Big Al's Daily Angle: MLB, NBA, and WNBA Previews and Odds - 07/01/2021

by Big Al Staff

The Thursday sports card features games in the NBA, MLB, and WNBA.

The NBA playoffs continue with Game 5 in the Eastern Conference finals on TNT. Atlanta evened this series at 2-2 with their 110-88 upset win at home against Milwaukee as a 5.5-point underdog on Tuesday. The Hawks had lost the previous two games in this series after winning Game 1. The Bucks are 2-point favorites, with the total set at 215 (all odds from BetOnline). Tip-off is at 8:35 PM ET.

Thirteen games are on the MLB docket. The New York Yankees host the Los Angeles Angels at 1:05 PM ET as a -168 money line favorite with an over/under of 10. Jordan Montgomery pitches for the Yankees against the Angels’ Griffin Canning. Toronto plays at home against Seattle at 1:07 PM ET as a -185 money line favorite with a total of 9.5. The Blue Jays send out Hyun Jin Ryu against the Mariners’ Yusei Kikuchi. Boston is at home against Kansas City at 1:10 PM ET. Nathan Eovaldi pitches for the Red Sox, and the Royals have yet to name their starting pitcher. The Chicago White Sox are at home against Minnesota at 2:10 PM ET as a -138 money line favorite with an over/under of 8. Oakland plays at home against Texas at 3:37 PM ET as a -172 money line favorite with a total of 8. The A’s Sean Manaea goes against Dane Dunning of the Rangers. 

Philadelphia hosts Miami at 6:05 PM ET as a -128 money line favorite with an over/under of 8. Zach Eflin pitches for the Phillies against the Marlins’ Pablo Lopez. The Los Angeles Dodgers travel to Washington at 7:05 PM ET as a -133 money line road favorite with a total of 9.5. The Dodgers pitch Tony Gonsolin against the Nationals’ Patrick Corbin. Milwaukee visits Pittsburgh as a -240 money line road favorite with an over/under of 7. Corbin Burnes pitches for the Brewers against the Pirates’ Wil Crowe. Cincinnati is at home against San Diego at 7:10 PM ET as a -106 money line favorite with a total of 9. The Reds pitch Luis Castillo against Ryan Weathers of the Padres. Houston plays at Cleveland as a -178 money line road favorite with an over/under of 8.5. Framber Valdez pitches for the Astros against the Indians’ Jean Carlos Mejia. 

The New York Mets travel to Atlanta at 7:20 PM ET as a -161 money line road favorite with a total of 6.5. Jacob DeGrom pitches for the Mets against Ian Anderson of the Braves. St. Louis visits Colorado at 8:40 PM ET as a -127 money line road favorite with an over/under of 11.5. Adam Wainwright pitches for the Cardinals against Antonio Senzatela of the Rockies. San Francisco plays at Arizona on ESPN at 9:40 PM ET. Johnny Cueto pitches for the Giants against Merrill Kelly of the Diamondbacks. San Francisco is a -142 money line road favorite with a total of 9.

One game is on the WNBA slate. Connecticut plays at Indiana at 7 PM ET.

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