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The big story in sports has been the Milwaukee Brewers. They are 15-3 over their past eighteen games which has all but eliminated the Chicago Cubs from the playoff race and put them in position to steal the top place in the Wild Card from the Washington Nationals. An incredible run made all the more incredible by the fact that they did this last year in September as well.
With six games remaining, the Brewers would need to go 5-1 with the Cardinals going 1-5 to win the division. I don’t see that happening on the Cards end, but with the Brewers? Who knows. This is as red hot as a team has been all season.
Tonight we have a Monday Night Football match-up featuring the Chicago Bears heading to Washington to take on the Redskins. Washington is 0-2 on the season and desperate for a win here, but the Bears are currently a -5.5 favorite.
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NFL Betting Tips:
Chicago Bears at Washington Redskins: The Bears came into the season with big expectations and they are 1-1 to start with the results being considered unimpressive. They are in a tough spot here as they face a desperate 0-2 team on the road tonight.
This is a tough game to project though. The Redskins on offense are one of the bottom teams in the league in time of possession while the Bears have a great defense so things could be bad there. The running game is the issue, but the passing game has carried them. While the Bears offense has been pretty terrible thus far with Mitch Trubisky carrying just a 27.5 quarterback rating.
All that said, I think it’s just a few too many points for a desperate home team to be getting here. They are going to play their best game here and the Bears offense that is just to score more than 16 points in a game should continue to struggle.
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Philadelphia Phillies at Washington Nationals: A couple of weeks ago, the Nationals were picturing this point of the season as being a cruise to the end. Thanks to the red hot Milwaukee Brewers, they have a completely different motivation as they are in danger of losing home field in the Wild Card game.
They draw a nice match-up against the Phillies here. The Phils were looking like contenders at one point this season, but they had so many injuries along the way that they are now firmly out of it. Their offense is really struggling over the past two weeks and they are pretty much just playing to get done. Patrick Corbin goes for the Nats today and he’s been one of their best pitchers this season with a 3.10 ERA/3.36 FIP and some big time strikeout numbers. The Nats need this one and I think they’ll get it.
That said, their offense has been cold of late as well with just a 86 wRC+ over the past two weeks. Zach Eflin isn’t the most effective pitcher in the game, but I think this game will be a lower scoring affair. My system sees the score being a 4-3 type of game yet the total is higher. Let’s go under on that.