Big Al's Daily Angle: UEFA Europa League, NBA, WNBA, MLB and NHL Previews and Odds - 05/26/2021

by Big Al Staff

The Wednesday sports card features games in the NBA, NHL, MLB, WNBA, and the UEFA Europa League.

The NBA playoffs have three games on the docket. Philadelphia hosts Washington on NBA TV at 7:05 PM ET. The 76ers won the first game of this series with their 125-118 victory as an 8-point favorite on Sunday. The Six have won 11 of their last 13 games. The Wizards have dropped four of seven games. Philadelphia is an 8-point favorite with the total set at 230.5 (all odds from BetOnline). 

New York plays at home against Atlanta on TNT at 7:35 PM ET. The Hawks won their fifth game in a row by taking the opening game of this series, 107-105, as a 2.5-point road favorite on Sunday. The Knicks had their three-game winning streak end with the loss. New York is a 2-point favorite with an over/under of 212.5. 

Utah is at home against Memphis in the second game of the TNT doubleheader at 10:05 PM ET. The Grizzlies have won eight of their last nine games after their 112-109 upset win on the road as an 8-point underdog on Sunday. The Jazz had their two-game winning streak end with the loss. Utah is an 8.5-point favorite, with the total at 218.

Three games are on the NHL playoff schedule. The New York Islanders host Pittsburgh on the NBC Sports Network at 6:38 PM ET. The Islanders took a 3-2 lead in this series with their 3-2 overtime victory on Monday. The Penguins have lost the last two games after being up 2-1 in the series. New York is a -113 money line favorite with an over/under of 5.5. 

Tampa Bay is at home against Florida on CNBC at 8:08 PM ET. The Panthers extended this series to a sixth game with their 4-1 victory on Monday. The Lightning holds a 3-2 lead in the series. Tampa Bay is a -143 money line favorite with a total of 6. 

Vegas visits Minnesota on the NBC Sports Network at 9:08 PM ET. The Wild extended this series to a sixth game with their 4-2 win on Monday. The Golden Knights hold a 3-2 lead in the series. Vegas is a -125 money line road favorite with an over/under of 5.5. 

Fifteen games are on the MLB slate. Minnesota hosts Baltimore at 1:10 PM ET as a -190 money line favorite with a total of 9. The Chicago White Sox are at home against St. Louis at 2:10 PM ET as a -185 money line favorite with an over/under of 8.5. Seattle visits Oakland at 3:37 PM ET. Texas travels to Los Angeles to play the Angels at 4:07 PM ET. 

The Chicago Cubs play at Pittsburgh at 6:35 PM ET as a -138 money line road favorite with a total of 8.5. Philadelphia visits Miami at 6:40 PM ET. The New York Yankees plays at home against Toronto at 7:05 PM ET as a -158 money line favorite with an over/under of 9.5. Washington hosts Cincinnati as a -134 money line favorite with a total of 9.5. Boston is at home against Atlanta at 7:10 PM ET as a -113 money line favorite with an over/under of 10. Tampa Bay plays at home against Kansas City as a -202 money line favorite with a total of 7. The New York Mets are at home against Colorado as a -130 money line favorite with an over/under of 6.5. Cleveland visits Detroit.

The Los Angeles Dodgers play at Houston on ESPN at 7:40 PM ET. The Dodgers won their seventh game in a row with their 9-2 victory in the opening game of this series on Tuesday. The Astros have lost four in a row. Los Angeles is a -134 money line road favorite with a total of 8. 

San Diego travels to Milwaukee at 7:40 PM ET as a -129 money line road favorite with an over/under of 8. San Francisco plays at Arizona at 9:40 PM ET as a -118 money line road favorite with a total of 9.

One game is on the WNBA schedule. Las Vegas travels to Phoenix on the CBS Sports Network at 10 PM ET.

The final of the Europa League has Manchester United playing Real Villarreal at 3 PM ET. The Red Devils are a -0.5 goal line favorite with an over/under of 2.25 with the match being played on a neutral field in Gdansk, Poland. The CBS Sports Network has the broadcast.

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