Here’s an overview of some of the top games in sports being played on April 27th. Today, we’re taking a closer look at five games from MLB the NBA Playoffs, and the NHL.
Chicago Bulls vs. Milwaukee Bucks – 7:30 PM ET
Each game from here on out could be the Bulls’ last chance at a championship this season. Their backs are against the wall at 3-1 after losing on Sunday. At the moment, it seems as if the Bulls don’t have an answer for Giannis Antetokounmpo. Giannis scored 32 points against the Bulls on Sunday and helped lead Milwaukee to a 119-95 victory.
It’s also important to note that Chicago will be without Zach LaVine tonight. With elimination on the horizon, the Bucks will seek to put Chicago out of its misery. If they can, the Bucks could get some much-needed rest. The Boston Celtics and Miami Heat have each finished their respective series. Before the Bucks head to round two, a few days of rest could work wonders.
Detroit Tigers vs. Minnesota Twins – 7:40 PM ET
The Tigers and the Twins seemingly always have interesting games. The series began yesterday when the Tigers took a 5-4 loss on an ending that was straight out of Little League. To get back into it, they’ll have to focus on slowing down the Twins batters. They’ll give Michael Pineda the reigns to start the game. Pineda is 1-0 this season, throwing two strikeouts in five innings pitched.
Joe Ryan will be the starting pitcher for the Minnesota Twins tonight. Ryan has a 2-1 record as a starter with an impressive ERA of 1.69. The Twins come into this game at -180 and for good reason. They’re 5-0 in their last five games and are starting one of their best pitchers.
Arizona Coyotes vs. Dallas Stars – 8:30 PM ET
The Arizona Coyotes are far out of playoff contention. However, they can make it tougher for the Dallas Stars with a win here. They found a way to beat the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night, scoring five goals. The Coyotes average 2.46 goals per game, with Clayton Keller leading the team in the category.
The Stars just secured a big win over the Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday as well. That win marked their second straight win after losing three games in a row. The Stars have a few great scorers on their team, most notably, Jason Robertson. Robertson has 40 goals this year, helping his team keep their average of 2.83 goals per game.
Dallas locks up a playoff spot with a point in this game. Take them to win on the moneyline.
Cleveland Guardians vs. Los Angeles Angels – 9:38 PM ET
The last five games have been especially rough on the Cleveland Guardians. They’ve lost all five, two of which were to the Los Angeles Angels. Although they’re a strong batting team, they seem to have taken a step back recently. Tonight, Zach Plesac will take the mound for the Guardians. Plesac is 1-1 this season with an ERA of 1.53 through 17.2 innings pitched.
The Angels will send the 1-2 Shohei Ohtani out on the mound tonight. Ohtani has had a rough start pitching this year and facing the Guardians batters won’t help. As a team, Cleveland has a batting average of .250, ranking sixth in MLB. The Angels come in at -210 tonight, but we think the Guardians are a better choice.
Oakland Athletics vs. San Francisco Giants – 9:45 PM ET
The final game of the night is between the Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants. The Athletics, fresh off of an 8-2 loss, will try to bounce back today. Unfortunately for each of these teams, the injury and suspension list continues to grow. The 2-0 Paul Blackburn will get the nod for the Athletics tonight. Blackburn has an ERA of 1.80 and 14 strikeouts in 15 innings pitched.
On the mound for the Giants is Sam Long in his first start of the season. Through 5.2 innings pitched, Long has thrown five strikeouts. The Giants will likely rely on their batting here, which has gotten better as the season continues. At the moment, the Giants have an on-base percentage of .312, ranking 14th in MLB.
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