Big Al's Daily Angle: NBA, NHL, MLB Previews and Odds - 04/15/2021

by Big Al Staff

The Thursday sports card features action in the NBA, NHL, and MLB.

The NBA has four games on the docket. The card begins at 7:30 PM ET with the first game of the TNT Thursday doubleheader with Milwaukee visiting Atlanta. The Bucks have won their last two games after their 130-105 at Minnesota as a 10-point favorite on Wednesday afternoon. The Hawks have won seven of their last eight games with their 108-103 upset win at Toronto as a 1-point underdog on Tuesday.

Golden State travels to Cleveland at 8 PM ET. Sacramento visits Phoenix at 10 PM ET.

The second game on TNT has Boston playing at Los Angeles against the Lakers at 10:30 PM ET. The Celtics have won four in a row after their 116-115 upset win at Portland as a 1-point underdog on Tuesday. The reigning NBA champions have won two of their last three games (despite continuing to play without the injured LeBron James and Anthony Davis) after their 101-93 win at Charlotte on Tuesday. Boston is a 6-point road favorite with the total set at 211.5 (all odds from BetOnline). 

Nine games are on the NHL schedule. The card at 7 PM ET with seven contests. Winnipeg visits Toronto. Carolina hosts Nashville as a -185 money line favorite with an over/under of 5.5. Pittsburgh is at home against Philadelphia as a -162 money line favorite with a total of 6. The New York Rangers plays at home against New Jersey as a -210 money line favorite with an over/under of 6. Washington plays at home against Buffalo as a -293 money line favorite with a total of 6. Boston hosts the New York Islanders as a -120 money line favorite with an over/under of 5. 

Tampa Bay is at home against Florida on the NBC Sports Network at 7 PM ET. The Lightning have lost three of their last five games after their 7-2 loss at Nashville on Tuesday. The Panthers have won seven of their last ten games with their 3-2 win at Dallas on Tuesday. Tampa Bay is a -162 money line favorite with the total at 6.

Twelve games are on the MLB slate. Six games take place in the afternoon. The New York Mets host Philadelphia at 12:10 PM ET as a -220 money line favorite with an over/under of 7. Atlanta is at home against Miami at 12:20 PM ET as a -164 money line favorite with a total of 8.5. San Diego visits Pittsburgh at 12:35 PM ET as a -168 money line road favorite with an over/under of 8. Seattle plays at Baltimore at 1:05 PM in the first game of an afternoon doubleheader. Minnesota plays at home against Boston as a -148 money line favorite with a total of 8.5. The Chicago White Sox are at home against Cleveland as a -138 money line favorite with an over/under of 8. 

Washington hosts Arizona as a -165 money line favorite with a total of 8.5. Tampa Bay is at home against Texas as a -178 money line favorite with an over/under of 8.5. Toronto visits Kansas City at 8:10 PM ET. Oakland plays at home against Detroit as a -157 money line favorite with a total of 8.5. The MLB card concludes at 10:10 PM ET with the Los Angeles Dodgers playing at home against Colorado as a -285 money line favorite with an over/under of 8.

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