Arizona Diamondbacks vs Los Angeles Dodgers
After a week on the road, the Diamondbacks return home to face the division rival Dodgers who they have taken five of six against this season, including a three game sweep at the start of April. Los Angeles is struggling in the past week losing five of six against the Marlins and Giants. Ross Stripling is set to make his first start of the season after impressing in relief work but I am backing Zack Greinke to make it two for two in home starts.
San Jose Sharks vs Vegas Golden Knights
Two days after going to double overtime, the Sharks and Knights take their series to California where the Sharks picked up 25 wins during the regular season. Evander Kane comes back into the Sharks team after missing Game 2 due to a suspension which will only boost their depth. Everything about this series is right down the middle with both teams posting similar numbers during the season but I like the Sharks at home to put the NHL’s new boys on the back foot.
Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich
Real Madrid enter this game with a big advantage after their 2-1 smash and grab at the Allianz Arena. Bayern now have no choice but to attack, needing to win this game by two clear goals to advance to the final. Giving them hope is the fact that Real almost let Juventus back into their tie in the quarter finals giving up a 3-0 lead before a controversial last minute penalty ended the tie. Both teams are going to have to score in this game to feel comfortable, but I like Real to finish the job and win on the night.