Big Al's Daily Angle: NFL, CFL, MLB and WNBA Previews and Odds - 08/27/2021

by Big Al Staff

The Friday sports card features action in the NFL preseason, MLB, CFL, and the WNBA. 

The third and final week of the NFL preseason kicks off with four games. Indianapolis visits Detroit at 7 PM ET. The Colts won their second game in the preseason with their 12-10 upset win at Minnesota as a 2-point underdog on Saturday. The Lions lost their second preseason game in a 26-20 loss at Pittsburgh as a 7-point underdog last Saturday. Indianapolis is a 2-point road favorite, with the total set at 33.5 (all odds from DraftKings). 

Carolina hosts Pittsburgh at 7:30 PM ET. The Panthers remained winless in the preseason with their 20-3 loss at home to Baltimore as a 3.5-point underdog on Saturday. The Steelers are 3-0 in the preseason after their win against the Lions. Carolina is a 4-point favorite with an over/under of 34.5. 

The New York Jets play at home against Philadelphia at 7:30 PM ET. The Jets won their second straight preseason game in a 23-14 win at Green Bay as a 2.5-point road favorite last Saturday. The Eagles are winless in the preseason after a 35-0 upset loss at home against New England as a 1-point favorite on August 19th. New York is a 5.5-point favorite with a total of 34.

Kansas City is at home against Minnesota on the NFL Network at 8 PM ET. The Chiefs won their second straight preseason game with a 17-10 win at Arizona as a 3.5-point favorite last Friday. The Vikings have lost their first two preseason games in a 12-10 upset loss to Indianapolis as a 2-point favorite on Saturday. Kansas City is a 4-point favorite with an over/under of 38.5. 

Fifteen games are on the MLB docket. Three games start at 7:05 PM ET. Philadelphia hosts Arizona as a -235 money line favorite with a total of 8.5. St. Louis plays at Pittsburgh as a -155 money line road favorite with an over/under of 9. Tampa Bay is at Baltimore as a -235 money line road favorite with a total of 10.5. Four games begin at 7:10 PM ET. Boston plays at Cleveland as a -180 money line road favorite with an over/under of 9.5. The New York Mets are at home against Washington as a -220 money line favorite with a total of 8.5. Cincinnati is at Miami as a -150 money line road favorite with a total of 8. Toronto visits Detroit as a -180 money line road favorite with an over/under of 9.5. Atlanta is at home against San Francisco at 7:20 PM ET as a -125 money line favorite with a total of 8.5. 

Houston travels to Texas at 8:05 PM ET as a -220 money line road favorite with an over/under of 8.5. Two games start at 8:10 PM ET. Milwaukee visits Minnesota as a -135 money line road favorite with a total of 9.5. The Chicago White Sox are at home against the Chicago Cubs as a -225 money line favorite with an over/under of 9. San Diego visits Los Angeles to play the Angels at 9:38 PM ET as a -160 money line road favorite with a total of 8.5. The New York Yankees continue their series at Oakland at 9:40 PM ET as a -150 money line favorite with an over/under of 8. Two games begin at 10:10 PM ET. Seattle is at home against Kansas City as a -170 money line favorite with an over/under of 8. The Los Angeles Dodgers are at home against Colorado as a -240 money line favorite with a total of 9.

The third week in the Canadian Football League begins at 7:30 PM ET, with Hamilton visiting Montreal on ESPN News. The Tiger-Cats have lost their first two games after a 30-8 loss at Saskatchewan as a 1.5-point underdog on August 14th. The Alouettes are 1-1 on the season after getting upset at Calgary, 28-22, as a 5-point favorite last Friday. Hamilton is a 2.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 46.5. 

Two games are on the WNBA slate. Phoenix travels to New York on the CBS Sports Network at 8 PM ET. Chicago visits Seattle at 10 PM ET.

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