Daily Sports Betting Preview 4/27/2021: NBA, MLB, Euroleague

  • The Charlotte Hornets have +325 odds to overcome the Milwaukee Bucks.
  • The Atlanta Braves are -168 favorites over the Chicago Cubs.
  • Fenerbahce has -125 odds to defeat CSKA Moscow.

LAS VEGAS - Welcome to the Daily Sports Betting Preview on this fine Tuesday!

First up on the Preview, the Milwaukee Bucks face off against the Charlotte Hornets in the NBA. Then, the Chicago Cubs battle the Atlanta Braves in MLB action. Finally, the Euroleague playoffs continue on Tuesday, as CSKA Moscow and Fenerbahce face off.

There’s a lot to cover, so let’s get started!

NBA Betting

The Milwaukee Bucks may have been knocked off their perch at the top of the Eastern Conference this year by the Philadelphia 76ers and the Brooklyn Nets, but they’re still a very good team.

The Bucks are 37-23, good for third place in the East, and while they are only 5-5 in their last ten games, they’re still regarded as a great team. Today, they face off against the Charlotte Hornets, a team that is perhaps more aptly referred to as exciting than good.

The Hornets are 30-30 for the season, and that’s good enough for eighth place in the East.

The Bucks are expected to win this game, and to win it big, according to the online sportsbooks.

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Charlotte Hornets Moneyline

  • Milwaukee Bucks -450
  • Charlotte Hornets +325

The Bucks are -450 favorites over the Hornets on the moneyline, demonstrating the gap in quality between these two teams.

This matchup is a plausible playoff matchup, funnily enough - the Bucks seem locked in the three seed, and the Hornets could end up playing them via the play-in games, depending on where they land.

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Charlotte Hornets Spread

  • Milwaukee Bucks -9.0 (-110)
  • Charlotte Hornets +9.0 (-110)

The spread for this matchup favors the Bucks by nine points, and the Bucks have been fairly mediocre against the spread this season.

Overall, they have a 27-33 ATS record, and that negativity is due to their 12-18 ATS road record. The Hornets are 32-27-1 against the spread this season, and 16-12 against the spread at home, so they could be a solid play on the spread.

NBA betting enthusiasts can watch this matchup on NBA League Pass as well as local providers, and it airs at 7:00 p.m. EST.

MLB Betting

The Atlanta Braves were expected to be one of the best teams in Major League Baseball, and perhaps the third best team in the NL specifically.

Instead, they’ve found themselves with a 10-12 record in the NL East, which is a bit of a morass of mediocrity right now.

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The Braves are technically in fourth place in the division, but first place is the 9-8 New York Mets, and second place is the 11-11 Philadelphia Phillies. The Braves may be struggling, but so is everyone else in their division, so they have a very good shot at winning it anyway.

Their opponents today are the Chicago Cubs, who are fourth place in their division, the NL Central.

The Cubs also have a 10-12 overall record, and given the similarity in performance, as well as the gap in talent, it’s not a surprise to see the Braves favored here.

Chicago Cubs vs. Atlanta Braves Moneyline

  • Chicago Cubs +144
  • Atlanta Braves -168

On the moneyline, the Braves are -168 favorites, and the line hasn’t moved much in early wagering.

The betting markets seem to regard this split as spot on, with the Braves opening at around -165 and staying in that range.

Chicago Cubs vs. Atlanta Braves Run Line

  • Chicago Cubs -1.5 (-140)
  • Atlanta Braves +1.5 (+120)

On the run line, the Cubs -1.5 is a notable favorite over the Braves +1.5, and neither of these teams is positive against the run line this season. The Braves are 7-15 on the run line, while the Cubs are 10-12 on the run line. Given this, it might be a game to stay away from in the context of the run line.

MLB betting fans can watch this game on MLB.TV as well as local broadcast affiliates at 7:20 p.m. EST.

Euroleague Betting

The Euroleague playoffs are in full swing, and while second seeded CSKA Moscow has taken a 2-0 lead in their series against Fenerbahce, the matchup still seems even on the court.

CSKA Moscow vs. Fenerbahce Moneyline

  • CSKA Moscow +105
  • Fenerbahce -125

Fenerbahce, having not won a game in this series, as the seventh seed going up against the two seed, is actually favored to win this game.

CSKA Moscow is arguably the weakest of the top three teams in the Euroleague, but Fenerbahce actually had a negative point differential over the course of the season. It’s a bit surprising to see them favored in that context, and we’ll see if they can keep their season alive here.

CSKA Moscow vs. Fenerbahce Spread

  • CSKA Moscow +1.5 (-110)
  • Fenerbahce -1.5 (-110)

The spread sees CSKA Moscow as a +1.5 point underdog - a one possession game, no matter how one spins it.

Euroleague betting fans can watch this matchup via FloSports, and it starts at 1:45 p.m. EST.

Good luck!