Big Al's Daily Angle: NBA, MLB, and NHL Previews and Odds - 05/31/2021

by Alec McMordie

The Monday sports card features games in the NBA, NHL, and MLB.

The NBA playoffs have two games on the docket. Philadelphia visits Washington on TNT at 7:05 PM ET. The 76ers took a 3-0 lead in this series with their 132-103 victory over the Wizards on Saturday. Washington has lost six of their last nine games. Philadelphia is an 8.5-point road favorite, with the total set at 229.5 (all odds from BetOnline). 

Utah travels to Memphis in the nightcap on TNT at 9:35 PM ET. The Jazz took a 2-1 lead in this series with their 121-111 victory against the Grizzlies as a 5.5-point favorite on Saturday. Memphis had won eight of nine games before losing the last two games in this series. Utah is a 5.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 224.5. 

Two games are on the NHL playoff schedule. Toronto plays at home against Montreal in the seventh game of their opening-round North Division series on CNBC at 7:05 PM ET. The Canadiens forced a seventh game with their 3-2 victory in overtime against the Maple Leafs on Friday. Toronto is a -195 money line favorite with a total of 5.5. 

Boston is at home against Carolina on the NBC Sports Network at 7:38 PM ET. The Bruins won the opening game of this East Division finals series with a 5-2 victory on Saturday. The Islanders had their three-game losing streak end with the loss. Boston is a -190 money line favorite with an over/under of 5.

Fourteen games are on the MLB slate. The New York Yankees play at home against Tampa Bay at 1:05 PM ET as a -107 money-line favorite with a total of 8.5. Minnesota visits Baltimore on ESPN as a -163 money line road favorite with an over/under of 9. Detroit visits Milwaukee at 2:10 PM ET. Cincinnati is at home against Philadelphia as a -118 money line favorite with a total of 8.5. San Diego travels to Chicago to play the Cubs at 2:20 PM ET as a -150 money line road favorite. 

The Chicago White Sox visit Cleveland at 3:10 PM ET in the first game of their seven-inning doubleheader. San Francisco plays at home against Los Angeles against the Angels at 4:05 PM ET as a -128 money line favorite with an over/under of 8.5. Houston hosts Boston on ESPN at 4:10 PM ET as a -111 money line favorite with a total of 8.5. Oakland plays at Seattle as a -133 money line road favorite with an over/under of 8.5. 

Atlanta plays at home against Washington at 5;10 PM ET as a -171 money line favorite with a total of 9. The White Sox play the Indians in the second game of their doubleheader at 6:40 PM ET. Kansas City is at home against Pittsburgh on ESPN at 8:10 PM ET as a -173 money line favorite with an over/under of 8.5. The Los Angeles Dodgers are at home against St. Louis at 9:10 PM ET as a -182 money line favorite. The New York Mets play at Arizona at 9:40 PM ET as a -185 money line road favorite.

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