The Houston Astros set the table for the league championship series with their 6-1 win last night over Tampa Bay in Game 5 of the ALDS. The Astros advance to face the NY Yankees in the ALCS, which will begin on Saturday. The NLCS will get started tonight with the Washington Nationals facing the St. Louis Cardinals. Both teams advanced in impressive if opposite fashions. The Nats used a late comeback in Game 5 against the LA Dodgers to tie it in the eighth inning and win it in the 10th on Howie Kendrick’s grand slam. No late inning heroics were needed by St. Louis in their Game 5 as the Cards put up a 10-spot in the first inning against the Braves and cruised to a 13-1 win. Anibal Sanchez will get the start for Washington tonight, while Miles Mikolas will take the mound for St. Louis. First pitch is set for 8:08 p.m. at Busch Stadium. To get Dunkel’s pick, click HERE.
There are four college football games under the Friday night lights, including a big Pac-12 contest in Eugene between the Colorado Buffaloes (3-2, No. 67 in the Dunkel Index) and Oregon Ducks (4-1, No. 14). The Ducks look to be the last, best hope for the conference to get into the championship playoff as others around them have fallen. Mario Cristobal’s team comes in having won four straight since starting the season with a loss against Auburn. The Buffs have been racked by injuries, but have remained competitive under coach Mel Tucker. Their last four games have all been decided by a TD or less. Kick off is 10:00 p.m. EST at Autzen Stadium. To get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the full FBS and FCS schedules for Week 7, click HERE.
The NHL has three games on the ice tonight, including the Columbus Blue Jackets (1-2-0) looking to follow up their 4-3 overtime win against Buffalo on Monday as they host the Anaheim Ducks (3-1-0). The Ducks are playing their second road game in two nights following a 2-1 loss in Pittsburgh last night. Face off is 7:00 p.m. EST at Nationwide Arena. To get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the full NHL schedule, click HERE.
The NBA preseason is cranking up with seven games on the card, including a pair of Eastern Conference teams looking to improve on disappointing 2018-19 seasons as the Washington Wizards head to New York to face the Knicks. Tip off is 7:00 p.m. EST at Madison Square Garden. To get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the full NBA preseason schedule, click HERE.
Week 18 of the CFL schedule kicks off with a pair of games starting with the Ottawa RedBlacks (3-11) facing the Toronto Argonauts (2-12). Kick off is set for 7:00 p.m. EST at BMO Field. To get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the full CFL slate, click HERE.
And Week 6 of the NFL kicked off last night with the New England Patriots taking advantage of a blocked punt and fumble recovery that resulted in two scores during their 35-14 win over the NY Giants. To get Dunkel’s picks for the remainder of Week 6’s schedule, click HERE.