Big Al's Daily Angle: MLB, NFL, CFL and EPL Previews and Odds - 08/14/2021

by Big Al Staff

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

Ten games are on the NFL preseason slate. Two games kickoff in the afternoon on the NFL Network. The Chicago Bears host the Miami Dolphins at 1 PM as a 3.5-point favorite, with the total set at 37 (all odds from DraftKings). The Denver Broncos visit the Minnesota Vikings at 4 PM ET as a 2.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 33.5.

Two games begin at 7 PM ET. The Jacksonville Jaguars are at home against the Cleveland Browns on the NFL Network as a 3-point favorite with a total of 36.5. The Baltimore Ravens host the New Orleans Saints as a 2.5-point favorite with an over/under of 36. 

Two games kickoff at 7:30 PM ET. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are at home against the Cincinnati Bengals as a 6-point favorite with a total of 33.5. The New York Jets travel to the Meadowlands to play the New York Giants as a 2-point road favorite with an over/under of 35. 

The Green Bay Packers play at home against the Houston Texans at 8 PM ET as a 3-point favorite with a total of 35. The San Francisco 49ers host the Kansas City Chiefs at 8:30 PM ET as a 2.5-point favorite with an over/under of 36.5. The Las Vegas Raiders are at home against the Seattle Seahawks at 9 PM ET as a 2.5-point favorite with a total of 36.5. The Los Angeles Chargers play at the Los Angeles Rams on the NFL Network at 10 PM ET as a 3.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 32.5. 

Sixteen games are on the MLB docket. Three games start in the afternoon. Milwaukee plays at Pittsburgh at 2:30 PM ET in the first game of their seven-inning doubleheader to make up for their postponed game on Friday. Cincinnati is at Philadelphia on FS1 at 4:05 PM ET. The Reds are a -145 money line road favorite with a total of 9.5. Boston hosts Baltimore at 4:10 PM ET as a -280 money line favorite with an over/under of 10. 

Atlanta is at Washington at 6:10 PM ET as a -180 money line road favorite with a total of 9. Two games start at 6:10 PM ET. Cleveland plays at Detroit as a -130 money line road favorite with an over/under of 9. Miami hosts the Chicago Cubs as a -135 money line favorite with a total of 7.5.

Two games start at 7:05 PM ET. Oakland plays at Texas as a -210 money line road favorite with an over/under of 9. The Brewers play the Pirates in the second game of their doubleheader. 

Four games begin at 7:10 PM ET. Minnesota hosts Tampa Bay as a -170 money line favorite with a total of 9.5. St. Louis plays at Kansas City as a -120 money line road favorite with an over/under of 10. The Los Angeles Dodgers are at New York against the Mets as a -170 money line road favorite with a total of 8.5. The Chicago White Sox are at home against the New York Yankees as a -135 money line favorite with an over/under of 8.5. 

San Diego plays at Arizona at 8:10 PM ET as a -220 money line road favorite with a total of 9. San Francisco is at home against Colorado as a -210 money line favorite with an over/under of 8. Houston is in Los Angeles against the Angels at 9:07 PM ET as a -180 money line road favorite with a total of 9.5. Toronto plays at Seattle at 10:10 PM ET as a -160 money line road favorite with an over/under of 8.5.

Two games take place in the CFL. Edmonton hosts Montreal on ESPN+ at 7 PM ET. The Eskimos come off a 16-12 upset loss as a 7-point favorite last Saturday. The Alouettes got the bye last week. Hamilton travels to Saskatchewan on ESPN News at 10 PM ET. The Tiger-Cats got upset last Thursday, 19-6, at Winnipeg as a 2-point road favorite. The Roughriders beat British Columbia, 33-29, as a 6.5-point favorite last Friday. 

The opening week of the English Premier League continues with seven matches. Manchester United hosts Leeds United on the NBC Sports Network at 7:30 AM ET. The Red Devils are a -1 goal line favorite with a total of 3. 

Five games begin at 10 AM ET. Everton plays at home against Southampton on the NBC Sports Network as a -0.5 goal line favorite with an over/under of 2.25. Leicester City is at home against Wolverhampton on the USA Network as a -0.75 goal line favorite with a total of 2.5. Chelsea hosts Crystal Palace on Peacock as a -1.5 goal line favorite with an over/under of 2.75. Brighton and Hove Albion travel to Burnley on Peacock as a -0.75 road favorite with a total of 2.25. Aston Villa visits Watford on Peacock as a -0.25 goal line road favorite with an over/under of 2.5. 

Liverpool travels to Norwich City on NBC at 12:30 PM ET. The Reds are a -1.5 goal line favorite with a total of 3.25. 

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