Big Al's Daily Angle: NBA, WNBA, NHL and MLB Previews and Odds - 06/10/2021

by Big Al Staff

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

Two games are on the NBA playoff docket. Milwaukee hosts Brooklyn on ESPN at 7:30 PM ET in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference semifinals series. The Nets took a 2-0 lead in this series with their 125-86 upset victory as a 1.5-point underdog on Monday. Brooklyn has won four straight games and 11 of their last 12. The Bucks had swept the Miami Heat in the opening round of the playoffs before losing these first two games. Milwaukee is a 3.5-point favorite, with the total set at 234 (all odds from BetOnline).

Utah plays at home against the Los Angeles Clippers in the second game of the ESPN doubleheader at 10 PM ET in the second game of their Western Conference semifinals series. The Jazz won the opener of this series with a 112-109 victory as a 3-point favorite on Tuesday. They have won five games in a row. The Clippers had their two-game winning streak from their seven-game series snapped with the loss. Utah is a 3-point favorite with an over/under of 221.

One game is on the NHL playoff schedule. Vegas returns home with a 3-2 lead in the West Division finals after their 3-2 win in overtime in Colorado on Tuesday. The Avalanche had won 11 straight games before dropping the last three games to the Golden Knights. Vegas is a -135 money line favorite with the total at 5.5 for Game 6. The puck drops at 9:08 PM ET on the NBC Sports Network. 

Ten games are on the MLB slate. Milwaukee plays at Cincinnati at 12:35 PM ET as a -120 money line road favorite with an over/under of 8.5. The Brewers send out Wily Peralta to face Luis Castillo. The Los Angeles Dodgers visit Pittsburgh as a -220 money line road favorite with a total of 9. The Dodgers’ Julio Urias starts against the Pirates’ Mitch Keller. Philadelphia hosts Atlanta at 1:05 PM ET as a -129 money line favorite with an over/under of 9. Zack Wheeler takes the ball for the Phillies against the Braves Ian Anderson. Seattle is at Detroit at 1:10 PM ET. Justus Sheffield starts for the Mariners against the Tigers’ Tyler Alexander. 

San Francisco plays at Washington at 7:05 PM ET. Anthony DeSclafani starts for the Giants against the Nationals’ Max Scherzer. Boston hosts Houston at 7:10 PM ET, with both teams priced at -110 with a total of 9. Miami is at home against Colorado as a -195 money line favorite with an over/under of 7.5. The Marlins’ Trevor Rogers pitches against the Rockies’ Chi Chi Gonzalez. 

Toronto visits Chicago to play the White Sox at 8:10 PM ET as a -112 money line road favorite. Hyun-Jin Ryu starts for the Blue Jays against Dallas Keuchel. The New York Yankees play at Minnesota. Michael King pitches for the Yankees against the Twins’ J.A. Happ. Oakland hosts Kansas City at 9:40 PM ET as a -151 money line favorite. The A’s send out Frankie Montas to face the Royals’ Mike Minor.

One game is on the WNBA schedule. Los Angeles plays at Washington at 7 PM ET. 

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