Big Al's Daily Angle: NHL, EPL, NBA and MLB Previews and Odds - 04/16/2021

by Big Al Staff

The Friday sports card features action in the NBA, NHL, MLB, and the English Premier League.

The NBA has eleven games on the docket. The card begins at 3 PM ET, with Utah hosting Indiana as a 9.5-point favorite with the total set at 235 (all odds from BetOnline).

Three games begin at 7 PM ET. Detroit plays at home against Oklahoma City as a 7-point favorite with an over/under of 217. New Orleans visits Washington as a 2-point road favorite with a total of 242. 

The Los Angeles Clippers travel to Philadelphia for the opening game of an ESPN doubleheader at 7 PM ET. The Clippers won their seventh straight game with a 100-98 win against Detroit as a 3-point favorite on Wednesday. The 76ers have won three in a row after their 123-117 victory against Brooklyn as a 9-point favorite on Wednesday.

The Nets play at home against Charlotte at 7:30 PM ET as a 13.5-point favorite with an over/under of 224. Orlando visits Toronto at 7:30 PM ET. 

At 8 PM ET, Memphis travels to Chicago in a pick ‘em matchup with a total of 227.5. Miami plays at Minnesota. Denver visits Houston as an 8.5-point road favorite with the total at 225.5. Portland is at San Antonio at 8:30 PM ET as a 1.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 232.

The nightcap on ESPN has Dallas hosting New York at 9:30 PM ET. The Mavericks ended a two-game losing streak with a 114-113 win at Memphis as a 3-point favorite on Wednesday. The Knicks have won four in a row after their 116-106 upset win at New Orleans as a 2.5-point underdog on Wednesday. Dallas is a 4.5-point favorite with a total of 211.

Six games are on the NHL schedule. Montreal plays at home against Calgary at 6 PM ET as a -130 money line favorite with an over/under of 5.5. The New York Islanders visit Boston at 7 PM ET. Minnesota is at home against San Jose at 8 PM ET as a -186 money line favorite with a total of 5.5. Colorado is home against the Los Angeles Kings at 9 PM ET as a -290 money line favorite with an over/under of 5.5. Vegas visits Anaheim as a -230 money line road favorite with a total of 5.5. 

Fifteen games are on the MLB slate. There is one afternoon game with Atlanta playing at Chicago against the Cubs as a -129 money line road favorite with an over/under of 7.5. 

Three games begin at 7:05 PM ET. Washington is at home against Arizona as a -194 money line favorite with a total of 8.5. Philadelphia plays at home against St. Louis as a -135 money line favorite with an over/under of 9. Tampa Bay visits the New York Yankees. San Francisco travels to Miami at 7:10 PM ET as a -140 money line radio favorite with a total of 8.5. The Chicago White Sox play at Boston. Cincinnati hosts Cleveland as a -108 money line favorite with an over/under of 9. 

Texas is at home against Pittsburgh at 8:05 PM ET as a -119 money line favorite with a total of 8.5. Milwaukee hosts Pittsburgh at 8:10 PM ET as a -150 money line favorite with an over/under of 8.5. Toronto visits Kansas City as a -120 money line road favorite with a total of 8.5. The New York Mets travel to Colorado at 8:40 PM ET. 

Minnesota plays at the Los Angeles Angels at 9:38 PM ET. Oakland is at home against Detroit at 9:40 PM ET as a -180 money line favorite with an over/under of 8.5. The Los Angeles Dodgers visit San Diego at 10:10 PM ET as a -150 money line road favorite with the total at 8. Houston travels to San Diego as a -110 money line road favorite with an over/under of 8.

Matchweek 31 in the English Premier League begins with Tottenham playing at Everton on the NBC Sports Network at 3 PM ET. The Spurs are a -0.25 money line road favorite with a total of 2.5.

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