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The Draft


At sunrise tomorrow, Lee Elder, Jack Nicklaus, and Gary Player will hit their ceremonial tee shots to open the 2021 Masters. Welcome to major season.

Making Headlines

NBA: Stephen Curry hit five 3-pointers during the Warriors’ 122-121 victory over the Bucks. Curry has now reached 200 3-pointers in a season for a league-record eight different times.

NCAAM: Baylor guard Davion Mitchell will declare for the 2021 NBA Draft, according to The Athletic. Also: Tennessee freshman Keon Johnson announced he will enter the draft.

MLB: The Blue Jays announced they have agreed to a five-year contract extension with general manager Ross Atkins.

Tonight’s Action

Avalanche at Wild 

Watch: 9 p.m. ET, ESPN+

Odds: Avalanche -195, Wild +163 || O/U 5.5

Pick: The Avalanche (13-0-2 since March 10) are riding a 15-game points streak. Colorado has won the previous three meetings between the teams. Sports Section likes that trend to continue. Take the Avs on the moneyline and the over.

Who ya got? Reply to this newsletter with your prediction of the Avalanche-Wild winner, final score, and the first goal-scorer in the game. Nail it, and you get a mention in the next edition of Sports Section. Don’t forget to include your Twitter handle. 

Shoutout: Yesterday, we asked subscribers to predict the winner of Mets-Phillies and the final score. The Mets won 8-4. 

We hope you took Sports Section’s advice (and parlayed it) to take the Mets on the moneyline and the over 9.

Subscriber Andrew Shrader (@Shradiohead) had New York and was closest to the score. Nice work, Andrew!

Keep the picks coming, everyone!

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