Big Al's Daily Angle: NBA, NHL, MLB and UEFA Champions League Previews and Odds - 04/06/2021

by Big Al Staff

The Tuesday sports card features action in the NBA, NHL, MLB, and the UEFA Champions League.

The NBA has eight games on the docket headlined by a doubleheader on TNT. Philadelphia visits Boston at 7:30 PM ET. The 76ers have lost three of five after getting upset at home to Memphis as a 3.5-point favorite on Sunday. The Celtics have won four of six after their 116-86 win against Charlotte as a 9.5-point favorite on Sunday. Philadelphia is a 1-point road favorite with the total set at 223 (all odds from BetOnline). 

The second game on TNT features Milwaukee visiting Golden State at 10 PM ET. The Bucks have won three in a row with their 129-118 win at Sacramento as a 3-point favorite on Saturday. The Warriors have lost seven of their last eight after a 117-111 loss at Atlanta as a 1-point underdog on Sunday. 

Nine games are on the NHL docket. Seven games begin the card at 7 PM ET. The New York Rangers host Pittsburgh on the NBC Sports Network. The Rangers had their two-game winning streak end with their 3-2 loss at Buffalo on Sunday. The Penguins’ five-game winning streak ended with their 7-5 defeat at Boston on Sunday. New York is a -118 money line favorite with an over/under of 6.

The NHL card concludes at 10:30 PM ET with San Jose playing at home against Anaheim as a -170 money line favorite with the total at 5.5.

Fourteen games are on the MLB slate. The card begins at 1:10 PM ET, with Minnesota playing at Detroit. The Twins send out J.A. Happ with the Tigers countering with Casey Mize. Minnesota is a -145 money line road favorite with an over/under of 9. 

The New York Mets play at Philadelphia on ESPN at 7 PM ET. The Phillies improved their record to 4-0 with their 5-3 win against the Mets on Monday. That was New York’s first game of the season after their games last week got postponed due to a COVID outbreak in the Washington Nationals clubhouse. The Mets are a -133 money line road favorite with the total set at 9. 

The Quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League begin on Tuesday with two first-leg matches. Liverpool plays at Real Madrid on Paramount at 3 PM ET. Liverpool advanced from the first knockout stage on a 4-0 aggregate against RP Leipzig after a 2-0 win at home on March 10th. Real Madrid advanced from a 4-1 aggregate after their 3-1 victory against Atalanta on March 16th. This is a pick ‘em match-up with an over/under of 2.5.

The second match has Manchester City hosting Borussia Dortmund on Paramount at 3 PM ET. Man City won a 4-0 aggregate against Borussia Monchengladbach after a 2-0 win against them on March 16th. Borussia Dortmund won by a 5-4 aggregate score against Sevilla after a 2-2 draw against them on February 9th.

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