Big Al's Daily Angle: NBA, MLB and CONCACAF Gold Cup Previews and Odds - 07/17/2021

by Big Al Staff

 The Saturday sports card features action in the NBA, MLB, and the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

The NBA playoffs continue with Game 5 of the NBA finals between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Phoenix Suns on ABC at 9:05 PM ET. Milwaukee evened this series at 2-2 with their 109-103 victory as a 4.5-point home favorite on Wednesday. The series moves back to Phoenix, where the Suns are a 4-point favorite with the total set at 219 (all odds from DraftKings unless indicated otherwise).

Sixteen games are on the MLB slate. Four games are in the afternoon. Minnesota plays at Detroit in the opening game of their seven-inning doubleheader at 1:10 PM ET with Charlie Barnes making his MLB debut for the Twins against Jose Arena of the Tigers. Toronto hosts Texas at 3:07 PM ET as a -250 money line favorite with an over/under of 10. Hyun Jin Ryu of the Blue Jays pitches against Kolby Allard of the Rangers. Oakland plays at home against Cleveland on FS1 at 4:07 PM ET as a -158 money line favorite with a total of 8.5 at BetOnline. The A’s pitch Frankie Montas against the Indians’ Cal Quantrill. The Chicago Cubs continue their visit to Arizona at 4:10 PM ET as a -130 money line road favorite with an over/under of 8.5. Adbert Alzolay pitches for the Cubs against a pitcher yet to be named for the Diamondbacks.

Miami plays at Philadelphia at 6:10 PM ET in pick ‘em matchup with both teams priced at -110 with a total of 10. The Marlins’ Ryan Thompson pitches against the Phillies’ Vincent Velasquez. Minnesota plays at Detroit in the second game of their doubleheader at 6:10 PM ET. Kenta Maeda pitches for the Twins against a Tigers pitcher yet to be determined. Two games are scheduled for 7:05 PM ET. The New York Mets are at Pittsburgh as a -170 money line road favorite with an over/under of 9. The Mets pitch Tylor Megill against the Pirates Wil Crowe. San Diego continues their road trip at Washington as a -135 money line road favorite with a total of 9.5. Blake Snell pitches for the Padres against Patrick Corbin of the Nationals. Two games start at 7:10 PM ET. Milwaukee is at Cincinnati as a -125 money line road favorite with an over/under of 8. The Brewers pitch Brandon Woodruff against the Reds’ Luis Castillo. Kansas City is at home against Baltimore pitching Brady Singer against an Orioles pitcher yet to be named. 

The national game on Fox at 7:15 PM ET offers three games for regional coverage. San Francisco plays at St. Louis as a -125 money line road favorite with a total of 8. The Giants pitch Anthony DeSclafani against Kwang Hyun Kim of the Cardinals. The Chicago White Sox host Houston as a -115 money line favorite with an over/under of 9. Lucas Giolito pitches for the White Sox against Jake Odorizzi of the Astros. Boston continues their road trip in New York against the Yankees with Nathan Eovaldi starting against Gerrit Cole. 

Tampa Bay plays at Atlanta at 7:20 PM ET in a pick ‘em matchup with a total of 8.5. Josh Fleming pitches for the Rays against the Braves Max Fried. The Los Angeles Dodgers play at Colorado at 8:10 PM ET with Walker Buehler facing Chi Chi Gonzalez. The Los Angeles Angels host Seattle at 9:07 PM ET as a -125 money line favorite with an over/under of 8.5. The Angels pitch Alex Cobb against the Mariners’ Yusei Kikuchi. 

The CONCACAF Gold Cup continues with two matches in Group D on FS1 at the BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Texas. Qatar plays Grenada at 7:30 PM ET as a -2.5 goal line favorite with a total of 3.5. Honduras plays Panama at 10 PM ET as a -0.25 goal line favorite with an over/under of 2.5. 

All photographic images used for editorial content have been licensed from the Associated Press.

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