Big Al's Daily Angle: MLB and CFL Previews and Odds - 08/06/2021

by Big Al Staff

The Friday sports card features action in MLB and the CFL. 

Fifteen games are on the MLB docket. One game starts in the afternoon. The Chicago White Sox travels the short drive north to Wrigleyville to play the Chicago Cubs at 2:20 PM ET in the opener of their three-game series. Lance Lynn pitches for the White Sox against Kyle Hendricks of the Cubs. The Southsiders are a -155 money line road favorite (all odds from DraftKings). 

Three MLB games begin at 7:05 PM ET. Philadelphia hosts the New York Mets on ESPN in the first game of their three-game series. The Phillies pitch Kyle Gibson against the Mets Marcus Stroman. Philadelphia is a -115 money line favorite with the total set at 9. Tampa Bay visits Baltimore for Game 1 of their three-game series. Ryan Yarbrough pitches for the Rays against John Means of the Orioles. Tampa Bay is a -145 money line road favorite with an over/under of 9.5. The New York Yankees are at home against Seattle in the second game of their four-game series. The Yankees are opening with Wandy Peralta against the Mariners’ starting pitcher Marco Gonzales. 

Toronto plays at home against Boston at 7:07 PM ET in the first game of their four-game series. Alek Manoah pitches for the Blue Jays against the Red Sox’s Nathan Eovaldi. Boston is a -145 money line favorite with a total of 9. Two games start at 7:10 PM ET. Cincinnati plays at home against Pittsburgh in the second game of their four-game series. The Reds pitch Wade Miley against the Pirates J.T. Brubaker. Cincinnati is a -210 money line favorite with an over/under of 9. Cleveland is at home against Detroit in the first game of their three-game series. Cal Quantrill pitches for the Indians against Matt Manning of the Tigers. Cleveland is a -155 money line favorite with a total of 9.5. Atlanta is at home against Washington at 7:20 PM ET in the opening game of their three-game series. The Braves pitch Kyle Muller against the Nationals Erick Fedde. Atlanta is a -200 money line favorite with an over/under of 10. 

Two MLB games start at 8:10 PM ET. Milwaukee plays at home against San Francisco in Game 1 of their three-game series. Corbin Burnes pitches for the Brewers against the Giants Logan Webb. Milwaukee is a -160 money line favorite with a total of 7.5. Houston hosts Minnesota in the second game of their four-game series. The Astros pitch Zack Greinke against the Twins Bailey Ober. Houston is a -225 money line favorite with an over/under of 9. St. Louis is at home against Kansas City at 8:15 PM ET in the first game of their three-game series. Adam Wainwright of the Cardinals pitches against Mike Minor of the Royals. St. Louis is a -160 money line favorite with a total of 8. Colorado plays at home against Miami at 8:40 PM ET in Game 1 of their three-game series. The Rockies pitch German Marquez against the Marlins Sandy Alcantara. Colorado is a -105 money line favorite with an over/under of 9.5. 

Oakland hosts Texas at 9:40 PM ET in the opening game of their three-game series. Chris Bassitt pitches for the A’s against Mike Foltynewicz of the Rangers. Oakland is a -275 money line favorite with a total of 8. Two games conclude the MLB card at 10:10 PM ET. The Los Angeles Dodgers are at home against the Los Angeles Angels in the first game of their three-game series. The Dodgers pitch David Price against the Angels Patrick Sandoval. The Dodgers are a -210 money line favorite with an over/under of 9. San Diego is at home against Arizona in Game 1 of their three-game series. Ryan Weathers pitches for the Padres against Caleb Smith of the Diamondbacks. San Diego is a -210 money line favorite with a total of 9.

The Canadian Football League continues its opening week with the Saskatchewan Roughriders hosting the British Columbia Lions at 9:30 PM ET. ESPN+ has the broadcast.

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