Big Al's Daily Angle: MLB and CONCACAF Gold Cup Previews and Odds - 07/16/2021

by Big Al Staff

The Friday sports card features action in MLB and the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Seventeen games are on the MLB docket with two doubleheaders. All the games are on MLB.TV for free this weekend. Two opening games of seven-inning doubleheaders take place in the afternoon. Minnesota travels to Detroit at 2:10 PM ET as a -115 money line road favorite with the total set at 7 (all odds from DraftKings). Charlie Barnes makes his MLB debut for the Twins against Jose Arena of the Tigers. Miami visits Philadelphia at 4:05 PM ET as a -120 money line road favorite with an over/under of 6.5. The Marlins pitch Sandy Alcantara against the Phillies’ Matt Moore. 

Three games start at 7:05 PM ET. The New York Mets play at Pittsburgh as a -150 money line road favorite with a total of 7.5. Marcus Stroman pitches for the Mets against a Pirates pitcher yet to be named. San Diego visits Washington as a -145 money line road favorite with an over/under of 7.5. The Padres pitch Chris Paddack against the Nationals Erick Fedde. The New York Yankees host Boston as a -115 money line favorite with a total of 10. Jordan Montgomery pitches for the Yankees against the Red Sox’s Martin Perez. Toronto plays at home against Texas at 7:07 PM ET as a -240 money line favorite with an over/under of 8.5. The Blue Jays pitch Robbie Ray against the Rangers of Jordan Lyles. 

Two games start at 7:10 PM ET. Milwaukee travels to Cincinnati as a -120 money line road favorite with a total of 8.5. Tyler Mahle pitches for the Reds against a starting pitcher yet to be named for the Brewers. Minnesota plays at Detroit in the second game of their doubleheader as a -160 money line road favorite with an over/under of 6.5. The Twins’ Kenta Maeda takes the mound against a Tigers’ pitcher yet to be named. Atlanta hosts Tampa Bay at 7:20 PM ET as a -130 money line favorite with a total of 8.5. Charlie Morton pitches for the Braves against Michael Wacha of the Rays. Philadelphia is at home against Miami in the second game of their doubleheader as a -140 money line favorite with an over/under of 6. The Phillies’ Zach Eflin pitches against a Marlins pitcher yet to be determined. 

Two games start at 8:10 PM ET. Kansas City is at home against Baltimore as a -155 money line favorite with a total of 10. The Orioles send out Keegan Akin to face a Royals starting pitcher yet to be named. Houston visits Chicago to play the White Sox as a -140 money line road favorite with an over/under of 9. Lance McCullers of the Astros pitches against Dylan Cease of the White Sox. San Francisco travels to St. Louis at 8:15 PM ET as a -165 money line road favorite with a total of 7.5. The Giants pitch Kevin Gausman against a starting pitcher yet to be determined. The Los Angeles Dodgers play at Colorado at 8:40 PM ET as a -190 money line road favorite with an over/under of 11.5. Julio Urias pitchers for the Dodgers against Antonio Senzatela of the Rockies. 

The Los Angeles Angels host Seattle at 9:38 PM ET as a -165 money line favorite with a total of 8.5. The Angels pitch Andrew Heaney against Chris Flexen of the Mariners. Two games close out the card at 9:40 PM ET. The Chicago Cubs play at Arizona as a -150 money line road favorite with an over/under of 9.5. Kyle Hendricks pitches for the Cubs against Madison Bumgarner of the Diamondbacks. Oakland plays at home against Cleveland as a -210 money line favorite with a total of 8. The A’s pitch Chris Bassitt against the Indians’ Eli Morgan.

The CONCACAF Gold Cup continues two matches in Group B on FS1 at Exploria Stadium in Orlando, Florida. Jamaica plays Guadeloupe at 6:30 PM ET. The Reggae Boyz come off a 2-0 victory against Suriname on Monday. The Gwada Boys lost to Costa Rica, 3-1, on Monday. Jamaica is a -1.5 goal line favorite with an over/under of 2.5. 

Costa Rica plays Suriname at 9 PM ET. The Tacos look to build off the three points they earned against Guadeloupe to begin the week. The Natio rebound from their 2-0 loss to Jamaica. Costa Rica is a -1.5 goal line favorite with a total of 3.5. 

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