The Process has given way to a win-now mentality in Philadelphia where the 76ers made a number of moves to bolster their lineup around established stars Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. The biggest piece of the new puzzle was the acquisition of Tobias Harris from the Clippers. Harris had 14 points in his Philly debut on Friday as the new-look Sixers (35-20) surged past the Nuggets, 117-110. They’ll see how they stack up against LeBron James today as the Lakers (28-27) head to the Wells Fargo Center for a matinee matchup. To get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the full NBA schedule, click HERE.
The college hardwood features a contest of Top 20 teams from the American Athletic Conference as the Houston Cougars (22-1) host the Cincinnati Bearcats (20-3). Kelvin Sampson’s veteran lineup boasts three seniors and one junior and comes in with a 31-game home winning streak. But Mick Cronin’s Bearcats should test that mark as they enter the game with a nine-game winning streak of their own. To get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the full NCAA Basketball schedule, click HERE.
On the ice, the Buffalo Sabres started their current seven-game homestand by allowing 17 goals in the first three contests. The sloppy play led to some players voicing their frustration and forced coach Phil Housley to clear the air. That seemed to help yesterday as they shut down the Red Wings, 3-1. The Sabres (27-20-7) will try to follow that up this afternoon as they host the Winnipeg Jets (34-18-3), who have dropped three straight after yesterday’s 5-2 loss at Ottawa. To get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the full NHL schedule, click HERE.
And Matchweek 26 in the English Premier League continues with two matches capped off with Manchester City (20-4-2) facing Chelsea (15-5-5). To get Dunkel’s pick for this match and the full Premier League schedule, click HERE.