The MLB postseason got underway yesterday with the Cardinals and Dodgers both taking the first game of their divisional series. The AL will join the fray today, including the NY Yankees (103-59, No. 3 in the Dunkel Index) in pursuit of their record 28th World Series crown as they open up yet another divisional series against the Minnesota Twins (101-61, No. 4). This will be New York’s fifth ALDS against Minnesota with the Yankees taking the previous four in 2003, 2004, 2008 and 2009. James Paxton (15-6, 3.82) gets the start for New York, while Minnesota will counter with Jose Berrios (14-8, 3.68). First pitch is 7:07 p.m. EST at Yankee Stadium. To get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the full MLB playoff schedule, click HERE.
Week 6 of the college football schedule continues with three games on tap, including the UCF Knights (4-1, No. 15 in the Dunkel Index) facing the Cincinnati Bearcats (3-1, No. 40) in an American Athletic Conference matchup. The last time UCF came to Cincinnati in 2017, the Knights scored every time they had the ball in a storm-shortened 51-23 contest. Luke Fickell’s team is looking for a different outcome tonight following his Bearcats 52-14 win at Marshall last week. Kick off is 8:00 p.m. at Nippert Stadium. To get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the full FBS and FCS schedules for Week 6, click HERE.
The first week of the NHL regular season continues with five games on the schedule, including the Toronto Maple Leafs looking to follow up their win in the season opener as they travel to Columbus to face the Blue Jackets. Mike Babcock’s team got two goals from Auston Matthews in a four-goal second period to push past Ottawa, 5-3, on Wednesday. This will be the first game of the season for the Blue Jackets. The puck drops at 7:05 p.m. at Nationwide Arena. To get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the full NHL schedule, click HERE.
Week 5 of the NFL got started last night with the Seattle Seahawks taking advantage of Greg Zuerlein’s missed 44-yard FG with 11 seconds left to hold off the LA Rams, 30-29. To get the rest of Dunkel’s NFL picks for Week 5, click HERE.
Week 17 of the CFL starts tonight with the Edmonton Eskimos (7-7) traveling to Hamilton to face the top-ranked Tiger-Cats (11-3). Kick off is 7:00 p.m. EST at Tim Hortons Field. To get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the full CFL schedule, click HERE.
And Matchweek 8 in the English Premier League begins on Saturday with six matches capped off by West Ham (3-3-1) hosting Crystal Palace (3-2-2). Kick off is 12:30 p.m. EST at London Stadium. To get Dunkel’s pick for this match and the full EPL schedule, click HERE.