Big Al's Daily Angle: NBA, MLB, Euro 2020 and Copa America Previews and Odds - 07/06/2021

by Big Al Staff

The Tuesday sports card features games in the NBA, MLB, Euro 2020, and the Copa America.

The NBA Finals tip-off with Game 1 of the series between the Phoenix Suns and the Milwaukee Bucks. Phoenix advanced to the finals with their 130-103 win in Los Angeles against the Clippers as a 1-point road favorite last Wednesday. The Suns won that series in six games. Milwaukee upset Atlanta, 118-107, as a 3.5-point underdog on Saturday to win the Eastern Conference finals in six games. Phoenix is a 6-point favorite with the total set at 218.5 (all odds from DraftKings). Tip-off is at 9:05 PM ET on ABC.

Fourteen games are on the MLB docket. Atlanta plays at Pittsburgh at 7:05 PM ET as a -182 money line road favorite with an over/under of 8.5. Ian Anderson pitches for the Braves against Chad Kohl of the Pirates. Toronto plays at Baltimore. Steven Matz will pitch for the Blue Jays against a starting pitcher the Orioles have yet to name. The Los Angeles Dodgers play at Miami at 7:10 PM ET as a -129 money line road favorite with a total of 7.5. The Dodgers send out Tony Gonsolin against the Marlins’ Pablo Lopez. The New York Mets play at home against Milwaukee on ESPN as a -278 money line favorite with an over/under of 6.5. Jacob DeGrom pitches for the Mets against Brett Anderson of the Brewers. The Cleveland Indians/Tampa Bay game got postponed due to Tropical Storm Elsa.

Philadelphia plays at Chicago against the Cubs at 8:05 PM ET as -129 money line road favorite. Aaron Nola pitches for the Phillies against the Cubs’ Jake Arrieta. Texas plays at home as a -195 money line favorite with a total of 9. The Rangers pitches Dane Dunning against the Tigers’ Jose Urena. Houston hosts Oakland at 8:10 PM ET as a -157 money line favorite with an over/under of 8.5. Framber Valdez pitches for the Astros against the A’s Chris Bassitt. Cincinnati plays at Kansas City with the Reds pitching Luis Castillo against the Royals’ Kris Bubic. The Chicago White Sox visit Minnesota as a -117 money line road favorite with a total of 8.5. Carlos Rodon pitches for the White Sox against Jose Berrios of the Twins. 

The Los Angeles Angels play at home against Boston at 9:38 PM ET as a -109 money line favorite with an over/under of 9. The Angels send out Shohei Ohtani to pitch against the Red Sox’s Nathan Eovaldi. Arizona hosts Colorado at 9:40 PM ET as a -127 money line favorite with a total of 8.5. Merrill Kelly pitches for the Diamondbacks against the Rockies’ Jon Gray. 

The New York Yankees visit Seattle on ESPN at 10:10 PM ET as a -150 money line road favorite with an over/under of 9. Jameson Taillon pitches for the Yankees against Justus Sheffield of the Seahawks. Washington plays at San Diego. Ryan Weathers pitches for the Padres against a Nationals’ starting pitcher yet to be determined.

The semifinals of Euro 2020 start with Italy playing Spain on ESPN at 3 PM ET. The Italians are a -0.25 goal line favorite with a total of 2.25. The match is at Wembley Stadium in London. 

The semifinals of Copa America concludes with Argentina playing Colombia on FS1 at 9 PM ET. The Argentines are a -0.75 goal line favorite with an over/under of 2. The site is the Estadio Nacional de Brasilia in Brasilia, Brazil.

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