Big Al's Daily Angle: MLB Previews and Odds - 08/09/2021

by Big Al Staff

The Monday sports card features five games in MLB.

Cincinnati travels to Cleveland for their one-game series at 6:10 PM ET. The Reds won their fifth game in a row with their 3-2 victory against Pittsburgh on Sunday. It is Luis Castillo’s turn in the starting rotation. The right-hander has a 6-10 record with a 4.09 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP in 23 starts. The Indians won their second game in their last three with their 7-5 victory against Detroit yesterday. Sam Hentges appears set to be the Cleveland starting pitcher. The left-hander has a 1-4 record with a 7.86 ERA and a 2.01 WHIP in eight starts and 17 appearances this season. Cincinnati is a -165 money line road favorite, with the total set at 8.5 (all odds from DraftKings).

Milwaukee visits the Chicago Cubs at 8:05 PM ET in the opening game of their four-game series. The Brewers lost their third game in their last five with their 5-4 loss to San Francisco on Sunday. They pitch Freddy Peralta, who has an 8-3 record with a 2.21 ERA and a 0.89 WHIP in 20 starts and 21 games this season. The Cubs have lost four straight and six of their last seven after a 9-3 loss to the Chicago White Sox last night. They counter with Alec Mills, who has a 5-4 record with a 4.41 ERA and a 1.44 WHIP in 69 1/3 innings. Milwaukee is a -180 money line road favorite. 

The New York Yankees play at Kansas City at 8:10 PM ET in Game 1 of their three-game series. The Yankees had their five-game winning streak end in a 2-0 loss to Seattle on Sunday. Jameson Taillon is the New York starting pitcher. He has a 7-4 record with a 4.04 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP. The Royals lost their third game in a row in a 6-5 loss at St. Louis yesterday. Carlos Hernandez pitches for Kansas City. He has a 3-1 record with a 4.58 ERA and a 1.42 WHIP. The Yankees are a -170 money line road favorite with an over/under of 9.5. 

The Chicago White Sox are at Minnesota on ESPN at 8:10 PM ET in the opening game of their three-game series. The White Sox won their third straight game in a 9-3 victory on the road against the Cubs last night. They pitch Lucas Giolito with his 8-8 record, 3.98 ERA, and a 1.16 WHIP in 22 starts this season. The Twins won their third game in their last four in a 7-5 victory at Houston on Sunday. Beau Burrows looks slated to pitch to make his first start of the season for Minnesota. He has a 0-0 record with an 11.00 ERA and 2.00 WHIP in nine innings. Chicago is a -170 money line road favorite with a total of 9.

San Diego hosts Miami at 10:10 PM ET in the first game of their three-game series. The Padres won their fourth game in their last six with a 2-0 victory at home against Arizona on Sunday. Joe Musgrove takes the mound for San Diego with a 7-7 record along with a 2.87 ERA and a 0.97 WHIP. The Marlins lost their third game in a row in a 13-8 loss at Colorado yesterday. They pitch Zach Thompson, who has a 2-4 record with a 2.53 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP in nine starts. The Padres are a -250 money line favorite with an over/under of 7.5.

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