Big Al's Daily Angle: MLB and WNBA Previews and Odds - 08/18/2021

by Big Al Staff

The Wednesday sports card features action in MLB and the WNBA. 

Fifteen games are on the MLB docket. Five games begin in the afternoon. Cincinnati hosts the Chicago Cubs at 12:35 PM ET in the final game of their three-game series. The Reds pitch Tyler Mahle against the Cubs Adrian Sampson. Cincinnati is a -310 money line favorite with the total set at 9.5 (all odds from DraftKings). Minnesota plays at home against Cleveland at 1:10 PM ET in the third game of their three-game series. Lewis Thorpe pitches for the Twins against Zach Plesac of the Indians. Minnesota is a -130 money line favorite with an over/under of 9. San Diego is at Colorado at 3:10 PM ET to conclude their three-game series. The Padres pitch the recently acquired Jake Arrieta against the Rockies Austin Gomber. Both teams are -110 money line favorites with a total of 14. San Francisco hosts the New York Mets at 3:45 PM ET in the final game of their three-game series. Anthony DeSclafani pitches for the Giants against the Mets Tylor Megill. San Francisco is a -145 money line favorite with an over/under of 8.5. Toronto concludes their two-game series at Washington at 4:05 PM ET. The Blue Jays pitch Jose Berrios against the Nationals Josiah Gray. Toronto is a -180 money line road favorite with a total of 9. 

The New York Yankees play at home against Boston on ESPN at 7:05 PM ET in the third game of their three-game series. Andrew Heaney pitches for the Yankees against Nick Pivetta of the Red Sox. New York is a -115 money line favorite with an over/under of 10.5. Three games start at 7:10 PM ET. The Los Angeles Angels play at Detroit at 7:10 PM ET in the second game of their three-game series. The Angels pitch Shohei Ohtani against the Tigers Tarik Skubal. Los Angeles is a -140 money line road favorite with a total of 8.5. Atlanta is at Miami to conclude their three-game series. Charlie Morton pitches for the Braves against Jesus Luzardo of the Marlins. Atlanta is a -200 money line road favorite with an over/under of 7.5. Tampa Bay hosts Baltimore in Game 3 of their four-game series. The Rays pitch Louis Head as an opener against the Orioles Spenser Watkins. Tampa Bay is a -335 money line favorite with a total of 9. 

Milwaukee is at St. Louis at 7:45 PM ET in the second game of their three-game series. Freddy Peralta pitches for the Brewers against Jack Flaherty of the Cardinals. Milwaukee is a -120 money line road favorite with an over/under of 7. Seattle plays at Texas at 8:05 PM ET in Game 2 of their three-game series. The Mariners pitch Marco Gonzales against the Rangers Mike Foltynewicz. Seattle is a -170 money line road favorite with a total of 9. Two games begin at 8:10 PM ET. The Chicago White Sox are at home against Oakland in the third game of their four-game series. Lance Lynn pitches for the White Sox against Cole Irvin of the A’s. Chicago is a -190 money line favorite with an over/under of 9. Houston plays at Kansas City in the third game of their four-game series. The Astros pitch Zach Greinke against the Royals Brad Singer. Houston is a -170 money line road favorite with a total of 9.5. 

Philadelphia is at Arizona at 9:40 PM ET in Game 2 of their three-game series. Ranger Suarez pitches for the Phillies against Humber Castellanos of the Diamondbacks. Philadelphia is a -125 money line road favorite with an over/under of 8.5. The Los Angeles Dodgers play at home against Pittsburgh at 10:10 PM ET to finish their three-game series. The Pirates pitch J.T. Brubaker against a starting pitcher yet to be determined for the Dodgers. Los Angeles is a -300 money line favorite with a total of 8.5. 

One game is on the WNBA slate. Seattle visits New York on the CBS Sports Network at 7 PM ET.  

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