Big Al's Daily Angle: MLB and WNBA Previews and Odds - 08/31/2021

by Big Al Staff

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

Fifteen games are on the MLB docket. Cincinnati hosts St. Louis at 6:40 PM ET in the second game of their three-game series. The Reds pitch Sonny Gray against the Cardinals’ Miles Mikolas. Cincinnati is a -160 money line favorite, with the total set at 9 (all odds from DraftKings). Toronto is at home against Baltimore at 7:07 PM ET in Game 2 of their three-game series. Hyun Jin-Ryu pitches for the Blue Jays against Keegan Akin of the Orioles. Toronto is a -350 money line favorite with an over/under of 7.5.  Washington plays at home against Philadelphia at 7:08 PM ET in the middle contest in their three-game series. Patrick Corbin pitchers for the Nationals against Matt Moore of the Phillies. Washington is a -115 money line favorite with a total of 9.5. 

Three games begin at 7:10 PM ET. The New York Mets are at home against Miami in the opener of their three-game series. The Mets pitch Trevor Williams against a Marlins’ starter that has yet to be named. New York is a -240 money line favorite with an over/under of 7.5. Tampa Bay is at home against Boston in Game 2 of their four-game series. Ryan Yarbrough pitches for the Rays against a starting pitcher yet to be determined for the Red Sox. Tampa Bay is a -135 money line favorite with a total of 8.5. Oakland travels to Detroit for the opening game of their three-game series. The A’s pitch Cole Irvin against the Tigers’ Tarik Skubal. Oakland is a -115 money line road favorite with an over/under of 9. 

Colorado plays at Texas at 8:10 PM ET in the second game of their three-game series. Austin Gomber pitches for the Rockies against Jordan Lyles of the Rangers. Colorado is a -135 money line road favorite with a total of 8.5. Three games begin at 8:10 PM ET. Minnesota hosts the Chicago Cubs in the opener of their two-game series. The Twins pitch John Gant against the Cubs’ Zach Davies. Minnesota is a -165 money line favorite with an over/under of 9.5. Kansas City plays at home against Cleveland in the first game of their three-game series. Mike Minor pitches for the Royals against the Indians Zach Plesac. Kansas City is a -125 money line favorite with a total of 7.5. The Chicago White Sox are at home against Pittsburgh in Game 1 of their two-game series. The White Sox pitch Lucas Giolito against the Pirates’ Bryse Wilson. Chicago is a -335 money line favorite with an over/under of 8.5. 

The New York Yankees play at Los Angeles against the Angels at 9:38 PM ET in the second game of their three-game series. Jameson Taillon pitches for the Yankees against Jaime Barria of the Angels. New York is a -129 money line road favorite with a total of 8.5. San Diego is at Arizona at 9:40 PM ET in Game 2 of their three-game series. The Padres pitch Blake Snell against the Diamondbacks’ Zac Gallen. San Diego is a -165 money line road favorite with an over/under of 8.5. Milwaukee plays at San Francisco on FS1 at 9:45 PM ET in the second game of their four-game series. Brandon Woodruff pitches for the Brewers against an undecided starting pitcher for the Giants. Milwaukee is a -135 money line road favorite with a total of 7.5. 

Two games conclude the MLB card at 10:10 PM ET. The Los Angeles Dodgers are at home against Atlanta in Game 2 of their three-game series. The Dodgers pitch Walker Buehler against the Braves’ Charlie Morton. Los Angeles is a -180 money line favorite with an over/under of 8. The Houston Astros are at Seattle in the second game of their three-game series. Lance McCullers pitches for the Astros against the Mariners’ Yusei Kikuchi. Houston is a -165 money line road favorite with a total of 8.

Four games are on the WNBA slate. Los Angeles visits Indiana at 7 PM ET. Connecticut plays at Washington at 7 PM ET. New York travels to Minnesota at 8 PM ET. Chicago is at Phoenix at 10 PM ET.

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