Big Al's Daily Angle: NBA, MLB, NHL and EPL Previews and Odds - 05/07/2022

by Big Al Staff

The Saturday sports card features NBA, NHL, MLB, and EPL action.

The 148th running of the Kentucky Derby headlines the sporting events of the day. The Run for the Roses is the 12th race at Churchill Downs with a start time of 6:57 PM ET.

The National Basketball Association continues the conference semifinals with two playoff games on ABC. Milwaukee hosts Boston at 3:30 PM ET. The Celtics evened this series at 1-1 with a 109-86 victory as a 4-point favorite on Tuesday. The Bucks are a 2-point favorite with the total set at 212.5 (all odds from DraftKings unless indicated otherwise).

Golden State plays at home against Memphis at 8:30 PM ET. The Grizzlies made this a 1-1 series with their 106-101 upset win against the Warriors as a 2-point home underdog on Tuesday. Golden State is a 7-point favorite with an over/under of 225.5.

Four games are on the slate in the first round of the National Hockey League playoffs. Florida visits Washington on ESPN at 1:07 PM ET. The Panthers evened this series at 1-1 with a 5-1 victory at home on Thursday. Florida is a -190 money line road favorite with a total of 6.5. 

Colorado is at Nashville in the first game of a tripleheader on TNT at 4:37 PM ET. The Avalanche has a 2-0 lead in this series after a 2-1 victory in overtime against the Predators on Thursday. Colorado is a -245 money line road favorite with an over/under of 6.5. 

The New York Rangers travel to Pittsburgh on TNT at 7:07 PM ET. The Rangers made this a 1-1 series with a 5-2 victory against the Penguins on Thursday. New York is a -120 money line road favorite with a total of 6.

Calgary plays at Dallas in the nightcap on TNT at 9:37 PM ET. The Stars shut out the Flames, 2-0, on Thursday to even this series 1-1. Calgary is a -155 money line road favorite with an over/under of 5.5. 

The Saturday card in Major League Baseball has 18 games on its schedule. Pittsburgh plays at Cincinnati at 12:35 PM ET in the first game of their doubleheader. Two MLB games throw out the first pitch at 1:05 PM ET. The New York Yankees host Texas as a -165 money line favorite with a total of 6.5. The Los Angeles Dodgers are at Chicago to play the Cubs in the opening game of their doubleheader as a -215 money line road favorite at William Hill. Two more MLB games start at 2:10 PM ET. Toronto is at Cleveland in the first game of their doubleheader as a -135 money line road favorite at William Hill with an over/under of 6.5. Minnesota is at home against Oakland as a -175 money line favorite at William Hill with a total of 8. 

Two MLB games begin at 4:05 PM ET. The New York Mets visit Philadelphia as a -153 money line road favorite at William Hill with an over/under of 7. Houston hosts Detroit in the first of two games on FS1 as a -195 money line favorite with a total of 8. The Chicago White Sox plays at Boston at 4:10 PM ET. The Blue Jays face the Indians in the second game of their doubleheader at 5:10 PM ET as a -130 money line road favorite with an over/under of 7.5. The Reds play at home against the Pirates in the second half of their doubleheader at 6:40 PM ET as a -145 money line favorite with a total of 7. 

Baltimore is at home against Kansas City at 7:05 PM ET as a -120 money line favorite with an over/under of 8. San Francisco hosts St. Louis in the nightcap on FS1 at 7:15 PM ET as a -155 money line favorite with a total of 6.5. Milwaukee plays at Atlanta at 7:20 PM ET as a -115 money line road favorite with an over/under of 6.5. The Dodgers play their second game at Wrigley Field against the Cubs at 7:40 PM ET as a -195 money line road favorite at William Hill.

Colorado visits Arizona at 8:10 PM ET, with both teams priced at -110 with a total of 8. San Diego plays at home against Miami at 8:40 PM ET as a -135 money line favorite with an over/under of 5.5. Washington travels to Los Angels to play the Angels at 9:07 PM ET. Tampa Bay is at Seattle at 9:10 PM ET as a -125 money line road favorite with a total of 7.

Matchweek 38 of the English Premier League begins with six matches. Four games start at 10 AM ET. Brentford hosts Southampton on Peacock as a -0.5 goal line favorite with an over/under of 2.5 (all soccer odds from PlayMGM). Aston Villa plays at Burnley on Peacock in a pick ‘em matchup with a total of 2.5. Chelsea is at home against Wolverhampton on the USA Network as a -1.5 goal line favorite with an over/under of 2.5. Crystal Palace plays at home against Watford on Peacock as a -1 goal line favorite with a total of 2.5. 

Manchester United visits Brighton and Hove Albion on NBC at 12:30 PM ET in a pick ‘em match with an over/under of 2.5. Liverpool hosts Tottenham on the USA Network at 2:45 PM ET as a -1 goal line favorite with an over/under of 3. 

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