Big Al's Daily Angle: NBA, NHL, MLB, WNBA and Euro 2020 Previews and Odds - 06/16/2021

by Big Al Staff

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

Two games are on the NBA docket. Philadelphia hosts Atlanta at 7:30 PM ET on TNT in the fifth game of their Eastern Conference semifinals series. The Hawks evened things at 2-2 with their 103-100 upset victory at home as a 2.5-point underdog on Monday. Philadelphia is a 6-point favorite with a total set at 223.5 (all odds from BetOnline).

Utah plays at home against the Los Angeles Clippers at 10 PM in the second game of the TNT doubleheader in Game 5 of their Western Conference semifinals series. The Clippers made it a 2-2 series with their 118-104 win against the Jazz as a 5.5-point favorite on Monday. Utah is a 3-point favorite with an over/under of 222.

The semifinals of the NHL playoffs continue with Vegas at home against Montreal on the NBC Sports Network at 9:08 PM ET. The Golden Knights won the opening game of this series with a 4-1 victory on Monday. The Canadiens had their seven-game winning streak end with the loss. Vegas is a -240 money line favorite with a total of 5. 

Fifteen games are on the MLB slate. Miami visits St. Louis at 1:15 PM ET as a -113 money line road favorite with an over/under of 8. Kansas City is at home against Detroit at 2:10 PM ET as a -142 money line favorite with a total of 9. Milwaukee hosts Cincinnati as a -146 money line favorite with an over/under of 8. The Chicago White Sox are at home against Tampa Bay as a -131 money line favorite with a total of 8. San Diego travels to Colorado at 3:10 PM ET as a -175 money line road favorite with an over/under of 11.5. Oakland plays at home against the Los Angeles Angels at 3:37 PM ET as a -120 money line favorite with a total of 9. Pittsburgh plays at Washington at 4:05 PM ET.

The New York Yankees travels to Toronto (in Buffalo) at 7:07 PM ET as a -159 money line road favorite with an over/under of 8.5. The Chicago Cubs play at the New York Mets at 7:10 PM ET. Cleveland is at home against Baltimore as a -150 money line favorite with a total of 8. 

Atlanta hosts Boston on ESPN at 7:20 PM ET. The Braves turn to Ian Anderson as their starting pitcher to face the Red Sox’s Garrett Richards. Atlanta is a -151 money line favorite with an over/under of 9. 

Houston plays at home against Texas at 8:10 PM ET as a -225 money line favorite with a total of 8.5. San Francisco is at home against Arizona at 9:45 PM ET as a -175 money line favorite with an over/under of 8. The Los Angeles Dodgers are at home against Philadelphia at 10:10 PM ET as a -145 money line favorite with a total of 7.5. Minnesota visits Seattle as a -119 money line road favorite with an over/under of 8.5.

One game takes place in the WNBA. Phoenix travels to Los Angeles at 10:30 PM ET.

Three matches take place in Euro 2020. Russia plays Finland on ESPN at 9 AM ET at the Gazprom Arena in St. Peterburg, Russia. Russia lost to Belgium, 3-0, in their opening match on Saturday. The Finns defeated Denmark, 1-0, in their first group stage match on Saturday. Russia is a -0.75 goal line favorite with a total of 2.25. 

Turkey plays Wales on ESPN at noon ET at the Baku Olympic Stadium in Azerbaijan. The Turks lost to Italy, 3-0, in the first group stage match on Friday. The Welsh earned a 1-1 draw with Switzerland on Saturday. Turkey is a -0.25 goal line favorite with an over/under of 2.

Italy faces Switzerland on ESPN at 3 PM ET at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. The Italians are a -0.75 goal line favorite with a total of 2.25.

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