Big Al's Daily Angle: Preakness Stakes, NBA, NHL, MLB, WNBA, EPL, and FA Cup Previews and Odds - 05/15/2021

by Big Al Staff

The Saturday sports card features action in the NBA, NHL, MLB, WNBA, the English Premier League, the FA Cup, and the second leg of the Triple Crown.

The Preakness Stakes takes place on NBC, with the race starting at 6:47 PM ET. Kentucky Derby winner, Medina Spirit, is the morning line favorite at 9-5 odds. 

Six games are on the NBA docket. The card begins at 1 PM ET with three games. The Los Angeles Lakers visit Indiana as a 7-point road favorite at DraftKings. New York plays at home against Charlotte as a 5.5-point favorite with the total set at 212 (all odds from BetOnline unless indicated otherwise). Brooklyn is at home against Chicago as an 11-point favorite at DraftKings. 

Minnesota hosts Boston at 2 PM ET as a 2.5-point favorite at DraftKings. Phoenix travels to San Antonio as a 10.5-point road favorite at DraftKings. 

Milwaukee plays at home against Miami at 8 PM ET as a 3-point favorite with an over/under of 232. 

Two games are on the NHL schedule. Edmonton plays at home against Vancouver at 3:30 PM ET as a -190 money line favorite with the total at 6. 

The Stanley Cup playoffs begin at 7:15 PM ET on NBC, with Washington hosting Boston in the opener of their East Division best-of-seven series. These two teams split their eight regular-season meetings after the Capitals won at home against the Bruins, 2-1, on Tuesday to close out the regular season for both clubs. Boston is a -125 money line favorite with an over/under of 5.5. 

Fifteen games are on the MLB slate. The New York Mets visit Tampa Bay at 1:10 PM ET. 

Minnesota hosts Oakland in the first game of a doubleheader on FS1 at 4:05 PM ET. The A’s won the opening game of this series on Friday with a 6-1 victory. They send out Cole Irvin to face the Twins’ Jose Berrios. Minnesota is a -135 money line favorite with the total at 8.5. 

The Los Angeles Angels travel to Boston at 4:10 PM ET as a -110 money line road favorite with an over/under of 9.5. The Chicago Cubs play at Detroit as a -118 money line road favorite with a total of 9.

San Francisco visits Pittsburgh at 6:35 PM ET as a -128 money line road favorite with an over/under of 7.5. The New York Yankees play at Baltimore at 7:05 PM ET as a -160 money line road favorite with the total at 9. The Chicago White Sox play at home against Kansas City at 7:10 PM ET as a -187 money line favorite with an over/under of 8.5. Houston is at home against Texas as a -174 money line favorite with a total of 8.5. Atlanta travels to Milwaukee. Philadelphia is at Toronto at 7:37 PM ET. Cincinnati visits Colorado at 8:10 PM ET. Washington plays at Arizona.

San Diego hosts St. Louis in the nightcap on FS1 at 8:40 PM ET. The Padres won the opening game of this series with a 5-4 victory on Friday. They send out Chris Paddack to face the Cardinals’ Adam Wainwright. San Diego is a -130 money line favorite with an over/under of 7. 

Cleveland plays at Seattle at 9:10 PM ET as a -114 money line road favorite with a total of 8. Miami visits Los Angeles to play the Dodgers. 

Two games on the WNBA schedule. Chicago travels to Washington at 1 PM ET. Las Vegas visits Seattle at 3 PM ET. Both games are on ABC. 

Matchweek 36 of the English Premier League continues with three matches. Leeds United visits Burnley on the NBC Sports Network at 7:30 AM ET as a -0.25 goal line road favorite with an over/under of 2.75. Southampton hosts Fulham on the NBC Sports Network at 10 AM ET as a -0.5 goal line favorite with a total of 2.5. West Ham United travels to Brighton and Hove Albion as a -0.25 goal line road favorite with an over/under of 2.5.

The finals of the FA Cup take place at 12:15 PM ET between Leicester City and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium. The Foxes reached the championship game with their 1-0 victory against Southampton on April 18th. The Blues advanced to the finals on April 17th with a 1-0 win against Manchester City. Chelsea is a -0.5 goal line favorite with the total set at 2.25. ESPN+ broadcasts the match.

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