Big Al's Daily Angle: NFL, MLB, CFL and WNBA Previews and Odds - 08/19/2021

by Big Al Staff

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

The second full week of the NFL preseason kicks off with New England playing at Philadelphia on the NFL Network at 7:30 PM ET. The Patriots defeated Washington at home by a 22-13 score as a 2-point favorite last Thursday. The Eagles were upset, 24-16, at home against Pittsburgh as a 1-point favorite last Thursday. New England is a -1 point road favorite with an over/under of 38 (all odds from DraftKings).

Ten games are on the MLB docket. Six games begin in the afternoon. Two games start the card at 1:10 PM ET. The Los Angeles Angels conclude their three-game series at Detroit. The Angels pitch Jose Quintana against the Tigers' Matt Manning. Los Angeles is a -120 money line road favorite with the total set at 9.5. Tampa Bay plays at home against Baltimore in the final game of their four-game series. Shane McClanahan pitches for the Rays against the Orioles Jorge Lopez. Tampa Bay is a -335 money line favorite with an over/under of 9.

Seattle plays at Texas at 2:05 PM ET in Game 3 of their three-game series. The Mariners pitch Chris Flexen against the Rangers Spencer Howard. Seattle is a -170 money line road favorite with a total of 8.5. Two games begin at 2:10 PM ET. The Chicago White Sox host Oakland in the fourth game of their four-game series. Dylan Cease pitches for the White Sox against James Kaprielian of the A’s. Chicago is a -165 money line favorite with an over/under of 9. Houston completes their four-game series at Kansas City. The Astros pitch Luis Garcia against the Royals Mike Minor. Houston is a -190 money line road favorite with a total of 9. Philadelphia is at Arizona at 3:40 PM ET in the final game of their three-game series. Zack Wheeler pitches for the Phillies against Madison Bumgarner of the Diamondbacks. Philadelphia is a -200 money line road favorite with an over/under of 8.5. 

The New York Yankees host Minnesota at 7:05 PM ET in the opening game of their four-game series. The Yankees pitch Jameson Taillon against the Twins John Gant. New York is a -275 money line favorite with a total of 10.5. Cincinnati plays at home against Miami at 7:10 PM ET in Game 1 of their four-game series. Luis Castillo pitches for the Reds against Zach Thompson of the Marlins. Cincinnati is a -240 money line favorite with an over/under of 7.5. Milwaukee concludes their three-game series at St. Louis at 7:45 PM ET. The Brewers pitch Brandon Woodruff against the Cardinals Jon Lester. Milwaukee is a -220 money line road favorite with a total of 8. The Los Angeles Dodgers are at home against the New York Mets at 10:10 PM ET in the opener of their four-game series. Walker Buehler pitches for the Dodgers against the Mets Taijuan Walker. Los Angeles is a -240 money line favorite with an over/under of 8.

The third week of the Canadian Football League begins at 10 PM ET, with British Columbia hosting Edmonton on ESPN2. The Lions earned their first victory of the season with their 15-9 upset win at Calgary as a 7-point underdog last Thursday. The Elks remain winless after the first two weeks of the season after a 30-13 upset loss to Montreal as a 5-point favorite on Saturday. British Columbia is a 3.5-point favorite with a total of 47.

Three games are on the WNBA docket. Minnesota visits Connecticut at 7 PM ET. Washington travels to Phoenix at 10 PM ET. Atlanta plays at Los Angeles at 10:30 PM ET.

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