Here’s an overview of some of the top games in sports being played on May 21. Today, we’re taking a closer look at five games from Major League Baseball, the NHL, and the NBA Playoffs.
San Diego Padres vs. San Francisco Giants – 3:05 PM ET
We’ll begin our day with an NL West battle between the Padres and the Giants. The Padres, currently 25-14 this season, ranking second in the NL West. Yesterday, they pulled off an 8-7 win over the Giants in the 10th inning. On the mound for the Padres is one of their best, Joe Musgrove, who has a 4-0 record. He’s got an ERA of 2.20, one of the lowest in MLB.
The San Francisco Giants have lost two games in a row after losing to the Padres. Today, they’ll hope to rally back and secure a win at home. However, taking on the Padres batters won’t be an easy task, which is why they’ll start Carlos Rodon. Rodon is 4-2 this year with an ERA of 3.49 over the course of 38.2 innings. We’ll take the Giants -160 to win tonight’s game.
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Philadelphia Phillies – 6:05 PM ET
Jumping ahead to later in the day, we’ll see the Los Angeles Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies. The Dodgers have won six games in a row, earning a record of 26-12. One of their most recent wins was a 4-1 victory over the Phillies yesterday. The 1-0 Mitch White will get his second start of the year tonight. He’ll take on the Phillies batters who have a batting average of .250.
The Philadelphia Phillies are one of the league leaders in terms of team batting average. Taking on the bullpen of the Dodgers won’t be an easy task. They’ll send the 1-4 Aaron Nola out to the mound, who has struggled immensely this season. With Nola on the mound, we don’t see the Phillies pulling this one off.
Colorado Avalanche vs. St. Louis Blues – 8:00 PM ET
Moving over to the NHL, we’ll see the Colorado Avalanche head to St. Louis to play the Blues. The current series is tied 1-1 after the Blues won Game 2 4-1. The Avalanche had a tough time with the Blues line on Thursday night. Today, they’ll look to protect the net slightly better than they did previously. They’ll also rely on their goal scorers to put up more than a single goal.
The Blues get to play at home today, which is great for them. After winning a game on the road, the Blues can become the leader in the series with a win here. As a team, the Blues average 3.77 goals per game, they’ll need to use that to win tonight. Defensively, the Blues allow an average of just 2.92 goals per game.
Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics – 8:30 PM ET
Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals is set for tonight. Currently, the series is tied at 1-1 after the Celtics lost Game 2, 127-102. Now, the Heat will head to Boston and have to play the Celtics on the road. Miami has a 24-17 record when traveling, but will also be without Kyle Lowry again tonight.
The Boston Celtics offense couldn’t get going in Game 2 on Thursday. They fell behind early and weren’t able to rally back for a win. Tonight, they should have Marcus Smart and Al Horford back in the lineup. With those two back in action, the Celtics are heavy favorites here. Still, we think they’ll cover the 6.5-point spread and win this game.
New York Mets vs. Colorado Rockies – 8:40 PM ET
Our final game of the night is between the Mets and the Rockies. The Mets have won three of their last five games, while the Rockies have taken a step back. Still, the Mets will have to find a way to slow down the best batting team in Major League Baseball. Tasked with this responsibility is Trevor Williams, who has an 0-2 record this season.
The Rockies have a team batting average of .263, ranking first in MLB. On the mound for the Rockies tonight is Austin Gomber, who has a 4.38 ERA. In five starts, Gomber’s record is 2-3, not great, but better than Trevor Williams. With so many pitchers injured for the Mets, we’ll take the Rockies +105 tonight.
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