Big Al's Daily Angle: NFL, NBA and MLB Preview

by Big Al Staff

The third week of the NFL season offers fourteen games on the Sunday schedule. Eight games kick things off at 1 PM ET.

The feature game on Fox (36% of the market share) in the first window of games features the Chicago Bears traveling to Atlanta to play the Falcons. The winless Atlanta will be trying to pick themselves off the mat after their epic collapse last week in Dallas. Atlanta went into halftime with a 29-10 lead, and they still held on to a 39-24 lead with under five minutes left in the 4th quarter. The Cowboys then scored on three separate occasions, which included them getting the ball a final time from an improbable watermelon-styled onside kick to steal a 40-39 victory. Chicago is unbeaten so far this season after defeating the New York Giants at home last week by a 17-13 score. BetAnySports lists the Falcons as a 3-point favorite with the total set at 47.

CBS has regional coverage for the 1 PM ET slate of games with the Tennessee Titans traveling to Minnesota to play the Vikings appearing in most homes. Tennessee is 2-0 this season after their 33-30 victory at home against Jacksonville last week. Minnesota is still looking for their first win of the season after losing at Indianapolis last Sunday by a 28-11 score. The Titans are 2.5-point road favorites at BetAnySports with and over/under of 50.

Another five games are scheduled in the second window of afternoon games. The New York Jets travel to Indianapolis to play the Colts while the Carolina Panthers travel to Los Angeles to play the Chargers for the two games with 4:05 PM ET kickoffs. Three more games kickoff at 4:25 PM ET headlined by the Cowboys trip to Seattle to play the Seahawks. Dallas is 1-1 on the season after their miracle comeback victory over the Falcons. Seattle is 2-0 so far this season after they defeated New England at home last Sunday night by a 35-30 score. BetAnySports lists the Seahawks as 4.5-point favorites with the total set at 56.5.

Sunday Night Football on NBC features a dream matchup between two future Hall of Fame quarterbacks with Aaron Rodgers facing off against Drew Brees in New Orleans. Green Bay is 2-0 this season after they defeated Detroit last Sunday by a 42-21 margin. New Orleans returns home on a short week with a 1-1 record after losing in Las Vegas on Monday to the Raiders by a 34-24 score. The Saints are 3-point favorites at BetAnySports with a total of 53. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:20 PM ET.

The NBA playoffs continue on Sunday with Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Boston kept themselves alive in this series on Friday with their 121-108 victory over the Heat. Miami still owns a 3-2 lead in this series and can clinch their spot to face the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals. A Celtics victory would force a climactic Game 7 on Tuesday. BetAnySports has Boston as a 3-point favorite with the over/under at 214. ESPN has the broadcast starting at 7:30 PM ET.

The final day of the MLB regular season has fifteen games on the card. The lone early game has the Detroit Tigers playing in Kansas City at 1:05 PM ET. The remaining fourteen games all start in the 3:05 PM ET to 3:15 PM ET range with playoff implications at stake. TBS has a national broadcast of the White Sox playing the Cubs at Guaranteed Rate Field in this Chicago rivalry game. The Cubbies send out Reynaldo Lopez with Adbert Alzolay getting the ball for the White Sox. The White Sox are -127 money-line favorites at BetAnySports with a total of 9.5.

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