Big Al's Daily Angle: NBA, NHL, MLB and UEFA Champions League Previews and Odds - 04/28/2021

by Big Al Staff

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

The NBA has ten games on the docket. The card begins with two games at 7 PM ET. Philadelphia plays at home against Atlanta as an 8.5-point favorite with the total set at 220 (all odds from BetOnline unless indicated otherwise). Cleveland is at home against Orlando as a 2-point favorite at DraftKings. 

The Los Angeles Lakers visit Washington in the first game of an ESPN doubleheader at 7:30 PM ET. The Lakers ended a three-game losing streak with a 114-103 victory at Orlando as an 11.5-point favorite on Monday. The Wizards had their eight-game winning streak end with a 146-143 loss to San Antonio as a 2-point underdog on Monday. Los Angeles is a 3-point road favorite with an over/under of 223.5. 

Two games conclude the NBA card at 10 PM ET. Utah visits Sacramento as a 9-point road favorite at DraftKings. Phoenix plays at home against the Los Angeles Clippers in the nightcap game on ESPN. The Suns ended a two-game losing streak with a 118-110 victory at New York as a 3-point favorite on Monday. The Clippers had their four-game winning streak end with a 120-103 upset loss at New Orleans as a 2-point road favorite on Monday. Phoenix is a 3.5-point favorite at DraftKings.

Seven games are on the NHL schedule. Ottawa hosts Vancouver at 5:30 PM ET as a -106 money line favorite with the total at 5.5. Minnesota plays at home against St. Louis in the opening game of a doubleheader on NBC Sports Network at 7 PM ET. The Wild have won seven in a row after their 6-3 victory at San Jose on Saturday. The Blues have won two in a row with their 4-1 victory against Colorado on Monday. Minnesota is a -140 money line favorite with an over/under of 5.5. 

Vegas is at home against Colorado in the second game on the NBC Sports Network at 9:38 PM ET. The Golden Knights have won nine in a row with their 5-1 victory at Anaheim on Saturday. The Avalanche have lost two in a row after a 4-1 loss at St. Louis on Monday. Vegas is a -135 money line favorite with the total at 5.5. 

The NHL card concludes at 10:30 PM ET with San Jose hosting Arizona. The Sharks are a -105 money line favorite with an over/under of 5.5. 

Fifteen games are on the MLB slate. The three-day games begin at 1:10 PM ET, with Minnesota visiting Cleveland as a -120 money line road favorite with a total of 8.5. 

Atlanta hosts the Chicago Cubs on FS1 at 7:20 PM ET. The Braves have won the first two games of this series after their 5-0 victory on Tuesday. The Cubs have lost four in a row. Chicago sends out Kyle Hendricks to face Huascar Ynoa. Atlanta is a -122 money line favorite with an over/under of 8.5. 

The MLB card has two games at 9:40 PM ET to close out its schedule. San Diego plays at Arizona as a -150 money line road favorite with a total of 9. San Francisco is at home against Colorado as a -133 money line favorite with an over/under of 7. 

The semifinals of the UEFA Champions League continue with the first leg match between Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain on the CBS Sports Network at 3 PM ET. Man City is a -0.25 goal line road favorite with the total at 2.75.

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