The Miami Heat are coming off their best performance of the season after shutting down the high-octane Milwaukee Bucks, 105-89, on Monday. Erik Spoelstra’s defense held the Bucks to just 7-of-34 from beyond the arc and kept Giannis Antetokounmpo to a relatively quiet 6-of-18 from the field. The Heat (39-22) will try to avoid a letdown tonight as they host the Orlando Magic (27-34), who are looking to bounce back from a 130-107 loss to Portland at home on Monday. Tip off is 7:30 p.m. EST at American Airlines Arena. To get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the full NBA schedule, click HERE.
Defense was also the key to the Kansas Jayhawks’ last win as they held Kansas State to just two field goals over the final eight minutes to scratch out a 62-58 win in Manhattan on Saturday. Bill Self’s team will return home tonight to take on the TCU Horned Frogs (16-13), who have suddenly shown some life following their upset win against Baylor on Saturday that was fueled by Desmond Bane’s 23 points. Tip off is 8:00 p.m. EST at Allen Fieldhouse. To get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the full NCAA Basketball schedule including conference tournament games in the Mountain West, Ohio Valley and Northeast, click HERE.
And defense is something the Vancouver Canucks (34-25-6) desperately needed on Sunday as they blew a two-goal lead by allowing Columbus to score four unanswered goals in the final 7 1/2 minutes of a 5-3 loss. The defeat wrapped up a four-game road trip with Vancouver’s third straight defeat, a streak they’ll try to snap tonight as the Canucks return home to host the Arizona Coyotes (32-27-8). Face off is 10:30 p.m. EST at Rogers Arena. To get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the full NHL schedule, click HERE.