Big Al's Daily Angle: NBA, MLB, NHL and EPL Previews and Odds - 04/22/2021

by Big Al Staff

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

The NBA has six games on the docket. The schedule begins at 7 PM ET with three contests. New Orleans visits Orlando as a 7.5-point road favorite with the total set at 225 (all odds from BetOnline unless indicated otherwise). Phoenix plays at Boston as a 7.5-point road favorite at DraftKings. 

Milwaukee hosts Philadelphia in the opening game of a TNT doubleheader. The Bucks have lost two in a row after their 128-127 upset loss to Phoenix as a 3-point favorite on Monday. The 76ers lost their second straight game in a 116-113 loss at home to the Suns as a 3-point underdog on Wednesday. Milwaukee is a 6-point favorite at DraftKings. 

San Antonio plays at home against Detroit at 8 PM ET as an 8-point favorite at DraftKings. Chicago is at home against Charlotte at 9 PM ET as a 3-point favorite with an over/under of 211.5.

The Los Angeles Lakers play at Dallas at 9:30 PM ET in the nightcap on TNT. The Lakers lost their second game in their last three with a 111-97 setback to Utah as a 7-point underdog on Monday. The Mavericks ended a two-game losing streak with their 127-117 victory against Detroit as a 10.5-point favorite on Wednesday. 

Twelve games are on the NHL schedule. Seven games begin the card at 7 PM ET. The New York Islanders play at home against Washington as a -115 money line favorite with a total of 5.5. Boston visits Buffalo as a -295 money line road favorite with an over/under of 5.5. Carolina is at Florida as a -114 money line road favorite with the total at 5.5. Tampa Bay hosts Columbus as a -270 money line favorite with an over/under of 5.5. Pittsburgh is at home as a -280 money line favorite with a total of 6. Toronto travels to Winnipeg as a -130 money line road favorite with an over/under of 5.5.

Dallas plays at Detroit at 7:30 PM ET as a -180 money line road favorite with the total at 5.5. Colorado visits St. Louis at 8 PM ET as a -145 money line road favorite with an over/under of 5.5. Vancouver is at home against Ottawa at 10 PM ET as a -140 money line favorite with the total at 6.

Eight games are on the MLB slate. Cincinnati plays at home against Arizona at 12:35 PM ET as a -135 money line favorite with an over/under of 8.5. Pittsburgh visits Detroit at 6:10 PM ET.

The evening schedule begins at 6:10 PM ET with the New York Yankees playing at Cleveland. Boston hosts Seattle at 7:10 PM ET as a -163 money line favorite with a total of 9.5. The New York Mets play at Chicago against the Cubs at 7:40 PM ET as a -124 money line road favorite. 

Houston plays at home against the Los Angeles Angels at 8:10 PM ET as a -125 money line favorite with an over/under of 9. San Francisco hosts Miami at 9:45 PM ET as a -137 money line favorite with a total of 8. The Los Angeles Dodgers are at home against San Diego at 10:10 PM ET as a -170 money line favorite with an over/under of 7.5.

Matchweek 32 in the English Premier League concludes on the NBC Sports Network at 3 PM ET with Leicester City hosting West Bromwich Albion. The Foxes are a -1 goal line favorite with a total of 2.5. 

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