Big Al's Daily Angle: MLB Previews and Odds - 08/16/2021

by Alec McMordie

The Monday sports card features ten games in Major League Baseball.

The New York Yankees host the Los Angeles Angels in a one-game series at 7:05 PM ET. The Yankees have won three of their last four games with their 5-3 victory at Chicago against the White Sox on Sunday. The Angels ended a two-game losing streak with a 3-1 win against Houston yesterday. Los Angeles pitches Jose Suarez against New York’s Gerrit Cole. The Yankees are a -260 money line favorite with the total set at 8.5. 

Three games start at 7:10 PM ET. Tampa Bay hosts Baltimore after dropping two in a row after a 5-4 loss at Minnesota on Sunday. The Orioles lost their eleventh game in a row after a 6-2 loss at Boston yesterday. Matt Harvey pitches for Baltimore against Collin McHugh of the Rays. Tampa Bay is a -260 money line favorite with an over/under of 8.5. Atlanta plays at Miami after winning six of seven after their 6-5 win at Washington. The Marlins have won four in a row after a 4-1 win against the Chicago Cubs. Miami pitches Braxton Garrett against the Braves Touki Toussaint. Atlanta is a -150 money line road favorite with a total of 8.5. Cincinnati hosts the Chicago Cubs after winning their third game in their last four in a 7-4 win at Philadelphia yesterday. The Cubs lost their eleventh game in a row in their loss to Miami. They pitch Justin Steele against the Reds’ Wade Miley. Cincinnati is a -225 money line favorite with an over/under of 9. 

Three games start at 8:10 PM ET. Houston visits Kansas City after ending a four-game winning streak with a 3-1 loss in Los Angeles against the Angels. The Royals lost their fourth game in a row in a 7-2 setback against St. Louis. Kansas City pitches Carlos Hernandez against the Astros’ Jake Odorizzi. Houston is a -165 money line road favorite with the total of 10.5. The Chicago White Sox host Oakland on ESPN. The White Sox have lost four of five after a 5-3 loss at home to the New York Yankees on Sunday. The A’s have lost two of three after a 7-4 loss at Texas yesterday. Dallas Keuchel pitches for the White Sox against Oakland’s Frankie Montas. Chicago is a -110 money line favorite with an over/under of 9. Minnesota is at home against Cleveland after winning their fourth game in their last five in a 5-4 win against Tampa Bay on Sunday. The Indians won two of three after an 11-0 win at Detroit yesterday. Cleveland pitches Cal Quantrill against the Twins’ Griffin Jax. Minnesota is a -125 money line favorite, with the total at 9.5. 

San Diego visits Colorado at 8:40 PM ET. The Padres ended a four-game losing streak with an 8-2 win at Arizona yesterday. The Rockies have lost four of five after a 5-2 setback at San Francisco. Ryan Weathers pitches for San Diego against Antonio Senzatela for Colorado. The Padres are a -135 money line road favorite with an over/under of 12. San Francisco plays at home against the New York Mets at 9:45 PM ET. The Giants have won seven of eight after their win against the Rockies yesterday. The Mets have lost three in a row after a 14-4 loss against the Los Angeles Dodgers last night. They pitch Rich Hill against San Francisco’s Kevin Gausman. The Giants are a -180 money line favorite with a total of 8. The Los Angeles Dodgers host Pittsburgh at 10:10 PM ET. The Dodgers won their seventh game in their last eight after their win last night against the Mets. The Pirates lost their 10th in 11 games after their 2-1 loss to Milwaukee yesterday. Pittsburgh pitches Steven Brault against a starter yet to be named for Los Angeles. The Dodgers are a -380 money line favorite with an over/under of 9.

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