Big Al's Daily Angle: NCAAF, MLB and CFL Previews and Odds - 09/03/2021

by Big Al Staff

The Friday sports card features action NCAAF, MLB, and the CFL. 

Four games are on the NCAAF card. North Carolina visits Virginia Tech on ESPN at 6 PM ET. The Tar Heels are a 5.5-point road favorite with the total set at 63 (all odds from DraftKings). Duke travels to Charlotte on the CBS Sports Network at 7 PM ET. The Blue Devils are a 6.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 60.5. Wake Forest plays at home against Old Dominion at 7 PM ET as a 32-point favorite with a total of 64. Northwestern hosts Michigan State in the second game of the ESPN doubleheader at 9 PM ET. The Wildcats are a 3-point favorite with an over/under of 45.5. 

Fifteen games are on the MLB docket. The Chicago Cubs are at home against Pittsburgh at 2:20 PM ET. Alec Mills pitches for the Cubs against Steven Brault of the Pirates. Chicago is a -140 money line favorite. Two games being the schedule under the lights at 7:05 PM ET. The New York Mets visit Washington in the first game of their five-game weekend series through Labor Day. Rich Hill pitches for the Mets against Sean Nolin of the Nationals. New York is a -150 money line road favorite with a total of 9. The New York Yankees are at home against Baltimore in the opening of their three-game series. The Yankees pitch Nestor Cortes against the Orioles’ John Means. New York is a -255 money line favorite with an over/under of 9. Toronto plays at home against Oakland at 7:07 PM ET in Game 1 of their three-game series. Alek Manoah pitches for the Blue Jays against Sean Manaea of the A’s. Toronto is a -155 money line favorite with a total of 9. 

Four MLB begins at 7:10 PM ET. Tampa Bay hosts Minnesota in the first game of their three-game series. The Rays pitch Michael Wacha against the Twins’ Randy Dobnak. Tampa Bay is a -195 money line favorite with an over/under of 9. Boston is at home against Cleveland in the opener of their three-game series. Nathan Eovaldi pitches for the Red Sox against Cal Quantrill of the Indians. Boston is a -195 money line favorite with a total of 9. Cincinnati plays at home against Detroit in Game 1 of their three-game series. The Reds pitch Vladimir Gutierrez against the Tigers’ Tyler Alexander. Cincinnati is a -190 money line favorite with an over/under of 9.5. Philadelphia travels to Miami for the first game of their three-game series. Kyle Gibson pitches for the Phillies against Jesus Luzardo of the Marlins. Philadelphia is a -145 money line road favorite with a total of 7.5. 

Two MLB games begin at 8:10 PM ET. The Chicago White Sox visits Kansas City for the opener of their three-game series. The White Sox pitch Dallas Keuchel against Kris Bubic of the Royals. Chicago is a -220 money line road favorite with an over/under of 9.5. Milwaukee hosts St. Louis in Game 1 of their three-game series. Freddy Peralta pitches for the Brewers against the Cardinals’ Adam Wainwright. Milwaukee is a -180 money line favorite with a total of 7.5. Atlanta plays at Colorado at 8:40 PM ET in the second game of their four-game series. Huascar Ynoa pitches for the Braves against Antonio Senzatela of the Rockies. Atlanta is a -145 money line road favorite with an over/under of 11.5. 

The Los Angeles Angels play at home against Texas at 9:38 PM ET in the first game of the four-game series. The Angels pitch Shohei Ohtani against the Rangers’ Glenn Otto. Los Angeles is a -220 money line favorite with a total of 8. Seattle travels to Arizona at 9:40 PM ET in the first game of their three-game series. Tyler Alexander pitches for the Mariners against Madison Bumgarner of the Diamondbacks. Seattle is a -130 money line road favorite with an over/under of 8.5. The Los Angeles Dodgers visit San Francisco at 9:45 PM ET in Game 1 of their three-game series. The Dodgers pitch David Price against the Giants’ Anthony DeSclafani. Los Angeles is a -115 money line road favorite with a total of 9. Houston plays at San Diego at 10:10 PM ET in the opener of their three-game series. Jose Urquidy pitches for the Astros against the Padres’   Jake Arrieta. Houston is a -145 money line road favorite with an over/under of 9. 

The fifth week of the Canadian Football League kicks off with one game. Montreal travels to Ottawa on ESPN+ at 7:30 PM ET. The Alouettes are a 7.5-point road favorite with a total of 43.5. 

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