Big Al's Daily Angle: NBA, WNBA, MLB and Euro 2020 Previews and Odds - 06/11/2021

by Big Al Staff

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

Two games are on the NBA playoff docket. Philadelphia plays at Atlanta in the first game of an ESPN doubleheader at 7:30 PM ET in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference semifinals series. The 76ers evened this series at 1-1 with their 118-102 win at home as a 6.5-point favorite on Tuesday. The Hawks had their four-game winning streak end with the loss. Philadelphia is a 1-point road favorite, with the total set at 224.5 (all odds from BetOnline).

Denver plays at home against Phoenix in the second game on ESPN at 10 PM ET in the third game of their Western Conference semifinals series. The Suns took a 2-0 lead in the series with their 123-98 victory as a 5.5-point favorite at home on Wednesday. Phoenix has won five games in a row. The Nuggets have lost three of their last five games after being up 2-1 in their series with Portland before clinching in six games. Denver is a 1.5-point favorite with an over/under of 223.

Fourteen games are on the MLB slate. St. Louis visits the Chicago Cubs at 2:20 PM ET. The Cardinals sent out Johan Oveido to face a Cubs’ pitcher yet to be named official. 

San Francisco visits Washington at 7:05 PM ET after their game on Thursday was rained out. The matchup between the Giants’ Anthony DeSclafani and the Nationals’ Max Scherzer gets moved to this game. Tampa Bay hosts Baltimore at 7:10 PM ET as a -162 money line favorite with a total of 8. The Rays’ send out Ryan Yarbrough to face the Orioles’ Keegan Akin. The Chicago White Sox visit Detroit as a -171 money line road favorite with an over/under of 8. The White Sox’s Lucas Giolito goes against the Tigers’ Tarik Skubal. Atlanta travels to Miami as a -127 money line road favorite with a total of 7.5. The New York Mets are at home against San Diego as a -168 money line favorite with an over/under of 5.5. Cleveland plays at home against Seattle as a -160 money line favorite with the total of 8.5. The Indians send out Aaron Civale to face the Mariners’ Justin Dunn. Colorado visits Cincinnati with the Rockies’ Kyle Freeland battling the Reds’ Tyler Mahle. Toronto is at Boston with Ross Stripling pitching for the Blue Jays against the Red Sox’s Garrett Richards. 

Milwaukee hosts Pittsburgh at 8:10 PM ET as a -280 money line favorite with an over/under of 7.5. The Brewers’ Brandon Woodruff starts against the Pirates’ Chase De Jong. Houston visits Minnesota with the Astros’ Jose Urquidy pitching against Matt Shoemaker. 

The Los Angeles Angels travel to Arizona at 9:40 PM ET as a -131 money line road favorite with a total of 9. The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani battles the Diamondbacks’ Merrill Kelly. Oakland hosts Kansas City as a -145 money line favorite with an over/under of 8.5. The A’s send out Cole Irvin to face the Royals’ Brady Singer. The Los Angeles Dodgers play at home against Texas at 10:10 PM ET as a -325 money line favorite with a total of 8. Clayton Kershaw pitches against Mike Foltynewicz. 

Two games are on the WNBA schedule. Seattle visits Atlanta on the CBS Sports Network at 8 PM ET. Dallas visits Phoenix at 10 PM ET. 

The Euro 2020 tournament begins on Friday after its postponement from last summer. The event kicks off with Italy playing Turkey as a -1 goal line favorite with an over/under of 2.25 with the match being played at the Stadio Olympico in Rome. ESPN/ABC will be broadcasting the entire tournament. ESPN has this broadcast at 3 PM ET.

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