Big Al's Daily Angle: NFLX, MLB and CFL Previews and Odds - 08/04/2022

by Big Al Staff

The Thursday sports card features NFLX, MLB, and CFL action.

The 2022 NFL preseason kicks off with the Hall of Fame Game at Canton, Ohio. The Las Vegas Raiders play against the Jacksonville Jaguars on NBC at 8 PM ET. The Raiders are a 2.5-point favorite with the total set at 30 (all odds from DraftKings). 

Major League Baseball has 13 games on its schedule. The Milwaukee Brewers visit Pittsburgh to play the Pirates at 12:35 PM ET. Brandon Woodruff takes the ball for the Brewers to pitch against the Pirates Zach Thompson. Milwaukee is a -245 money line road favorite with an over/under of 8. The Chicago Cubs play at St. Louis against the Cardinals in the first game of their doubleheader after their Wednesday night game got postponed by rain. The Cubs tap Marcus Stroman as their starting pitcher to go against the Cardinals Miles Mikolas. 

The Los Angeles Dodgers travel to San Francisco to play the Giants at 3:45 PM ET. Clayton Kershaw takes the mound for the Dodgers to duel against Jakob Junis for the Giants. Los Angeles is a -200 money line road favorite with a total of 8. The Los Angeles Angels host the Oakland A’s at 4:07 PM ET. The Angels tap Janson Junk in their starting rotation to pitch against the A’s Paul Blackburn. Los Angeles is a -120 money line favorite with an over/under of 8. The San Diego Padres are at home against the Colorado Rockies at 4:10 PM ET. Joe Musgrove takes the hill for the Padres to battle against Kyle Freeland for the Rockies. San Diego is a -295 money line favorite with a total of 7.5. 

The Philadelphia Phillies play at home against the Washington Nationals at 7:05 PM ET. The Phillies pitch the newly acquired Noah Syndergaard against the Nationals’ Paolo Espino. Philadelphia is a -240 money line favorite with an over/under of 9. Three more MLB games throw out the first pitch at 7:10 PM ET. Houston plays at Cleveland with Justin Verlander pitching for the Astros against Zach Plesac for the Guardians. The Astros are a -195 money line road favorite with an over/under of 7.5. New York hosts Atlanta with the Mets tapping Carlos Carrasco to face the Braves Kyle Wright. The Mets are a -120 money line favorite with a total of 8. Tampa Bay visits Detroit on FS1 with Jeffrey Springs pitching for the Rays against Drew Hutchison for the Tigers. The Rays are a -175 money line road favorite with an over/under of 8. 

The Toronto Blue Jays travel to Minnesota to play the Twins at 7:40 PM ET. The Blue Jays turn to Alek Manoah to pitch against the Twins’ Sonny Gray. Toronto is a -125 money line road favorite with a total of 8. The Cardinals pitch Jose Quintana against a starting pitcher yet to be determined for the Cubs in the second game of their doubleheader at 7:45 PM ET. St. Louis is a -155 money line favorite with an over/under of 7.5. 

The Chicago White Sox play at Texas against the Rangers at 8:05 PM ET. Johnny Cueto takes the mound for the White Sox to pitch against Cole Ragans for the Rangers. Chicago is a -130 money line road favorite with a total of 8.5. Boston is at Kansas City at 8:10 PM ET. The Red Sox send Nick Pivetta to the hill to pitch against the Royals’ Kris Bubic. Boston is a -125 money line road favorite with an over/under of 9.

Week 9 in the Canadian Football League begins with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers playing at Montreal against the Alouettes at 7:30 PM ET. The Blue Bombers continued their unbeaten start to the season by improving their record to 8-0, with their 35-28 upset victory at Calgary as a 2.5-point underdog on Saturday. The Alouettes lost for the third time in four games with a 24-17 loss at Hamilton as a 3-point underdog last Thursday. Winnipeg is a 5.5-point road favorite with a total of 47.5. 

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