Big Al's Daily Angle: MLB and WNBA Previews and Odds - 08/25/2021

by Alec McMordie

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

Fourteen games are on the MLB docket. Three games take place in the afternoon. St. Louis hosts Detroit at 1:15 PM ET in the second game of their two-game series. Jon Lester pitches for the Cardinals against Tarik Skubal of the Tigers. St. Louis is a -150 money line favorite with the total set at 9 (all odds from DraftKings). Houston plays at home against Kansas City at 2:10 PM ET in the final game of their three-game series. The Astros pitch Lance McCullers against the Royals’ Mike Minor. Houston is a -235 money line favorite with an over/under of 9. Colorado plays in Chicago against the Cubs at 2:20 PM ET in the first game of their seven-inning doubleheader after their postponed game on Tuesday. German Marquez pitches for the Rockies against the Cubs’ Zach Davies.

The second game of the Colorado/Chicago doubleheader is scheduled for 6:30 PM ET. The Rockies pitch Austin Gomber against the Cubs’ Justin Steele. Three games start at 7:05 PM ET. Philadelphia hosts Tampa Bay in the second game of their two-game series. The Phillies pitch Zack Wheeler against the Rays’ Ryan Yarbrough. Philadelphia is a -130 money line favorite with a total of 8.5. The Los Angeles Angels are at Baltimore in Game 2 of their three-game series. Shohei Ohtani pitches for the Angels against an Orioles’ starting pitcher that has yet to be named. Los Angeles is a -180 money line road favorite with an over/under of 9.5. Arizona concludes their three-game series at Pittsburgh. The Diamondbacks pitch Tyler Gilbert against the Pirates’ Mitch Keller. Arizona is a -115 money line road favorite with a total of 9. 

Toronto plays at home against the Chicago White Sox at 7:07 PM ET. Robbie Ray pitches for the Blue Jays against Lucas Giolito of the White Sox. Toronto is a -125 money line favorite with an over/under of 8.5. Four games begin at 7:10 PM ET. Boston is at home against Minnesota in the second game of their three-game series. The Red Sox pitch Nick Pivetta against the Twins’ Bailey Ober. Boston is a -180 money line favorite with a total of 10.5. Cleveland hosts Texas in Game 2 of their three-game series. Zack Plesac pitches for the Indians against Jake Latz of the Rangers. San Francisco is at New York against the Mets in the second game of their three-game series. The Giants pitch Johnny Cueto against New York’s Taijuan Walker. Both teams are a -110 money line favorite with an over/under of 8.5. Washington plays at Miami in Game 2 of their three-game series. Josiah Gray pitches for the Nationals against Edward Cabrera of the Marlins. Both teams are -110 money line favorites with a total of 8. 

Milwaukee is at home against Cincinnati at 8:10 PM ET in the second game of their three-game series. The Brewers pitch Brandon Woodruff against the Reds’ Luis Castillo. Milwaukee is a -180 money line favorite with an over/under of 7.5. The Los Angeles Dodgers play at San Diego on ESPN at 10:10 PM ET in Game 2 of their three-game series. Walker Buehler pitches for Los Angeles against Blake Snell of the Padres. The Dodgers are a -140 money line road favorite with a total of 7.5.

One game is on the WNBA slate. Phoenix travels to New York at 7 PM ET. 

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