Big Al's Daily Angle: MLB Previews and Odds - 09/01/2021

by Alec McMordie

The Wednesday sports card features 15 games in MLB. The Miami Marlins/New York Mets game has been postponed because of expected rainstorms. 

Four games begin in the afternoon. St. Louis plays at Cincinnati in the first game of their seven-inning doubleheader at 1:10 PM ET after their game on Tuesday was rained out. Miles Mikolas pitches for the Cardinals against Wade Miley of the Reds. Colorado plays at Texas in the final game of their three-game series at 2:05 PM ET. The Rockies pitch Kyle Freeland against the Rangers’ Kohei Arihara. Colorado is a -135 money line road favorite with the total set at 9 (all odds from DraftKings). San Diego is at Arizona at 3:40 PM ET in the third game of their three-game series. Yu Darvish pitches for the Padres against Luke Weaver of the Diamondbacks. San Diego is a -240 money line road favorite with an over/under of 8.5. Houston completes their three-game series at Seattle at 4:10 PM ET. The Astros pitch Jake Odorizzi against the Mariners’ Logan Gilbert. Houston is a -145 money line road favorite with a total of 9. 

The second game of the St. Louis/Cincinnati doubleheader is scheduled for 6:40 PM ET. J.A. Happ pitches for the Cardinals against Wade Miley of the Reds. Philadelphia plays at Washington at 7:05 PM ET in the third game of their three-game series. The Phillies pitch Aaron Nola against the Nationals’ Paolo Espino. Philadelphia is a -180 money line road favorite with an over/under of 9. 

Two games begin at 7:07 PM ET. Toronto is at home against Baltimore in the third game of their three-game series. Steven Matz pitches for the Blue Jays against Matt Harvey of the Orioles. Toronto is a -275 money line favorite with a total of 10. The New York Yankees play at the Los Angeles Angels in the final game of their three-game series. The Yankees pitch Gerrit Cole against the Angels’ Packy Naughton. New York is a -280 money line road favorite with an over/under of 8.5. 

Two games start at 7:10 PM ET. Oakland plays at Detroit in the second game of their three-game series. James Kaprielian pitches for the A’s against Wily Peralta of the Tigers. Oakland is a -165 money line road favorite with a total of 9.5. Boston is at Tampa Bay in the third game of the four-game series. The Red Sox pitch Chris Sale against the Rays’ Drew Rasmussen. Boston is a -125 money line road favorite with an over/under of 7.5. 

Three games begin at 8:10 PM ET. Minnesota is at home against the Chicago Cubs in the second game of their two-game series. Joe Ryan pitches for the Twins against Justin Steele of the Cubs. Minnesota is a -200 money line favorite with a total of 8. The Chicago White Sox are at home against Pittsburgh in the final game of their two-game series. The White Sox pitch Carlos Rodon against the Pirates Mitch Keller. Chicago is a -335 money line favorite with an over/under of 8.5. Kansas City is at home against Cleveland in Game 2 of their three-game series. Jackson Kowar pitches for the Royals against Logan Allen of the Indians. Kansas City is a -130 money line favorite with a total of 9. 

San Francisco plays at home against Milwaukee at 9:45 PM ET. The Giants pitch Kevin Gausman against the Brewers Brett Anderson. San Francisco is a -150 money line favorite with an over/under of 7.5. The Los Angeles Dodgers are at home against Atlanta at 10:10 PM ET. Max Scherzer pitches for the Dodgers against the Braves’ Max Fried. Los Angeles is a -195 money line favorite with a total of 7.5. 

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