When the Houston Rockets travel to Denver tonight, Nuggets fans will see a familiar face on the Rockets bench with newly acquired forward Kenneth Faried, who spent the first seven years of his career in Denver. Faried has supplied his usual energy for the Rockets (29-21) while contributing 15.2 points and 9.8 boards per game since coming over from Brooklyn. Houston has also enjoyed riding the eye-popping scoring streak of James Harden, who has now scored at least 32 points in 24 straight games. But Denver (35-15) counters with an All-Star of its own in center Nikola Jokic and has posted its best 50-game start in franchise history. To get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the full NBA schedule, click HERE.

On the college hardwood, the Big Ten features a matchup of two ranked teams as the Michigan Wolverines (20-1) travel to Ames to take on the Iowa Hawkeyes (16-5). The Wolverines are tied for the top spot in the conference with Michigan State and are coming off a 65-49 win over Ohio State on Tuesday. The Hawkeyes, meanwhile, have lost two straight with the latest coming in a 92-87 shootout in Minnesota. This will be the only regular-season meeting between the two teams. To get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the full NCAA Basketball schedule, click HERE.

On the ice, the Chicago Blackhawks (18-24-9) showed some life by winning their final two games before the All-Star break. They’ll try to keep that momentum going tonight on the road as they face the Buffalo Sabres (25-19-6), who are opening a franchise-record seven-game homestand. To get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the full NHL schedule, click HERE.

Matchweek 25 in the English Premier League is set to begin on Saturday with seven matches on the schedule capped off by Cardiff (5-4-15) taking on Bournemouth (10-3-11). To get Dunkel’s pick for this match and the full Premier League schedule, click HERE.

And in the NFL, the Super Bowl matchup between the New England Patriots (11-5) and Los Angeles Rams (13-3) is set to take place at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA. The Patriots are making their third straight Super Bowl appearance and have a chance to win the sixth title in franchise history. The Rams are returning to the Super Bowl for the first time since facing New England in 2001. To get Dunkel’s pick for this game, click HERE.

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