Big Al's Daily Angle: NBA, NHL, MLB and EPL Previews and Odds 05/19/22

by Big Al Staff

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

The National Basketball Association continues the Eastern Conference finals with Game 2 of the best-of-seven game series between the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics on ESPN at 8:30 PM ET. The Heat took the first game of this series with a 118-107 victory over the Celtics in Game 1 as a 3.5-point favorite on Tuesday. Miami has won seven of their last nien games while Boston has lost four of their last seven. The Heat are a 3.5-point favorite with the total set at 207.5 (all odds from DraftKings unless indicated otherwise). 

The conference semifinals in the National Hockey League continue with two games on TNT. Florida hosts Tampa Bay at 7:07 PM ET. The Lightning have a 1-0 lead in this series after their upset 4-1 victory in the first game of this series on Tuesday. They have won three games in a row. Florida had a three-game losing streak snapped with the loss. The Panthers are a  -160 money line favorite with an over/under of 6.5. 

Colorado plays at home against St. Louis at 9:37 PM ET. The Avalanche took a 1-0 lead in this series with their 3-2 victory against the Blues on Tuesday. Colorado has won five in a row. St. Blues had been on a three-game winning streak before the loss on Tuesday. The Avalanche are a -235 money line favorite with a total of 6.5. 

The Thursday schedule in Major League Baseball has eight games on the schedule. The New York Yankees visit Baltimore at 12:35 PM ET as a -210 money line road favorite with an over/under of 8. Philadelphia hosts San Diego at 1:05 PM ET as a -120 money line favorite with a total of 8. 

Two more MLB games throw out the first pitch at 1:10 PM ET. Cleveland plays at home against Cincinnati as a -130 money line favorite with an over/under of 8. The New York Mets are at home against St. Louis as a -160 money line favorite with a total of 7. The Chicago White Sox travels to Kansas City at 2:10 PM ET as a -145 money line road favorite with an over/under of 9.5. 

Boston hosts Seattle at 7:10 PM ET as a -130 money line favorite with a total of 8.5. Arizona visits Chicago to play the Cubs at 7:40 PM ET as a -110 money line favorite at William Hill with an over/under of 8.

Houston plays at home against Texas at 8:10 PM ET as a -200 money line favorite with a total of 8.5. 

Matchweek 37 of the English Premier League concludes with three matches. Everton is at home against Crystal Palace on the USA Network at 2:45 PM ET as a -0.5 goal line favorite with an over/under of 2.5. 

Two matches begin on Peacock at 3 PM ET. Aston Villa hosts Burnley as a -0.5 goal line favorite with a total of 2.5. Chelsea plays at home against Leicester City as a -1.5 goal line favorite with a total of 3.

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