Big Al's Daily Angle: MLB, NBA, WNBA and NHL Previews and Odds - 05/21/2021

by Big Al Staff

The Friday sports card has action in the NBA, NHL, MLB, and the WNBA.

The play-in tournament for the NBA playoffs concludes with Golden State hosting Memphis in the final Western Conference elimination game on ESPN at 9 PM ET. The Warriors had their six-game winning streak end with their 103-100 loss in Los Angeles against the Lakers as a 5.5-point underdog on Wednesday. The Grizzlies advanced to this game with their 100-96 victory against San Antonio as a 4-point favorite on Wednesday. Golden State is a 4-point favorite with the total set at 220.5 (all odds from BetOnline). The winner takes the eighth seed in the Western Conference playoffs and a trip to Utah to begin a Western Conference quarterfinals playoff series on Sunday night.

The first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs continues with four games. Boston plays at home against Washington on the NBC Sports Network at 6:30 PM ET. The Bruins took a 2-1 lead in this series with their 3-2 victory at home on Wednesday. Boston is a -171 money line favorite with an over/under of 5.5.

Carolina travels to Nashville on the USA Network at 7 PM ET. The Hurricanes took a 2-0 lead in this series with their 3-0 shutout win at home on Wednesday. Carolina is a -145 money line road favorite with a total of 5. 

Edmonton hosts Winnipeg on the NBC Sports Network at 9 PM ET. The Jets upset the Oilers in the opening game of this series with their 4-1 victory on Wednesday. Edmonton is a -162 money line favorite with the over/under at 5.5. 

Colorado visits St. Louis on the USA Network at 9:30 PM ET. The Avalanche took a 2-0 lead in this series with their seventh straight victory in a 6-3 win on Wednesday. Colorado is a -213 money line road favorite with the total at 5.5. 

Fifteen games are on the MLB docket. The New York Yankees play at home against the Chicago White Sox at 7:05 PM ET as a -108 money line favorite with an over/under of 8.5. Washington hosts Baltimore as a -205 money line favorite with a total of 8.5. Philadelphia is at home against Boston as a -152 money line favorite with an over/under of 8. Miami plays at home against the New York Mets at 7:10 PM ET as a -130 money line favorite with the total at 7. Milwaukee visits Cincinnati as a -113 money line favorite with a total of 9. Minnesota plays at Cleveland with both teams priced at -110 with an over/under of 8.5. Tampa Bay plays at Toronto at 7:37 PM ET as a -140 money line favorite with a total of 9.

Houston visits Texas at 8:05 PM ET as a -123 money line road favorite with an over/under of 8.5. Kansas City plays at home against Detroit at 8:10 PM ET as a -151 money line favorite with a total of 8.5. The Chicago Cubs travel to St. Louis at 8:15 PM ET as a -115 money line road favorite with an over/under of 8. Arizona plays at Colorado at 8:40 PM ET. 

Oakland travels to Los Angeles to play the Angels at 9:38 PM ET as a -113 money line road favorite with a total of 9. The Los Angeles Dodgers visit San Francisco at 9:45 PM ET as a -149 money line road favorite with an over/under of 7. San Diego hosts Seattle at 10:10 PM ET as a -205 money line favorite with a total of 7.5.

Four games are on the WNBA slate. Atlanta plays at Indiana at 7 PM ET. New York visits Washington. Connecticut travels to Phoenix at 10 PM ET. Los Angeles is at Las Vegas on the CBS Sports Network at 10:30 PM ET.

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