Big Al's Daily Angle: MLB, NHL, WNBA, Copa America and Euro 2020 Previews and Odds - 07/02/2021

by Big Al Staff

The Friday sports card features games in the NHL, MLB, WNBA, Euro 2020, and the Copa America.

The NHL playoffs continue with Game 3 in the Stanley Cup finals on NBC. Tampa Bay took a 2-0 lead in this series with their 3-1 home victory against Montreal on Wednesday. The Lightning have won three in a row and six of their last eight games. The Canadiens have lost three of five. Tampa Bay is a -131 money line road favorite with the total set at 5 (all odds from BetOnline). 

Fifteen games are on the MLB docket. Philadelphia hosts San Diego at 6:05 PM ET as a -120 money line favorite with an over/under of 8. The Phillies send out Zack Wheeler to pitch against the Padres’ Chris Paddack. Milwaukee visits Pittsburgh at 7:05 PM ET as a -124 money line road favorite with a total of 8. Adrian Houser pitches for the Brewers against the Pirates’ J.T. Brubaker. Washington plays at home against the Los Angeles Dodgers as a -110 money line favorite with an over/under of 8. The Nationals’ Max Scherzer pitches against the Dodgers’ Julio Urias. The New York Yankees are at home against the New York Mets as a -134 money line favorite with a total of 9. Jordan Montgomery pitches for the Yankees against Taijuan Walker of the Mets. Toronto is at home against Tampa Bay at 7:07 PM ET. Alek Manoah goes for the Blue Jays against the Rays’ Luis Pitino, who got called up from Triple-A to pitch in this game. 

Houston travels to Cleveland at 7:10 PM ET as a -171 money line road favorite with an over/under of 9. The Astros pitch Lance McCullers against Sam Hentges of the Indians. Cincinnati hosts the Chicago Cubs as a -159 money line favorite with a total of 9.5. Sonny Gray pitches for the Reds against the Cubs’ Alec Mills. The Chicago White Sox play at Detroit as a -147 money line road favorite with an over/under of 8.5. The White Sox send out Lance Lynn to pitch against Casey Mize. Miami visits Atlanta at 7:20 PM ET. Pablo Lopez pitches for the Marlins against Drew Smyly of the Braves. 

St. Louis plays at Colorado at 8:10 PM ET in a pick ‘em match up with both teams priced at -105 and the total at 12. The Cardinals pitch Johan Oviedo against the Rockies’ Chi Chi Gonzalez. Kansas City hosts Minnesota as a -115 money line favorite with an over/under of 10. Brad Singer pitches for the Royals against J.A. Happ of the Twins. 

The Los Angeles Angels host Baltimore at 9:38 PM ET as a -162 money line favorite with a total of 9.5. The Angels pitch Griffin Canning against the Orioles’ Keegan Akin. Boston travels to Oakland at 9:40 PM ET as a -106 money line road favorite with an over/under of 8.5. Eduardo Rodriguez pitches for the Red Sox against Frankie Montas of the A’s. San Francisco visits Arizona as a -145 money line road favorite with a total of 8.5. The Giants pitch Alex Wood against Zac Gallen of the Diamondbacks. Texas plays at Seattle at 10:10 PM ET as a -107 money line road favorite with an over/under of 8. Kyle Gibson pitches for the Ranges against Logan Gilbert of the Mariners.

Three games are on the WNBA slate. Chicago visits Dallas on the CBS Sports Network at 8 PM ET as a 3.5-point road favorite with a total of 165.5. Las Vegas plays at Los Angeles in the second game of the CBS Sports Network doubleheader at 10 PM ET as a 14-point road favorite with an over/under of 167. Seattle hosts Atlanta as a 14-point favorite with a total of 165.5. 

The knockout stage of the Euro 2020 continues on Friday, with the first two matches in the quarterfinals. Spain plays Switzerland on ESPN at noon ET at Gazprom Arena in Saint Petersburg, Russia. La Furia Roja is a -0.75 goal line favorite with an over/under of 2.5.

Italy plays Belgium on ESPN at 3 PM ET at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany. The Azzurri are -0.25 goal line favorites with the total at 2. 

The quarterfinals of Copa America begin on Friday with two matches on FS1. Paraguay plays Peru at 5 PM ET at the Estadio Olympic Pedro Ludovico in Goiania, Brazil. This is a pick ‘em match with an over/under of 2.

Brazil plays Chile at 8 PM ET at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Brazilians are a -1.25 goal line favorite with a total of 2.5.

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