Big Al's Daily Angle: NFL, NBA, NCAA Basketball and EPL Preview

by Big Al Staff

The Sunday sports card continues Week 16 in the NFL along with games in the NBA and college basketball along with the conclusion of Matchweek 15 in the English Premier League.

Eleven games are on the National Football League schedule. Six games take place at 1 PM ET window of opening games. The national broadcast on Fox has Kansas City hosting Atlanta as a 10.5-point favorite with the total set at 53 (all odds from BetOnline). The primary game on CBS has Pittsburgh playing at home against Indianapolis as a 2-point favorite with an over/under of 43.

Another four games take place in the 4:05 PM to 4:25 PM ET window. The national game on Fox at 4:25 PM ET is an NFC West showdown between the Lo Angeles Rams and the Seattle Seahawks. This game is a pick ‘em with the total at 47.5.

Sunday Night Football on NBC features Tennessee and Green Bay in a non-conference battle between teams with Super Bowl aspirations. Lambeau Field will showcase two of the top candidates for league Most Valuable Player in Derrick Henry and Aaron Rodgers.

The Titans won their fourth game in their last five with their 46-25 victory against Detroit as a 9.5-point favorite. Derrick Henry ran the ball 24 times for 147 yards in the win. Henry is heating up late in the season with 362 rushing yards in his last two games. He has rushed for 1679 yards this season with 15 touchdowns. He will make his case for league MVP tonight by tying Barry Sanders with ten straight games on the road with at least 100 rushing yards. 

Green Bay clinched the NFC North title with their 24-16 win over Carolina last Saturday as a 9.5-point favorite. A Packers’ victory tonight combined with a Seattle loss or tie with the Los Angeles Rams clinches the top seed in the NFC. New Orleans moved just a half-game behind Green Bay’s 11-3 record with their eleventh win of the season on Friday against Minnesota. The Packers own the tie-breaker against the Saints, given their 37-30 victory in New Orleans in late September.

Green Bay is a 3-point favorite with the total set at 54. Kickoff is at 8:20 PM ET.

The NBA has ten games scheduled for Sunday starting at 3:35 PM ET with the Dallas Mavericks visiting the Los Angeles Clippers. The Clippers are 5-point favorites with a total of 230. The card concludes at 10:35 PM ET with the Los Angeles Lakers playing at home against the Minnesota Timberwolves. None of the games on Sunday are on national television.

There is one nationally-televised game in college basketball. At 4:30 PM ET, Providence hosts DePaul on FS1. The Friars are 6.5-point favorites with an over/under of 144.

The final four matches in Matchweek 15 of the English Premier League start at 7 AM ET. Leeds United hosts Burnley as a -0.75 goal line favorite with the total at 3 on the NBC Peacock app. At 9:15 AM ET, West Ham United plays at home against Brighton and Hove Albion as a -0.25 goal line favorite with an over/under of 2.5 on the NBC Sports Network. Liverpool plays at home at Anfield against West Brom Albion on the NBC Sports Network as a -2.25 goal line favorite with an over/under of 3.5. The NBC Sports Network EPL triple-header concludes at 2:15 PM ET with Tottenham playing at Wolverhampton as a -0.25 goal line road favorite with a total of 2.25.

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