The St. Louis Cardinals were hoping for a power surge when they acquired Paul Goldschmidt from the Diamondbacks and it took less than a week into the new season for them to get it. Last night, Goldschmidt connected for 3 HRs and 5 RBI while leading the Redbirds to a 9-5 win over the Brewers that knotted the series up a one-game apiece. Game three is set for tonight at Miller Park and you can get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the full MLB schedule by clicking HERE.
The NCAA Basketball Tournament is down to the Elite 8 with two teams set to advance tonight as the regional finals kick off. The first contest pits Texas Tech (29-6; No. 9 in Dunkel’s power rankings) against Gonzaga (33-3; No. 1) in the West Region and will be followed by Purdue (26-9; No. 12) versus Virginia (32-3; No. 3) in the South Region. To get Dunkel’s picks for both these contests and Sunday’s Elite 8 contests, click HERE.
The Sacramento Kings (37-38; No. 17 in Dunkel’s power rankings) have put together a surprisingly strong season, but look like they will come up just short of making the playoffs for the first time since the 2005-06 campaign. The Kings are one loss away from elimination in the West as they head to Houston tonight to take on the Rockets (48-28; No. 5). To get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the full NBA schedule, click HERE.
Another team hanging on to slim playoff hopes is the Philadelphia Flyers (37-32-8; No. 20 in Dunkel’s power rankings). The Flyers are eight points behind Columbus and Montreal for the final wild-card spot in the East with just five games remaining. The first of those will take place this afternoon as the Flyers travel to Carolina to face the Hurricanes (42-28-7; No. 12). To get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the full NHL schedule, click HERE.
And Matchweek 32 of the English Premier League gets underway with seven matches on the schedule starting with Manchester City (24-4-2; No. 2 in Dunkel’s power rankings) facing Fulham (4-22-5; No. 19) at Craven Cottage. To get Dunkel’s pick for this match and the full Premier League schedule, click HERE.