The Denver Nuggets (53-27) were at one time vying for the No. 1 seed in the upcoming Western Conference playoffs. But as we enter the last week of the NBA regular season, the Nuggets now find themselves trying to fend off hard-charging Houston for the No. 2 slot. Tonight, Denver will head to a place where it’s lost eight straight as the Nuggets visit the Utah Jazz (49-31). To get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the full NBA schedule, click HERE.

The Houston Astros are a pick by many to win it all this season, but didn’t look like much of a contender when they limped to a 2-5 start. A.J. Hinch’s club has been truer to form of late, however, and stretched its current winning streak to four straight with last night’s come-from-behind win over the Yankees, 4-3. The Astros (6-5) and Yankees (5-5) will continue their series at Minute Maid Park with Houston sending Gerrit Cole (0-2, 3.00) to the mound in search of his first win against New York’s Jonathan Loaisiga (0-0, 2.25). To get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the full MLB schedule, click HERE.

And the NHL playoffs are set to begin on Wednesday with five first-round matchups followed by three more on Thursday. To get Dunkel’s picks for all these contests, click HERE. In addition, to see where this year’s playoff participants finished in Dunkel’s final regular season power rankings, click HERE.

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