Big Al's Daily Angle: MLB and CONCACAF Gold Cup Previews and Odds - 07/18/2021

by Big Al Staff

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

Sixteen games are on the MLB docket. The New York Mets visit Pittsburgh at 1:05 PM ET as a -145 money line road favorite with the total set at 8.5 (all odds from DraftKings unless indicated otherwise). The Mets pitch Taijuan Walker against the Pirates’ J.T. Brubaker. Toronto hosts Texas at 1:07 PM ET as a -240 money line favorite with an over/under of 7.5 in the first game of their seven-inning doubleheader. Hyun Jin Ryu pitches for the Blue Jays against Kolby Allard of the Rangers. Two games start at 1:10 PM ET. Minnesota plays at Detroit as a -135 money line road favorite with a total of 10.5. The Twins pitch J.A. Happ against the Tigers Wily Peralta. Milwaukee completes their road trip at Cincinnati as a -140 money line road favorite with an over/under of 8. Corbin Burnes pitches for the Brewers against the Reds’ Sonny Gray. Tampa Bay plays at Atlanta at 1:20 PM ET in a pick ‘em with both teams priced at -110 with a total of 9. The Rays pitch Rich Hill against the Braves’ Drew Smyly. 

Philadelphia hosts Miami at 2:05 PM ET as a -140 money line favorite with an over/under of 7.5. Zack Wheeler pitches for the Phillies against a starting pitcher for the Marlins yet to be determined. Two games start at 2:10 PM ET. The Chicago White Sox plays at home against Houston as a -125 money line favorite with a total of 8. Carlos Rodon pitches for the White Sox against Framber Valdez of the Astros. Kansas City hosts Baltimore as a -155 money line favorite with an over/under of 10. The Royals pitch Carlos Hernandez against the Orioles’ Matt Harvey. San Francisco visits St. Louis at 2:15 PM ET as a -130 money line road favorite with a total of 8.5. Johnny Cueto pitches for the Giants against Wade LeBlanc of the Cardinals. The Los Angeles Dodgers play at Colorado at 3:10 PM ET as a -170 money line road favorite with an over/under of 12. The Dodgers pitch David Price against the Rockies’ Jon Gray. Washington is at home against San Diego at 3:35 PM ET as a -105 money line favorite at BetOnline with a total of 8. Max Scherzer pitches for the Nationals against Joe Musgrove of the Padres.

Two games start at 4:07 PM ET. The Los Angeles Angels play at home against Seattle as a -130 money line favorite with a total of 8.5. Patrick Sandoval pitches for the Angels against Logan Gilbert of the Mariners. Oakland hosts Cleveland as a -165 money line favorite with an over/under of 8.5. The A’s pitch Chris Bassitt against the Indians’ Zach Plesac. The Chicago Cubs play at Arizona at 4:10 PM ET as a -120 money line road favorite with a total of 9. Zach Davies pitches for the Cubs against Merrill Kelly of the Diamondbacks. Toronto hosts Texas in the second game of their doubleheader at 5:07 PM ET as a -187 money line favorite with an over/under of 8.5. Stephen Matz pitches for the Blue Jays against Mike Foltynewiz of the Rangers. 

The New York Yankees host the Boston Red Sox on ESPN at 7:08 PM ET as a -125 money line favorite with a total of 9.5. Jameson Taillon of the Yankees pitches against Martin Perez of the Red Sox. 

The CONCACAF Gold Cup continues with four matches to conclude action in Group A and B. The United States plays Canada on Fox at 5 PM ET as a -0.75 goal line favorite with an over/under of 2.5. The USMNT has won their first two matches in group play after a 6-1 victory over Martinique on Thursday. Les Rouges have won their first two matches in group play with their 4-1 victory against Haiti on Thursday. The winner of the game earns the top seed from Group B, with the Stars and Stripes getting the top seed from the group with a draw given the goal differential initial tie-breaker. The Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas, hosts the match.

Haiti plays Martinique on FS2 at 5 PM ET as a -0.75 goal line favorite with a total of 2.5. Pride is on the line with both these teams pointless after their first two matches. The match takes place at Toyota Stadium in Dallas. 

Mexico plays El Salvador on FS1 at 10 PM ET as a -1.5 goal line favorite with an over/under of 2.5. El Tri comes off a 3-0 victory against Guatemala on Wednesday to give them four points. Los Cuzcatlecos are off a 2-0 win against Trinidad and Tobago, clinching their spot in the quarterfinals. Mexico needs a win to ensure their involvement in the quarterfinals. The Cotton Bowl in Dallas hosts the match. 

Trinidad and Tobago play Guatemala on FS2 at 10 PM ET in pick ‘em match with a total of 2. The Soca Warriors need a victory and a Mexico loss to then go to the goal-differential tie-breaker where they begin the day trailing by five goals to El Tri. Goals scored is the second tie-breaker if Trinidad and Tobago level the net goal differential after a win and Mexico loss to El Salvador. The Toyota Stadium in Dallas hosts the match.

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