Big Al's Daily Angle: NFL and MLB Previews and Odds - 09/08/2022

by Big Al Staff

The Thursday sports card features action in the NFL and MLB.

The regular season in the National Football League kicks off with one game. The Buffalo Bills travel to Los Angeles to play the Rams at 8:20 PM ET on NBC and Peacock. The Bills take the field after losing in their epic playoff game in overtime at Kansas City, 42-36, in the divisional round of the AFC playoffs. The Rams won the Super Bowl in a 23-20 victory against the Cincinnati Bengals. Buffalo is a 2-point road favorite, with the total set at 52 (all odds from DraftKings).

Major League Baseball has seven games on its schedule. The St. Louis Cardinals host the Washington Nationals at 1:15 PM ET. The Cardinals won for the sixth time in their last seven games with a 6-5 victory against the Nationals yesterday. They improved their record to 81-56. Washington has lost their last two games to fall to 48-69. St. Louis taps Adam Wainwright in their starting rotation to pitch against the Nationals’ Josiah Gray. The Cardinals are a -285 money line favorite with an over/under of 8. 

The Chicago Cubs play at home against the Cincinnati Reds at 2:20 PM ET. The Cubs lost for the fourth time in their last five games with a 7-1 setback to the Reds yesterday. Their record has dropped to 57-79. Cincinnati has won two of three to improve to 54-80. Adrian Sampson takes the ball for the Cubs against Luis Cessa for the Reds. Chicago is a -140 money line favorite. 

The Milwaukee Brewers are at home against the San Francisco at 4:10 PM ET. The Brewers lost for the fifth time in their last seven games after a 8-4 loss at Colorado yesterday. Their record fell to 71-65 with the defeat. The Giants are on a two-game losing streak after a 7-3 loss in Los Angeles to the Dodgers on Wednesday. Their record dropped to 65-70. Milwaukee taps Corbin Burnes as their starting pitcher to battle against San Francisco’s Scott Alexander. The Brewers are a -215 money line favorite with an over/under of 7. 

The Philadelphia Phillies host the Miami Marlins at 6:45 PM ET. The Phillies won their second game in a row yesterday in a 4-3 victory against the Marlins. They raised their record to 75-61. Miami is on a nine-game losing streak to fall to 55-80. Kyle Gibson takes the mound for the Phillies against Sandy Alcantara for the Marlins. Philadelphia is a -130 money line favorite with a total of 7. 

The Minnesota Twins play in New York against the Yankees at 7:05 PM ET. The Twins got swept in the doubleheader with the Yankees on Wednesday, losing the opener by a 5-4 score in 12 innings before dropping the nightcap, 7-1. Minnesota’s record fell to 68-67. New York is a on a four-game winning streak to improve their record to 83-54. The Twins send out Sonny Gray to pitch against the Yankees’ Nestor Cortes. 

The second-game of the doubleheader between the Giants and Brewers starts at 7:10 PM ET. Freddy Peralta takes ball for Milwaukee against a starting pitcher that has yet to be named for San Francisco. 

The Chicago White Sox visits Oakland to play the A’s at 9:40 PM ET. The White Sox won for the second time in their last three games after a 9-6 victory at Seattle on Wednesday. They improved their record to 69-68 with the win. The A’s lost for the sixth time in their last seven games after their 7-3 loss to Atlanta yesterday. Their record is now 50-87. The White Sox sends Dylan Cease to the hill to pitch against J.P. Sears for the A’s. Chicago is a -190 money line road favorite with an over/under of 7. 

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