Big Al's Daily Angle: WNBA, NBA, MLB and NHL Previews and Odds - 05/22/2021

by Big Al Staff

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

The NBA playoffs begin with four games. Milwaukee hosts Miami on ESPN at 2:05 PM ET. The Bucks had their three-game losing streak end with a 118-112 upset loss at Chicago as a 7.5-point favorite on Sunday. The Heat have won five of their last six games with their 120–107 win at Detroit as a 3-point favorite on Sunday. Milwaukee is a 4.5-point favorite with the total set at 227 (all odds from BetOnline). 

The Los Angeles Clippers play at home against Dallas on ESPN at 4:35 PM ET. The Clippers have lost two in a row after their 117-112 upset loss at Oklahoma City as an 8-point favorite on Sunday. The Mavericks had their two-game winning streak end with a 136-121 upset loss at Minnesota as a 7-point favorite on Sunday. Los Angeles is a 5-point favorite with an over/under of 218.5.

Brooklyn is at home against Boston on ABC at 8 PM ET. The Nets have won five in a row with their 123-109 win against Cleveland as a 13-point favorite on Sunday. The Celtics won their play-in tournament game with a 118-100 victory against Washington as a 1.5-point favorite on Tuesday. Brooklyn is an 8-point favorite with a total of 229. 

Denver hosts Portland on ESPN at 10:35 PM ET. The Nuggets had their three-game winning streak end with their 132-116 loss at Portland as an 8.5-point underdog on Sunday. The Trail Blazers have won six of their last seven games with that victory. Denver is a 1-point favorite with an over/under of 227.5. 

Four games take place in the NHL playoffs. Tampa Bay plays at home against Florida on CNBC at 12:30 PM ET. The Panthers won their seventh game in their last nine with a 6-5 victory in the third game of this series on Thursday. The Lighting holds a 2-1 lead in the series. Tampa Bay is a -135 money line favorite with the total at 6. 

The New York Islanders are at home against Pittsburgh on NBC at 3 PM ET. The Penguins took a 2-1 lead in this series with a 5-4 victory on Thursday. The Islanders are a -109 money line favorite with an over/under of 5.5.

Toronto is at home against Montreal on CNBC at 7 PM ET. The Canadiens won the opening game of this series by a 2-1 score on Thursday. The Maple Leafs are a -167 money line favorite with a total of 5.5. 

Vegas visits Minnesota on NBC at 8 PM ET. The Golden Knights took a 2-1 lead in this series with a 5-2 victory on Thursday. The Wild have lost four of their last five games. Vegas is a -113 money line road favorite with an over/under of 5.5.

Fifteen games are on the MLB slate. The New York Yankees host the Chicago White Sox at 1:05 PM ET as a -190 money line favorite with the total of 7.5. Arizona visits Colorado at 3:10 PM ET as a -112 money line road favorite with an over/under of 11. 

Houston travels to Texas at 4:05 PM ET as a -185 money line road favorite with the total at 9. Washington is at home against Baltimore as a -152 money line favorite with an over/under of 9. Cincinnati plays at home against Milwaukee as a -135 money line favorite with the total at 8.5. Kansas City hosts Detroit as a -145 money line favorite with an over/under of 8.5. Cleveland is at home against Minnesota as a -168 money line favorite with a total of 7.5. The New York Mets visit Miami. Pittsburgh travels to Atlanta. 

Fox broadcasts three regional games at 7:15 PM ET. St. Louis plays at home against the Chicago Cubs as a -107 money line favorite with an over/under of 8.5. Boston visits Philadelphia as a -130 money line road favorite with a total of 9. The Los Angeles Dodgers plays at San Francisco. 

Toronto hosts Tampa Bay at 7:37 PM ET as a -114 money line favorite with a total of 9.5. Seattle visits San Diego at 8:40 PM ET. Oakland travels to Los Angeles to play the Dodgers at 10:07 PM ET. 

One game takes place in the WNBA. The Seattle Storm visits the Dallas Wings at 8 PM ET.

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