Big Al's Daily Angle: NBA, MLB, WNBA and NHL Previews and Odds - 06/03/2021

by Alec McMordie

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

The NBA playoffs have two games on the slate. Portland hosts Denver on TNT at 8:05 PM ET. The Nuggets took a 3-2 lead in this series with their 147-140 victory at home in double overtime as a 2-point favorite on Thursday. The Trail Blazers have lost three of the last four games. Portland is a 5-point favorite, with the total set at 227.5 (all odds from BetOnline).

The Los Angeles Lakers play at home against Phoenix in the nightcap on TNT at 10:35 PM ET. The Suns have won six of their last eight games after their 115-85 victory at home as a 4.5-point favorite on Tuesday. The Lakers are on the brink of elimination, trailing 3-2 in this series. Los Angeles is a 2-point favorite with an over/under of 207. 

Two games are on the NHL schedule. Boston visits the New York Islanders on the NBC Sports Network at 7:38 PM ET. The Islanders evened this series at 1-1 with their 4-3 win in overtime on Monday. The Bruins had their five-game winning streak snapped with the loss. Boston is a -134 money line road favorite with a total of 5. 

Tampa Bay returns home to play Carolina on the USA Network at 8:08 PM ET. The Lighting took a 2-0 lead in this series with their 2-1 victory at Carolina on Tuesday. The Hurricanes have lost four of their last six games. Tampa Bay is a -152 money line favorite with an over/under of 5.5.

Twelve games are on the MLB docket. Atlanta hosts Washington at 12:20 PM ET as a -138 money line favorite with a total of 9. Tampa Bay visits New York to play the Yankees at 1:05 PM ET. Houston plays at home against Boston at 2:10 PM ET as a -136 money-line favorite with an over/under of 9. Colorado is at home against Texas at 3:10 PM ET as a -110 money line favorite with a total of 9.

Miami travels to Pittsburgh at 7:05 PM ET. Arizona plays at Milwaukee at 7:40 PM ET. The Chicago White Sox host Detroit at 8:10 PM ET as a -200 money line favorite with an over/under of 8. Minnesota plays at Kansas City. St. Louis is at home against Cincinnati at 8:15 PM ET as a -115 money line favorite with an over/under of 8. 

The Los Angeles Angels are at home against Seattle at 9:38 PM ET as a -150 money line favorite with a total of 8.5. San Francisco plays at home against the Chicago Cubs at 9:45 PM ET as a -125 money line favorite with an over/under of 8. San Diego hosts the New York Mets at 10:10 PM ET as a -177 money line favorite with a total of 7.

Three games are on the WNBA schedule. Las Vegas visits New York at 7 PM ET as a 7-point road favorite with an over/under of 169.5. Phoenix plays at home against Chicago on the CBS Sports Network at 10 PM ET as a 1.5-point favorite with a total of 164. Los Angeles hosts Indiana as a 7-point favorite with an over/under of 163.

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