Ho hum, it’s just another 10-win season for the New England Patriots (10-1) after last week’s 10-6 win over the Dallas Cowboys. That makes 17 straight seasons of at least 10 wins in the Belichick-Brady era. But this year’s version looks a little more vulnerable, especially on the offensive end. That makes home field in the playoffs critical, which will be at the forefront of tonight’s matchup against another likely postseason contestant, the Houston Texans (7-4), who rebounded from an ugly loss at Baltimore with a 20-17 victory over Indianapolis. Kick off is 8:20 p.m. at NRG Stadium. To get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the full NFL schedule, click HERE.

Another Boston team — the Celtics (13-5)  — will be trying to survive on the road as the Celts visit the New York Knicks (4-15) this afternoon.  While on paper this looks like an easy W for Boston, wins on the road have been hard to come by for Brad Stevens team, which has dropped three straight and four of its last five away from TD Garden. Tip off is 3:30 p.m. EST at Madison Square Garden. To get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the full NBA schedule, click HERE.

On the college hardwood, the Oregon State Beavers (6-1) are just one win away from tying the school mark for the second-best start after eight games. Wayne Tinkle’s team will try to pick up that win tonight as the Beavers host the Portland State Vikings (3-4), which is coming off an 81-70 loss to UC-Santa Barbara on Wednesday. Tip off is 6:00 p.m. EST at Gill Coliseum. To get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the full NCAA Basketball schedule, click HERE.

And the NHL has three games on the card today capped off by the Edmonton Oilers (16-9-3) and Vancouver Canucks (13-10-14) playing the second of their home-and-home series. The Canucks took last night’s contest, 5-2, at Edmonton behind goalie Jacob Markstrom’s 28 saves.  Face off is 10:00 p.m. EST at Rogers Centre. To get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the full NHL schedule, click HERE.

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