Big Al's Daily Angle: NBA, NHL, MLB and UEFA Champions League Previews and Odds - 05/04/2021

by Big Al Staff

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

Seven games are on the NBA docket. The card begins at 7 PM ET with two games. Phoenix plays at Cleveland as a 13-point road favorite at DraftKings. Detroit is at home against Charlotte. 

Milwaukee hosts Brooklyn in the first game of a doubleheader on TNT starting at 7:30 PM ET. The Bucks have won five of their last seven games after defeating the Nets, 117-114, as a 2-point favorite on Sunday. Brooklyn had been on a four-game winning streak. Milwaukee is a 2-point favorite with the total set at 241.5 (all odds from BetOnline unless indicated otherwise). 

Three more NBA games start at 8 PM ET. Sacramento visits Oklahoma City as a 5-point road favorite with an over/under of 230.5. Miami plays at home against Dallas as a 3-point favorite at DraftKings. Golden State is at New Orleans. 

The nightcap on TNT has the Los Angeles Clippers at home against Toronto at 10:10 PM ET. The Clippers have lost three in a row after their 110-104 upset loss to Denver as a 6-point favorite on Saturday. The Raptors ended a three-game losing streak with their 121-114 win at Los Angeles against the Lakers as a 10.5-point underdog on Sunday. Los Angeles is a 9-point favorite with a total of 221.5. 

Five games are on the NHL schedule. Four games begin the card at 7 PM ET. Boston visits New Jersey as a -240 money line road favorite with an over/under of 5.5. Carolina is at home against Chicago as a -232 money line favorite with a total of 6. Pittsburgh plays at Philadelphia as a -165 money line road favorite with an over/under of 6.5. The New York Islanders are at Buffalo as a -260 money line road favorite with a total of 5.5.

Edmonton travels to Vancouver on the NBC Sports Network at 10 PM ET. The Oilers won their fourth game in their last five with their 5-3 victory on the road against the Canucks on Monday. Vancouver has lost five in a row. Edmonton is a -190 money line road favorite with an over/under of 6. 

Seventeen games are on the MLB slate. The card begins at 2:20 PM with the Los Angeles Dodgers playing at Chicago against the Cubs in the first game of their seven-inning doubleheader. San Francisco visits Colorado at 5:40 PM ET in the first game of their seven-inning doubleheader. 

The Chicago White Sox travel to Cincinnati at 6:40 PM ET as a -115 money line road favorite with a total of 9. Arizona is at Miami. 

The New York Yankees play at home against Houston on ESPN at 7:05 PM ET. The Yankees have won five of their last six games with their 2-0 win against Detroit on Sunday. The Astros had their two-game winning streak end with a 5-4 loss at Tampa Bay on Sunday. Houston sends out Zack Greinke to face Domingo German. New York is a -117 money line favorite with an over/under of 8.5.

Philadelphia hosts Milwaukee at 7:05 PM ET as a -172 money line favorite with a total of 8. Atlanta visits Washington as a -131 money line road favorite with an over/under of 8.5. Detroit plays at Boston. Minnesota is at home against Texas at 7:40 PM ET as a -155 money line favorite with a total of 8. The Dodgers play the Cubs in the second game of their doubleheader. The New York Mets travel to St. Louis at 7:45 PM ET as a -187 money line road favorite with a total of 6.5. 

Kansas City plays at home against Cleveland at 8:10 PM ET as a -136 money line favorite with an over/under of 9. The Giants play against the Rockies in the second game of their doubleheader at 8:40 PM ET. 

The Los Angeles Angels host Tampa Bay at 9:38 PM ET as a -116 money line favorite with a total of 8.5. Oakland plays at home against Toronto at 9:40 PM ET as a -119 money line favorite with an over/under of 9. 

Seattle plays at home against Baltimore at 10:10 PM ET as a -127 money line favorite with a total of 8.5. Pittsburgh is at home against San Diego.

The second leg of the UEFA Champions League semifinals begins on Tuesday, with Manchester City hosting Paris Saint-Germain on the CBS Sports Network at 3 PM ET. Man City won the first leg with a 2-1 victory at PSG last Tuesday. The Parisians must score at least two goals in victory to advance to the finals. A 2-1 result for PSG in regulation time would force extra time with the aggregate score tied at three goals apiece and deadlocked with two away goals. If both teams score in extra time, but the score remains tied after the two after the two 15-minute halves, the road team wins via the away goals tie-breaker. A best-of-five penalty shootout resolves the match if the extra time goes scoreless. Manchester City is a -0.75 goal line favorite with an over/under of 3.

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