Big Al's Daily Angle: NBA, NHL, MLB and EPL Previews and Odds - 04/28/2022

by Big Al Staff

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

The National Basketball Association continues the conference quarterfinals with three in the first round of the playoffs. Philadelphia visits Toronto on NBA-TV at 7 PM ET. The Raptors won Game 5 in a 103-88 upset victory as a 7.5-point underdog on Monday. The 76ers still hold a 3-2 lead in this best-of-seven series. Philadelphia is a 1.5-point road favorite with the total set at 209.5 (all odds from DraftKings unless indicated otherwise).

Phoenix plays at New Orleans in the opening game of a doubleheader on TNT at 7:30 PM ET. The Suns took a 3-2 lead in this series with their 112-97 victory as a 6-point favorite on Tuesday. Phoenix is a 2.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 214.

Dallas travels to Utah in the nightcap on TNT at 10 PM ET. The Mavericks have a 3-2 lead in the series after beating the Jazz, 102-77, as a 3-point favorite on Monday. Dallas is a 1-point road favorite with a total of 210.5.

Nine games are on the slate in the National Hockey League. The puck drops at 7:07 PM ET for five games. Boston hosts Buffalo as a -295 money line favorite with an over/under of 6. Florida is at Ottawa as a -220 money line road favorite with a total of 7. Carolina host New Jersey as a -250 money line favorite with an over/under of 6.5. Tampa Bay plays at Columbus as a -260 money line road favorite with a total of 6.5. Washington visits New York to play the Islanders as a -135 money line road favorite with an over/under of 5.5. 

Calgary travels to Minnesota at 8:07 PM ET as a -115 money line road favorite with a total of 6.5. Two NHL games begin at 9:07 PM ET. Colorado hosts Nashville as a -295 money line favorite with an over/under of 6.5. Edmonton plays at home against San Jose as a -320 money line favorite with a total of 6.5. Vancouver is a home against Los Angeles at 10:07 PM ET as a -185 money line favorite with an over/under of 6. 

The Thursday card in Major League Baseball has 12 games. The first pitch gets thrown for two games at 12:35 PM ET. Cincinnati is at home against San Diego as a -110 money line favorite with a total of 7.5. Milwaukee plays at Pittsburgh as a -145 money line road favorite with an over/under of 7. 

Three MLB games start at 1:05 PM ET. Philadelphia hosts Colorado as a -200 money line favorite with a total of 7. Miami visits Washington as a -140 money line road favorite with an over/under of 7.5. The New York Yankees are at home against Baltimore as a -220 money line favorite with a total of 7.5. Tampa Bay plays at home against Seattle at 1:10 PM ET as a -150 money line favorite with an over/under of 8. 

Houston travels to Texas at 2:05 PM ET as a -155 money line road favorite with a total of 8. The Chicago White Sox are at home against Kansas City at 2:10 PM ET as a -160 money line favorite with an over/under of 7. Toronto hosts Boston at 3:07 PM ET as a -135 money line favorite with a total of 7. The Los Angeles Angels play at home against Cleveland at 4:07 PM ET as a -145 money line favorite with an over/under of 8.5. 

Atlanta hosts the Chicago Cubs at 7:20 PM ET as a -225 money line favorite with a total of 8. St. Louis is at home against Arizona at 7:45 PM ET as a -180 money line favorite with an over/under of 7.5.

Matchweek 34 in the English Premier League concludes with one match on the USA Network at 2:45 PM ET. Chelsea plays at Manchester United as a -0.5 goal line road favorite with a total of 2.5.

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