Big Al's Daily Angle: MLB and CFL Previews and Odds - 06/23/2022

by Big Al Staff

The Thursday sports card features MLB and CFL action.

Major League Baseball has ten games on its schedule. The Miami Marlins host the Colorado Rockies at 12:10 PM ET. The Marlins won their third game in their last four in a 7-4 victory against the Rockies on Wednesday. They raised their record to 31-36 with the victory. Colorado has lost two in a row to fall to 30-39 with the setback. Braxton Garrett pitches for Miami against Kyle Freeland for the Rockies. Miami is a -140 money line favorite, with the total set at 8.5 (all odds from DraftKings). 

The Atlanta Braves host the San Francisco Giants at 12:20 PM ET. The Braves won for the third time in their last four games with their 4-3 victory against the Giants on Wednesday. They improved to 40-30 with the win. San Francisco fell to 38-29 with the loss. Atlanta pitches Kyle Wright against the Giants Alex Wood. The Braves are a -155 money line favorite with an over/under of 9.5. 

Two MLB games throw out the first pitch at 12:35 PM ET. Los Angeles plays at Cincinnati after the Dodgers beat them, 8-4, on Wednesday. The Dodgers have a 42-25 record. The Reds fell to 23-45. Clayton Kershaw takes the ball for Los Angeles against Hunter Greene of the Reds. The Dodgers are a -230 money line road favorite with a total of 9. Chicago plays at Pittsburgh after the Cubs beat them yesterday, 14-5. The Cubs improved to 26-43 with the victory, while the Pirates dropped to 28-40 with the setback. Justin Steele pitches for Chicago against Jose Quintana for the Pirates. The Cubs are a -120 money line road favorite with an over/under of 8.5. 

The Minnesota Twins host the Cleveland Guardians at 1:10 PM ET. The Twins ended a two-game losing streak with their 10-7 victory against the Guardians last night. They raised their record to 39-31 with the win. The Guardians record fell to 35-29 with the loss. Minnesota gives the ball to Delvin Smeltzer to pitch against Cleveland’s Zack Plesac. The Twins are a -135 money line favorite with a total of 9.5. 

The St. Louis Cardinals visit Milwaukee to play the Brewers at 2:10 PM ET. The Cardinals have a 41-31 record after their 5-4 victory against the Brewers on Wednesday. Milwaukee fell to 39-32 on the season. Dakota Hudson pitches for St. Louis against Jason Alexander for the Brewers. The Cardinals are a -115 money line road favorite with an over/under of 9.5. 

The Seattle Mariners travel to Oakland to play the A’s at 3:37 PM ET. The Mariners shut out the A’s yesterday, 4-0, to improve their record to 31-39. Oakland’s record fell to 23-47. Seattle pitches Robbie Ray against the A’s Frankie Montas. The Mariners are a -135 money line road favorite with a total of 7. 

The New York Yankees play at home against the Houston Astros at 7:05 PM ET. The Yankees won their second game in their last three with a 5-4 victory at Tampa Bay on Wednesday. They raised their record to 51-18. The Astros won for the sixth time in their last seven games in a 5-3 win at New York against the Mets. Houston has a 43-25 record. New York turns to Jameson Taillon in their starting rotation against Houston’s Framber Valdez. The Yankees are a -125 money line road favorite with an over/under of 8.5. 

The Chicago White Sox host the Baltimore Orioles at 8:10 PM ET. The White Sox were on a two-game winning streak before their 9-5 loss at home against Toronto yesterday. They have a 33-34 record. The Orioles won for the fourth time in their last six games with their 7-0 victory against Washington. Baltimore has a 31-39 record. Johnny Cueto pitches for Chicago against Dean Kremer for Baltimore. The White Sox are a -165 money line favorite with a total of 7. 

The San Diego Padres are at home against the Philadelphia Phillies at 9:40 PM ET. The Padres won their third straight game with a 10-4 victory against Arizona on Wednesday. They improved their record to 44-27. The Phillies lost their third game in a row in a 4-2 loss at Texas yesterday to drop their record to 36-34. San Diego pitches Joe Musgrove against Philadelphia’s Ranger Suarez. The Padres are a -145 money line favorite with an over/under of 7.

Week 3 in the Canadian Football League kicks off with one game. The Montreal Alouettes are at home against the Saskatchewan Roughriders at 7:30 PM ET. The Alouettes lost their second straight game to start the season with a 20-19 loss at Toronto as a 3-point underdog last Thursday. The Roughriders improved to 2-0 this season with a 26-16 victory at Edmonton as a 7.5-point favorite on Saturday. Saskatchewan is a 3-point road favorite with a total of 46.

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