Big Al's Daily Angle: MLB, NBA, NHL and UEFA Champions League Previews and Odds - 10/19/2021

by Alec McMordie

The Tuesday sports card features action in MLB, NBA, NHL, and UEFA Champions League.

The playoffs continue in Major League Baseball with two games. The Los Angeles Dodgers host Atlanta on TBS at 5:08 PM ET. The Dodgers fell behind, 2-0, in the best-of-seven National League Championship Series after their 5-4 loss on the road against the Braves on Sunday. Atlanta has won five games in a row. The Braves pitch Charlie Morton against Los Angeles’ Walker Buehler. The Dodgers are a -170 money line favorite with the total set at 7.5 (all odds from DraftKings unless indicated otherwise).

Boston plays at home against Houston on FS1 at 8:08 PM ET. The Red Sox took a 2-1 lead in the American League Championship Series with their 12-3 victory over the Astros on Monday. Nick Pivetta is the starting pitcher for Boston against Zack Greinke of the Astros. Boston is a -130 money line favorite with Play MGM listing an over/under of 10.

The NBA regular season tips off with a TNT doubleheader. Milwaukee is at home against Brooklyn at 7:40 PM ET with the Bucks a 1-point favorite with a total of 236. The Los Angeles Lakers play at home at 10:10 PM ET as a 3.5-point favorite with an over/under of 227.

Eleven games are on the NHL docket. Six games begin at 7 PM ET. Vancouver travels to Buffalo as a -145 money line road favorite with a total of 6. Montreal plays at home against San Jose as a -155 money line favorite with an over/under of 6. Tampa Bay hosts Florida as a -130 money line favorite with a total of 6. New Jersey is at home against Seattle as a -135 money line favorite with an over/under of 6. Washington plays at home against Colorado as a -125 money line favorite with a total of 6. 

Detroit hosts Columbus at 7:30 PM ET as a -110 money line favorite with an over/under of 5.5. Three games start at 8 PM ET. The New York Islanders travel to Chicago on ESPN as a -120 money win road favorite with an over/under of 6. Nashville plays at home against the Los Angeles Kings as a -140 money line favorite with a total of 5.5. Minnesota is at home against Winnipeg as a -155 money line favorite with an over/under of 5.5. Edmonton hosts Anaheim at 9 PM ET as a -285 money line favorite with a total of 5.5.

Matchday 3 in the UEFA Champions League begins with eight matches on Tuesday. Two games start at 12:45 PM ET. Manchester City visits Club Brugge as a -1.5 goal line road favorite with an over/under of 3. Sporting CP travels to Besiktas as a -0.5 goal line road favorite with a total of 2.5. 

Six UEFA Champions League matches begin at 3 PM ET. Paris Saint-Germain plays at home against RB Leipzig as a -1 goal line favorite with an over/under of 3. AC Milan plays at Porto in a pick ‘em match with a total of 2.5. Liverpool travels to Atletico Madrid as a -0.5 goal line road favorite with an over/under of 2.5. Ajax hosts Borussia Dortmund as a -0.5 goal line favorite with a total of 3. Inter Milan is at home against Sheriff as a -2 goal favorite with an over/under of 3.5. Real Madrid visits Shakhtar Donetsk as a -1 goal line road 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.

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

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