Big Al's Daily Angle: MLB and UEFA Champions League Previews and Odds - 09/06/2022

by Big Al Staff

The Tuesday sports card features action in MLB and the UEFA Champions League.

Major League Baseball has 15 games on its schedule. The New York Mets travel to Pittsburgh to play the Pirates at 6:35 PM ET. Taijuan Walker takes the ball for the Mets to pitch against Mitch Keller for the Pirates. New York is a -215 money line road favorite, with the total set at 8.5 (all odds from DraftKings unless indicated otherwise). The Tampa Bay Rays host the Boston Red Sox at 6:40 PM ET. The Rays turn to Drew Rasmussen to pitch against the Red Sox’s Rich Hill. Tampa Bay is a -155 money line favorite with an over/under of 7. The Philadelphia Phillies are at home against the Miami Marlins at 6:45 PM ET. Aaron Nola takes the hill for the Phillies to pitch against Jesus Luzardo for the Marlins. Philadelphia is a -225 money line favorite with a total of 7. 

Two MLB games throw out the first pitch at 7:05 PM ET. New York plays at home against Minnesota on TBS, with the Yankees tapping Gerrit Cole to pitch against the Twins’ Joe Ryan. The Yankees is a -195 money line favorite with an over/under of 7. Toronto is at Baltimore with Mitch White pitching for the Blue Jays against Kyle Bradish for the Orioles. The Blue Jays are a -115 money line road favorite with a total of 8.5. The Chicago Cubs host the Cincinnati Reds at 7:40 PM ET. The Cubs turn to Wade Miley in their starting rotation to battle against the Reds’ Justin Dunn. Chicago is a -170 money line favorite. The St. Louis Cardinals are at home against the Washington Nationals at 7:45 PM ET. Jose Quintana takes the hill for the Cardinals to pitch against Paolo Espino for the Nationals. St. Louis is a -250 money line favorite with an over/under of 7.5. 

Two MLB games start at 8:10 PM ET. Cleveland travels to Kansas City with the Guardians tapping Shane Bieber to pitch against the Royals’ Kris Bubic. The Guardians are a -190 money line road favorite with a total of 7.5. Houston plays at home against Texas with Framber Valdez tapped to pitch for the Astros against Glenn Otto for the Rangers. The Astros are a -265 money line favorite with an over/under of 7.5. The Milwaukee Brewers play at Colorado against the Rockies at 8:40 PM ET. The Brewers turn to Brandon Woodruff to pitch against the Rockies’ Chad Kohl. Milwaukee is a -190 money line road favorite with a total of 7.5. The Los Angeles Angels are at home against the Detroit Tigers at 9:38 PM ET. Mike Mayers takes the ball for the Angels to duel against Eduardo Rodriguez for the Tigers. Los Angeles is a -145 money line favorite with an over/under of 8. 

Three MLB games begin at 9:40 PM ET. San Diego hosts Arizona, with the Padres tapping Joe Musgrove to pitch against the Diamondbacks’ Merrill Kelly. The Padres are a -165 money line favorite with a total of 7. Atlanta visits Oakland with Kyle Wright taking the mound for the Braves to pitch against Cole Irvin for the A’s. The Braves are a -215 money line road favorite with an over/under of 7. Seattle is at home against Chicago, with the Mariners tapping Logan Gilbert to pitch against Johnny Cueto for the White Sox. The Mariners are a -150 money line with a total of 7. The Los Angeles Dodgers play at home against the San Francisco Giants at 10:10 PM ET. Tyler Anderson takes the hill for the Dodgers against a starting pitcher that has yet to be named for the Giants. 

Matchday 1 in the UEFA Champions League has eight group stage matches. Two matches start at 12:45 PM ET. Chelsea travels to Dinamo Zagreb as a -1 goal line road favorite with an over/under of 2.5 (all soccer odds from BetMGM). Borussia Dortmund plays at home against Copenhagen as a -1.5 goal line favorite with a total of 3.5. 

Six matches conclude the UCL card at 3 PM ET. AC Milan plays at RB Salzburg as a -0.5 goal line road favorite with an over/under of 2.5. Real Madrid visits Celtic as a -1 goal line road favorite with a total of 3. RB Leipzig hosts Shakhtar Donetsk as a -2 goal line favorite with an over/under of 3.5. Manchester City plays at Sevilla as a -1.5 goal line road favorite with a total of 3. Paris Saint-Germain is at home against Juventus as a -1.5 goal line favorite with an over/under of 3. Benfica plays at home against Maccabi Haifa as a -2 goal line favorite with a total of 3. 

All eight Champions League matches are available on Paramount+. The CBS Sports Network’s “The Golazo Show” is an NFL Red Zone-inspired show that presents live updated highlights of all eight games. 

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