Big Al's Daily Angle: NBA, NHL, MLB and WNBA Previews and Odds - 06/25/2021

by Alec McMordie

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

The NBA Eastern Conference finals continue with the Milwaukee Bucks hosting the Atlanta Hawks on TNT at 8:35 PM ET. The Hawks took a 1-0 lead in the series with a 116-113 upset victory on the road as an 8.5-point underdog on Wednesday. Atlanta has won eight of their last eleven games. The Bucks have won four of their six games. Milwaukee is a 7.5-point favorite, with the total set at 226 (all odds from BetOnline).

The NHL playoffs offer another Game 7 this postseason, with the Tampa Bay Lightning hosting the New York Islanders on the NBC Sports Network at 8:08 PM ET. The Islanders forced the seventh game in this series with their 3-2 win at home on Wednesday. Tampa Bay is a -160 money line favorite with an over/under of 5.

Sixteen games are on the MLB docket. Philadelphia plays in New York against the Mets at 4:10 PM ET in the first game of their seven-inning doubleheader. The Mets send out Taijuan Walker. The Phillies have yet to name their Game 1 starter. Milwaukee hosts Colorado as a -235 money line favorite with a total of 7.5. The Brewers’ Corbin Burnes faces the Rockies’ Jon Gray. 

Toronto plays at home against Baltimore at 7:07 PM ET as a -224 money line favorite with an over/under of 10.5. The New York Yankees visit Boston as a -128 money line road favorite with a total of 10.5. The Yankees send out Domingo German to go against the Red Sox’s Martin Perez. Houston plays at Detroit as a -270 money line road favorite with an over/under of 9. Framber Valdez pitches for the Astros against the Tigers’ Wily Peralta. Tampa Bay is at home against the Los Angeles Angels as a -150 money line favorite with a total of 8.5. The Rays’ Josh Fleming duels against the Angels’ Griffin Canning. Miami plays at home against Washington as a -131 money line favorite with an over/under of 7.5. The Marlins send out Pablo Lopez to face the Nationals’ Jon Lester. Atlanta travels to Cincinnati. The Reds will start Vladimir Gutierrez, and the Braves have yet to name a starting pitcher. New York will use David Peterson as their starting pitcher, with the Philadelphia starting pitcher undecided. The Phillies play the Mets in the second game of their doubleheader. 

Kansas City travels to Texas at 8:10 PM ET with both teams a -105 money line favor and the total set at 8. The Royals’ Mike Minor faves the Rangers’ Dane Dunning. The Chicago White Sox play at home against Seattle at 8:10 PM ET as a -179 money line favorite with an over/under of 7.5. Carlos Rodon pitches for the White Sox against the Mariners’ Yusei Kikuchi. Minnesota hosts Cleveland as a -120 money line favorite with a total of 7.5. The Twins will use Danny Coulombe as an opener against the Indians’ Cal Quantrill. St. Louis is home against Pittsburgh at 8:15 PM ET as a -170 money line favorite with an over/under of 8.5. The Cardinals’ Kwang Hyun Kim duels the Pirates’ Wil Crowe. 

Oakland visits San Francisco at 9:45 PM ET as a -113 money line road favorite with a total of 8.5. Sean Manaea pitches for the A’s against the Giants’ Johnny Cueto. San Diego hosts Arizona at 10:10 PM ET as a -265 money line favorite with an over/under of 8.5. The Padres’ Chris Paddack pitches against the Diamondbacks’ Chris Martin. The Los Angeles Dodgers are at home against the Chicago Cubs as a -170 money line favorite, with the total at 9. Tony Gonsolin pitches for the Dodgers against the Cubs’ Jake Arrieta. 

One game is on the WNBA slate. Las Vegas plays Minnesota at 8 PM ET. 

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