The much-anticipated return of Bryce Harper to DC takes place tonight as the Phillies (3-0) open a two-game set against the Nationals (1-2). Harper rejected the Nats’ $300 million offer at the end of last season and signed a $330 million, 13-year deal with the division-rival Phillies — at the time the richest contract in baseball until Mike Trout passed him a few days later. It sets up what should be an intense confrontation as Harper and the Phils face Washington’s ace, Max Scherzer. To get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the full MLB schedule, click HERE.
The eyes of Texas will be on New York tonight as Big 12 rivals TCU (23-13) and Texas (19-16) meet in the NIT semifinals at Madison Square Garden. The Horned Frogs took both contests this season, beating the Longhorns in Fort Worth back in January, 65-61, and following that up with a 69-56 victory in Austin in early March. To get Dunkel’s pick for this game as well as the other NIT semifinal between Lipscomb and Wichita State, the CIT semifinals and Saturday’s NCAA Tournament semifinals, click HERE.
A battle for home-court advantage in the postseason is on the line tonight as the top teams in the West — Denver and Golden State — meet tonight in Oakland. The Warriors (52-24) currently are one game up on the Nuggets (51-25) with six games remaining and can clinch the season-series tiebreaker with a victory after having taken two of the first three contests between the two teams. To get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the full NBA schedule, click HERE.
In the NHL, the Toronto Maple Leafs (46-26-7) clinched a playoff berth last night with a 2-1 win over the Islanders as center John Tavares scored his first goal against his old team after signing a free agent deal in the off-season. The Leafs will be back on the ice tonight as they host the Carolina Hurricanes (43-29-7). To get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the full NHL slate, click HERE.
And there are a pair of matches in the EPL this afternoon as Watford (12-12-7) takes on Fulham (4-23-5) and Wolverhampton (12-11-8) faces Manchester United (18-6-7). To get Dunkel’s picks for both these matches and the full Premier League schedule, click HERE.