Big Al's Daily Angle: MLB Previews and Odds - 08/10/2021

by Big Al Staff

The Tuesday sports card features 17 games in MLB. 

Two games start in the afternoon in the opening games of the two seven-inning doubleheaders. Milwaukee plays at Chicago against the Cubs at 2:20 PM ET after their game on Monday got postponed because of rain. Freddy Peralta is set to pitch for the Brewers against Justin Steele of the Cubs. Toronto visits Los Angeles to play the Angels at 6:07 PM ET. The Blue Jays will be the technical home team batting last in the opener to make up for the postponed game on April 11th in their temporary first home of the season in Dunedin, Florida. For statistical purposes, the Angels will be considered the home team. Los Angeles pitches Chris Rodriguez against Toronto starting pitcher Steven Matz. The Blue Jays are a -160 money line favorite with the total set at 7.5 (all odds from DraftKings). 

Three games start at 7:05 PM ET. St. Louis travels to Pittsburgh for the opening game of their three-game series. J.A. Happ pitches for the Cardinals against the Pirates Steven Brault. St. Louis is a -125 money line road favorite with a total of 9.5. Baltimore hosts Detroit in Game 1 of their three-game series. The Orioles pitch Keegan Akin against the Tigers Casey Mize. Baltimore is a -115 money line favorite with an over/under of 10.5. The Los Angeles Dodgers visit Philadelphia in the opener of their three-game series. Max Scherzer pitches for the Dodgers against Aaron Nola for the Phillies. Los Angeles is a -170 money line road favorite with a total of 8.5. 

Three games begin at 7:10 PM ET. Boston plays at home against Tampa Bay in the first game of their three games series. The Red Sox pitch Eduardo Rodriguez against the Rays Luis Patino. Boston is a -120 money line favorite with an over/under of 9.5. The New York Mets host Washington in the opener of their three-game series. Carlos Carrasco pitches for the Mets against Paolo Espino of the Nationals. New York is a -250 money line favorite with a total of 8.5. Oakland visits Cleveland in Game 1 of their three-game series. The A’s pitch Sean Manaea against the Indians Triston McKenzie. Oakland is a -155 money line road favorite with an over/under of 9.5. Cincinnati travels to Atlanta at 7:20 PM ET for the opener of their three-game series. Sonny Gray pitches for the Reds against Drew Smyly of the Braves. Both teams are priced at -110 with the total at 9.5. 

The second game of the Brewers/Cubs doubleheader is set at 8:05 PM ET. Milwaukee pitches Aaron Ashby against Chicago’s Alec Mills. Three games start at 8:10 PM ET. Houston hosts Colorado in the opener of their two-game series. Jake Odorizzi pitches for the Astros against Jon Gray for the Rockies. Houston is a -170 money line favorite with an over/under of 8.5. The Chicago White Sox are in Minnesota for the second game of their three-game series. The White Sox pitch Dallas Keuchel against the Twins Griffin Jax. Chicago is a -150 money line road favorite with a total of 10. The New York Yankees play at Kansas City in the second game of their three-game series. The Yankees pitch Nestor Cortes, Jr. against the Royals' Daniel Lynch. New York is a -155 money line road favorite with an over/under of 10.5. 

San Francisco hosts Arizona at 9:45 PM ET in the opener of their two-game series. Alex Wood pitches for the Giants against Zac Gallen of the Diamondbacks. San Francisco is a -220 money line favorite with a total of 7.5. The second game of the Blue Jays/Angels doubleheader starts at 10:07 PM ET. Toronto pitches Ross Stripling against Los Angeles starting pitcher Jose Suarez. The Blue Jays are a -145 money line road favorite with an over/under of 7.5. Two games start at 10:10 PM ET. Seattle plays at home against Texas in the first game of their three-game series. Logan Gilbert pitches or the Mariners against Kolby Allard of the Rangers. Seattle is a -220 money line favorite with a total of 8. San Diego plays at home against Miami in the second game of their three-game series. The Padres pitch Craig Stammen against a starting pitcher yet to be determined for the Marlins. San Diego is a -240 money line favorite with a total of 8.5. 

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