Here’s an overview of some of the top games in sports being played on May 2. Today, we’re taking a closer look at five games from the NHL, Major League Baseball, and the NBA.
New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays – 7:07 PM ET
To begin our daily rundown we’ll see the New York Yankees vs. the Toronto Blue Jays. The Yankees, currently 16-6, lead the AL East. Tonight, they’ll have a chance to extend their lead on the division with a win over the Blue Jays. The 0-1 Jordan Montgomery will get the start tonight for the Yankees. New York comes in at -115 in tonight’s game.
The Toronto Blue Jays are 15-8 and second in the AL East. A win here could get them slightly closer to taking over the conference. To do this, they’ll need to control the efficiency of the Yankees batters. Tasked with this to start the game is Ross Stripling, in his first start of the season. Toronto comes in at -105 on the Moneyline, a slight favorite over the Yankees.
Philadelphia 76ers at Miami Heat – 7:30 PM ET
Game 1 between the 76ers and Miami Heat kicks off at 7:30 PM ET tonight. Unfortunately for the 76ers, Joel Embiid has been ruled out for tonight’s game. They’ll still have James Harden and Tyrese Maxey to rely on though. The only problem is their interior presence might suffer without Embiid there.
The Miami Heat have a few players on the “day-to-day” list, Jimmy Butler is one of them. Butler is expected to play tonight, but we aren’t sure in what capacity. If Butler is limited in terms of minutes, the 76ers could have an edge over Miami. For the Heat to cover the spread they’d have to win by 7.5-points. We don’t see the Heat being able to cover that large of a spread.
St. Louis Blues vs. Minnesota Wild – 9:30 PM ET
The first game of the series between the St. Louis Blues and Minnesota Wild will go down tonight. This is a notable rivalry between two of the best teams in the NHL to end the regular season. Both the Blues and Wild have similar averages in terms of goals per game. The Blues have a slight edge at 3.77 versus the Wild at 3.72.
Defensively, the Blues also have an edge on the Wild, allowing just 2.92 goals per game to Minnesota’s 3.04. The Wild will lean on their offensive prowess tonight, led by Kirill Kaprizov. Kaprizov has scored 47 goals this season and over 100 points. If the Wild can get Kaprizov opportunities to score, he’ll find a way to lead the home team to a win.
Los Angeles Kings vs. Edmonton Oilers – 10:00 PM ET
Taking place just thirty minutes after the above game is the Los Angeles Kings at Edmonton Oilers. The Kings will have their hands full with the scorers of the Oilers. Somehow, the Kings will have to find a way to stop Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl. If they’re unable to do that, they’ll have a rough start to this series.
Edmonton has won only one playoff round through McDavid’s and Draisaitl’s time together. McDavid has notched 123 points this season while Draisaitl has scored 55 goals. Leading the team in each of those categories, the Oilers should be a shoo-in to win this one. Edmonton comes in at -200 to win tonight’s game.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Phoenix Suns – 10:00 PM ET
Perhaps the most anticipated game of the night is the Dallas Mavericks vs. Phoenix Suns. It’s Luka Doncic versus Devin Booker as Dallas heads to Phoenix. The Mavericks have one of the best defenses in the NBA and will look to use it tonight. They’ll face a tough test as they’re tasked with stopping Chris Paul and Devin Booker.
With no injured players on each side, this game should be action-packed. Booker averages 26.8 points per game, while Doncic averages 28.4. This game will come down to defense, which is where the Mavericks have an edge. Can they hold out long enough to keep the Suns from scoring? Of all the games in our rundown, this is the one we consider a “must-watch”.
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