The Florida Gators (6-0, No. 8 in the Dunkel Index) put themselves in the national picture last week with their 24-13 win over Auburn in Gainesville. The Gator D was the story of the game as it shut down the Tigers offense, forcing four turnovers and six three-and-outs. But Florida has no time to pat itself on the back as Dan Mullen’s team has to hit the road and face another group of Tigers — LSU (5-0, No. 7). In addition to being in arguably the most hostile environment in college football, the Gators will also be facing a far more potent offense. Behind QB Joe Burrow, LSU has been averaging a whopping 571.0 yards and 54.6 points per game. Kick off is 8:00 p.m. EST at Tiger Stadium. To get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the full FBS and FCS schedules, click HERE.
The Washington Nationals took Game 1 of the NLCS last night in St. Louis, 2-0, as Anibal Sanchez carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning before Sean Doolittle finished up a combined 1-hitter. The ALCS will get started tonight in Houston as the Astros host the NY Yankees. Houston advanced after a tight, five-game series with Tampa Bay, while the Yankees used their customary three-game sweep over the Twins. Zack Greinke will get the start for the Astros, while the Yankees will counter with Masahiro Tanaka. First pitch is 8:08 p.m. EST at Minute Maid Park. To get Dunkel’s pick for this game as well as Game 2 of the NLCS between Washington and St. Louis, click HERE.
The NHL has a full slate of 14 games on tap, including the Pittsburgh Penguins (2-2-0) looking for their first road victory of the season as they face the Minnesota Wild (0-3-0). The Penguins have been dealing with a slew of injuries at the forward position, but looked sharp in beating previously unbeaten Anaheim, 2-1, on Thursday. The Wild opened on the road with three losses to Central Division rivals, the last being 5-2 to Winnipeg on Thursday. The puck drops at 8:30 p.m. EST at Xcel Energy Center. To get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the full NHL schedule, click HERE.
The NBA preseason continues with two games on the calendar capped off by the Phoenix Suns facing the Portland Trail Blazers. The Suns are 1-1 in the preseason and looking to bounce back from a 105-88 loss to Sacramento, while the Blazers only game against NBA competition resulted in a 105-94 loss to Denver. Tip off is 8:00 p.m. EST at Moda Center. To get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the full NBA schedule, click HERE.
Week 18 of the CFL schedule continues with a pair of games capped off with the BC Lions (5-10) facing the Edmonton Eskimos (7-8). Kick off is set for 7:00 p.m. EST at Commonwealth Stadium. To get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the full CFL slate, click HERE.
And Week 6 of the NFL kicked off Thursday 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.