Big Al's Daily Angle: NBA, NHL, MLB, Euro 2020 and Copa America Previews and Odds - 06/23/2021

by Big Al Staff

The Wednesday sports card features games in the NBA, NHL, MLB, Euro 2020, and the Copa America.

The NBA Eastern Conference finals begin with Philadelphia hosting Atlanta on TNT at 8:35 PM ET. The 76ers won the final two games in their series with Brooklyn to defeat them in seven games. They beat the Nets, 115-111, as a 2-point underdog in Game 7 on Saturday. The Hawks won three of their last four games to beat Philadelphia in seven games. They upset the 76ers, 103-96, as a 4-point underdog on Sunday. Milwaukee is a 7.5-point favorite, with the total set at 226.5 (all odds from BetOnline). 

The NHL playoffs continue with Game 6 of the semifinal series between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the New York Islanders on the NBC Sports Network. The Lightning have won three of the last four games with their 8-0 triumph at home on Monday. The Islanders face elimination trailing 3-2 in the series. Tampa Bay is a -142 money line road favorite with an over/under of 5. The puck drops at 8:08 PM ET.

Thirteen games are on the MLB docket. The Chicago White Sox visits Pittsburgh at 12:35 PM ET as a -156 money line road favorite with a total of 8.5. Philadelphia plays at home against Washington at 1:05 PM ET as a -108 money line favorite with an over/under of 8.5. St. Louis travels to Detroit at 1:10 PM ET as a -120 money line road favorite with a total of 9. Milwaukee is at Arizona at 3:40 PM ET as a -180 money line road favorite with an over/under of 8. Seattle hosts Colorado at 4:10 PM ET as a -106 money line favorite with a total of 8.5. 

Houston plays at Baltimore at 7:05 PM ET as a -183 money line road favorite with an over/under of 10. Kansas City visits New York to play the Yankees. Atlanta travels to New York to play the Mets at 7:10 PM ET. Toronto is at Miami. Tampa Bay hosts Boston as a -141 money line favorite with a total of 8.5. Oakland plays at Texas at 8:05 PM ET as a -145 money line road favorite with an over/under of 9.

San Diego hosts the Los Angeles Dodgers on ESPN at 10:10 PM ET. The Padres send out Joe Musgrove to face the Dodgers’ Trevor Bauer. San Diego is a -109 money line favorite with a total of 7.

One game is on the WNBA schedule. Minnesota travels to Atlanta at 7 PM ET.

The group stage concludes in the Euro 2020 with four matches. The two Group E matches take place at noon ET. Spain plays Slovakia on ESPN as a -1.75 goal line favorite with an over/under of 2.75. The match will be played in the Estadio de la Cartuja in Sevilla, Spain.

Poland faces Sweden on ESPN2 in a pick ‘em with the total at 2.25. The Gazprom Arena in Saint Peterburg, Russia, hosts the game. 

The two matches in Group F start at 3 PM ET. Germany plays Hungary on ESPN2 as a -2 goal line favorite with a total of 2.25. The game takes place at Allianz Arena in Munich.

France faces Portugal on ESPN as a -0.25 goal line favorite with an over/under of 2.25. Ferenc Puskas Stadium in Budapest, Hungary, is the site of the game.

Two matches take place in the Copa America on FS1. Ecuador plays Peru at 5 PM ET at the Estadio Olympic Pedro Ludovico in Goiania, Brazil. The Ecuadorians are a -0.25 goal line favorite with a total of 2.25.

Brazil faces Colombia at 8 PM ET at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The host nation is a -1 goal line favorite with an over/under of 2.5.

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