Big Al's Daily Angle: NHL, NBA, WNBA and MLB Previews and Odds - 05/24/2021

by Big Al Staff

The Monday sports card has action in the NBA, NHL, MLB, and the WNBA.

The NBA playoffs have two games on the docket. Milwaukee hosts Miami on TNT at 7:30 PM ET. The Bucks won the opening game of this series on Saturday with their 109-107 victory as a 5.5-point favorite. The Heat have lost two of their last three games. Milwaukee is a 4.5-point favorite with the total set at 222.5 (all odds from BetOnline). 

Denver plays at home against Portland in the second game on TNT at 10:05 PM ET. The Nuggets have dropped two games in a row after losing the first game in this series, 123-109, as a 1-point favorite. The Trail Blazers have won seven of their last eight games. Denver is a 1.5-point favorite with an over/under of 227.

Five games are on the NHL playoff slate. Pittsburgh is at home against the New York Islanders on the NBC Sports Network at 7 PM ET. The Islanders evened this series at 2-2 with their 4-1 victory on Saturday. The Penguins are a -137 money line favorite as a -137 money line favorite with the total set at 5.5. 

Toronto visits Montreal on the NHL Network at 7 PM ET. The Maple Leafs evened this series at 1-1 with their 5-1 victory on Saturday. The Canadiens have lost six of their last seven games. Toronto is a -157 money line road favorite with an over/under of 5.5.

Tampa Bay travels to Florida on CNBC at 8 PM ET. The Lightning took a 3-1 lead in this series with their 6-2 victory at Florida on Saturday. Tampa Bay is a -109 money line road favorite with a total of 6. 

Edmonton plays at Winnipeg on the NBC Sports Network at 9:45 PM ET. The Jets took a 3-0 lead in this series with their 5-4 win in overtime on Sunday. The Oilers are a -116 money line road favorite with an over/under of 5.5.

Vegas hosts Minnesota on CNBC at 10:30 PM ET. The Golden Knights took a 3-1 lead in this series with their 4-0 shutout victory on Saturday. Vegas is a -181 money line favorite with a total of 5.5.

Eight games are on the MLB schedule. Tampa Bay visits Toronto at 1:07 PM ET as a -120 money line road favorite with an over/under of 10.5. 

Miami plays at home against Philadelphia at 6:40 PM ET as a -118 money line favorite with a total of 7. Detroit is at home against Cleveland at 7:10 PM ET as a -120 money line favorite with an over/under of 9. The New York Mets are at home against Colorado as a -133 money line favorite with a total of 7. 

Milwaukee hosts San Diego at 7:40 PM ET as a -110 money line favorite with an over/under of 7. Baltimore travels to Minnesota as a -106 money line road favorite with a total of 9. The Chicago White Sox play at home against St. Louis as a -160 money line favorite with an over/under of 8. Oakland is at home against Seattle at 9:40 PM ET as a -155 money line favorite with a total of 8.

One game is on the WNBA schedule. Dallas visits New York at 7 PM ET. 

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