Big Al's Daily Angle: NBA, NHL, MLB and EPL Previews and Odds - 04/24/2021

by Alec McMordie

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

The NBA has eight games on the docket. The schedule begins at 1 PM ET in the first game of an ESPN doubleheader with New York hosting Toronto. The Knicks won their eighth straight game with their 137-127 upset win against Atlanta as a 2-point underdog on Wednesday. The Raptors won their fourth straight game with their 114-103 win against Brooklyn as a 4.5-point favorite on Wednesday. New York is a 3.5-point favorite with the total set at 216.5 (all odds from BetOnline unless indicated otherwise).

The second half of the ESPN doubleheader has Milwaukee playing at home against Philadelphia at 3:30 PM ET. The Bucks have won four of their last six after their 124-117 win against the 76ers as a 6.5-point favorite on Thursday. Philadelphia has lost three in a row. Milwaukee is a 7.5-point favorite at DraftKings.

Dallas is at home against the Los Angeles Lakers on ABC at 8:30 PM ET. The Mavericks won their second straight game with their 115-110 victory against the Lakers as a 3.5-point favorite. Los Angeles has lost two straight and four of their last six. Dallas is a 2-point favorite at DraftKings. 

The NBA card concludes at 10 PM ET with Denver playing at home against Houston as a 13.5-point favorite at DraftKings.

Eleven games are on the NHL schedule. The card begins at 12:30 PM ET, with Pittsburgh hosting New Jersey as a -268 money line favorite with an over/under of 6.

Colorado plays at St. Louis on the NBC Sports Network at 3 PM ET. The Avalanche won their fifth straight game with their 4-2 victory on the road against the Blues on Thursday. St. Louis has lost three games in a row. Colorado is a -155 money line road favorite with a total of 6. 

The NHL schedule concludes at 10 PM ET with two games. The Los Angeles Kings are at home against Arizona as a -104 money line favorite with an over/under of 5.5. Vancouver hosts Ottawa as a -132 money line favored with the total at 6. 

Fifteen games are on the MLB slate. Two contests begin the schedule at 1:10 PM ET. Boston plays at home against Seattle as a -195 money line favorite with an over/under of 9. Kansas City travels to Detroit as a -114 money line road favorite with the total at 7.5. 

A doubleheader on FS1 begins at 4:05 PM ET with the New York Mets at home against Washington. The Mets ended a three-game losing streak with their 6-0 victory in the opening game of this series. The Nationals have lost three of their last five games. New York is a -192 money line favorite with the over/under at 8.5. 

The Chicago White Sox host Texas in the second game on FS1 at 7:10 PM ET. The White Sox won their fourth game in their last five with their 9-7 victory in the opener of this series on Friday. The Rangers have dropped three of five games. Chicago is a -165 money line favorite with a total of 8 at BookMaker.

The MLB card concludes at 9:10 PM ET with the Los Angeles Dodgers playing at home against San Diego as a -145 money line favorite with an over/under of 7.

Matchweek 33 of the English Premier League continues with three matches. Liverpool hosts Newcastle United on the Peacock app at 7:30 AM ET as a -1.75 money line favorite with the total at 3. Chelsea travels to West Ham United on NBC at 12:30 PM ET as a -0.75 money line road favorite with an over/under of 2.5. Brighton and Hove Albion visit Sheffield United on the Peacock app at 3 PM ET as a -0.75 money line road favorite with the total at 2.25.

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