Big Al's Daily Angle: NBA, NHL, MLB, and EPL Previews and Odds - 05/12/2022

by Big Al Staff

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

The National Basketball Association continues the conference semifinals with two playoff games on ESPN. Philadelphia hosts Miami at 7 PM ET. The Heat took a 3-2 lead in this series with a 120-85 victory against the 76ers as a 2.5-point favorite on Tuesday. Philadelphia is a 2-point favorite with the total set at 207 (all odds from DraftKings unless indicated otherwise). 

Phoenix visits Dallas at 9:30 PM ET. The Suns have a 3-2 series lead after their 110-80 victory against the Mavericks as a 6.5-point favorite on Tuesday. Phoenix is a 2-point road favorite with an over/under of 212. 

Four games are on the slate in the first round of the National Hockey League playoffs. Boston plays at home against Carolina on TNT at 7:07 PM ET. The Hurricanes won Game 5, 5-1, to take a 3-2 series lead on Tuesday. The Bruins are a -130 money line favorite with a total of 6. 

Tampa Bay is at home against Toronto on TBS at 7:37 PM ET. The Maple Leafs have a 3-2 series lead after beating the Lightning, 4-3, on Tuesday. Tampa Bay is a -130 money line favorite with an over/under of 6. 

St. Louis hosts Minnesota on TNT at 9:37 PM ET. The Blues have a 3-2 series lead with their 5-2 victory against the Wild on Tuesday. St. Louis is a -110 money line favorite with a total of 6.5. 

Edmonton travels to Los Angeles on TBS at 10:07 PM ET. The Kings won Game 5, 5-4 in overtime, to take a 3-2 series lead. The Oilers are a -135 money line road favorite with an over/under of 6.5.

The Thursday card in Major League Baseball has eight games on its schedule. The New York Mets play at Washington at 1:05 PM ET as a -155 money line road favorite with a total of 8.5. Oakland visits Detroit at 1:10 PM ET. Baltimore is at St. Louis at 1:15 PM ET. 

Houston travels to Minnesota at 3:10 PM ET as a -130 money line road favorite with an over/under of 8.5. Pittsburgh hosts Cincinnati at 6:35 PM ET as a -140 money line favorite with a total of 8. 

Texas plays at home against Kansas City at 8:05 PM ET as a -135 money line favorite with an over/under of 8. The Chicago White Sox are at home against the New York Yankees at 8:10 PM ET as a -145 money line favorite with an over/under of 8. The Los Angeles Dodgers host Philadelphia at 10:10 PM ET as a -150 money line favorite with a total of 8.

Matchweek 38 in the English Premier League concludes with Tottenham playing at home against Arsenal on the USA Network at 2:45 PM ET. The Hotspurs are unbeaten in their last three matches after earning a 1-1 draw at Liverpool on Saturday. The Gunners are on a four-match winning streak after beating Leeds United, 1-0, on Sunday. Arsenal is in fourth place in the EPL table with 68 points, four points above the fifth-place Spurs. Tottenham is a -0.5 goal line favorite at Play MGM with an over/under of 2.5.

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