Wise n' Shine: MLB picks, college football predictions and NHL best bets for Friday, October 7

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Good morning, Pickswise Nation. The good news is that we can quickly forget last night’s so-called NFL game with the MLB Playoffs and NHL regular season starting today, plus college football games tonight. Let’s not ever speak of Broncos vs Colts again and instead get straight to making your next bet better!

About Last Night

Colts win a terrible Thursday game
Oh no, we have to speak of the Broncos vs Colts game again already… Okay, somehow the Colts won a touchdown-free contest 12-9 after overtime. Just imagine what that looked like if you were one of the lucky folks who didn’t see it. For the record, the Colts (2-2-1) covered as 3-point underdogs and Clevta’s NFL pick of under 43.5 points was never in any danger.

Today’s Slate

MLB Playoffs are here
We have 4 MLB games today as the Wild Card series get started with Rays vs Guardians at 12:07 pm ET on ESPN. Phillies vs Cardinals and Mariners vs Blue Jays are the afternoon games before the Game 1 slate closes with Padres vs Mets at 8:07 pm ET on ESPN. Read today’s MLB predictions.

NHL season starts today
The 2022-23 NHL season starts this afternoon with a game between the Sharks and Predators in Prague (NHL Network, 2:07 pm ET). Read today’s NHL picks.

Friday night lights are on
Houston vs Memphis (ESPN2, 7:30 pm ET) and UNLV vs San Jose State (CBSSN, 10:30pm ET) are among tonight’s games in college football Week 6. Read today’s NCAAF predictions.

Best Bet of the Day

CFB: San Jose State Spartans -6.5 over UNLV Rebels
10:30 pm ET, CBSSN

The UNLV Rebels are 4-1 this season with their only loss coming against Cal, while San Jose State lost a close one to Auburn but are 3-1 and have looked like a pretty complete football team. They are averaging 367.5 yards per game, and allowing only 15.8 points per game. San Jose State is 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 games and playing at home. Their defense should be able to get enough stops to cover this spread. Read our full UNLV vs San Jose State predictions.


Don’t forget to check out our daily show Let’s Bet It on our YouTube channel atyoutube.com/c/Pickswise at 10:00 am ET.

Mark Zinno and Jared Smith are your hosts today, and they will be joined by Anthony Armstrong (@MrArmstrong13),  former NFL wide receiver and co-host of the Bleav Network’s Commanders podcast, to look at the situation in the NFC East this season.

The team will also be reacting to last night’s awful NFL game and looking ahead to the rest of the Week 5 slate. The team will also look at today’s MLB and college football games before revealing their Plays of the Day.

You can also access the show at any time through Spotify and Apple Podcasts (search for Let’s Bet It Presented By Pickswise).

The Week 5 edition of Pickwise Playbook, our weekly NFL preview show, is also available, featuring former NFL star Tank Williams, so be sure to check that out too!


Get set for the MLB playoffs with our look at the latest World Series odds and playoff picks, plus today’s MLB mega parlay, YRFI/NRFI picks and Same Game Parlays for Phillies vs Cardinals and Padres vs Mets.

Our NHL season preview content includes Stanley Cup picks, NHL division futures best bets, and hockey player futures picks, while we also have a Same Game Parlay for today’s opening Sharks vs Predators game.

As for college football, you can check out our CFB Week 6 Best Bets as our expert bids to extend his 10-2 run, plus our Friday NCAAF mega parlay and our college football underdog picks.

Our NFL Week 5 coverage includes Jared Smith’s NFL Best Bets, our Sunday 1pm NFL prop bets from Bobby “Prop Holliday” Stanley and our Sunday millionaire maker parlay! You can also get in the know for tomorrow’s early soccer with our EPL Saturday parlay.

Read all of our great sports analysis as it arrives throughout the day on the Analysis tab.

Stat of the Day

The Phillies are in the playoffs despite being 4-8 in their last 12 games and 4-10 in their last 14 road games.

Boost of the Day

Filip Forsberg, Matt Duchene or Timo Meier to score the first goal of Sharks vs Predators

If you want an interest in the first NHL game of the season, FanDuel Sportsbook has enhanced the odds of any of Filip Forsberg, Matt Duchene or Timo Meier scoring the first goal of the year in the Sharks vs Predators game from +320 odds to +500.

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