Big Al's Daily Angle: UEFA Champions League, NBA, NHL and MLB Previews and Odds - 05/05/2021

by Big Al Staff

The Wednesday sports card features action in the NBA, NHL, MLB, and the UEFA Champions League.

Nine games are on the NBA docket. The card begins at 7 PM ET, with Boston visiting Orlando as a 10.5-point road favorite at DraftKings. Portland plays at Cleveland at 7:30 PM ET as an 11-point road favorite at DraftKings.

Five more NBA games start at 8 PM ET. Memphis travels to Minnesota as a 4-point road favorite with the total set at 236.5 (all odds from BetOnline unless indicated otherwise). Phoenix plays at Atlanta as a 2.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 227.5. Philadelphia is at Houston as a 15-point road favorite at DraftKings. Indiana plays at home against Sacramento as a 6.5-point favorite at DraftKings. Milwaukee is at home against Washington. 

Utah hosts San Antonio at 9 PM ET as a 7-point favorite at DraftKings. Denver is at home against New York as a 3-point favorite with a total of 214. 

Nine games are on the NHL schedule. Four games start the card at 7 PM ET. Nashville travels to Columbus as a -177 money-line road favorite with an over/under of 5. Tampa Bay plays at home against Dallas as a -155 money line favorite with a total of 5.5. Montreal visits Ottawa as a -151 money line road favorite with an over/under of 5.5.

Washington visits the New York Rangers in the opening game of a doubleheader on the NBC Sports Network at 7 PM ET. The Capitals ended a two-game losing streak with a 6-3 victory in Madison Square Garden against the Rangers on Monday. New York has lost three in a row. Washington is a -125 money line road favorite with a total of 5.5. 

St. Louis hosts Anaheim at 8 PM ET as a -240 money line favorite with an over/under of 5.5. Vegas plays at Minnesota as a -121 money line road favorite with a total of 5.5. 

The nightcap on the NBC Sports Network has Colorado playing at San Jose at 9:30 PM ET. The Avalanche have won three in a row with their 5-4 victory on the road against the Sharks on Monday. San Jose has lost three in a row. Colorado is a -265 money line road favorite with an over/under of 6. 

Calgary plays at Winnipeg at 9:30 PM ET as a -113 money line favorite with a total of 5.5. Anaheim is at home against Los Angeles as a -132 money line favorite with an over/under of 5.5.

Sixteen games are on the MLB slate. Cincinnati hosts the Chicago White Sox at 12:35 PM ET as a -126 money line favorite with a total of 8.5. Colorado plays at home against San Francisco as a -108 money line favorite with an over/under of 10. Seattle is at home against Baltimore as a -112 money line favorite with a total of 7.5. The New York Mets play at St. Louis at 5:15 PM ET in the opening game of their seven-inning doubleheader. 

Miami hosts Arizona at 6:40 PM ET as a -145 money line favorite with a total of 7.5. The New York Yankees play at home against Houston as a -137 money line favorite with an over/under of 9. Atlanta visits Washington as a -131 money line road favorite with a total of 8.5. Milwaukee travels to Philadelphia as a -137 money line road favorite with an over/under of 8.5. Boston is at home against Detroit as a -177 money line favorite with a total of 9. 

The Los Angeles Dodgers play on the road at Wrigley Field in Chicago against the Cubs on ESPN at 7:40 PM ET. The Cubs swept the Tuesday doubleheader with Los Angeles by 7-1 and 4-3 scores. The Dodgers have lost five of six games. Los Angeles is a -170 money line road favorite. 

Texas plays at Minnesota at 7:40 PM ET. St. Louis is at home against the New York Mets at 7:45 PM ET. San Diego hosts Pittsburgh at 8:10 PM ET as a -225 money line favorite with an over/under of 6.5. Cleveland visits Kansas City as a -157 money line road favorite with a total of 7. 

The Los Angeles Angeles play at home against Tampa Bay at 9:38 PM ET. Oakland is at home against Toronto at 9:40 PM ET as a -121 money line favorite with an over/under of 8.5.

The second leg of the UEFA Champions League semifinals concludes on Wednesday, with Chelsea hosting Real Madrid on the CBS Sports Network at 3 PM ET. These two teams settled with a 1-1 draw in Madrid in the first leg last Tuesday.

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