Big Al's Daily Angle: NFL, NCAAF, NBA and NHL Previews and Odds - 11/04/2021

by Alec McMordie

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

Week 9 in the National Football kicks off with the Indianapolis Colts hosting the New York Jets on Fox and the NFL Network at 8:20 PM ET. The Colts had their two-game winning streak end with a 34-31 upset loss in overtime as a 3-point favorite on Sunday. Their record dropped to 3-5 with the loss. The Jets ended their two-game losing streak with a 31-24 upset win against Cincinnati as an 11.5-point underdog on Sunday. New York’s record improved to 2-5. With rookie quarterback Zach Wilson still out with a knee injury, Mike White is the Jets starting quarterback for the second straight week. Indianapolis is a 10.5-point favorite, with the total set at 46 (all odds from DraftKings). 

Week 10 in the college football regular continues with one game between FBS opponents. Louisiana-Lafayette plays at home against Georgia State on ESPN at 7:30 PM ET. The Ragin’ Cajuns won their seventh straight game with their 45-0 victory against Texas State as a 21-point favorite on Saturday. They are 7-1 on the season after their opening week 20-point loss at Texas. The Panthers have won three in a row with their 21-14 victory at Georgia Southern as a 6-point favorite on Saturday. Georgia State has leveled its record at 4-4. Louisiana is a 13-point favorite with an over/under of 53.5. 

Five games are on the docket in the National Basketball Association. Philadelphia visits Detroit at 7:10 PM ET as a 6.5-point road favorite. Two games start at 7:40 PM ET. Utah travels to Atlanta as a 1-point road favorite. Boston plays at Miami as a 7-point road favorite with a total of 214. Phoenix is at home against Houston at 10:10 PM ET as a 10-point favorite. The Los Angeles Lakers are at home against Oklahoma City at 10:40 PM ET as a 12.5-point favorite. 

The National Hockey League has nine games on its slate. Six games have the puck drop at 7:08 PM ET. Boston hosts Detroit as a -265 money line favorite with an over/under of 5.5. Toronto plays at home against Tampa Bay as a -130 money line favorite with a total of 6. The New York Islanders travel to Montreal as a -140 money line road favorite with an over/under of 5.5. Vegas visits Ottawa as a -125 money line road favorite with a total of 5.5. Florida is at home against Washington as a -150 money line favorite with an over/under of 6. Pittsburgh plays at home against Philadelphia as a -115 money line favorite with a total of 6. 

Calgary is at home against Dallas at 9:08 PM ET as a -145 money line favorite with a total of 5.5. Seattle hosts Buffalo at 10:08 PM ET as a -160 money line favorite with an over/under of 5.5. St. Louis visits San Jose at 10:38 PM ET as a -125 money line road favorite with a total of 5.5.

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