Big Al's Daily Angle: NBA, NHL, MLB and WNBA Previews and Odds - 05/27/2021

by Big Al Staff

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

The NBA playoffs have three games on the docket. Milwaukee travels to Miami for the first game of the doubleheader on TNT at 7:35 PM ET. The Bucks won the second game of this series with their 132-98 victory as a 5-point favorite on Monday. Miami has lost three of their last four games. Milwaukee is a 1.5-point road favorite, with the total set at 226 (all odds from BetOnline).

The Los Angeles Lakers host Phoenix in the nightcap on TNT at 10:05 PM ET. The Lakers have won seven of their last eight games with their 109-102 victory as a 2-point favorite on Tuesday. The Suns had won four games in a row, including the opener of this series. Los Angeles is a 7-point favorite with an over/under of 210.5. 

Portland plays at home against Denver on NBA TV at 10:35 PM ET. The Nuggets evened this series at 1-1 with their 128-109 win against the Trail Blazers as a 2-point favorite on Monday. The Blazers have won seven of their last nine games after the setback. Portland is a 4-point favorite with a total of 227.5. 

Two games are on the NHL schedule. Toronto is at home against Montreal on the NBC Sports Network at 7:08 PM ET. The Maple Leafs took a 3-1 lead in this series with their 4-0 shutout win in Montreal on Tuesday. The Canadiens have lost eight of their last nine games. Toronto is a -230 money line favorite with an over/under of 5.5. 

Carolina visits Nashville in the second game on the NBC Sports Network at 9:38 PM ET. The Hurricanes took a 3-2 lead in this series with their 3-2 win in overtime on Tuesday. The Predators have won the third and fourth games at home, with both going to double overtime. Carolina is a -135 money line road favorite with a total of 5.5. 

Twelve games are on the MLB slate. Miami plays at home against Philadelphia at 12:10 PM ET as a -135 money line favorite with an over/under of 7. The Chicago Cubs visit Pittsburgh at 12:35 PM ET as a -132 money line road favorite with a total of 8. San Diego plays at Milwaukee at 1:10 PM ET as a -125 money line road favorite with an over/under of 8. Cleveland travels to Detroit as a -169 money line road favorite with a total of 7. Tampa Bay is at home against Kansas City as a -165 money line favorite with an over/under of 7.5.

Toronto visits New York to play the Yankees at 4:10 PM ET in the first game of a seven-inning doubleheader. The second game is scheduled for 7:05 PM ET. 

The Chicago White Sox host Baltimore at 8:10 PM ET as a -215 money line favorite with a total of 9. St. Louis travels to Arizona at 9:40 PM ET as a -126 money line road favorite with an over/under of 9.5. Oakland plays at home against the Los Angeles Angels as a -138 money line favorite with a total of 8. Texas plays at Seattle at 10:10 PM ET in a pick ‘em with both teams priced at -105 with an over/under of 9. The San Francisco Giants play in Los Angeles against the Dodgers.

One game is on the WNBA schedule. Dallas visits Atlanta at 7 PM ET. 

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