Big Al's Daily Angle: MLB Preview

by Big Al Staff

The four games in the MLB Divisional Series dominate the Wednesday sports card.

The card begins at 2:08 PM ET with the Miami/Atlanta NLDS. The Braves won the opening game of this series between NL East rivals on Tuesday with their 9-5 victory in this best-of-five series. Atlanta will send out Ian Anderson to the mound, who was 3-2 with a 1.95 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP in six regular-season starts. The Marlins counter with Pablo Lopez, who was 6-4 in the regular season with a 3.61 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP in eleven starts.

Atlanta is -198 moneyline favorites with the total set at 9 (all odds from BetOnline). This game is being played at Minute Maid Park in Houston with the Braves the technical home team batting last. The MLB Network has the broadcast. 

Houston looks to complete a three-game sweep of Oakland at 3:35 PM ET. The Astros took a 2-0 lead in this series on Tuesday with their 5-2 victory over the A’s. Jose Urquidy takes the hill on Wednesday with his 1-1 record along with a 2.73 ERA and 1.01 WHIP in five regular-season starts. Oakland hopes to avoid elimination from the playoffs with Jesus Luzardo their starting pitcher. The rookie is 3-2 with a 4.12 ERA and a  1.27 WHIP in twelve games in the regular season that includes nine starts. 

Houston is a -116 moneyline favorite with the over/under at 9. The Astros are the technical home team with this game played at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. TBS has the game.

Tampa Bay evened their series with the Yankees on Tuesday with their 7-5 victory. Game 3 of this series on Wednesday with New York now the technical home team at Petco Park in San Diego. The Yankees send out Masahiro Tanaka, who is 3-3 with a 3.56 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP in ten regular-season starts. Charlie Morton counters for the Rays who was 2-2 with a 4.74 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP in nine regular-season starts. 

New York is a -122 moneyline favorite with the total set at 9. TBS has this broadcast at 7:10 PM ET.

The final game on the MLB card is Game 2 of the San Diego/Los Angeles series. The Dodgers won Game 1 on Tuesday with their 5-1 victory. The Dodgers turn to Clayton Kershaw as their starting pitcher, who was 6-2 with a 2.16 ERA and a 0.84 WHIP in 10 starts. Padres manager Jayce Tingler has settled on Zach Davies as the starter.  The Dodgers are a -225 favorite, with the total set at 8.5 runs.  The Dodgers will bat last as the technical home team with this game played at Global Life Field in Arlington, Texas. This game will be on FS1 with the first pitch scheduled for 9:08 PM ET.

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