Big Al's Daily Angle: MLB and NFL Previews and Odds - 09/20/2021

by Alec McMordie

The Monday sports card features action in the NFL and MLB.

Week 2 concludes in the NFL with Green Bay hosting Detroit on ESPN and ESPN2 (the Manning’s simulcast) at 8:15 PM ET. The Packers come off a 38-3 upset loss at New Orleans as a 4-point underdog last week. The Lions rallied to make the final score respectable in a 41-33 home defeat against San Francisco as a 9.5-point underdog last Sunday. Green Bay is a 12-point favorite, with the total set at 49 (all odds from DraftKings). 

Twelve games are on the MLB docket. Cleveland hosts Kansas City at 4:10 PM ET in the opener of their seven-inning doubleheader. Triston McKenzie pitches for the Indians against Brady Singer of the Royals. Cleveland is a -115 money line favorite with an over/under of 7. Three games start at 6:40 PM ET. The Chicago White Sox visit Detroit in the opener of their three-game series. The White Sox pitch Carlos Rodon against the Tigers’ Matt Manning. Chicago is a -240 money line road favorite with a total of 9. Washington visits Miami in the opener of their three-game series. Erick Fedde pitches for the Nationals against Jesus Luzardo of the Marlins. Both teams are priced at -110 with an over/under of 8.5. 

Two MLB games begin at 7:05 PM ET. The New York Yankees are at home against Texas in Game 1 of their three-game series. Nelson Cortes, Jr. pitches for the Yankees against A.J. Alex of the Rangers. New York is a -290 money line favorite with a total of 9.5. Philadelphia hosts Baltimore in the opener of their three-game series. The Phillies pitch Ranger Suarez against the Orioles’ John Means. Philadelphia is a -210 money line favorite with an over/under of 8. Two games start at 7:10 PM ET. Toronto plays at Tampa Bay in the first game of their three-game series. Robbie Ray pitches for the Blue Jays against Shane bay of the Rays. Toronto is a -140 money line road favorite with a total of 8. Cleveland hosts Kansas City in the second game of their seven-inning doubleheader. Milwaukee hosts St. Louis at 7:40 PM ET in the first game of their four-game series. The Brewers pitch Freddy Peralta against the Cardinals’ Jake Woodford. Milwaukee is a -225 money line favorite with an over/under of 8. 

Houston visits Los Angeles to play the Angels at 9:38 PM ET. Framber Valdez pitches for the Astros against Jaime Barria of the Angels. Houston is a -225 money line road favorite with a total of 9. Two games conclude the card at 9:40 PM ET. Oakland plays at home against Seattle in Game 1 of their four-game series. The A’s pitch Sean Manaea against the Mariners’ Tyler Anderson. Oakland is a -160 money line favorite with an over/under of 8.5. Atlanta visits Arizona in Game 1 of their four-game series. Huascar Ynoa of the Braves pitches against Humberto Mejia of the Diamondbacks. Atlanta is a -145 money line road favorite with a total of 9.5.

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