Big Al's Daily Angle: NHL, NCAAF, NBA and UEFA Champions League Previews and Odds - 11/03/21

by Big Al Staff

The Wednesday sports card features action in NCAAF, NBA, NHL, and the UEFA Champions League.

Week 10 in the college football regular continues with two games in Mid-American midweek “MACtion” at 7 PM ET. Kent State hosts Northern Illinois on ESPN2. The Golden Flashes have won three of their last four games after their 34-27 victory at Ohio as a 5-point favorite on October 23rd. They evened their record at 4-4 on the season with the victory. The Huskies have won five in a row with their 39-38 upset win at Central Michigan as a 6-point underdog on October 23rd. Northern Illinois has improved to 6-2 on the year. Kent State is a 3.5-point favorite with the total set at 68 (all odds from DraftKings unless indicated otherwise). 

Western Michigan plays at home against Central Michigan on ESPNU. The Broncos have lost two of their last three games with their 34-15 upset loss at Toledo as a 1.5-point favorite on October 23rd. Their record has fallen to a 5-3 mark. The Chippewas had their two-game winning streak end with their 39-38 upset loss to Northern Illinois as a 6-point favorite on October 23rd. Central Michigan has a 4-4 record. Western Michigan is a 10-point favorite with an over/under of 67. 

Eleven games are on the docket in the National Basketball Association. Five games tip off at 7:10 PM ET. Portland visits Cleveland as a 3.5-point road favorite with a total of 220. Indiana plays at home against New York as a 1.5-point favorite with an over/under of 218. Boston travels to Orlando as a 6.5-point road favorite with a total of 215.5. Philadelphia is at home against Chicago as a 1.5-point favorite at BetRivers. Washington hosts Toronto as a 3-point favorite. 

Atlanta plays at Brooklyn in the first game of the doubleheader on ESPN at 7:40 PM ET. The Nets are a 4.5-point favorite. Two games start at 8:10 PM ET. Minnesota is at home against the Los Angeles Clippers as a 1.5-point favorite. Memphis hosts Denver as a 1.5-point favorite with an over/under of 213. San Antonio is at home against Dallas at 8:40 PM ET in a pick ‘em match up. Two games conclude the card at 10:10 PM ET. Sacramento plays at home against New Orleans as a 5-point favorite. Golden State hosts Charlotte in the nightcap on ESPN as a 6-point favorite with a total of 226. 

Four games are on the National Hockey League slate. Two games drop the puck at 8:37 PM ET. Edmonton plays at home against Nashville as a -175 money line favorite with an over/under of 6. Carolina visits Chicago as a -155 money line road favorite with a total of 6. Colorado hosts Columbus at 9:07 PM ET as a -215 money line favorite with an over/under of 5.5. St. Louis travels to Los Angeles on TNT as a -135 money line road favorite with a total of 5.5.

Matchday 4 in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League concludes with eight matches. Two games start at 1:45 PM ET. AC Milan plays at home against Porto as a -0.5 goal line favorite with an over/under of 2.5. Real Madrid hosts Shakhtar Donetsk as a -2 goal line favorite with a total of 3. 

The six remaining matches begin at 4 PM ET. Manchester City is at home against Club Brugge as a -2.5 goal line favorite with an over/under of 3.5. Paris Saint-Germain travels to RB Leipzig in a pick ‘em match with a total of 3. Liverpool plays at home against Atletico Madrid as a -1 goal line favorite with an over/under of 2.5. Sporting Lisbon is at home against Besiktas as a -1.5 goal line favorite with a total of 3. Ajax plays at Borussia Dortmund in a pick ‘em match with an over/under of 3.5. Inter Milan visits Sheriff as a -1.5 goal line road favorite with a total of 3.

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