Big Al's Daily Angle: MLB Previews and Odds - 07/22/2021

by Big Al Staff

The Thursday sports card features action in MLB. Nine games are on the MLB docket. 

Detroit hosts Texas in the final game of their four-game series in this getaway game at 1:10 PM ET. The Tigers have won six straight games after beating the Rangers yesterday, 4-2. Texas has lost eight in a row. Detroit pitches Tyler Alexander against Texas’ Mike Foltynewicz. The Tigers are a -135 money line favorite with the total set at 9 (all odds from DraftKings). 

Atlanta travels to Philadelphia to begin a four-game weekend series at 7:05 PM ET. The Braves have lost four of their six games after dropping the first game of their seven-inning doubleheader at home against San Diego, 3-2, on Wednesday. They were trailing to the Padres by a 5-4 score before the game got suspended due to rain. The Phillies lost their second game in a row after their 6-5 extra-inning loss in New York to the Yankees yesterday. Charlie Morton pitches for Atlanta against Matt Moore of the Phillies. The Braves are a -145 money line road favorite with an over/under of 9. 

Tampa Bay visits Cleveland to begin their four-game weekend series at 7:10 PM ET. The Rays lost their second game in their last three after a 5-4 loss to Baltimore yesterday. The Indians won their third game in their last five with a 5-4 victory at Houston on Wednesday. Tampa Bay pitches Luis Patino against the Indians’ Cal Quantrill. The Rays are a -145 money line road favorite with a total of 9.5. 

San Diego travels to Miami to begin a four-game weekend series at 7:10 PM ET. The Padres have won three of their last five games after winning the afternoon opening half of their doubleheader with the Braves. The Marlins ended a four-game losing streak with a 3-1 win at Washington yesterday. Blake Snell pitches for the Padres against a starting pitcher yet to be named for Miami.

Boston plays at home against the New York Yankees in the opening game of their four-game weekend series. The Yankees won their fourth game in a row with their extra-innings victory against the Phillies on Wednesday. The Red Sox won their second in a row with a 7-4 victory at Toronto yesterday. The Yankees pitch Jordan Montgomery against Boston’s Tanner Houck. The Red Sox are a -120 money line favorite with an over/under of 10.

St. Louis plays at home in the final game of their four-game series with the Chicago Cubs at 7:15 PM ET. The Cardinals won their fourth game in their last five with a 3-2 victory in extra innings yesterday. Chicago lost for the third time in their last five. Kwang Hyun Kim pitches for St. Louis against Adbert Alzolay of the Cubs. The Cardinals are a -135 money line favorite with a total of 8.5.

Minnesota is at home against the Los Angeles Angels in the opening game of a four-game weekend series at 8:10 PM ET. The Twins ended a two-game losing streak with a 7-2 win at Chicago against the White Sox yesterday. The Angels have lost three in a row after a 6-0 shutout loss at Oakland on Tuesday. Los Angeles pitches Andrew Heaney against Minnesota’s Kenta Maeda. The Twins are a -140 money line favorite with an over/under of 9.

Oakland visits Seattle to begin a four-game weekend series at 10:10 PM ET. The A’s won their fifth game in their last seven after their win against the Angels on Tuesday. The Mariners' two-game winning streak ended with a 6-3 loss at Colorado yesterday. Sean Manaea pitches for Oakland against Chris Flexen of Seattle. The A’s are a -135 money line road favorite with a total of 8. 

The Los Angeles Dodgers are at home against San Francisco in the final game of their four-game series. The Giants won their second game in their last three games with their 4-2 victory in Game 3 yesterday. The Dodgers lost their third game in four. Anthony DeSclafani pitches for San Francisco against Walker Buehler for Los Angeles. The Dodgers are a -165 money line favorite with an over/under of 7.5.

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