Big Al's Daily Angle: MLB, NFL and CFL Previews and Odds - 08/12/2021

by Big Al Staff

The Thursday sports card features action in the NFL preseason, MLB, and the Canadian Football League. 

Two games are on the NFL preseason slate at 7:30 PM ET. The Philadelphia Eagles host the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers defeated Dallas in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game, 16-3, last Thursday. This is the Eagles’ first preseason game. Philadelphia is a 1-point favorite with the total set at 35 (all odds from DraftKings). Washington visits New England on the NFL Network in the opening preseason game for both teams. The Football Team is a -2 point road favorite with an over/under of 36.5.

Fourteen games are on the MLB docket. Ten games start in the afternoon. Washington plays at New York against the Mets at 12:10 PM ET in the first game of their seven-inning doubleheader. St. Louis is at Pittsburgh at 12:35 PM ET. The Cardinals are a -130 money line road favorite with a total of 9. The Los Angeles Dodgers play at Philadelphia at 1:05 PM ET. Both teams are a -110 money line favorite with an over/under of 10.5. Oakland concludes their visit at Cleveland at 1:10 PM ET. The A’s are a -180 money line road favorite with an over/under of 9.5. Milwaukee completes their series in Chicago against the Cubs at 2:20 PM ET. The Brewers are a -220 money line road favorite with a total of 9. 

Baltimore hosts Detroit at 4:05 PM ET. The Orioles are a -150 money line favorite with an over/under of 10.5. The second game of the Nationals/Mets doubleheader is tentatively scheduled for 4:10 PM ET. Two other games start at 4:10 PM ET. Boston plays at home against Tampa Bay as a -130 money line favorite with a total of 10.5. Seattle is at home against Texas as a -200 money line favorite with an over/under of 8.5. Atlanta plays at home against Cincinnati at 5:10 PM ET. The Braves are a -140 money line favorite with a total of 10.5. 

Four games take place at night. The New York Yankees play against the Chicago White Sox in the Field of Dreams game on Fox at 7 PM ET. The game takes place in Dyersville, Iowa in a ball park configured to replicate the White Sox’s historic Comiskey Stadium. Chicago is a -160 money line favorite as the designated home team with an over/under of 9.5. 

Toronto plays at Los Angeles against the Angels at 9:38 PM ET. The Blue Jays are a -135 money line road favorite with a total of 8.5. San Diego is at Arizona at 9:40 PM ET. The Padres are a -210 money line road favorite with an over/under of 9. San Francisco hosts Colorado at 9:45 PM ET. The Giants are a -180 money line favorite with a total of 7.5. 

The Canadian Football League kicks off the second week of their season with one game. The Calgary Stampeders play at home against the British Columbia Lions on ESPN+ at 9:30 PM ET. The Stampeders were upset at home against Toronto by a 23-20 score as a 7-point favorite on Saturday. The Lions lost at Saskatchewan, 33-29, as a 6.5-point favorite last Friday. Calgary is a 6.5-point favorite with an over/under of 48.5.

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