Big Al's Daily Angle: MLB, EPL, NBA, NHL and NCAA Basketball Previews and Odds - 04/03/2021

by Big Al Staff

The Saturday sports card features action in the EPL, NBA, NHL, MLB and NCAA Basketball.

The college basketball Final Four tips off with Houston playing Baylor on CBS at 5:14 PM ET. The Cougars won their eleventh straight game with their 67-61 win against Oregon State as an 8-point favorite in the Elite 8 on Monday. The Bears won their fourth straight with their 81-72 victory against Arkansas as a 7.5-point favorite on Monday. Lucas Oil Stadium is the site. Baylor is a 5-point favorite with the total set at 134.5 (all odds from BetOnline). 

UCLA plays Gonzaga in the second Final Four game on CBS with a tip-off time of 8:34 PM ET. The Bruins won their fifth straight with a 51-49 upset win against Michigan as a 6.5-point underdog on Tuesday. The Bulldogs continued their perfect season with an 85-66 victory against USC as a 12-point favorite on Tuesday. Lucas Oil Stadium is the site. Gonzaga is a 14-point favorite with an over/under of 145.5.

Eight games are on the NBA docket. None of the games are on national television. The card tips off at 7 PM ET, with Dallas playing at Washington at 7 PM ET. Two games conclude the card at 10 PM ET. Milwaukee visits Sacramento as a -6.5 point road favorite with the total at 239. Portland plays at home against Oklahoma City as a 12-point favorite with an over/under of 228.

Eleven games are on the NHL slate. None of the games are on national television. Two games begin the card at 1 PM ET. Boston hosts Pittsburgh as a -107 money line favorite with the total at 5.5. Tampa Bay is at home against Detroit as a -375 money line favorite with an over/under of 5.5. The last game on the schedule is at 10 PM ET, with San Jose visiting Los Angeles. 

Fourteen games are on the MLB schedule. The card begins at 1:05 PM ET with the New York Yankees at home against Toronto. The Bronx Bombers send out Corey Kluber to face the Blue Jays’ Ross Stripling. The Yankees are a -165 money line favorite with the total at 9. 

A doubleheader on FS1 begins at 4:05 PM ET with Atlanta playing at Philadelphia. The Phillies won their opening game of the season in a 3-2 win in ten innings against the Braves on Wednesday. Charlie Morton pitches for Atlanta against Philadelphia’s Zack Wheeler. The Braves are a -107 money line road favorite with an over/under of 8. 

The Dodgers visits Colorado in the second game on FS1 at 8:10 PM ET. Los Angeles won the second game of this series by an 11-6 score on Friday. Walker Buehler pitches for the Dodgers against the Rockies’ Jon Gray. Los Angeles is a -221 money line road favorite with the total at 11.5. 

The MLB card concludes at 9:10 PM ET with San Francisco visiting Seattle. The Giants send out Logan Webb to face the Mariners’ Chris Flexen. San Francisco is a -114 money line road favorite with an over/under of 8.5.

Four games begin Matchweek 30 in the English Premier League. All four games are on the NBC Sports Network. Chelsea hosts West Bromwich Albion at 7:30 AM ET as a -1.75 goal line favorite with a total of 2.75. Leeds United is at home against Sheffield United at 10 AM ET as a -1 goal line favorite with an over/under of 2.75. Manchester City visits Leicester City at 12:30 PM ET as a -1 goal line road favorite with the total at 2.5. Liverpool travels to Arsenal at 3 PM ET as a -0.25 goal line favorite with a total of 2.75.

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