Daily Sports Betting Preview 5/13/21: NBA, MLB, Soccer Odds

  • The Los Angeles Clippers are 8.5-point favorites to beat the Charlotte Hornets.
  • The New York Yankees have -142 odds to beat the Tampa Bay Rays.
  • Liverpool is favored to beat Manchester United with +135 odds.

LAS VEGAS—As usual, it is a very busy day in the sports betting world.

Online sportsbooks have odds out today in the NBA which features a matchup between the Los Angeles Clippers and Charlotte Hornets, the MLB with the New York Yankees facing off against the Tampa Bay Rays, and the English Premier League with a powerhouse match between Liverpool and Manchester United.

Los Angeles Clippers Vs. Charlotte Hornets Odds

  • Spread: Clippers -8.5
  • Total: 224 Points

In the NBA betting world, a significant matchup between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Charlotte Hornets looms NBA bettors.

The importance behind this matchup is that the Hornets are just 1.5 games behind the Boston Celtics and could potentially move to the seventh seed. A loss, however, would put the Hornets in a crucial position as they would be just a half-game ahead of the Washington Wizards for the 10 seed in the Eastern Conference and would be forced to win two play-in games rather than one.

Looking at the Clippers, they could potentially pull within one game of the Phoenix Suns for the second seed in the Western Conference if they pull off a win. A loss though could push them back to the fourth seed in which they would be looking at a matchup with either the Portland Trailblazers or the Dallas Mavericks.

From a betting standpoint, all signs are pointing to the Clippers covering the spread in this game. The Clippers are 38-30-1 against the spread this season and have covered in three of their last four games. The Hornets, on the other hand, are 35-33-1 against the spread but have gone 2-2 ATS in their last four. Also, the Clippers are 4-1 against the spread against Charlotte in their last five games played in Charlotte.

New York Yankees Vs. Tampa Bay Rays Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: Yankees (-142) vs. Rays (+122)
  • Spread: Yankees -1.5
  • Total: 8 Runs

The New York Yankees MLB odds going into the game are slightly favored and rightfully so. The Yankees have a slightly better record than the Rays do as they are 20-16 while Tampa Bay is two games behind at 19-19.

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Aside from the Yankees having a better record, Tampa Bay has just not looked good as of late as they have gone 1-4 in their last five games which includes dropping their first two games of the three-game series against the Yankees. The Yankees, on the other hand, have looked strong as they have gone 4-0 in their last four games and are 6-1 in their last seven games against a team with a winning record.

With that said, bettors can look for the Yankees to close out the three-game series with a sweep.

Liverpool Vs. Manchester United Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: Liverpool (+130) vs. Man. United (+195), Draw (+260)
  • Spread: Liverpool -0.5
  • Total: 3 Goals

Liverpool’s soccer odds are being favored going into this English Premier League matchup against Manchester United. Looking at the odds, some might question why Liverpool is going into the match as the slight favorite considering that their previous two matchups with Manchester United saw them losing one and a draw in the other.

However, it is simple, Manchester United has already punched their ticket to next year’s UEFA Champions League as they are sitting in second place of the EPL. Liverpool though has their backs against the wall in this one and will give it their all as they try and make one final push in these last four games to make the Champions League or the UEFA Europa League.

As for their recent games, Liverpool has not let up any losses in their last five games but are hanging on as they have gone 2-3-0 in those five games. As for Manchester United, their last four have been split as they have gone 2-2. That said, Liverpool could be in line to cash out bettors if they continue fighting how they have.