Wise n' Shine: NFL picks and MLB predictions for Monday, October 3

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Phil Agius


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I've been writing about the NFL and a host of other sports for the UK's top daily betting paper the Racing Post for more than 20 years. An incurable Browns fan (1-31 survivor), I also specialise in all kinds of motorsport betting including F1, MotoGP, IndyCar and NASCAR.

Good morning, Pickswise Nation, and welcome to another wonderful week of sports. We have a big football game to look forward to tonight and there’s also a full MLB slate and EPL soccer today, so let’s get straight to making your next bet better!

About Last Night

Amazing day of NFL picks as we go 12-1-1 on spreads!
What a sensational Sunday the Pickswise NFL team had, going 12-1-1 on our spread predictions, including a 12-0 run on the games starting between 1:00pm and 4:25pm ET! We went 4-0 on our 3-star plays, making it a 5-0 Week 4 for our NFL Best Bets, and props expert Bobby “Prop Holliday” Stanley went 6-3, taking his total for the week to 8-3!

The Eagles remained the NFL’s only unbeaten team, moving to 4-0 with a 29-21 win over the Jaguars. The Seahawks won a thriller against the Lions 48-45, the Bills staged a big comeback to beat the Ravens 23-20 and the Chiefs got some revenge for their Super Bowl loss to the Buccaneers with a 41-31 win on Sunday Night Football.

Great set of MLB results too!
The Pickswise MLB team also had a super Sunday, going 11-4 on ML/RL picks, 9-5-1 on totals and 2-0 on our YRFI/NRFI Best Bets. Both our 3-star plays cashed at plus-money as the Blue Jays and Guardians covered on the -1.5 run line. Aaron Judge’s wait for his 62nd HR goes on after the Yankees lost 3-1 to the Orioles, while the Braves swept the Mets with a 5-3 win to move 2 games ahead in the NL East.

Today’s Slate

Big NFC West showdown on Monday Night Football
The 49ers have had the edge in their recent NFC West games against the Los Angeles Rams, and Jimmy Garoppolo will be hoping to extend that run on Monday Night Football at 8:15 pm ET on ESPN. Read today’s NFL predictions.

Full MLB Monday slate
Monday usually brings a smaller slate in MLB as teams transition between series, but with the end of the regular season in sight we have a full 15 baseball games today, with Judge and the Yankees continuing his record chase at the Rangers at 7:05 pm ET. You can read our MLB picks for all of today’s games.

There’s soccer and tennis, too
The EPL weekend slate will be completed by the Nottingham Forest vs Leicester game at 3:00pm ET on USA Network, while Ricky Dimon has this week’s tennis tournament picks.

Best Bet of the Day

NFL: Milwaukee Brewers -1.5 over Arizona Diamonbacks
7:30 pm ET

Milwaukee suffered yet another disappointing loss on Sunday afternoon, losing in extra innings to the Marlins and dropping 3 out of 4 in the series. Those were crucial losses for the Brewers as they continue to fight with the Phillies for the final wild-card spot, with Milwaukee now sitting 2 games back with 3 games left to play. However, their hopes aren’t completely ruined yet as the Phillies have a tough series in Houston while the Brewers get to face Arizona at home. Look for an angry and motivated Brewers team to grab the win tonight.  Check out our full Brewers vs Diamondbacks predictions.


Our Monday Night Football package is stacked with expert analysis and picks. We have a Rams vs 49ers Same Game Parlay, prop bets and TD scorer picks.

As for baseball, today’s YRFI/NRFI best bets are available now, along with our Monday MLB mega parlay and the latest Aaron Judge home run odds.

We’re also already looking forward to this week’s college football with a look at the opening NCAAF Week 6 odds.

Keep an eye out for more great sports analysis as it arrives throughout the day on the Analysis tab.


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

Lauren Jbara, Jared Smith and Mark Zinno are your hosts today and they will be looking at the winners and losers from the weekend’s NFL action, previewing tonight’s game and looking at the early odds for this week’s college football 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).

Stat of the Day

The 49ers have covered the spread in their last 5 games against the Rams.

Quote of the Day

“This way of winning I don’t think is sustainable because it puts too much pressure on our defense.”

Aaron Rodgers says the Green Bay Packers need to raise their game after scraping past the New England Patriots 27-24 in overtime.

Pickswise is the home of free sports picks, news and best bets. Check out our expert NFL Picks, NBA Picks, MLB Picks and NHL Picks pages for our latest game Picks.

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