Big Al's Daily Angle: NBA, NHL, MLB and WNBA Previews and Odds - 06/01/2021

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 opening game of a TNT doubleheader at 7:35 PM ET. The Nets took a 3-1 lead in this series with their 141-126 victory at Boston as an 8.5-point road favorite on Sunday. Brooklyn is a -12.5 point favorite, with the total set at 231.5 (all odds from BetOnline). 

Denver plays at home against Portland on NBA-TV at 9:05 PM ET. The Trail Blazers evened this series at 2-2 with their 115-95 victory at home against the Nuggets as a 4.5-point favorite on Saturday. Denver is a 1.5-point favorite with an over/under of 226.

Phoenix is at home against the Los Angeles Lakers in the second game on TNT at 10:05 PM ET. The Suns evened this series at 2-2 with their 100-92 upset victory in Los Angeles as a 6.5-point underdog on Sunday. Phoenix is a 5-point favorite with a total of 207. 

One game is on the NHL playoff schedule. Carolina hosts Tampa Bay in the second game of their Central Division finals series on the NBC Sports Network at 7:38 PM ET. The Lightning defeated the Hurricanes by a 2-1 score on Sunday. Carolina is a -111 money line favorite with an over/under of 5.5. 

Fifteen games are on the MLB slate. Cleveland plays at home against the Chicago White Sox on FS1 at 6:10 PM ET as a -137 money line favorite with a total of 7. Minnesota visits Baltimore at 7:05 PM ET as a -165 money line favorite with an over/under of 9. Tampa Bay travels to New York to play the Yankees as a -119 money line road favorite with a total of 7.5. Toronto hosts Miami at 7:07 PM ET as a -152 money line favorite with an over/under of 8.5. Philadelphia plays at Cincinnati at 7:10 PM ET with both teams priced at -105 with the total at 7.5. Atlanta is at home against Washington at 7:20 PM ET as a -130 money line favorite with an over/under of 8. Milwaukee plays at home against Detroit at 7:40 PM ET as a -156 money line favorite with a total of 7.5.

San Diego travels to Detroit at 8:05 PM ET as a -113 money line road favorite. Houston is at home against Boston at 8:10 PM ET as a -118 money line favorite with an over/under of 9. Kansas City plays at home against Pittsburgh as a -176 money line favorite with a total of 8.5. Colorado hosts Texas at 8:40 PM ET as a -111 money line favorite with an over/under of 9.5. 

The New York Mets visits Arizona at 9:40 PM ET as a -117 money line road favorite with a total of 8.5. San Francisco plays at home against the Los Angeles Angels at 9:45 PM ET as a -163 money line favorite with an over/under of 7.5. Oakland is at Seattle at 10:10 PM ET as a -157 money line road favorite with a total of 8. The Los Angeles Dodgers host St. Louis as a -175 money line favorite with an over/under of 8.

Four games are on the WNBA schedule. Connecticut plays at home against Las Vegas at 7 PM ET as a 1.5-point favorite with a total of 160.5. Los Angeles travels to Dallas at 8 PM ET. Phoenix visits Chicago on ESPN2 at 8:30 PM ET. Indiana is at Seattle on ESPN2 at 10:30 PM ET. 

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