money line favorite with a total of 9. 

San Diego plays in Los Angeles against the Angels on FS1 at 9:07 PM ET. The Padres are a -135 money line road favorite with an over/under of 10. The Los Angeles Dodgers host Colorado at 9:10 PM ET as a -265 money line favorite with a total of 9.

The fourth week in the Canadian Football League continues with one game. British Columbia visits Ottawa on ESPN+ at 7 PM ET. The Lions are a 4.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 43.5.

Three games are on the WNBA slate. Las Vegas travels to Indiana at 1 PM ET. Los Angeles plays at Connecticut at 7 PM ET. Dallas visits Washington at 7 PM ET. 

The third week in the English Premier League begins with seven matches. Manchester City hosts Arsenal on Peacock at 7:30 AM ET as a -1.75 goal line favorite with a total of 3. Five games start at 10 AM ET. Aston Villa plays at home against Brentford on CNBC as a -0.5 goal line favorite with an over/under of 2.5. Brighton and Hove Albion are at home against Everton on the NBC Sports Network as a -0.25 goal line favorite with a total of 2.25. Southampton travels to Newcastle United on Peacock in a pick ‘em matchup with an over/under of 2.5. Leicester City visits Norwich City as a -0.5 goal line road favorite with a total of 2.75. West Ham United is at home against Crystal Palace as a -1 goal line favorite with an over/under of 2.5. Chelsea visits Liverpool on NBC at 12:30 PM ET in a pick ‘em match up with a total of 2.5. 

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