Big Al's Daily Angle: NHL, MLB and NBA Previews and Odds - 06/07/2021

by Big Al Staff

The Monday sports card features games in the NBA, NHL, and MLB

Two games are on the NBA playoff docket. Brooklyn hosts Milwaukee in the first game of a TNT doubleheader at 7:35 PM ET. The Nets won the opener of this series on Saturday with their 115-107 victory as a 3.5-point favorite. They have won 10 of their last 11 games. The Bucks had their four-game winning streak end with the loss after they swept Miami in the opening round of the playoffs. Brooklyn is a 1.5-point favorite, with the total set at 233.5 (all odds from BetOnline).

Phoenix plays at home against Denver in Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinals series. The Suns have won three in a row after defeating the Los Angeles Lakers by a 113-110 score as a 2-point underdog on Thursday to conclude that series in six games. The Nuggets have won four of their last five games after upsetting Portland on the road, 126-115, as a 5.5-point underdog on Thursday in the sixth game of their series. Phoenix is a 4.5-point favorite with an over/under of 219.5. 

Two games are on the NHL playoff slate. Boston is at home against the New York Islanders on the NBC Sports Network at 6:38 PM ET. The Islanders evened the East Division finals at 2-2 with their 4-1 victory at home on Saturday. The Bruins are a -186 money line favorite with a total of 5.

Montreal plays at home against Winnipeg in the fourth game of their North Division finals series at 8:05 PM ET. The Canadiens took a 3-0 lead in this series with their 5-1 victory in Game 3 yesterday. Montreal is a -150 money line favorite with an over/under of 5.5.

Three games are on the MLB slate. Boston hosts Miami at 5:10 PM ET. The Red Sox won their fourth straight game with their 6-5 win in 10 innings at New York against the Yankees on Sunday night on ESPN. The Marlins ended their eight-game losing streak with their 3-1 victory at Pittsburgh yesterday. They send out Pablo Lopez to face Nick Pivetta. Boston is a -146 money line favorite with a total of 9.

The Los Angeles Angels play at home against Kansas City at 9:38 PM ET. The Royals had won five games in a row, but they are now on a two-game losing streak after falling to Minnesota, 2-1, on Sunday. The Angels had their two-game winning streak end with a 9-5 loss to Seattle on Sunday. They send out Dylan Bundy to face Jackson Kowar. Los Angeles is a -132 money line favorite with an over/under of 8.5.

San Diego plays at home against the Chicago Cubs on ESPN at 10:10 PM ET. The Padres lost their sixth game in their last eight with their 6-2 loss to the New York Mets yesterday. The Cubs ended a three-game losing streak with their 4-3 victory at San Francisco yesterday. They are likely to send out Adbert Alzolay against Ryan Weathers. San Diego is a -123 money line favorite with a total of 7.5.

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