Big Al's Daily Angle: NBA, NHL, MLB and UEFA Champions League Previews and Odds - 04/07/2021

by Big Al Staff

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

The NBA has nine games on the docket headlined by a doubleheader on ESPN. New Orleans visits Brooklyn in the opening ESPN game at 7:30 PM ET. The Pelicans have lost three of four games after their 123-107 loss at Atlanta as a 3.5-point underdog on Tuesday. The Nets have won five of their last six games with their 114-112 win against New York as a 6-point favorite on Monday.

Utah travels to Phoenix in the nightcap on ESPN at 10 PM ET. The Jazz had their nine-game winning streak end with a 111-103 upset loss at Dallas as a 5.5-point favorite on Monday. The Suns won their sixth straight game with a 133-130 victory at Houston as a 14-point favorite on Monday. Utah is a 2-point road favorite with the total set at 225 (all odds from BetOnline).

Five games are on the NHL schedule. A doubleheader on the NBC Sports Network begins at 5 PM, with Edmonton playing at Ottawa. The Oilers have lost two of three after their 3-2 defeat at Montreal on Monday. The Senators have lost three of four with their 4-3 setback at Winnipeg on Monday. Edmonton is a -183 money line road favorite with an over/under of 6. 

Toronto hosts Montreal in the second game on the NBC Sports Network at 7:30 PM ET. The Maple Leafs won their fourth in a row with their 5-3 win at Calgary on Monday. The Canadiens have won four of five after their victory against Edmonton on Monday. Toronto is a -140 money line favorite with the total at 6.

Fifteen games are on the MLB slate. Atlanta plays at Washington in the opener of their seven-inning doubleheader at 12:05 PM ET. Max Fried pitches for the Braves against the Nationals’ Stephen Strasburg. The MLB card concludes at 8:40 PM ET with Colorado playing at home against Arizona. The Rockies send out Antonio Senzatela to face the Diamondbacks’ Madison Bumgarner. Colorado is a -110 money line favorite with an over/under of 11.5.

The first leg of the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals continues with the final two matches at 3 PM ET. Bayern Munich is at home against PSG. The Bavarians advanced to the quarterfinals after defeating Lazio by a 2-1 score to secure their 6-2 aggregate victory on March 17th. The Parisians earned a 5-2 aggregate score victory against Barcelona in the Final 16 round after a 1-1 draw on March 10th. Bayern Munich is a -0.5 goal line favorite with a total of 3.

Chelsea visits FC Porto. The Blues defeated Atletico Madrid, 2-0, on March 17th to secure a 3-0 aggregate victory in the Final 16. Porto advanced over Juventus from the road goals tie-breaker after a 3-2 road loss on March 9th. Porto won the first leg at home, 2-1. Chelsea is a -0.75 money line road favorite with an over/under of 2.25. Paramount (formerly CBS All-Access) broadcasts both matches.

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