The Columbus Blue Jackets had never made it past the first round of the NHL playoffs before eliminating the Tampa Bay Lightning this year. Now the Blue Jackets can put themselves in a good position to get past the second round as well if they can beat the Boston Bruins tonight. Up 2-1 in the series, Columbus will host Game 4 at Nationwide Arena. To get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the full NHL schedule, click HERE.
The Toronto Raptors are another team that has had postseason struggles in the past and those memories were resurrected after a poor performance in Game 2 of their NBA series against the Philadelphia 76ers. The Raptors shot just 36.7 percent from the field — and only 27 percent from beyond the three-point line — in falling to the Sixers at home, 94-89. Now Toronto has to go on the road to Philly for two straight starting with tonight’s contest at Wells Fargo Center. To get Dunkel’s pick, click HERE.
Last night’s outing by the Mets’ Jacob deGrom was reminiscent of last season when deGrom would pitch lights out but New York would struggle offensively to win many games for him. DeGrom looked more like his old self in pitching seven shutout innings, but unfortunately for him the Mets looked more like their old selves as well in failing to score any runs in a 1-0 loss to the Cincinnati Reds. Those two teams will wrap up their four-game set in a matinee at Citi Field with Noah Syndergaard (1-3, 6.35) on the mound for New York against Cincy’s Tyler Mahle (0-3, 4.50). To get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the full MLB schedule, click HERE.