Big Al's Daily Angle: NBA, MLB, NHL, Copa America and Euro 2020 Previews and Odds - 06/17/2021

by Big Al Staff

The Thursday sports card features games in the NBA, NHL, MLB, WNBA, the Euro 2020, and the Copa America.

One game is on the NBA docket. Brooklyn travels to Milwaukee on ESPN at 8:35 PM ET in the sixth game of their Eastern Conference semifinals series. The Nets took a 3-2 lead in this series with their 114-108 win at home against the Bucks as a 1.5-point underdog on Tuesday. Milwaukee is a 5.5-point favorite, with the total set at 220 (all odds from BetOnline).

The NHL playoffs continue with Tampa Bay visiting the New York Islanders on the NBC Sports Network at 8:08 PM ET in Game 3 of their semifinals series. The Lightning evened this series at 1-1 with their 4-2 victory at home on Tuesday. The Islanders had their four-game winning streak end with the loss. Tampa Bay is a -138 money line road favorite with an over/under of 5.

Ten games are on the MLB slate. Baltimore visits Cleveland at 1:10 PM ET. San Francisco plays at home against Arizona at 3:45 PM ET as a -201 money line favorite with the total of 7.5. The New York Yankees is at Toronto (in Buffalo) at 7:07 PM ET. The New York Mets host the Chicago Cubs at 7:10 PM ET as a -134 money line favorite with an over/under of 7.5. Atlanta is at home against St. Louis at 7:20 PM ET as a -183 money line favorite with a total of 9. 

Houston hosts the Chicago White Sox at 8:10 PM ET as a -131 money line favorite with an over/under of 9. Milwaukee visits Colorado at 8:40 PM ET as a -157 money line road favorite with a total of 10. San Diego is at home against Cincinnati as a -167 money line favorite with an over/under of 7. The Los Angeles Angels play at home against Detroit at 9:38 PM ET as a -205 money line favorite with a total of 9. Tampa Bay is at Seattle at 10:10 PM ET as a -167 money line road favorite with an over/under of 8.

Five games are on the WNBA schedule. Seattle travels to Indiana at 7 PM ET as a 15.5-point road favorite with a total of 165.5. Atlanta visits Washington as a 4-point road favorite with an over/under of 165.5. Connecticut plays at Chicago at 8 PM ET. Minnesota is at Dallas on the CBS Sports Network. New York plays on the road at Las Vegas in the second game of the CBS Sports Network doubleheader at 10 PM ET.

The Euro 2020 continues with three matches on ESPN. North Macedonia plays Ukraine at 9 AM ET at the National Arena in Bucharest, Romania. North Macedonia lost by a 3-1 score to Austria in their opening match on Sunday. Ukraine comes off a 3-2 defeat to the Netherlands on Sunday. Ukraine is a -0.75 goal line favorite with a total of 2.25.

Belgium plays Denmark at noon PM ET at the Parken in Copenhagen, Denmark. Belgium comes off a 3-0 victory against Russia on Saturday. The Danes take the field after the Christian Eriksen scare and a 1-0 loss to Finland. Belgium is a 0.5 goal line favorite with an over/under of 2.25.

Austria plays the Netherlands at 3 PM ET at Amsterdam Arena in Amsterdam. The Dutch are a -1 goal line favorite with a total of 2.75.

Two matches take place in the Copa America on FS1. Venezuela plays Columbia at 5 PM at the Estadio Olimpico Pedro Ludovico in Goiania, Brazil. Venezuela comes off a 3-0 loss to Brazil on Sunday. Columbia defeated Ecuador by a 1-0 score on Sunday. Colombia is a -1.5 goal line favorite with an over/under of 2.5. 

Brazil plays Peru at 8 PM ET at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Peru makes their debut in this Copa America. Brazil is a -1.75 goal line favorite with a total of 2.75.

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