Big Al's Daily Angle: NHL, MLB and CFL Previews and Odds - 06/18/2022

by Big Al Staff

The Saturday sports card features NHL, MLB, and CFL action.

The National Hockey League playoffs continue with Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals, with the Colorado Avalanche hosting the Tampa Bay Lightning on ABC at 8:10 PM ET. The Avalanche are on a six-game winning streak after beating the Lightning in the opening game of the Stanley Cup finals with their 4-3 victory in overtime on Wednesday. Colorado is a -150 money line favorite with the total set at 6 (all odds from DraftKings unless indicated otherwise).

The Saturday card in Major League Baseball has 16 games on its schedule. The Atlanta Braves visit Chicago to play the Cubs at 2:20 PM ET. Kyle Wright pitches for the Braves against Justin Steele for the Cubs. Atlanta is a -165 money line road favorite. The Toronto Blue Jays host play at home against the New York Yankees at 3:07 PM ET. The Blue Jays turn to Alek Manoah in their starting rotation to face the Yankees Jameson Taillon. Toronto is a -120 money line favorite with an over/under of 8.5. 

Two MLB games throw out the first pitch at 4:05 PM ET. San Francisco travels to Pittsburgh with Alex Wood pitching for the Giants against Jose Quintana of the Pirates. San Francisco is a -182 money line road favorite at BetRivers with a total of 8.5. Tampa Bay plays at Baltimore with the Rays pitching Jeffrey Springs against the Orioles Kyle Bradish. Tampa Bay is a -165 money line road favorite with an over/under of 8.5. The Oakland A’s are at home against the Kansas City Royals at 4:07 PM ET. Cole Irvin pitches for the A’s against a starting pitcher yet to be named for the Royals. 

Five MLB games start at 4:10 PM ET. Texas visits Detroit on FS1 with the Rangers pitching Taylor Hearn against the Tigers' Rony Garcia. Texas is a -125 money line road favorite with a total of 8.5. Cincinnati hosts Milwaukee with Graham Ashcraft pitching for the Reds against Jason Alexander of the Brewers. Cincinnati is a -115 money line favorite with an over/under of 9.5. Los Angeles plays at Seattle in the first game of their doubleheader with the Angels pitching Patrick Sandoval against a Mariners starting pitcher yet to be named. Houston plays at home against Chicago with Justin Verlander pitching for the Astros against Johnny Cueto pitching for the White Sox. Houston is a -210 money line favorite with a total of 8. New York is at home against Miami with the Mets pitching Taiwan Walker against the Marlins Braxton Garrett. New York is a -190 money line favorite with an over/under of 8.5. The Philadelphia Phillies are at Washington to play the Nationals at 4:35 PM ET. Aaron Nola takes the ball for the Phillies against Josiah Gray of the Nationals. Philadelphia is a -215 money line road favorite with a total of 8.5. 

Two MLB games begin at 7:15 PM ET in regional coverage on Fox. Boston hosts St. Louis with the Red Sox pitching Kutter Crawford against the Cardinals Dakota Hudson. Boston is a -120 money line favorite with an over/under of 9.5. Los Angeles is at home against Cleveland, with Julio Urias pitching for the Dodgers against Cal Quantrill of the Guardians. Los Angeles is a -225 money line favorite with a total of 8.5. The San Diego Padres travel to Colorado to play the Rockies at 9:10 PM ET. San Diego turns to Nick Martinez to pitch against the Rockies' German Marquez. San Diego is a -135 money line road favorite with an over/under of 11.5. 

Two games conclude the MLB card at 10:10 PM ET. The Angels play the Mariners in the second game of their doubleheader in Seattle. Minnesota travels to Arizona with Dylan Bundy pitching for the Twins against Luke Weaver of the Diamondbacks. Both teams are priced at -110, with the total at 9.5. 

The second week of the Canadian Football League concludes with two games. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats host the Calgary Stampeders at 6:30 PM ET. The Tiger-Cats rebound off a 30-13 loss at Saskatchewan as a 2.5-point underdog last Saturday. The Stampeders won their opening game in a 30-27 victory at home against Montreal as a 3.5-point favorite on June 9th. Hamilton is a 1.5-point favorite with an over/under of 45. The Saskatchewan Roughriders play at Edmonton against the Elks on ESPN News at 9:30 PM ET. The Roughriders won their first game of the season with their victory against the Tiger-Cats. The Elks got blown out, 59-14, at British Columbia as a 4-point underdog last Saturday. Saskatchewan is an 8-point road favorite with a total of 50.5.

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