Big Al's Daily Angle: NBA, MLB, WNBA, Euro 2020 and Copa America Previews and Odds - 07/03/2021

by Big Al Staff

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

The NBA playoffs continue with Game 6 in the Eastern Conference semifinals on TNT. Milwaukee took a 3-2 lead in the series with a 123-112 home victory against the Hawks as a 7-point favorite on Wednesday. The Bucks have won six of their last eight games. Atlanta has lost three of the four games in this series. Giannis Antetokoumpo is doubtful to play with his knee injury. Trae Young is questionable with his knee injury and is likely a game-time decision. The Hawks are a 2.5-point home favorite, with the total set at 216 (all odds from BetOnline).

Fifteen games are on the MLB docket. The New York Yankees host the New York Mets at 1:05 PM ET as a -181 money line favorite with an over/under of 8. Jordan Montgomery pitches for the Yankees against Taijuan Walker of the Mets. Toronto plays at home against Tampa Bay at 3:07 PM ET as a -113 money line favorite with an over/under of 10. The Blue Jays send out Ross Stripling against Shane McClanahan of the Rays. 

Milwaukee visits Pittsburgh at 4:05 PM ET as a -153 money line road favorite with a total of 8.5. Eric Lauer pitches for the Brewers against Cody Ponce of the Pirates. San Diego plays at Philadelphia on FS1 as a -155 money line favorite with an over/under of 8. Yu Darvish pitches for the Padres against the Phillies’ Zach Eflin. Cincinnati hosts the Chicago Cubs at 4:10 PM ET as a -128 money line favorite with a total of 9. The Reds send out Tyler Mahle to pitch against the Cubs’ Adbert Alzolay. The Chicago White Sox visit Detroit as a -128 money line road favorite with an over/under of 9. Dallas Keuchel pitches for the White Sox against the Tigers’ Tarik Skubal. Atlanta plays at home against Miami as a -141 money line favorite with a total of 9. Kyle Muller pitches for the Braves against the Marlins’ Sandy Alcantara. Kansas City is at home against Minnesota with Danny Duffy on the hill. The Twins have yet to name a starting pitcher. 

Fox has three regional games for its national broadcast at 7:15 PM ET. Houston visits Cleveland at 7:15 PM ET as a -168 money line road favorite with an over/under of 9.5. Jake Odorizzi pitches for the Astros against Eli Morgan of the Indians. The Los Angeles Dodgers play at Washington as a -195 money line road favorite with a total of 8.5. The Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw pitches against Paolo Espino of the Nationals. Oakland is at home against Boston as a -128 money line favorite with an over/under of 9. Cole Irvin of the A’s pitches against Garrett Richards of the Red Sox. 

St. Louis travels to Colorado at 9:10 PM ET as a -107 money line road favorite with a total of 12. The Cardinals pitch Wade LeBlanc against the Rockies’ Kyle Freeland. Baltimore plays at Los Angeles against the Angels at 10:07 PM ET. Jorge Lopez pitches for the Orioles against Alex Cobb of the Angels. San Francisco visits Arizona at 10:10 PM ET. The Giants pitch Sam Long against the Diamondbacks’ Jake Faria. Seattle is at home against Texas as a -140 money line favorite with an over/under of 8.5. Marco Gonzales pitches for the Mariners against Jordan Lyles of the Rangers. 

Three games are on the WNBA slate. Washington plays at New York on the CBS Sports Network at 1 PM ET. Connecticut travels to Indiana as a 15-point road favorite with a total of 155. Phoenix is at home against Minnesota at 10 PM ET as a 2-point favorite with an over/under of 164. 

The knockout stage of the Euro 2020 concludes on Saturday, with the final two matches in the quarterfinals. Denmark plays the Czech Republic on ESPN at noon ET at Baku Olympic Stadium in Baku, Azerbaijan. Denmark is a -0.25 goal line favorite with the total set at 2.

England plays Ukraine on ABC at 3 PM ET at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, Italy. The Three Lions are a -1.25 goal line favorite with an over/under of 2.25.

The Copa America quarterfinals conclude with two matches on Saturday. Uruguay plays Colombia on FS2 at 6 PM ET at Estadio Nacional de Brasilia in Brasilia, Brazil. The Uruguayans are a -0.25 goal line favorite with a total of 2. 

Argentina goes against Ecuador on FS1 at 9 PM ET at the Estadio Olimpico Pedro Ludovico in Goiania, Brazil. The Argentinians are a -1 goal line favorite with an over/under of 2.5.

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