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WHAT’S ON TAP IN SPORTS FOR MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2019:
While Week 3 of the 2019-20 NHL season starts tonight, the Detroit Lions visit the Green Bay Packers to close down Week 6 of the NFL season. Likewise, the Washington Nationals host the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 3 of the NLCS, so let’s take a look at the full schedule along with our best betting picks of the day:
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National League Championship Series Game 3:
Cardinals +115 at Nationals -125
(Nationals lead 2-0)
Ducks +160 at Bruins -190
Panthers -110 at Devils -110
Wild -140 at Senators +120
Blues -115 at Islanders -105
Stars -105 at Sabres -115
Avalanche +110 at Capitals -130
Oilers -105 at Blackhawks -115
Lions at Packers (-3.5)
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- St. Louis Cardinals vs. Washington Nationals
The St. Louis Cardinals are in dire straits after losing the first two games of the NLCS at home. The Cards failed to score in the opener (2-0), and their bats struggled once more in a 3-1 loss in Game 2.
The Nationals’ pitching staff is doing a great job this postseason. After Anibal Sanchez and Max Scherzer dominated the Cardinals in the previous two games, Stephen Strasburg will take the mound in Game 3. Strasburg went 18-6 in the regular season, while he’s 2-0 in the playoffs with a 2.40 ERA and a 0.80 WHIP.
The Nationals won all his three starts in the postseason. Strasburg is 3-2 in eight starts against the Cardinals in his career, tallying a 2.50 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP.
Jack Flaherty will toe the slab for the Cardinals. The right-hander is 1-1 in the postseason with a 2.77 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP. He went 11-8 in the regular season, recording a 2.75 ERA and a 0.97 WHIP. Flaherty was exceptional in September, recording three wins and a loss in six starts with a 0.82 ERA.
Considering the first two games of the series and starting pitchers in this one, I suggest you take the under. Interestingly, the under is 7-0-1 in the last eight meetings between St. Louis and Washington.
- Under 7.0 runs at +100
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- Colorado Avalanche vs. Washington Capitals
The Colorado Avalanche (4-0-0) are coming off a 3-2 OT victory to the Arizona Coyotes this past Saturday. Now, they will have a tall task to stay perfect on the young season, visiting the Washington Capitals (3-1-2) who snapped a three-game losing streak with a 4-1 win at the Dallas Stars.
The Capitals have owned the Avalanche over the last few years. They are 9-1 in the previous ten encounters with the Avalanche and 5-0 in the last five meetings in Washington.
Colorado won all its four games this season, but this will be their first contest away from home. The Avalanche are 3-7 in their last ten outings on the road and 1-6 in their previous seven road encounters with the Eastern Conference.
On the other side, the Capitals are 5-2 in their last seven home matchups with the Western Conference and 11-5 in their previous 16 showings at Capital One Arena. Take the hosts to win.
- Washington Capitals -130 over Colorado Avalanche
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- Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers
The Green Bay Packers (4-1; 4-1 ATS) opened as 5.5-point favorites in this one, but early action on the Lions (2-1-1; 3-1 ATS) forced the bookies to lower the bar at 3.5 points. Hereof, I suggest you take the Packers to cover.
The main reason is that the Packers are 0-4 SU and ATS in their last four meetings with the Lions. It sounds ridiculous, but the Packers have dominated the Lions for years. Green Bay is 12-8 SU and 11-9 ATS in its last 20 meetings with Detroit and 17-3 SU and 13-7 ATS in the previous 20 at Lambeau Field.
The Lions surprised many with two wins and a tie over their first four outings. However, the Packers are a true revelation. They outlasted the Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys on the road while beating the Denver Broncos and Minnesota Vikings at home.
The Packers’ defense is 8th in the NFL in points allowed per game (18.6), while the Lions are 18th with 23.8 points allowed per contest. Likewise, the Lions’ pass defense is the 3rd-worst in football, surrendering 280.8 yards per outing.
I expect Aaron Rodgers to dominate the Lions’ secondary. Also, the Packers haven’t lost two straight home games since November 2017. They are 4-0 SU and 3-1 ATS in their last four outings at Lambeau Field following a home loss.
- Green Bay Packers -3.5 at -110