Three of the four MLB divisional series have been decided with the road teams clinching each time. Yesterday, the Cardinals used an early explosion and the Nationals late-night heroics to take their NLDS matchups against the Braves and Dodgers, respectively. That leaves one divisional series left for tonight with the Houston Astros trying to become the first home team to clinch as they host the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 5. Gerrit Cole (1-0, 0.00) will get the start for the Astros, while the Rays will go with Tyler Glasnow (0-1, 4.15). First pitch is 7:07 p.m. EST at Minute Maid Park. To get Dunkel’s pick for this game, click HERE.
Week 6 of the NFL schedule kicks off tonight with a game that should bring back happier memories for fans of the NY Giants than the New England Patriots. The Giants, of course, played the role of spoiler in 2007 and 2011 while keeping the heavily-favored Patriots from winning the Super Bowl. The NY QB in each of those games, Eli Manning, is still there, but will be watching from the sideline as a backup while rookie Daniel Jones continues to lead the Giants. He’ll be trying to fill Manning’s shoes in more ways than one as New York once again comes in a heavy underdog to Tom Brady and the Pats. Kick off is 8:20 p.m. EST at Gillette Stadium. To get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the full NFL schedule for Week 6, click HERE.
Week 7 of the college football schedule started last night with Appalachian State pulling off the upset against Louisiana-Lafayette, 17-7. Three more games are on the schedule for tonight, including an ACC clash between the Syracuse Orange (3-2, No. 45 in the Dunkel Index) and NC State Wolfpack (3-2, No. 55). Kick off is 8:00 p.m. EST at Carter-Finley Stadium. To get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the full FBS and FCS schedules for Week 7, click HERE.
There’s a Game 5 in the WNBA Finals as well as the Washington Mystics and Connecticut Sun play for all the marbles tonight in DC. Tip off is 8:00 p.m. EST at the Entertainment and Sports Arena. To get Dunkel’s pick for this game, click HERE.
In the NHL, the Washington Capitals (2-0-2) will be looking to snap a six-game road losing streak to the Predators (2-1-0) as they head to Nashville. The puck drops at 8:00 p.m at Bridgestone Arena. To get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the full NHL slate, click HERE.