Big Al's Daily Angle: NCAAF, MLB and WNBA Previews and Odds - 09/02/2021

by Alec McMordie

The Thursday sports card features action NCAA-F, MLB, and the WNBA. 

Six games are on the NCAA-F card. Rutgers hosts Temple at 6:30 PM ET. The Scarlet Knights are a 14.5-point favorite with the total set at 52 at 5Dimes. Central Florida plays at home against Boise State on ESPN at 7 PM ET. The Knights are a 5.5-point favorite with an over/under of 68 (all odds from DraftKings unless indicated otherwise). 

Two games begin at 7:30 PM ET. North Carolina State is at home against South Florida as a 19-point favorite with a total of 59. Appalachian State hosts East Carolina on ESPNU as a 10-point favorite with an over/under of 55.5.

Two games conclude the NCAA-F slate at 8 PM ET. Ohio State visits Minnesota on Fox as a 14-point road favorite with a total of 63.5. Tennessee plays at home against Bowling Green as a 35-point favorite with a total of 65.5.

Eight games are on the MLB docket. Three games take place in the afternoon. Philadelphia plays at Washington at 1:05 PM ET after their game on Tuesday was postponed. The starting pitchers have yet to be named for either team. Oakland plays at Detroit at 1:10 PM ET in the final game of their three-game series. Sean Manaea pitches for the A’s against Matt Manning of the Tigers. Oakland is a -170 money line road favorite with an over/under of 9. San Francisco is at home against Milwaukee at 3:45 PM ET in the fourth game of their four-game series. The Giants pitch Logan Webb against the Brewers’ Eric Lauer. San Francisco is a -180 money line favorite with a total of 8. 

Two games start at 7:10 PM ET. The New York Mets are at home against Miami in the second game of their two-game series. Carlos Carrasco pitches for the Mets against Zach Thompson of the Marlins. New York is a -180 money line favorite with an over/under of 7.5. Tampa Bay hosts Boston in the final game of their fourth game series. The Rays pitch Shane McClanahan against the Red Sox’s Eduardo Rodriguez. Tampa Bay is a -160 money line favorite with a total of 8. 

Pittsburgh travels to Chicago to play against the Cubs at 8:05 PM ET in Game 1 of their four-game weekend series. Mitch Keller pitches for the Pirates against Keegan Thompson of the Cubs. Cleveland is at Kansas City at 8:10 PM ET in the third game of their three-game series. The Indians pitch Triston McKenzie against the Royals’ Mike Minor. Cleveland is a -120 money line road favorite with an over/under of 8.5. Atlanta visits Colorado at 8:40 PM ET in the opener of their four-game series. Touki Toussaint pitches for the Braves against Chi Chi Gonzalez of the Rockies. 

Four games take place in the WNBA. Two games begin at 8 PM ET. Atlanta visits Dallas. Los Angeles plays at Minnesota. The two other games start at 10 PM ET. Chicago is at Las Vegas. New York travels to Seattle. 

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