Big Al's Daily Angle: NBA, NHL, MLB, WNBA and EPL Previews and Odds - 05/23/2021

by Big Al Staff

The Sunday sports card has action in the NBA, NHL, MLB, WNBA, and the English Premier League.

The NBA playoffs have four games on the docket. Philadelphia hosts Washington on TNT at 1 PM ET. The 76ers have won 10 of their last 12 games after their 128-117 victory against Orlando as a 6.5-point favorite last Sunday. The Wizards have won three of four after defeating Indiana in the Play-In Tournament, 142-115, as a 4.5-point favorite on Thursday. Philadelphia is a 7.5-point favorite with the total set at 228.5 (all odds from BetOnline). 

Phoenix plays at home against the Los Angeles Lakers on ABC at 3:30 PM ET. The Suns won their third straight game with their 123-121 victory at San Antonio as a 2-point favorite last Sunday. The Lakers have won six in a row after defeating Golden State, 103-100, as a 5.5-point favorite in the Play-In Tournament on Wednesday. Phoenix is a 2.5-point favorite with an over/under of 213.5.

New York is at home against Atlanta on TNT at 7 PM ET. The Knicks have won three in a row after their 96-92 victory against Boston as a 12-point favorite on Sunday. The Hawks have won seven of their last eight games with their 124-95 win against Houston on Sunday. New York is a 1.5-point favorite with a total of 215. 

Utah hosts Memphis on TNT at 9:30 PM ET. The Jazz have won seven of their last nine games after their 121-99 victory at Sacramento as an 11.5-point favorite on Sunday. The Grizzlies won their seventh game in their last eight with their 117-112 upset victory at Golden State as a 4.5-point underdog in the Play-In Tournament on Friday. Utah is an 8.5-point favorite with an over/under of 216.

Four games are on the NHL playoff slate. Carolina plays at Nashville on the NBC Sports Network at 2:30 PM ET. The Predators come off a 5-4 victory in the third game of this series on Friday. The Hurricanes still hold a 2-1 lead in the series. Carolina is a -140 money line road favorite with a total of 5.5.

Colorado visits St. Louis on the NBC Sports Network at 5 PM ET. The Avalanche took a 3-0 lead in this series on Friday with their 5-1 victory. Colorado is a -212 money line road favorite with an over/under of 5.5. 

Boston travels to Washington on the USA Network at 7 PM ET. The Bruins have won the last three games in this series after a 4-1 victory at home on Friday. The Capitals hope to stave off elimination as they trail 3-1 in the series. Boston is a -125 money line road favorite with a total of 5.5.

Edmonton visits Winnipeg on the NBC Sports Network at 7:30 PM ET. The Jets took a 2-0 lead in this series with their 1-0 victory in overtime on Friday. The Oilers have lost three games in a row. Edmonton is a -125 money line road favorite with an over/under of 5.5. 

Fifteen games are on the MLB schedule. The New York Yankees play at home against the Chicago White Sox at 1:05 PM ET as a -128 money line favorite with a total of 9. Washington hosts Baltimore as a -182 money line favorite with an over/under of 9.5. Philadelphia is at home against Boston as a -122 money line favorite with the total at 8.5. Tampa Bay visits Toronto at 1:07 PM ET. Cleveland plays at home against Minnesota at 1:10 PM ET as a -128 money line favorite with an over/under of 8.5. Milwaukee plays at Cincinnati as a -124 money line road favorite with a total of 8. The New York Mets play at Miami. Atlanta hosts Pittsburgh at 1:20 PM ET as a -190 money line favorite with an over/under of 8.

Kansas City plays at home against Detroit at 2:10 PM ET as a -144 money line favorite with a total of 8.5. Houston visits Texas at 2:35 PM ET as a -167 money line road favorite with an over/under of 9. Colorado is at home against Arizona at 3:10 PM ET as a -140 money line favorite with the total at 11.5.

The Los Angeles Dodgers visit San Francisco at 4:05 PM ET as a -128 money line road favorite with an over/under of 7.5. Oakland is at Los Angeles to play the Angels at 4:07 PM ET as a -110 money line road favorite with a total of 8.5. San Diego hosts Seattle as a -220 money line favorite with an over/under of 7. 

St. Louis plays at home against the Chicago Cubs on ESPN at 7:08 PM ET. The Cardinals are a -130 money line favorite with a total of 8.5.

Three games are on the WNBA schedule. New York plays at Chicago on ESPN at 1 PM ET. Washington visits Indiana at 1 PM ET. Connecticut travels to Las Vegas at 6 PM ET.

Matchweek 38 concludes the English Premier League season with all ten matches starting at 11 AM ET. Manchester City is at home against Everton as a -1.25 goal line favorite with an over/under of 3. Leicester City hosts Tottenham on the NBC Sports Network as a -0.5 goal line favorite with a total of 3. Liverpool plays at home against Crystal Palace as a -2.25 goal line favorite with an over/under of 3.5.

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