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Wednesday is loaded with conference championships, as the Atlantic 10, ASUN, Ohio Valley, and Patriot League are all underway. Get your bets in.

Making Headlines

NCAAM: No. 4 Illinois routed No. 2 Michigan 76-53 in Ann Arbor. Trent Frazier led the way with 22 points for the Illini.

NBA: LeBron James will sit out Wednesday’s game against the Kings but is expected to play in Sunday’s All-Star Game.

MLB: Lefthander Jon Lester is leaving Nationals camp to have surgery to remove his thyroid gland.

Soccer: Juventus signed U.S. men’s national team midfielder Weston McKennie, who had been on loan, to a permanent deal.

Tonight’s Action

Capitals at Bruins 

Watch: 7 p.m. ET, NBCSN

Odds: Capitals +134, Bruins -143 || O/U 6

Pick: Two of the East Division’s best will clash for the third time this season after splitting the first pair. The Bruins are 5-1-0 at home, and Brad Marchand leads Boston with 10 goals and 13 assists. 

Nicklas Backstrom has been hot for the Capitals with 10 goals and 15 assists. Evgeny Kuznetsov returns after a two-game absence with an upper-body injury, while Zdeno Chara will be fired up to face his old team in Boston.

We like the value on the small road underdog. Take the Capitals and the over.

Who ya got? Reply to this newsletter with your prediction of the Capitals-Bruins winner, final score, and first goal-scorer. 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, score, and leading scorer of Baylor-West Virginia. 

Baylor prevailed 94-89 in overtime with West Virginia’s Taz Sherman posting a game-high 26.

Surprisingly, subscribers were all over home dog West Virginia, so no shoutout today…except to ourselves. Sports Section suggested taking Baylor -3.5. We did misfire on the under 148.5. 

Keep the picks coming!