It’s a new postseason, but looks to be the same old story with the NY Yankees dominating the Minnesota Twins in the MLB playoffs. The Yankees took the first two games of the series by scores of 10-4 and 8-2 to extend their postseason winning streak to 12 straight against the Twins. For their part, the Twins have now dropped an MLB record 15 straight playoff games. New York will go for the ALDS sweep tonight as the venue shifts to Minnesota for Game 3. Luis Severino gets the start for the Yankees, while the Twins counter with Jake Odorizzi. First pitch is 8:40 p.m. EST at Target Field. To get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the full MLB playoff schedule, click HERE.
Week 5 of the NFL schedule will wrap up tonight with two teams on the rise after struggling in recent years as the Cleveland Browns face the San Francisco 49ers. Cleveland (2-2, No. 22 in the Dunkel Index) is coming off a 40-25 win over the Baltimore Ravens that was sparked by Nick Chubb’s 165-yard effort, including an 88-yard TD run that was clocked at 21.95 MPH — the fastest of any TD runs this season. The Niners (3-0, No. 8) are coming off a bye following their 24-20 comeback win over the Steelers in Week 3. Kick off is 8:15 p.m. at Levi’s Stadium. To get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the full NFL schedule for Week 5, click HERE.
A pair of games are on the NHL schedule, including the defending Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues (1-0-1, No. 2 in the Dunkel Index) heading to Toronto to face the Maple Leafs (2-0-1, No. 20). The Blues are coming off their first win of the new season against Dallas on Saturday, while the Leafs will try to bounce back from a 6-5 shootout loss to the Canadiens. Face off is 7:05 p.m. at Scotiabank Arena. To get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the full NHL schedule, click HERE.
Week 6 in college football saw Ohio State leap past idle Alabama to No. 2 in the latest Dunkel FBS Index following the Buckeyes’ 34-10 win over Michigan State. Georgia, Oklahoma, Penn State and LSU all remained the same with easy wins. Florida also moved ahead of Auburn into the No. 8 slot with their 24-13 victory over the Tigers in Gainesville. To get the complete FBS and FCS college football rankings, click HERE.