It’s a long way from March, but there’s still plenty of anticipation surrounding tonight’s Duke-Michigan State showdown in East Lansing. Both teams have scuffled recently with the Blue Devils (7-1) dropping a stunner to Stephen F Austin, while the Spartans (5-2) suffered their second setback of the season in Maui to Virginia Tech. The Blue Devils will also have to contend with the loss of freshman Cassius Stanley (14.1 points per game) who suffered a leg injury in their recent win over Winthrop. Tip off is 9:30 p.m. EST at Breslin Center. To get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the full NCAA Basketball schedule, click HERE.

James Harden may be licking his chops tonight after scoring 60 points in his last outing and facing a San Antonio Spurs team that gave up 132 points in its most recent game against the Detroit Pistons. Harden reached the 60-point mark for the fourth time in his career — and the third most in league history behind only Wilt Chamberlain and Kobe Bryant — while sitting out the fourth quarter of the Rockets’ 158-111 win over Atlanta, which ran Houston’s record to 13-6. Gregg Popovich will try to get his Spurs (7-14) to rebound and will count on the return of LaMarcus Aldridge from a thigh injury for help. Tip off is 8:30 p.m. EST at AT&T Center. To get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the full NBA schedule, click HERE.

And the Montreal Canadiens (11-10-6) are trying to find a way to snap an eight-game losing streak following their 3-1 loss at Boston on Sunday. They’ll look to the home ice for some help tonight as they host the NY Islanders (18-5-2), who have collected a point in 19 of their last 21 games. Face off is 7:00 p.m. EST at Bell Centre. To get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the full NHL schedule, click HERE.

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