Big Al's Daily Angle: NBA, MLB, NHL and WNBA Previews and Odds - 06/02/2021

by Big Al Staff

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

The NBA playoffs have four games on the docket. Philadelphia hosts Washington on NBA-TV at 7:05 PM ET. The Wizards staved off elimination with their 122-114 upset win at home against the Sixers as an 8.5-point underdog on Monday. The 76ers have been on a five-game winning streak before the loss in Game 4 of this series. Philadelphia is a 6.5-point favorite, with the total set at 229.5 (all odds from BetOnline).

New York plays Atlanta on TNT at 7:35 PM ET. The Knicks trail 3-1 in this series after dropping two in a row with their 113-96 loss at Atlanta as a 5-point underdog. The Hawks have won seven of their last eight games. New York is a 1.5-point favorite with an over/under of 208. 

Utah is at home against Memphis on NBA-TV at 9:35 PM ET. The Jazz have won three straight to take a 3-1 lead in this series after their 120-113 victory as a 5.5-point favorite on Monday. Utah is a 9.5-point favorite with a total of 224.5. 

The Los Angeles Clippers play at home against Dallas on TNT at 10:05 PM ET. The Clippers evened this series at 2-2 with their 106-81 victory as a 3-point favorite on Sunday. Los Angeles is a 6.5-point favorite with an over/under of 217.

Two games are on the NHL playoff schedule. Winnipeg hosts Montreal on the NBC Sports Network at 7:38 PM ET in the opening game of the North Division finals series. The Jets swept the Edmonton Oilers after their 4-3 victory on May 24th. The Canadiens defeated Toronto in Game 7 of their opening-round series with Toronto with their 3-1 win on Monday. Winnipeg is a -132 money line favorite with a total of 5.5.

Colorado plays at home against Vegas on the NBC Sports Network at 10:08 PM ET. The Avalanche took a 1-0 lead in this series with their 7-1 victory in Game 1. The Golden Knights have lost three of their last four games. Colorado is a -175 money line favorite with an over/under of 5.5.

Twelve games are on the MLB slate. Philadelphia visits Cincinnati at 12:35 PM ET as a -108 money line road favorite with a total of 8.5. The Chicago White Sox plays at Cleveland at 1:10 PM ET as a -157 money line road favorite with an over/under of 8.5. San Diego travels to Chicago to play the Cubs at 2:20 PM ET as a -108 money line road favorite. The New York Mets are at Arizona at 3:40 PM ET as a -106 money line road favorite with a total of 8.5. 

The New York Yankees host Tampa Bay at 7:05 PM ET as a -127 money line favorite with an over/under of 8.5. Minnesota visits Baltimore. Toronto is at home against Miami at 7:07 PM ET as a -150 money line favorite with a total of 8. Washington travels to Atlanta at 7:20 PM ET. 

Houston hosts Boston at 8:10 PM ET as a -142 money line favorite with an over/under of 9. Texas visits Colorado at 8:40 PM ET as a -113 money line road favorite with the total at 10.5. The Los Angeles Dodgers are at home against St. Louis at 9:10 PM ET as a -222 money line favorite with an over/under of 8. Oakland plays at Seattle at 10:10 PM ET as a -141 money line road favorite with a total of 8. 

Three games are on the WNBA schedule. Las Vegas visits New York at 7 PM ET. Chicago plays at Phoenix at 10 PM ET. Indiana plays at Los Angeles.

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