Posts Tagged: NHL

In the NBA, the San Antonio Spurs (33-26) are in Toronto to face the Raptors (43-16). The Spurs have been up and down this season but were able to snap a four-game losing streak with a 108-107 win over Memphis in their last game. The Raptors have been on a tear, winning 12 of their last 13 games, and now… Read more »

In the NBA, the Boston Celtics (37-21) are in Milwaukee to face the Bucks (43-14). The All-Star break is over and tonight we have a matchup between two top five teams according to Dunkel’s Power Rankings. The Celtics have won seven of their last nine games overall. The Bucks are currently at the top of the Eastern Conference standings and… Read more »

Tobacco Road lights up tonight with the first Duke-North Carolina meeting of the season. The Blue Devils (23-2; 11-1 in ACC) have won nine straight and hold the top spot in the Dunkel Index, while the Tar Heels (20-5; 10-2) have won eight of their last nine and come in at No. 7 in the Index. Ticket prices have reportedly… Read more »

The Iowa Hawkeyes made the shot of the NCAA season so far when Joe Wieskamp banked in a three-pointer from the corner with 0.2 seconds left on Saturday to give the Hawkeyes a 71-69 win over Rutgers. That followed a buzzer-beating three-pointer by Jordan Bohannon that knocked off Northwestern, 80-79. With the Hawkeyes (20-5; 9-5 in Big Ten) living on… Read more »

After struggling to a 4-12 start, Illinois has come to life recently with four straight victories, including wins over Big Ten rivals Michigan State and Ohio State. The Fighting Illini (10-15; 6-8 in conference) hope the win streak can help them snap a 14-game skid against Wisconsin that dates back all the way to 2011. The Badgers (17-8; 9-5) are… Read more »

The Big Ten features a pair of teams heading in opposite directions this afternoon as the Ohio State Buckeyes (16-8; 6-7 in conference) travel to East Lansing to face the Michigan State Spartans (20-5; 11-3). The Buckeyes had their three-game winning streak snapped on Thursday when they fell at home to Illinois, 63-56. The Spartans, meanwhile, have bounced back from… Read more »

In NCAA Basketball, the Harvard Crimson (111-8) visit the Princeton Tigers (12-7) for an Ivy League matchup. Harvard saw their five-game winning streak slip away in a loss to Cornell at home. The Crimson were 10 point favorites and led at halftime, but were outscored 46-27 in the second half. Princeton is second in the conference, but the Tigers have… Read more »

In the NBA, the Los Angeles Lakers (28-28) are in Atlanta to play the Hawks (18-38). The Lakers will look for a much-needed win tonight if they seriously hope to make the playoffs. They’ve lost seven of their last 10 games and sit two games behind Sacramento for the eighth seed. The Hawks have lost eight of their last 12,… Read more »

In the NBA, the Portland Trailblazers (33-22) are on the road against the Oklahoma City Thunder (36-19). The Blazers will have to play their second game in two days, after losing at home to the Mavericks 102-101. OKC has been in top form lately, winning three games in a row and going 10-1 in their last 11 games overall. The… Read more »

The Process has given way to a win-now mentality in Philadelphia where the 76ers made a number of moves to bolster their lineup around established stars Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. The biggest piece of the new puzzle was the acquisition of Tobias Harris from the Clippers. Harris had 14 points in his Philly debut on Friday as the new-look… Read more »

In the NBA, the Los Angeles Clippers (30-26) are on the road against the Boston Celtics (35-20). The Clippers come into this game under-manned and in a slump, going 2-4 in their last six games. The Celtics have been hot, but are coming off a dramatic loss to the Lakers. The Clips have gone 2-6 ATS in their last eight… Read more »

In the NBA, the Cleveland Cavaliers (11-43) are on the road against the Washington Wizards (22-32). The Cavaliers have now lost 20 of their last 23 games after falling to the Celtics, 103-96. The Wiz, who have lost five of their last six, will look to capitalize against one of the league’s weakest teams. Washington currently sits four games outside… Read more »

In the NBA, the Memphis Grizzlies (22-33) are on the road against the Oklahoma City Thunder (34-19). Memphis is a team in limbo right now, with several of their key players involved in trade rumors before Thursday’s deadline. Marc Gasol will likely sit out tonight and the rest of their lineup may or may not be completely different by the… Read more »

In the NBA, the Phoenix Suns (11-44) are on the road against the Utah Jazz (30-24). The Suns are winless since January 12th, losing 11 straight games in that time. The Jazz will look to bounce back from a tough loss to the Rockets in Utah, where they have been strong this season, winning 10 of their last 13 games…. Read more »

The Virginia Tech Hokies put the clamps on North Carolina State over the weekend, holding the Wolfpack to just 16.7 percent shooting from the field and the fewest points (24) by a ranked team in the shot clock era. Fresh off that win, the Hokies (18-3) will welcome Louisville to Blacksburg tonight. The Cardinals (16-6) had been flying high with… Read more »

In English Premier League, Manchester United (13-5-5) takes on Burnley FC (6-4-13). Man U’s coach, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, will try to become the first manager in Premier League history to win his first seven EPL matches. To get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the full EPL schedule, click HERE  In the NBA, the New Orleans Pelicans (22-28) are on the… Read more »

In the NBA, the Golden State Warriors (35-14) are on the road against the Indiana Pacers (32-16). The Warriors will look to extend their 10 game winning streak after beating Boston 115-111. The Pacers dropped their last game to Memphis after losing Victor Oladipo for the season. The Warriors are 4-1 ATS in their last five road games. To get… Read more »

In the NHL, the Nashville Predators (29-18-4) are on the road against the Vegas Golden Knights (29-18-4). Both teams have gone 2-3 in their last five and have the exact same record so far this season. The Preds won the first meeting between these two 4-1, but the Golden Knights have been the hotter team lately, going 9-3 in their… Read more »

In NCAA basketball,  the Texas Tech Red Raiders (15-3) visit the Kansas State Wildcats (14-4). The Wildcats have won four in a row and are now 4-2 in the Big 12. Texas Tech dropped their second game in a row, falling to Baylor 73-62. To get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the full NCAA Basketball schedule, click HERE In… Read more »

In the NBA, the Houston Rockets (24-21) are in Philadelphia to take on the 76ers (27-20). The Sixers lost their last game in heartbreaking fashion when Paul George converted a game-winning four point play to give the Thunder a 117-115 victory. The Rockets have won eight of their last nine matchups against the Sixers. To get Dunkel’s pick for this… Read more »

In the NFL playoffs, the New England Patriots (11-5) travel to Kansas City (12-4) to take on the Chiefs. New England is looking to advance to their fourth Super Bowl in five years. But they’ll have to do it on the road, where they were just 3-5 this year. In the postseason New England hasn’t won a road game since… Read more »

In the NBA, the San Antonio Spurs (26-20) match up with the Minnesota Timberwolves (21-23). Both teams are settling into form, for better and for worse. San Antonio is one of the worst outside shooting teams and averages the lowest attempts from distance per game. The Timberwolves have started to generate more offense, but they still take plays off on… Read more »

Looping and Hooping in London

In the NBA, the New York Knicks (10-33) take on the Washington Wizards (18-26) in London. The Knicks are wishing they were swishing as they’ve lost 17 of their last 19 games. The Wizards have won five of their last eight, but will be looking to bounce back from a double overtime loss to Toronto. Washington is 7-1 ATS in… Read more »

Oaktown Showdown

In the NBA, the New Orleans Pelicans (21-23) are in Oakland to face the Warriors (30-14). The Warriors are looking to stay hot as they’ve won seven of their last eight games, including a big win in Denver. New Orleans has played well recently, but five of their last seven wins have come at home and they’re just 2-5 ATS… Read more »

The Luck of the Irish

In NCAA basketball, Notre Dame (11-5) is at No. 13 North Carolina (12-4). Headcoach Roy Williams and the Tarheels are coming off their worst home loss in 16 years. Notre Dame is 0-4 ATS in their last four games overall, but has a history of playing UNC close, with six of the last nine meetings being decided by single digits…. Read more »

Can ‘Cuse Keep It Close?

In NCAA basketball, Syracuse (11-5) is at top ranked Duke (14-1). Syracuse has won four out of their last five games and are 2-1 in conference play. The Blue Devils are coming off of a dramatic victory against Florida State, but there’s a chance they’ll be without their star, Zion Williamson. To get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the… Read more »

Saint Nick Vs. New Orleans

In the NFL playoffs, the Philadelphia Eagles (9-7) are in New Orleans to face the top seeded Saints(13-3). New Orleans finished the regular season as the best team in our rankings, winning six of their last seven home games. The Saints have not lost a home playoff game since 1993, when they lost to the Eagles 36-20. Dunkel’s pick for… Read more »

Pittsburgh Peng-wins

In the NHL, Pittsburgh (24-13-6) faces off against Anaheim (19-17-8). The Ducks have lost nine games in a row and sit 24th in our rankings. The Penguins have gone the opposite direction, going 9-1 in their last ten games, and sit at number seven in the rankings. To get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the full NHL schedule, click… Read more »

Kings Court

In the NBA, the Detroit Pistons (17-22) match up against the Sacramento Kings (20-21). The Pistons have fallen to #22 in our rankings, going 4-15 after their 13-7 start. Sacramento has stumbled their way to a #19 ranking, but with no first round pick to play for, the Kings will be looking for as many wins as they can get. To… Read more »

Can the T’Wolves “Flip” the script?

In the NBA, Minnesota (19-21) heads to OKC (25-14) to play the Thunder. Timberwolves’ Interim Coach Ryan Saunders will see his first head coaching action. Saunders is notably the youngest head coach in the NBA, and at 32 years old, he is younger than Thunder guard Raymond Felton. To get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the full NBA schedule, click HERE… Read more »

NCAA Football National Championship 2019

For the third time in four years Alabama (14-0) and Clemson (14-0) will play for the NCAA Football National Championship. The nation’s top two seeds will face off tonight at 8 pm EST at Levi’s Stadium in California. Clemson has gone 6-1 against the spread on the road or at neutral sites this season and they are 3-2 ATS versus… Read more »

Nick Of Time

Last year, Nick Foles stepped into the void created by QB Carson Wentz’ injury and took the Philadelphia Eagles all the way to their first Super Bowl championship. This year, Foles has once again had to step in for an injured Wentz and once again has gotten the Eagles into the playoffs. But to continue to replicate last year’s run,… Read more »

Hard Day’s Night

Covering James Harden has never been easy, but right now it is virtually impossible. Harden will be trying to reach the 35-point mark in his ninth straight game — a feat that has been accomplished only three times in NBA history — as his Houston Rockets travel to Golden State tonight to face the Warriors. To get Dunkel’s Pick for… Read more »

December To Remember

Hot streaks are nothing new for the Pittsburgh Penguins, but December had a be a particularly satisfying month as the Pens went 11-3-1, including six straight wins to finish off 2018. Pittsburgh (21-12-6) will see if it can keep the hot streak going in the new year as they head to New York tonight to face the Rangers (17-14-7). To… Read more »

Deja Vu All Over Again?

Last year, the UCF Knights went undefeated in the regular season but failed to make the college football playoff. Instead, they went to the Peach Bowl, upset SEC power Auburn and declared their own national championship. Fast forward to this year and the Knights (12-0) have once again gone undefeated in the regular season, have once again been left out… Read more »

Quacks Like A Duck

The Oregon Ducks got some good news even before they stepped on the playing field for today’s bowl game when star QB Justin Herbert announced he will be returning next year for his senior season. The Ducks (8-4) hope the news will spark them to victory as they face the Michigan State Spartans (7-5) in the RedBox Bowl. To get… Read more »

De-Livering

While DeMar DeRozan has been overshadowed by his trade partner Kawhi Leonard’s play in Toronto, the veteran guard has had his moments in half a season with the Spurs. One of those came in his last outing against the Nuggets as DeRozan led the way with 30 points in a 111-103 victory. He’ll try to be as effective tonight when… Read more »

Chief Objective

The Kansas City Chiefs (11-3) missed an opportunity to clinch the AFC West last week when they squandered a 14-point lead before losing to the Chargers, 29-28. But with LA’s loss last night to the Ravens, the Chiefs have another chance to clinch tonight in Seattle against the Seahawks (8-6). To get Dunkel’s Pick for this game and the full… Read more »

Tech Support

Texas Tech (10-0) is one of nine unbeaten Division I teams left in college basketball and has been getting the job done with a stifling defense that leads the nation in scoring defense (51.2 ppg) and field goal defense (32.2 percent). But those numbers will be put to the test tonight as Tech faces Duke (10-1) and their fab freshmen… Read more »

Frisco Kid

The Ohio Bobcats advanced to tonight’ Frisco Bowl behind a high-powered offense that averaged 41.2 points per game. Senior RB A.J. Ouellette has been key to that performance and comes into the game averaging 178 yards over his last three contests. But the Bobcats should run into some resistance from San Diego State’s defense, which held Boise State to just… Read more »

Blazing Trail

It wasn’t long ago that the UAB Blazers couldn’t imagine playing football much less being in a bowl game. But after dropping the program for the 2015 and 2016 seasons, the Blazers have come back with a vengeance. Bill Clark’s team capped off a 10-win season (10-3) with a Conference USA championship — the schoo’s first conference championship ever. Tonight,… Read more »

Stick It To ‘Em

The North Dakota State Bison (13-0) are going for an unprecedented seventh FCS championship in the last eight years and are being led by senior QB Easton Stick. While Stick may not be on the level of his predecessor — Carson Wentz — he has helped the Bison average 41 points per game behind 25 TD tosses and only 5… Read more »

Hard Charger

Since losing the opener to Kansas City, the LA Chargers have been playing catch-up with the Chiefs. Tonight, the Chargers (10-3) have a chance to catch the Chiefs (11-2) as the two teams meet at Arrowhead Stadium. To get Dunkel’s Pick for this game and the full NFL schedule, click HERE The Houston Rockets (12-14) picked up a much-needed win… Read more »

Healthy Outlook

The Golden State Warriors are starting to get healthy, which is bad news for the rest of the NBA. The recent returns of Steph Curry and Draymond Green has sparked the Warriors, who have won four straight while averaging a healthy 119.5 points per game. They’ll put that streak to the test tonight as they host the Toronto Raptors (22-7),… Read more »

Boom Or Bust

Seattle’s vaunted “Legion of Boom” defense hasn’t looked so intimidating against the pass over the last few weeks. Two weeks ago, Carolina’s Cam Newton completed all 14 of his first-half pass attempts and last week San Francisco third-stringer Nick Mullens threw for over 400 yards. This should excite Minnesota QB Kirk Cousins as his Vikings (6-5-1) head to Seattle for… Read more »

Tenn Spot

The Tennessee Titans pulled out a come-from-behind victory over the Jets last week that got them back to .500 (6-6) and kept them alive in the race for an AFC wild-card spot. But they can’t look past tonight’s matchup with the 4-8 Jacksonville Jaguars, who held the high-powered Colts offense scoreless in their last outing. To get Dunkel’s pick for… Read more »

Home Without A Butler

The trade of Jimmy Butler to Philadelphia looks to be a plus for the Minnesota Timberwolves right now as they’ve gone 8-3 since dealing him away, including 6-3 at home. That’s where the Wolves  (12-12) will be tonight as they host the Charlotte Hornets (11-12). To get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the full NBA schedule, click HERE. On… Read more »

Knight Shift

The Washington Capitals took the first game in the rematch of last year’s Stanley Cup with the Vegas Golden Knights when the two teams met in DC back in October. That was part of a 1-4 start for the Golden Knights, but since that time have looked more like the team that won the Western Conference during their first year… Read more »

Flight Time?

Eagles fans have been waiting for their defending champions to show signs of returning to last year’s form. Perhaps last week’s comeback win over the Giants will be the spark the Birds (5-6) needed. But they’ll get a tougher test tonight as they host the Washington Redskins (6-5) in a battle for the NFC East. To get Dunkel’s pick for… Read more »

Heinz Pickle

The LA Chargers (8-3) have been a good road team this year — winning four of five away from home — but history has not been kind when they’ve traveled to Pittsburgh’s Heinz Field. The Steelers (7-3-1) are 14-1 all-time against the Chargers at home and will look to build on that record tonight as the two teams meet in… Read more »