Big Al's Daily Angle: MLB, NHL and NBA Previews and Odds - 10/26/2021

by Alec McMordie

The Tuesday sports card features action in MLB, NBA, and the NHL.

The World Series in Major League Baseball begins at 8:09 PM ET, with the Houston Astros hosting the Atlanta Braves on Fox. Houston has won three straight games with their 5-0 victory against Boston on Friday. The Astros rallied from a 2-1 deficit in the ALCS to defeat the Red Sox in six games. Manager Dusty Baker turns to Framber Valdez tonight as his starting pitcher. The left-hander posted an 11-6 record in the regular season with a 3.14 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP in 22 starts. He has a 1-0 record in this postseason with a 4.20 ERA and a 1.40 WHIP. 

Atlanta advanced to the World Series with a 4-2 victory at home against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday. The Braves won the NLCS in six games. Manager Brian Snitker counters with Charlie Morton as his starting pitcher. The right-hander had a 14-6 record with a 3.34 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP in 33 regular season starts. Morton has an 0-1 record in the playoffs this year with a 3.77 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP in 14 1/3 innings. 

Houston is a -145 money line favorite with the total set at 8 (all odds from DraftKings).

Five games are on the docket in the National Basketball Association. New York plays at home against Philadelphia on TNT at 7:40 PM ET. After winning their first two games of the season, the Knicks come off their first loss in a 111-104 setback at home to Orlando as a 12-point favorite on Sunday. The 76ers have won two of their first three games of the season after their 115-103 win at Oklahoma City as a 10-point favorite on Sunday. New York is a 2-point favorite with an over/under of 217.

Golden State travels to Oklahoma City at 8:10 PM ET as a 9.5-point road favorite with a total of 223.5. Two games tip-off at 8:40 PM ET. Dallas plays at home against Houston as a 10.5-point favorite with an over/under of 221.5. The Los Angeles Lakers visit Sacramento as a 4.5-point road favorite with a total of 220.5. 

The nightcap for the doubleheader on TNT has Utah playing at home against Denver at 10:10 PM ET. The Jazz have won their first two games after a 110-101 victory at Sacramento as a 10-point favorite on Friday. The Nuggets had won their first two games of the season before losing at home last night to Cleveland, 99-87, as a 9.5-point favorite. Utah is a 7-point favorite with an over/under of 219.5.

Seven games are on the slate in the National Hockey League. Two games drop the puck at 7:08 PM ET. New Jersey is at home against Calgary as a -120 money line favorite with a total of 6. Tampa Bay travels to Pittsburgh as a -125 money line road favorite with an over/under of 5.5. 

Colorado hosts Vegas on ESPN at 8:08 PM ET. The Avalanche ended a three-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory at Tampa Bay on Saturday. The Golden Knights have lost four in a row after their 2-0 loss at home to the New York Islanders on Sunday night. Colorado is a -185 money line favorite with an over/under of 6. 

Nashville plays at home against San Jose at 8:38 PM ET as a -135 money line favorite with a total of 5.5. Three games conclude the NHL card at 10:08 PM ET. Minnesota visits Vancouver as a -125 money line road favorite with an over/under of 6. Winnipeg plays at Anaheim as a -130 money line road favorite with a total of 5.5. Seattle is at home against Montreal as a -130 money line favorite with an over/under of 5.5. 

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