Big Al's Daily Angle: MLB, NBA, WNBA and Euro 2020 Previews and Odds - 06/26/2021

by Big Al Staff

The Saturday sports card features games in the NBA, MLB, WNBA, and the Euro 2020.

The NBA playoffs continue with Game 4 in the Western Conference finals on ESPN. The Los Angeles Clippers won Game 3, 106-92, as a 1-point underdog at the Staples Center on Thursday. Phoenix leads the series by a 2-1 margin. The Suns are a 1-point road favorite with the total set at 218.5 (all odds from BetOnline). Tip-off is at 9:05 PM ET.

Sixteen games are on the MLB docket. Houston visits Detroit at 1:10 PM ET in the first game of their seven-inning doubleheader. Minnesota hosts Cleveland at 2:10 PM ET as a -149 money line favorite with an over/under of 9.5. The Twins’ Kenta Maeda faces the Indians’ Sam Hentges. The Chicago White Sox play at home against Seattle as a -182 money line favorite with a total of 8. Lance Lynn pitches for the White Sox against the Mariners’ Logan Gilbert. St. Louis is at home against Pittsburgh at 2:15 PM ET as a -146 money line favorite with an over/under of 8.5. The Cardinals’ Adam Wainwright pitches against the Pirates’ J.T. Brubaker. Toronto hosts Baltimore at 3:07 PM ET as a -275 money line favorite with a total of 10. Hyun Jin Ryu of the Blue Jays squares off against the Orioles’ Keegan Akin. 

Texas plays at home against Kansas City on FS1 at 4:05 PM ET. The Rangers send out Kyle Gibson, and the Royals have yet to name their starting pitcher. Five games take place at 4:10 PM ET. Washington travels to Miami as a -115 money line road favorite with an over/under of 8. The Nationals’ Patrick Corbin faces the Marlins’ Zach Thompson. Tampa Bay plays at home against the Los Angeles Angels as a -159 money line favorite with a total of 8.5. Shane McClanahan of the Rays goes against Alex Cobb of the Angels. Milwaukee is at home against Colorado as a -197 money line favorite with an over/under of 8.5. Adrian Houser pitches for the Brewers against the Rockies’ Antonio Senzatela. The New York Mets are at home against Philadelphia as a -255 money line favorite with a total of 6. Jacob DeGrom pitches for the Mets against Zach Eflin for the Phillies. Atlanta visits Cincinnati with Ian Anderson of the Braves pitches against the Reds’ Luis Castillo. Houston plays Detroit in the second game of their doubleheader at 6:10 PM ET. 

Fox has two games for its national broadcast at 7:15 PM ET. Boston hosts the New York Yankees as a -114 money line favorite with an over/under of 10. Nathan Eovaldi of the Red Sox pitches against the Yankees’ Jordan Montgomery. The Los Angeles Dodgers play at home against the Chicago Cubs as a -190 money line favorite with a total of 9. Julio Urias pitches for the Dodgers against the Cubs’ Alec Mills. 

San Francisco is at home against Oakland at 10:05 PM ET as a -190 money line favorite with an over/under of 9. The Giants send out Alex Wood against Frankie Montas of the A’s. San Diego hosts Arizona at 10:10 PM ET as a -275 money line favorite with a total of 8. San Diego hosts Arizona at 10:10 PM ET as a -275 money line favorite with an over/under of 8. Dinelson Lamet pitches for the Padres against the Diamondbacks’ Merrill Kelly. 

Two games are on the WNBA slate. Washington visits Dallas on CBS at 1 PM ET. New York travels to Atlanta at 7 PM ET.

The knockout stage of the Euro 2020 begins on Saturday with two matches. Denmark plays Wales at the Amsterdam Arena in Amsterdam on ESPN at noon ET. The Danes are a -0.5 goal line favorite with a total of 2. Italy faces Austria at Wembley Stadium on ABC at 3 PM ET. The Italians are a -1 goal line favorite with an over/under of 2.25.

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