Big Al's Daily Angle: NBA, WNBA, MLB and NHL Previews and Odds - 06/08/2021

by Big Al Staff

The Tuesday sports card features games in the NBA, NHL, MLB, and the WNBA.

Two games are on the NBA playoff docket. Philadelphia hosts Atlanta in the second game of the Eastern Conference semifinals series on TNT at 7:35 PM ET. The Hawks took Game 1 with a 128-124 upset victory on the road as a 4.5-point underdog on Sunday. Atlanta has won nine of their last ten games. The 76ers have lost two of their last three. Philadelphia is a 5-point favorite with the total set at 223 (all odds from BetOnline). 

Utah plays at home against the Los Angeles Clippers in the second game of the TNT doubleheader at 10:05 PM ET in Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinals series. The Jazz defeated Memphis in their opening-round playoff series in five games with their 126-110 victory as a 9-point favorite last Wednesday. The Clippers defeated Dallas in Game 7 of their opening-round series on Sunday, 126-111, as a 6-point favorite. Utah is a 3.5-point favorite with an over/under of 220.

Two games are on the NHL playoff slate. Tampa Bay visits Carolina on the NBC Sports Network at 6:38 PM ET. The Lightning took a 3-1 lead in the Central Division finals with their 6-4 victory at home on Saturday. The Hurricanes look to keep their season alive at home in their PNC Arena. Tampa Bay is a -118 money line road favorite with a total of 5.5. 

Colorado plays at home against Vegas on the NBC Sports Network at 9:08 PM ET. The Golden Knights evened the West Division finals at 2-2 with their 5-1 victory against the Avalanche on Sunday. Colorado is a -145 money line favorite with an over/under of 5.5. 

Fifteen games are on the MLB schedule. The Los Angeles Dodgers travel to Pittsburgh at 7:05 PM ET as a -185 money line road favorite with a total of 8. The New York Mets visit Baltimore as a -115 money line road favorite with an over/under of 9.5. Philadelphia plays at home against Atlanta as a -152 money line favorite with a total of 8.5. Detroit hosts Seattle at 7:10 PM ET as a -110 money line favorite with an over/under of 8. Miami is at home against Colorado as a -169 money line favorite with a total of 7.5. Cincinnati plays at home against Milwaukee as a -126 money line favorite with an over/under of 8.5. Houston plays at Boston as a -119 money line road favorite with a total of 9.5. Tampa Bay hosts Washington on FS1 as a -195 money line favorite with an over/under of 7.5.

San Francisco visits Texas at 8:05 PM ET as a -133 money line road favorite with a total of 8.5. The Chicago White Sox plays at home against Toronto at 8:10 PM ET as a -147 money line favorite with an over/under of 8. The New York Yankees travels to Minnesota as a -109 money line road favorite with a total of 8.5. Cleveland plays at St. Louis at 8:15 PM ET as a -163 money line road favorite with an over/under of 7.5. 

The Los Angeles Angels are at home against Kansas City at 9:38 PM ET as a -145 money line favorite with a total of 9. Oakland hosts Arizona at 9:40 PM ET as a -207 money line favorite with an over/under of 8.5. San Diego plays at home against the Chicago Cubs as a -166 money line favorite with a total of 7.5.

Two games are on the WNBA schedule. Minnesota visits Washington at 7 PM ET as a 3-point road favorite with an over/under of 166.5. Phoenix plays at home against Dallas at 10 PM ET as a 1-point favorite with the total at 168.

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