Big Al's Daily Angle: NBA, NHL, MLB and WNBA Previews and Odds - 05/25/2021

by Big Al Staff

The Tuesday sports card features games in the NBA, NHL, MLB, and the WNBA.

The NBA playoffs have three games on the docket. Brooklyn hosts Boston in the first game of a doubleheader on TNT at 7:35 PM ET. The Nets took a 1-0 lead in this series with their 104-93 victory against the Celtics as an 8-point favorite on Saturday. Brooklyn has won six games in a row. Boston has lost six of their last eight games. The Nets are a 9.5-point favorite with the total set at 227.5 (all odds from BetOnline).

The Los Angeles Lakers visit Phoenix in the second game on TNT at 10:05 PM ET. The Suns took the first game in this series with their 99-90 win as a 2.5-point favorite on Sunday. Phoenix has won four games in a row. The Lakers had their six-game winning streak end with the loss. Los Angeles is a 1.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 208.

The Los Angeles Clippers are at home against Dallas on NBA TV at 10:35 PM ET. The Mavericks took a 1-0 lead in this series with their 113-103 upset win as a 6-point underdog on Saturday. Dallas has won seven of their last nine games. The Clippers have lost three games in a row. Los Angeles is a 6-point favorite with the total of 216.

Two games are on the NHL playoff schedule. Toronto plays at Montreal on the NBC Sports Network at 7:38 PM ET. The Maple Leafs took a 2-1 lead in this series with their 2-1 victory on Monday. Toronto is a -165 money line road favorite with an over/under of 5.5.

Carolina hosts Nashville on CNBC at 8:08 PM ET. The Predators evened this series at two games apiece with their 4-3 victory in double overtime on Sunday. Carolina is a -183 money line favorite. 

Fifteen games are on the MLB slate. The Chicago Cubs travel to Pittsburgh for a game at 6:35 PM ET. Miami plays at home against Philadelphia at 6:40 PM ET as a -126 money line favorite with a total of 7. Washington hosts Cincinnati at 7:05 PM ET as a -165 money line favorite with an over/under of 7.5. The New York Yankees are at home against Toronto as a -170 money line favorite with a total of 9. The New York Mets play at home against Colorado at 7:10 PM ET as a -260 money line favorite with an over/under of 6.5. Tampa Bay hosts Kansas City as a -171 money line favorite with a total of 8.5. Atlanta visits Boston as a -157 money line road favorite with an over/under of 9.5. Cleveland is at Detroit as a -140 money line road favorite with a total of 9. 

Milwaukee hosts San Diego at 7:40 PM ET as a -118 money line favorite with an over/under of 7. Minnesota plays at home against Baltimore as a -202 money line favorite with a total of 9. The Chicago White Sox are at home against St. Louis at 8:10 PM ET as a -140 money line favorite with an over/under of 8. 

The Los Angeles Dodgers visit Houston on FS1 at 8:10 PM ET. The Dodgers have won seven games in a row after their 11-5 victory at San Francisco on Sunday. The Astros have lost three in a row after their 3-2 loss at Toronto on Sunday. Houston sends out Zack Greinke to duel against Clayton Kershaw. Los Angeles is a -118 money line road favorite with a total of 8.

The Los Angeles Angels play at home against Texas at 9:38 PM ET as a -159 money line favorite with an over/under of 8.5. Oakland is at home against Seattle at 9:40 PM ET as a -161 money line favorite with a total of 8. San Francisco travels to Arizona to close out the card for a game that starts at 9:40 PM ET.

Three games take place in the WNBA. Washington visits Indiana at 7 PM ET. Atlanta travels to Chicago on the CBS Sports Network at 8 PM ET. Connecticut plays at Seattle in the second game of a CBS Sports Network doubleheader at 10 PM ET. 

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