Big Al's Daily Angle: NFL and MLB Previews and Odds - 09/12/2022

by Big Al Staff

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

Week 1 in the regular season of the National Football League concludes with one game. The Denver Broncos travel to Seattle to play the Seahawks on ABC, ESPN, and ESPN2. The Broncos are a 6.5-point road favorite with the total set at 44.5 (all odds from DraftKings). 

Major League Baseball has nine games on its schedule. The Miami Marlins host the Texas Rangers at 1:10 PM ET in the opening game of their doubleheader. The Marlins lost their second straight game with a 9-3 loss to the Mets in New York on Sunday. The Rangers ended a three-game losing streak with a 4-1 victory against Toronto yesterday. Miami sends out Trevor Rogers to pitch against Texas’ Glenn Otto. The Marlins are a -135 money line favorite with an over/under of 7. 

The Cleveland Guardians play at home against the Los Angeles Angels at 6:10 PM ET. The Guardians won for the sixth time in their last seven games with a 4-1 victory at Minnesota on Sunday. The Angels lost for the third time in their last four games with a 12-4 setback in Houston yesterday. Cleveland gives the ball to Konnor Pilkington to pitch against Los Angeles’ Reid Detmers. The Guardians are a -140 money line favorite with a total of 8. 

Two MLB games throw out the first pitch at 6:40 PM ET. The Houston Astros visit Detroit to play the Tigers. The Astros won for the third time in their last four games with their victory against the Angels on Sunday. The Tigers had their three-game winning streak end with a 4-0 loss at Kansas City yesterday. Framber Valdez takes the mound for Houston to battle against Eduardo Rodriguez for Detroit. The Astros are a -195 money line road favorite with an over/under of 7.5. 

The Cincinnati Reds are at home against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Reds are on a two-game losing streak after their 7-6 loss to Milwaukee yesterday. The Pirates lost for the fourth time in their last five games with a 4-3 loss to St. Louis on Sunday. Pittsburgh turns to Bryse Wilson to pitch against Cincinnati’s Mike Minor. The Reds are a -145 money line favorite with a total of 9.5. 

The Tampa Bay Rays travel to Toronto to play the Blue Jays at 7:07 PM ET. The Rays lost for the second straight time with a 10-4 loss at New York against the Yankees on Sunday. The Blue Jays had their three-game winning streak end with a 4-1 loss at Texas yesterday. Jose Berrios pitches for Toronto against a starting pitcher yet to be determined for the Rangers. 

Two MLB games start at 7:10 PM ET. The Marlins tap Braxton Garrett to pitch against the Rangers’ Jon Gray for the second game of their doubleheader. 

The New York Mets play at home against the Chicago Cubs. The Mets won for the fourth time in their last five games with their 9-3 victory at Miami on Sunday. The Cubs come off a 4-2 loss at San Francisco on Sunday. Chris Bassitt takes the mound for New York against a starting pitcher yet to be named for the Cubs. The Mets are a -280 money line favorite with an over/under of 9.

The Los Angeles Dodgers are at Arizona against the Diamondbacks at 9:40 PM ET. The Dodgers won for the fourth time in their last five games with their 11-2 victory at San Diego on Sunday. The Diamondbacks ended a four-game losing streak with a 12-6 victory at Colorado yesterday. Los Angeles sends Tyler Alexander to the hill to duel against Arizona’s Ryne Nelson. The Dodgers are a -230 money line road favorite with a total of 9.

The Atlanta Braves play at San Francisco against the Giants at 9:45 PM ET. The Braves lost for the second straight time yesterday in a 8-7 loss at Seattle. The Giants has won two in a row with a 4-2 victory against the Cubs yesterday. Spencer Strider pitches for Atlanta against Alex Cobb for San Francisco. Atlanta is a -175 money line road favorite with an over/under of 7.5.

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