Big Al's Daily Angle: NBA, NHL, MLB and WNBA Previews and Odds - 06/05/2021

by Big Al Staff

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

The NBA has the first game of the second round of the playoffs begin tonight, with Brooklyn hosting Milwaukee on TNT at 7:35 PM ET. The Nets defeated Boston in five games in the opening round of the playoffs with a 123-109 victory as a 12.5-point favorite on Tuesday. They have won nine of their last ten game. The Bucks won their seventh of eight games after sweeping Miami in four games after their 120-103 win on the road as a 4-point favorite last Saturday. Brooklyn is a 4-point favorite, with the total set at 239.5 (all odds from BetOnline). 

Two games are on tap in the NHL playoffs. Tampa Bay plays at home against Carolina in the fourth game of their Central Division finals series on the USA Network at 4:08 PM ET. The Hurricanes won their first game in this series with a 3-2 win in overtime on Thursday. The Lightning had won three games in a row going back to their Game 6 clincher in the opening round against Florida. Tampa Bay is a -153 money line favorite with an over/under of 5.5. 

Boston plays at New York against the Islanders in the fourth game of the East Division finals on NBC at 7:15 PM ET. The Bruins took a 2-1 lead in the series with their 2-1 victory in overtime on Thursday. Boston is a -146 money line road favorite with a total of 5. 

Fifteen games are on the MLB slate. The Chicago White Sox are at home against Detroit at 2:10 PM ET as a -227 money line favorite with an over/under of 8. Cincinnati visits St. Louis at 2:15 PM ET. Toronto hosts Houston at 3:07 PM ET, with both teams priced at -105 with the total at 9.5. 

Tampa Bay travels to Texas at 4:05 PM ET as a -149 money line road favorite with an over/under of 8.5. Miami visits Pittsburgh as a -145 money line road favorite with a total of 7.5. Baltimore is at against Baltimore as a -118 money line favorite with an over/under of 8.5. Philadelphia plays at home against Washington as a -130 money line favorite with a total of 9. Minnesota plays at Kansas City as a -120 money line favorite with an over/under of 9. Milwaukee hosts Arizona as a -218 money line favorite with a total of 7.5. 

Fox has a national broadcast at 7:15 featuring three games based on region. The Los Angeles Dodgers visit Atlanta as a -135 money line road favorite with an over/under of 8.5. The New York Yankees host Boston as a -118 money line favorite with a total of 9. San Francisco is at home against the Chicago Cubs as a -168 money line favorite with an over/under of 7.5. 

Oakland travels to Colorado at 9:10 PM ET as a -131 money line road favorite with a total of 11.5. The Los Angeles Angels play at home against Seattle at 10:07 PM ET as a -130 money line favorite with an over/under of 8. The New York Mets visit San Diego at 10:10 PM ET as a -117 money line road favorite with a total of 5.5. 

Three games are on the WNBA schedule. Las Vegas plays at Washington on ABC at 1 PM ET. Chicago travels to Los Angeles for the second game of the ABC doubleheader at 3 PM ET. New York visits Connecticut at 7 PM ET.

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