Big Al's Daily Angle: NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAAB and FIFA Men's World Cup Previews and Odds - 12/01/22

by Big Al Staff

The Thursday sports card features action in the NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAAB, and the FIFA Men’s World Cup.

Week 13 in the National Football League kicks off with one game. The Buffalo Bills visit New England to play the Patriots on Amazon Prime at 8:15 PM ET. The Bills are on a two-game winning streak after their 28-25 win at Detroit as a 10-point road favorite last Thursday. The Patriots had their three-game winning streak end in a 33-26 loss at Minnesota as a 2.5-point underdog on Thanksgiving. Buffalo is a 3.5-point road favorite, with the total set at 43.5 (all odds from DraftKings unless indicated otherwise). 

The National Basketball Association has one game on its docket. The Dallas Mavericks play at Detroit against the Pistons at 7:10 PM ET as a 7.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 222. 

The National Hockey League has 11 games on its slate. Four games drop the puck at 7:07 PM ET. The Colorado Avalanche are at Buffalo to play the Sabres as a -200 money line road favorite with a total of 6.5. The New Jersey Devils host the Nashville Predators as a -215 money line favorite with an over/under of 6. The Tampa Bay Lightning play at Philadelphia against the Flyers as a -215 money line road favorite with a total of 6. The Pittsburgh Penguins are at home against the Vegas Golden Knights as a -115 money line favorite with an over/under of 6.5. 

Two NHL games start at 8:07 PM ET. The Carolina Hurricanes visit the St. Louis Blues as a -145 money line road favorite with a total of 5.5. The Minnesota Wild host the Edmonton Oilers as a -140 money line favorite with an over/under of 6.5. The Dallas Stars play at home against the Anaheim Ducks at 8:37 PM ET as a -285 money line favorite with a total of 6.5. The Calgary Flames are at home against the Montreal Canadiens at 9:07 PM ET as a -280 money line favorite with an over/under of 6. 

Two NHL games begin at 10:07 PM ET. The Florida Panthers travel to Vancouver to play the Canucks as a -140 money line road favorite with a total of 6.5. The Seattle Kraken host the Washington Capitals as a -125 money line favorite with an over/under of 6. The Los Angeles Kings play at home against the Arizona Coyotes at 10:37 PM ET as a -250 money line favorite with a total of 6. 

The college basketball card features seven games on national television. Connecticut is at home against Oklahoma State on FS1 at 6:30 PM ET as a 10-point favorite with an over/under of 138.5. Texas hosts Creighton on ESPN at 7 PM ET as a 6.5-point favorite with a total of 141. Belmont plays at home against Valparaiso on ESPNU at 8 PM ET as an 11-point favorite with an over/under of 140.5. Colorado is at home against Arizona State on FS1 at 8:30 PM ET as a 4.5-point favorite with a total of 139. 

Kansas hosts Seton Hall on ESPN at 9 PM ET as an 8.5-point favorite with an over/under of 136.5. Washington plays at Oregon State on ESPNU at 10 PM ET as a 5.5-point road favorite with a total of 132.5. UCLA is at Stanford on ESPN2 at 10:30 PM ET as a 6-point road favorite with an over/under of 136. 

The FIFA Men’s World Cup continues with four matches in the group stage. Two games start at 10 AM ET. Belgium battles Croatia on Fox in a pick ‘em match with the total set at 2.5 (all soccer odds from BetMGM). Morocco faces Canada on FS1 as a -0.5 goal line favorite with an over/under of 2.5. Two more matches begin at 2 PM ET. Spain goes against Japan on Fox as a -1.5 goal line favorite with a total of 2.5. Germany plays Costa Rica on FS1 as a -2.5 goal line favorite with an over/under of 3.5. 

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