The last time the NBA stepped on the court for a game that mattered was on March 11. That changes today as the league marks its official return in the Orlando bubble with a pair of contests beginning with the Utah Jazz (41-23; No. 7 in the Dunkel Index) taking on the New Orleans Pelicans (28-36; No. 15) at 6:30 p.m. ET and followed by the two LA teams — Lakers (49-14; No. 2) and Clippers (44-20; No. 5) — squaring off at 9 p.m. ET. To get Dunkel’s picks for these games as well as tomorrow’s contests, click HERE.
The WNBA bubble is in its second week of action in Bradenton, FL, and features a marquee matchup between the last two league champs as the Seattle Storm (2-0; No. 8 in the Dunkel Index) face the Washington Mystics (2-0; No. 1). Tip off is 6 p.m. ET at IMG Academy. To get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the full WNBA schedule, click HERE.
In MLB action, the Cleveland Indians (4-2; No. 19 in the Dunkel Index) open up a big AL Central series tonight against the Minnesota Twins (4-1, No. 15). Cleveland is hoping for another standout performance from starter Shane Bieber (1-0, 0.00), who set a record on Opening Day with 14 strikeouts against the Royals. He’ll be going up against Jose Berrios (0-0, 11.25), who was not nearly as sharp in his first start, although the Minnesota bats bailed him out in a 10-5 win over the Chisox on Friday. First pitch is 7:07 p.m. ET at Target Field. To get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the full MLB schedule, click HERE.
The golf circuit has two stops this week with the top golfers heading to Memphis for the WGC St. Jude Invitational. Meanwhile, the rest of the tour will be in California for the Barracuda Championship. To get Dunkel’s preview and ratings for the St. Jude, click HERE. And to get our preview and ratings for the Barracuda, click HERE.
The NHL will restart its season on Saturday with a combination of best-of-five series and round robin tournaments to be played in Toronto and Edmonton. To get Dunkel’s picks for the complete schedules on August 1 and August 2, click HERE.
And after having last weekend off, the NASCAR Cup Series continues on Sunday with the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. To get Dunkel’s preview and ratings for the race, click HERE.