Big Al's Daily Angle: NFL, NCAAF, NBA and NHL Previews and Odds - 10/28/2021

by Big Al Staff

The Thursday sports card features action in the NFL, NCAAF, NBA, and the NHL.

Week 8 in the National Football League kicks off with Arizona hosting Green Bay on Fox and the NFL Network at 8:20 PM ET. The Cardinals remained unbeaten after their first seven games with their 31-5 victory against Houston as a 20.5-point favorite on Sunday. The Packers improved to 6-1 on the season with their 24-10 win against Washington as an 8.5-point favorite on Sunday. Arizona is a 6.5-point favorite with the total set at 50.5 (all odds from DraftKings).

The college football season continues with two games between FBS opponents to begin of Week 9 at 7:30 PM ET. East Carolina plays at home against South Florida on ESPN. The Pirates lost their second in a row after a 31-24 loss in overtime at Houston as a 13.5-point underdog on Saturday. They have a 3-4 record this season. The Bulls ended a three-game losing streak with a 34-13 win against Temple as a 2-point favorite on Saturday. They improved their record to 2-5. East Carolina is a 10-point favorite with an over/under of 56. 

Coastal Carolina is at home against Troy on ESPN2. The Chanticleers lost for the first time in seven games this year with a 30-27 upset loss at Appalachian State as a 4.5-point favorite on Wednesday. The Trojans have won two in a row after their 31-28 victory at Texas State as a 7-point favorite on October 16th. They improved to 4-3 with the win. Coastal Carolina is a 17.5-point favorite, with the total at 51.5.

Six games are on the docket in the National Basketball Association. Two games tip-off the card at 7:10 PM ET. Philadelphia hosts Detroit as a 10.5-point favorite. Atlanta visits Washington as a 1.5-point road favorite with a total of 222. 

Two more NBA games begin at 8:10 PM ET. Chicago plays at home against New York as a 2-point favorite with an over/under of 215. Utah travels to Houston as a 9-point road favorite with a total of 222.5. 

Dallas is at home against San Antonio at 8:40 PM ET as a 7-point favorite. Golden State hosts Memphis at 10:10 PM ET as a 5.5-point favorite with an over/under of 233. 

Nine games are on the slate in the National Hockey League. Three games drop the puck at 7:08 PM ET. Tampa Bay plays at home against Arizona as a -320 money line favorite with a total of 5.5. Pittsburgh is at home against Calgary as a -135 money line favorite with an over/under of 5.5. Carolina hosts Boston as a -135 money line favorite with a total of 6. 

Colorado visits St. Louis at 8:08 PM ET as a -125 money line road favorite with an over/under of 6. Two games start at 10:08 PM ET. Minnesota travels to Seattle as a -110 money line road favorite with a total of 5.5. Anaheim plays at home against Buffalo as a -135 money line favorite with an over/under of 5.5. Vancouver is at home against Philadelphia at 10:11 PM ET as a -115 money line favorite with a total of 6. 

Two games close out the card in the NHL at 10:41 PM ET. Winnipeg visits Los Angeles to play the Kings as a -115 money line road favorite with an over/under of 5.5. San Jose hosts Montreal as a -135 money line favorite with a total of 6. 

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