Big Al's Daily Angle: NFL, NCAAF, and NCAAB Previews and Odds - 11/25/2021

by Alec McMordie

The Thursday Thanksgiving sports card features action in the NFL, NCAAF, and NCAAB.

Week 12 in the National Football League kicks off with three games. Chicago visits Detroit on Fox at 12:30 PM ET. The Bears lost their fifth straight game after a 16-13 loss to Baltimore as a 1-point underdog on Sunday. The Lions come off a 13-10 loss at Cleveland as a 14-point favorite on Sunday. Chicago is a 2.5-point road favorite, with the total set at 41 (all odds from DraftKings). 

Dallas hosts Las Vegas on CBS at 4:30 PM ET. The Cowboys lost their second game in their last three with their 19-9 loss at Kansas City as a 2.5-point underdog on Sunday. The Raiders dropped their third straight game with a 32-13 loss to Cincinnati as a 2.5-point underdog. Dallas is a 7.5-point favorite with an over/under of 51.5.

Buffalo plays at New Orleans on NBC at 8:20 PM ET. The Bills got upset at home to Indianapolis as a 7-point favorite last week. The Saints lost their third straight game with a 40-29 loss at Philadelphia as a 3-point underdog on Sunday. Buffalo is a 6.5-point road favorite with a total of 45. 

Week 13 in the college football regular season resumes with two games. Fresno State travels to San Jose State on FS1 at 3:30 PM ET. The Bulldogs won their fourth game in their last five with a 24-7 victory against New Mexico as a 24-point favorite on November 13th. The Spartans lost their second-straight game with a 48-17 upset loss to Utah State as a 3.5-point favorite on November 13th. Fresno State is a 7.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 51.5. 

Mississippi State is at home against Mississippi in the Egg Bowl on ESPN at 7:30 PM ET. The Bulldogs won their fourth game in their last five with a 55-10 victory against Tennessee State as a 44-point favorite on Saturday. The Rebels won their sixth game in their last seven with a 31-17 win against Vanderbilt as a 35.5-point favorite on Saturday. Mississippi State is a 2-point favorite with a total of 64.5. 

Fourteen games are on the college basketball schedule. Four games take place on the second day of the Battle 4 Atlantic tournament at the Imperial Arena in Nassau, Florida. Connecticut plays Michigan State on ESPN at noon ET. Auburn goes against Loyola-Chicago on ESPN2 at 2:30 PM ET. Baylor faces Virginia Commonwealth on ESPN at 5 PM ET. Arizona State battles Syracuse on ESPN2 at 7:30 PM ET. 

The ESPN Events Invitation tips off with four games at the HP Fieldhouse in Kissimmee, Florida. Miami (Fl) faces Dayton on ESPN2 at noon ET as a 5.5-point favorite with an over/under of 135.5. Kansas goes against North Texas on ESPN at 2:30 PM ET as a 14.5-point favorite with a total of 131. Alabama battles Drake on ESPNU at 5 PM ET as a 12-point favorite with an over/under of 150. Drake plays Belmont on ESPNU at 7:30 PM ET as a 2-point favorite with a total of 149.5.

The Las Vegas Classic begins with two games on FS1 at the Orleans Arena in Paradise, Nevada. UAB battles New Mexico as a 12.5-point favorite with an over/under of 147. San Francisco goes against Towson at 9:30 PM ET as an 11.5-point favorite with a total of 137.

The Baht Mar Hoops Championship at the Baha Mar Convention Center in Nassau, Bahamas, plays two games on the CBS Sports Network. Maryland plays Richmond at 7 PM ET as a 1-point favorite with an over/under of 139.5. Mississippi State faces Louisville at 9:30 PM ET as a 1.5-point favorite with a total of 132.5. 

The Wooden Legacy at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, has two games on ESPN2. USC battles Saint Joseph’s at 9:30 PM ET as an 18-point favorite with an over/under of 146. San Diego State goes against Georgetown as a 6-point favorite with a total of 132.

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