Big Al's Daily Angle: NBA, NHL, MLB, EPL and the English FA Cup Previews and Odds - 04/18/2021

by Big Al Staff

The Sunday sports card features action in the NBA, NHL, MLB, the English Premier League, and the English FA Cup.

The NBA has eight games on the docket. The card begins at 1 PM ET with two contests. Atlanta hosts Indiana as a 4.5-point favorite with the total set at 234.5 (all odds from BetOnline unless indicated otherwise).

New York plays at home in Madison Square Garden against New Orleans in the first game of an ESPN doubleheader. The Pelicans have lost two in a row after their 117-111 loss at Washington as a 3.5-point favorite on Friday. The Knicks have won five in a row with their 117-109 upset win at Dallas as a 6.5-point underdog on Friday. New York is a 2.5-point favorite with an over/under of 221.

Brooklyn visits Miami in the second game on ESPN at 3:30 PM ET. The Nets have won two of three with their 130-115 win against Charlotte as a 12-point favorite on Friday. The Heat have lost three in a row with their 119-111 upset loss at Minnesota as a 7-point favorite on Friday. Brooklyn is a 5.5-point road favorite with a total of 225.

Six games are on the NHL schedule. The card begins with Boston playing at home against Washington on NBC at noon ET. The Bruins have won three in a row after their 3-o shutout victory against the New York Islanders on Friday. The Capitals have won four of five with their 6-3 win at Philadelphia on Saturday. Boston is a -130 money line favorite with an over/under of 5.5.

The Islanders visit Philadelphia on the NBC Sports Network at 6:30 PM ET. New York lost three of four with their setback in Boston on Friday. The Flyers also lost three of four after their defeat to the Capitals yesterday. The Islanders are a -130 money line road favorite with the total at 5.5 at BetAnySports.

Sixteen games are on the MLB slate, including a seven-inning doubleheader between the Chicago White Sox and Boston. The slate begins at 1:05 PM ET with three games. Philadelphia is at home against St. Louis as a -181 money line favorite with an over/under of 8. Washington hosts Arizona as a -191 money line favorite with a total of 8.5. The New York Yankees play at home against Tampa Bay as a -245 money line favorite with an over/under of 8.

The MLB card concludes with Atlanta playing at Chicago against the Cubs for ESPN Sunday Night Baseball at 7:08 PM ET. Chicago ended a two-game losing streak by winning the second game of this series on Saturday, 13-4. The Braves had won two in a row before the setback. The Cubs are a -112 money line favorite at BetNow.

Matchweek 31 of the English Premier League continues with two matches on the NBC Sports Network. Arsenal hosts Fulham at 8:30 AM ET as a -0.75 money line favorite with a total of 2.5. Manchester United is at home against Burnley at 11:30 AM ET as a -1.25 goal line favorite with an over/under of 2.75. 

The second semifinals match in the FA Cup is on ESPN+ at 1:30 PM ET. Leicester City plays Southampton at Wembley Stadium as a -0.5 goal line favorite with the total at 2.5. The winner plays Chelsea for the FA Cup title on May 15th. 

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