Big Al's Daily Angle: Kentucky Derby, NBA, NHL, MLB and EPL Previews and Odds - 05/01/2021

by Big Al Staff

The Saturday sports card features action in the NBA, NHL, MLB, and the English Premier League. 

The 147th Kentucky Derby returns to its traditional first Saturday in May. Post time is 6:57 PM ET on NBC.

Ten games are on the NBA docket. The card begins at 7 PM ET, with Charlotte hosting Detroit as a 6.5-point favorite at DraftKings.

Golden State visits Houston in the first game of an ESPN doubleheader at 7:30 PM ET. The Warriors are a 7.5-point road favorite at DraftKings. 

Five NBA games begin at 8 PM ET. New Orleans travels to Minnesota as a 3.5-point favorite with the total set at 234.5 (all odds from BetOnline unless indicated otherwise). Miami plays at Cleveland as a 1-point favorite at DraftKings. Atlanta hosts Chicago. Oklahoma City plays at home against Indiana. Memphis visits Orlando as a 10.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 224.5. 

Dallas hosts Washington at 9 PM ET as a 6-point favorite at DraftKings. Utah plays at home against Toronto at 10 PM ET as a 7.5-point favorite at DraftKings. 

The Los Angeles Clippers are at home against Denver at 10 PM ET in the nightcap on ESPN. The Clippers are a 4.5-point favorite at DraftKings. 

Fifteen games are on the NHL schedule. Boston plays at home against Buffalo at 1 PM ET as a -360 money line favorite with a total of 5.5. Tampa Bay visits Detroit at 3 PM ET as a -310 money line road favorite with an over/under of 5.5. 

Six games in the NHL start at 7 PM ET. Washington hosts Pittsburgh as a -106 money line favorite with a total of 6. Philadelphia plays at home against New Jersey as a -138 money line favorite with an over/under of 6. The New York Islanders are at home against the New York Rangers as a -125 money line favorite with the total at 5.5. Carolina is at home against Columbus as a -285 money line favorite with an over/under of 5.5. Montreal hosts Ottawa as a -195 money line favorite at DraftKings with a total of 6. Toronto plays at home against Vancouver as a -285 money line favorite with an over/under of 6. 

Four NHL games start at 8 PM ET. Colorado is at home against San Jose as a -295 money line favorite at DraftKings with a total of 6. Nashville plays at home against Dallas as a -103 money line favorite with an over/under of 5. Florida visits Chicago as a -147 money line road favorite with a total of 6. Minnesota hosts St. Louis as a -142 money line favorite with an over/under of 5.5. 

Three games conclude the NHL card at 10 PM ET. Edmonton plays at home against Calgary as a -125 money line favorite with a total of 6. Vegas visits Arizona as a -200 money line favorite at DraftKings with an over/under of 5.5. The Los Angeles Kings are at Anaheim as a -129 money line road favorite with a total of 5.5. 

Fifteen games are on the MLB slate. Washington plays at home against Miami at 1:05 PM ET as a -180 money line favorite at DraftKings with an over/under of 8.5. The New York Yankees are at home against Detroit as a -210 money line favorite with a total of 8.5. Minnesota is at home against Kansas City as a -123 money line favorite with an over/under of 8.5. 

The Chicago White Sox hosts Cleveland on FS1 at 4:05 PM ET. The White Sox are a -173 money line favorite with a total of 7.5. Oakland plays at home against Baltimore at 4:07 PM ET as a -185 money line favorite with an over/under of 8. Houston travels to Tampa Bay at 4:10 PM ET as a -119 money line road favorite with a total of 8. Cincinnati is at home against the Chicago Cubs as a -155 money line favorite with an over/under of 8.5. 

Philadelphia plays at home against the New York Mets at 6:05 PM ET as a -111 money line favorite with a total of 8. St. Louis visits Pittsburgh at 6:35 PM ET as a -140 money line favorite with an over/under of 7. 

Boston travels to Texas at 7:05 PM ET as a -180 money line road favorite with a total of 8.5. The Los Angeles Dodgers visit Milwaukee at 7:10 PM ET as a -120 money line road favorite with an over/under of 7. Atlanta plays at Toronto at 7:37 PM ET. 

Arizona hosts Colorado at 8:10 PM ET as a -183 money line favorite with a total of 8.5. San Diego plays at home against San Francisco at 8:40 PM ET as a -163 money line favorite with an over/under of 7. The Los Angeles Angels travel to Seattle at 9:10 PM ET as a -139 money line favorite with a total of 8.5. 

Matchweek 34 in the English Premier League continues with four matches. Manchester City travels to Crystal Palace at 7:30 AM ET on the NBC Sports Network as a -1.5 goal line road favorite with an over/under of 2.75. Brighton and Hove Albion hosts Leeds United at 10 AM ET on the NBC Sports Network as a -0.25 goal line favorite with a total of 2.5. Chelsea plays at home against Fulham on NBC at 12:30 PM ET as a -1 goal line favorite with an over/under of 2.25. Everton is at home against Aston Villa at 3 PM ET on Peacock as a -0.5 goal line favorite with a total of 2.5.

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