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Big Al's Daily Angle: MLB Previews and Odds - 07/31/2021

by Big Al Staff

Saturday, Jul 31, 2021

The Saturday sports card features action in MLB. Fifteen games are on the MLB docket.Three games take place in the afternoon. Toronto hosts Kansas City in the second game in their three-game series. Alek Manoah pitches for the Blue Jays against Mike Minor of the Royals. Toronto is a -210 money line favorite with the total set at 10 (all odds from DraftKings unless indicated otherwise). Houston plays at San Francisco at 4:05 PM ET in the second game of their three-game series. The Astros pitch Zack Greinke against the Giants Alex Wood. Houston is a -120 money line road favorite with an over/under of 8. Oakland is at Los Angeles against the Angels on FS1 at 4:05 PM ET in the third game of their four-game series. Cole Irvin pitches for the A’s against Jaime Barria for the Angels. Oakland is a -120 money line road favorite with a total of 9.5.Three games start at 6:10 PM ET. The New York Yankees play in Miami in the second game of their three-game series. The Yankees pitch Domingo German against a Marlins starting pitcher yet to be determined. New York is a -145 money line road favorite with an over/under of 7.5. Detroit is at home against Baltimore in the third game of their four-game series. Matt Manning pitches for the Tigers against Jonathan Means of the Orioles. Both teams are priced at -110 with an over/under of 9. Tampa Bay plays at home against Boston in the second game of their three-game series. The Rays pitch Ryan Yarbrough against the Red Sox’s Nathan Eovaldi. Both teams are listed at -110 with a total of 8.Three games start at 7:05 PM ET. Philadelphia plays at Pittsburgh in the second game of their three-game series. Aaron Nola pitches for the Phillies against J.T. Brubaker of the Pirates. Philadelphia is a -160 money line road favorite with an over/under of 8. Seattle is at Texas in Game 2 of their three-game series. The newly acquired Tyler Anderson pitches for the Mariners against Kyle Gibson of the Rangers. The Chicago Cubs are at Washington in the second game of their three-game series. Kyle Hendricks pitches for the Cubs against a starting pitcher yet to be named for the Nationals. Two games start at 7:10 PM ET. The Chicago White Sox host Cleveland in the second game of their three-game series. The White Sox pitch Dallas Keuchel against the Indians Triston McKenzie. Chicago is a -170 money line favorite with a total of 9. The New York Mets play at home against Cincinnati in the second game of their three-game series. The Mets pitch the recently acquired Rich Hill against the Reds Wade Miley. New York is a -120 money line favorite with an over/under of 8.5. Minnesota plays at St. Louis on FS1 at 7:15 PM ET in the second game of their three-game series. The Twins pitch Bailey Ober against a starting pitcher yet to be determined for the Cardinals. Milwaukee is at Atlanta at 7:20 PM ET in the second game of their three-game series. Brandon Woodruff pitches for the Brewers against Kyle Muller of the Braves. The Brewers are a -145 money line road favorite with a total of 8.5. The Los Angeles Dodgers play at Arizona at 8:10 PM ET in Game 2 of their three-game series. Merrill Kelly pitches for the Diamondbacks against a starting pitcher yet to be determined for the Dodgers after they traded impending starter Josiah Gray to the Washington Nationals in the haul that brought back Max Scherzer and Trea Turner. Los Angeles is a -165 money line road favorite with an over/under of 9. San Diego is at home against Colorado at 8:40 PM ET in the third game of their four-game series. Yu Darvish pitches for the Padres against German Marquez of the Rockies. BetOnline lists San Diego as a -200 money line favorite with a total of 7. 

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NFL Futures Wager: Seattle Seahawks Season Wins

by ASA, Inc.

Friday, Jul 30, 2021

NFC WEST TOTAL WINS BEST BET – Over 9.5 Seattle Seahawks No matter what the circumstances entering the season, Seattle always seems to get to at least 10 wins.  In fact, since Russell Wilson took over at QB in 2012, the Seahawks have failed to win 10 games just ONCE and that was a 9-7 season in 2017.  They have averaged 10.9 wins per season during Wilson’s 9-year run as starting QB.  Seattle won the tough NFC West last year with a 12-4 record and it was no fluke as they led the division in point differential at +88.  The offense will be very good again with Wilson and his playmakers on the outside (Metcalfe & Lockett) who are among the best in the NFC.  They have the ability to outscore teams when the defense comes up short which it did a lot early last season.  The Seahawks scored 30 or more points in 6 of their first 8 games when the defense was playing poorly.  Despite the defense, they were 6-2 in those games.  The defense improved by leaps and bounds in the 2nd half of the season allowing just 15.8 PPG after giving up an average of 30.3 PPG over their first 8 games.  If the defense can pick up where they left off, this team will be very good.  We have them currently favored in 10 games this season and their underdog roles will all be small numbers (most +3 or less).  All of their road games are winnable and the Hawks face 3 of the worst teams in the NFL in non-division play (Jags, Lions, and Texans).  As we mentioned, Seattle and double digit wins have been the norm for almost a decade.  Now with an extra game added in the regular season, we see no reason this team doesn’t get to at last 10 wins again in 2021.    

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Big Al's Daily Angle: MLB Previews and Odds - 07/30/2021

by Big Al Staff

Friday, Jul 30, 2021

The Friday sports card features action in MLB. Fifteen games are on the MLB docket.The card starts with two games at 7:05 PM ET. The Chicago Cubs play at Washington in the first game of their three-game weekend series. The Cubs pitch Trevor Williams against a Nationals pitcher yet to be named with Max Scherzer traded to the San Diego Padres. Chicago is a -130 money line road favorite with the total set at 9. Philadelphia visits Pittsburgh in the first game of a three-game series. Vince Velasquez pitches for the Phillies against Wil Crowe of the Pirates. Philadelphia is a -135 money line favorite with an over/under of 9. Toronto hosts Kansas City in the opening game of their three-game series. The Blue Jays pitch Ross Stripling against the Royals' David Lynch. Kansas City is a -200 money line favorite with a total of 10.5. Four games begin at 7:10 PM ET. The New York Yankees travel to Miami for the first game of their three-game series. Jameson Taillon pitches for the Yankees against Zach Thompson of the Marlins. New York is a -150 money line road favorite with an over/under of 8. Detroit plays at home against Baltimore in the second game of their four-game series. The Tigers pitch Tarik Skubal against the Orioles Matt Harvey. Detroit is a -150 money line favorite with a total of 9.5. Tampa Bay is at home against Boston in the opening game of their three-game series. Josh Fleming pitches for the Rays against Martin Perez of the Red Sox. Boston is a -140 money line favorite with an over/under of 8.5. The New York Mets are at home against Cincinnati in the first game of their three-game series. The Mets see the return of Carlos Carrasco, who faces the Reds’ Sonny Gray. New York is a -130 money line favorite with a total of 8.5.Milwaukee travels to Atlanta at 7:20 PM ET for the opening game of their three-game series. Corbin Burnes pitches for the Brewers against Touki Toussaint of the Braves. Milwaukee is a -140 money line road favorite with an over/under of 8. Seattle visits Texas in the opener of their three-game series at 8:05 PM ET. The Mariners pitch Logan Gilbert against the Rangers Kolby Allard. Seattle is a -120 money line road favorite with a total of 8.5. The Chicago White Sox are at home against Cleveland in the first of a three-game series. Lance Lynn pitches for the White Sox against J.C. Mejia of the Indians. Chicago is a -210 money line favorite with an over/under of 8.5. Minnesota travels to St. Louis at 8:15 PM ET to begin a three-game series. The Twins pitch Jose Berrios against the Cardinals Wade LeBlanc. Minnesota is a -125 money line road favorite with the total at 8.5.Oakland plays at Los Angeles against the Angels at 9:38 PM ET in the second game of their four-game series. Chris Bassitt pitches for the A’s against Patrick Sandoval of the Angels. Oakland is a -125 money line road favorite with an over/under of 8.5. The Los Angeles Dodgers visit Arizona at 9:40 PM ET in the opening game of their three-game series. The Dodgers pitch Tony Gonsolin against the Diamondbacks Zac Gallen. Los Angeles is a -190 money line road favorite with a total of 7.5. San Francisco is at home at 9:45 PM ET in the first game of their three-game series. Kevin Gausman pitches for the Giants against Framber Valdez of the Astros. San Francisco is a -115 money line favorite with an over/under of 7.5. San Diego is at home against Colorado at 10:10 PM ET in the second game of their four-game series. The Padres pitch Ryan Weathers against the Rockies Jon Gray. San Diego is a -190 money line favorite with a total of 8.

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