Big Al's Daily Angle: NHL and MLB Previews and Odds - 06/20/2022

by Big Al Staff

The Monday sports card features NHL and MLB action.

The National Hockey League playoffs continue with Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals, with the Colorado Avalanche traveling to Tampa Bay to play the Lightning on ABC at 8:15 PM ET. The Avalanche are on a seven-game winning streak after beating the Lightning in Game 2, 7-0, on Saturday. Tampa Bay returns home for the next two games trailing 0-2 in this series. Both teams are priced as a -110 money line favorite with the total set at 6 (all odds from DraftKings).

Major League Baseball has nine games on its schedule. The New York Mets host the Miami Marlins at 1:10 PM ET. The Mets’ record fell to 44-24 after a 6-2 loss to the Marlins on Sunday. Miami improved their record to 29-35. David Peterson takes the ball for New York against Trevor Rogers of the Marlins. New York is a -155 money line favorite with an over/under of 8.5. 

The Chicago Cubs visit Pittsburgh to play the Pirates at 7:05 PM ET. The Cubs lost to Atlanta yesterday, 6-0, which lowered their record to 25-41. The Pirates improved to 26-39 after their 4-3 victory against the Giants on Sunday. Both teams are priced as a -110 money line favorite with a total of 8.5. 

Two MLB games throw out the first pitch at 7:10 PM ET. Boston is at home against Detroit with Josh Winckowski pitching for the Red Sox against Alex Faedo of the Tigers. Boston beat St. Louis on Sunday, 6-4, to raise their record to 36-31. Detroit defeated Texas yesterday, 7-3, to improve to 26-40 this season. The Red Sox are a -170 money line favorite with an over/under of 9.5. 

New York plays at Tampa Bay with the Yankees pitching Gerrit Cole against the Rays’ Shane McClanahan. The Yankees dropped to 49-17 on the season with their 10-9 loss at Toronto yesterday. The Rays fell to 36-30 after a 2-1 loss at Baltimore on Sunday. New York is a -130 money line road favorite with a total of 6.5. 

The Atlanta Braves are at home against the San Francisco Giants at 7:20 PM ET. The Braves raised their record to 38-29 after their 6-0 victory on the road against the Cubs yesterday. The Giants dropped to 37-28 with their 4-3 loss to the Pirates. Max Fried pitches for Atlanta against Logan Webb of the Giants. The Braves are a -140 money line favorite with an over/under of 8. 

Two MLB games start at 8:10 PM ET. Toronto travels to Chicago with the Blue Jays pitching Jose Berrios against the White Sox’s Lance Lynn. The Blue Jays have a 38-28 record after their victory against the Yankees on Sunday. The White Sox fell to 31-32 after their 4-3 loss to the Astros last night. Toronto is a -135 money line road favorite with a total of 9.

Milwaukee plays at home against St. Louis on FS1 with Corbin Burnes pitching for the Brewers against Miles Mikolas of the Cardinals. The Brewers  beat Cincinnati, 6-3, on Sunday to raise their record to 38-30. The Cardinals have a 38-30 record, too, after their loss to the Red Sox yesterday. Milwaukee is a -150 money line favorite with an over/under of 7.

The Los Angeles Angels host the Kansas City Royals at 9:38 PM ET. The Angels have a 33-36 record after beating Seattle on the road yesterday, 4-0. The Royals lost on the road at Oakland on Sunday, 4-0, to drop their record to 23-42. Los Angeles pitches Noah Syndergaard against Kansas City starting pitcher Kris Bubic. The Angels are a -175 money line favorite with a total of 8.5. 

The San Diego Padres play at home against the Arizona Diamondbacks at 9:40 PM ET. The Padres fell to 41-27 this season with their 8-3 loss at Colorado yesterday. The Diamondbacks improved to 39-29 after their 7-1 victory against Minnesota on Sunday. Yu Darvish pitches for the Padres against Zach Davies. San Diego is a -195 money line favorite with an over/under of 7.5. 

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