Big Al's Daily Angle: MLB, NHL, NBA and EPL Previews and Odds - 05/07/2021

by Big Al Staff

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

Ten games are on the NBA docket. The card begins at 7 PM ET, with Philadelphia hosting New Orleans as an 8.5-point favorite with the total set at 228.5 (all odds from BetOnline unless indicated otherwise). 

Boston travels to Chicago in the first game of an ESPN doubleheader at 7:30 PM ET. The Celtics have won three of their last four games with their 132-96 victory at Orlando as a 12-point favorite on Wednesday. The Bulls have lost four in a row after their 106-94 loss to Philadelphia as an 8-point underdog on Monday. Boston is a 3.5-point road favorite at DraftKings. 

Milwaukee plays at home against Houston at 8 PM ET as a 16.5-point favorite at DraftKings. Charlotte is at home against Orlando as a 9-point favorite with an over/under of 216. Miami hosts Minnesota as a 6-point favorite at DraftKings. Dallas plays at home against Cleveland at 8:30 PM ET as a 10.5-point favorite at DraftKings. 

Utah hosts Denver at 9 PM ET as a 3-point favorite at DraftKings. Phoenix plays at home against New York at 10 PM ET as a 6-point favorite with a total of 218. San Antonio visits Sacramento as a 4-point road favorite at DraftKings. 

Portland is at home against the Los Angeles Lakers in the nightcap on ESPN at 10 PM ET. The Trail Blazers have won five of their last six games with their 141-105 victory at Cleveland as a 12-point favorite on Wednesday. The Lakers have lost four of five after their 118-94 loss to the Clippers as an 8.5-point underdog on Thursday. Portland is a 6-point favorite at DraftKings. 

Seven games are on the NHL schedule. Columbus hosts Detroit at 7 PM ET as a -145 money line favorite with an over/under of 5. Washington plays at home against Philadelphia as a -180 money line favorite with a total of 6. Tampa Bay is at home at Dallas as a -152 money line favorite with an over/under of 5.5. Minnesota hosts Anaheim at 8 PM ET as a -280 money line favorite with a total of 5.5.

Vegas plays at home against St. Louis at 10 PM ET as a -164 money line favorite with an over/under of 5.5. Colorado visits Los Angeles as a -270 money line road favorite with a total of 5.5. San Jose is at home against Arizona at 10:30 PM ET as a -115 money line favorite with an over/under of 5.5. 

Fifteen games are on the MLB slate. The Chicago Cubs are at home against Pittsburgh at 2:20 PM ET as a -143 money line favorite in the lone afternoon game.

The New York Yankees play at home against Washington at 7:05 PM ET as a -185 money line favorite with a total of 9. Boston travels to Baltimore as a -157 money line road favorite with an over/under of 9. Miami is at home against Milwaukee at 7:10 PM ET as a -132 money line favorite with a total of 7. The New York Mets host Arizona as a -129 money line favorite with an over/under of 7.5. Cleveland plays at home against Cincinnati as a -138 money line favorite with a total of 8.5. Minnesota visits Detroit as a -146 money line road favorite with an over/under of 9. Atlanta is at home against Philadelphia at 7:20 PM ET as a -160 money line favorite with a total of 8.5.

Texas hosts Seattle at 8:05 PM ET as a -110 money line favorite with an over/under of 8.5. The Chicago White Sox travels to Kansas City at 8:10 PM ET as a -153 money line road favorite with a total of 8.5. Houston plays at home against Toronto as a -140 money line favorite with an over/under of 9. St. Louis is at home against Colorado as a -200 money line favorite with a total of 7. 

The Los Angeles Dodgers visit the Los Angeles Angels at 9:38 PM ET as a -160 money line road favorite with an over/under of 8.5. Oakland hosts Tampa Bay at 9:40 PM ET as a -133 money line favorite with a total of 8. San Diego plays at San Francisco at 9:45 PM ET as a -140 money line road favorite with an over/under of 7.

Matchweek 35 of the English Premier League begins at 3 PM ET, with Leicester City playing at home against Newcastle United on the NBC Sports Network. The Foxes are a -1.25 goal line favorite with a total of 2.75.

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