Big Al's Daily Angle: MLB and UEFA Champions League Previews and Odds - 09/29/2021

by Alec McMordie

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

Fifteen games are on the MLB docket. Colorado hosts Washington at 3:10 PM ET in the final game of their three-game series. The Rockies pitch Paul Lambert against the Nationals’ Paul Espino. Colorado is a -115 money line favorite with the total set at 12. Pittsburgh plays at home against the Chicago Cubs at 6:35 PM ET in the second game of their three-game series. Roansy Contreras pitches for the Pirates against Kyle Hendricks for the Cubs. Pittsburgh is a -120 money line favorite with an over/under of 7.5. 

Boston plays at Baltimore at 7:05 PM ET in Game 2 of their three-game series. The Red Sox pitch Nathan Eovaldi against the Orioles’ Zac Lowther. Boston is a -255 money line road favorite with a total of 9.5. The New York Yankees are at Toronto on ESPN at 7:07 PM ET in the second game of their three-game series. Gerrit Cole pitches for the Yankees against Jose Berrios of the Twins. New York is a -120 money line road favorite with an over/under of 8. The New York Mets host Miami at 7:10 PM ET in the third game of their four-game series. The Mets pitch Taijuan Walker against the Marlins’ Elieser Hernandez. New York is a -170 money line favorite with a total of 7.5. Atlanta plays at home against Philadelphia at 7:20 PM ET in the second game of their three-game series. Max Fried pitches for the Braves against the Phillies’ Aaron Nola. Atlanta is a -140 money line favorite with an over/under of 8. Minnesota is at home against Detroit at 7:40 PM ET in Game 2 of their three-game series. The Twins pitch Michael Pineda against the Tigers’ Casey Mize. Minnesota is a -125 money line favorite with a total of 9. St. Louis hosts Milwaukee at 7:45 PM ET in the second game of their three-game series. Miles Mikolas pitches for the Cardinals against Adrian Houser of the Brewers. St. Louis is a -125 money line favorite with an over/under of 7.5.

Texas plays at home against the Los Angeles Angels at 8:05 PM ET in Game 2 of their three-game series. The Rangers pitch Taylor Hearn against the Angels’ Janson Junk. Texas is a -115 money line favorite with a total of 9. Three games begin at 8:10 PM ET. Houston hosts Tampa Bay in the second game of their three-game series. Luis Garcia pitches for the Astros against the Rays’ Drew Rasmussen. Houston is a -125 money line favorite with an over/under of 9. The Chicago White Sox plays at home against Cincinnati in the final game of their two-game series. The White Sox pitch Carlos Rodon against the Reds’ Sonny Gray. Chicago is a -180 money line favorite with a total of 8. Cleveland plays at Kansas City in the second game of their three-game series. Zac Plesac pitches for the Indians against Daniel Lynch of the Royals. Cleveland is a -125 money line road favorite with an over/under of 9. 

San Francisco plays at home against Arizona at 9:45 PM ET in the second game of their three-game series. The Giants pitch Alex Wood against the Diamondbacks’ Merrill Kelly. San Francisco is a -280 money line favorite with a total of 8.5. Two games begin at 10:10 PM ET. The Los Angeles Dodgers host San Diego on ESPN in Game 2 of their three-game series. Max Scherzer pitches for the Dodgers against Ryan Weathers of the Padres. Los Angeles is a -180 money line favorite with an over/under of 7.5. Oakland plays at Seattle in the second game of their three-game series. The A’s pitch Frankie Montas against the Mariners’ Logan Gilbert. Oakland is a -120 money line road favorite with a total of 7.5. 

Matchday 2 in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League concludes with eight matches. Two matches start at 12:45 PM ET. Atalanta hosts the Young Boys as a -1.25 goal line favorite with an over/under of 3.25. Zenit Petersburg plays at home against Malmo as a -1 goal line favorite with a total of 2.5. 

Six matches begin at 3 PM ET. Bayern Munich is at home against Dynamo Kyiv as a -2.75 goal line favorite with an over/under of 4. Barcelona plays at Benfica in a pick ‘em match with a total of 2.75. Manchester United hosts Villarreal as a -1 goal line favorite with a total of 2.75. Sevilla travels to Wolfsburg in a pick ‘em matchup with an over/under of 2.25. Salzburg is at home against Lille as a -0.5 goal line favorite with an over/under of 2.75. Chelsea travels to Juventus as a -0.25 goal line road favorite with a total of 2.25. 

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.

All photographic images used for editorial content have been licensed from the Associated Press.

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