Wise n' Shine: NFL picks and MLB predictions for Monday, September 19

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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. For Phil Agius media enquiries, please email contact@pickswise.com.
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Good morning Pickswise Nation and welcome to another wonderful week of sports. What’s better than a football game on a Monday night? How about TWO football games on a Monday night? There’s also a 9-game MLB slate today, so let’s get straight to making your next bet better!

About Last Night

Wild finishes headline NFL Week 2 Sunday slate
Jut when you thought you’d seen the craziest finish of the season in NFL Week 2, another one happened, and then another. The Browns melted down in the final 2 minutes to lose a 13-point lead to the Jets, the Ravens blew a 21-point lead to lose to Miami and the Cardinals came back from 16 points behind in the 4th quarter to beat the Raiders with a fumble recovery touchdown in overtime! Here at Pickswise, we went 2-1 with our NFL Best Bets, giving us a 7-1 record this season, and we cashed our SNF same game parlay at +609 odds.

Great day of MLB picks
The Pickswise MLB team had a super Sunday, going 10-5 on ML/RL picks, 9-6 on totals and 2-0 on our YRFI/NRFI Best Bets. Our top prop play cashed and our Sunday parlay of the Red Sox, Yankees and Astros, all on the run line, was a winner at +511 odds! On the field, Aaron Judge hit his 58th and 59th homers of the season as the Yankees beat the Brewers 12-8, the Braves completed a sweep of the Phillies and the Dodgers beat the Giants 4-3 but needed 10 innings to get their 101st win.

Today’s Slate

Double the football fun on Monday night
As of this morning, only the Dolphins, Chiefs, Giants and Buccaneers have 2-0 records in the NFL, but at least one more name will be added to the list tonight. The Bills host the Titans on ESPN and 7.15 pm ET and then it’s time to grab the remote as the Vikings vs Eagles Monday Night Football game starts at 8:30 pm ET on ABC. Read today’s NFL predictions.

MLB has 9 games on Monday
There are 9 baseball games today, starting with the latest Twins vs Guardians matchup at 1:10 pm ET. The evening slate includes Astros vs Rays at 6:40 pm ET on ESPN+. You can read our MLB picks for all of today’s games.

Best Bet of the Day

NFL: Minnesota Vikings +2.5 over Philadelphia Eagles
8:30 pm ET, ESPN

Minnesota secured a huge Week 1 win over NFC North rivals Green Bay, and the Vikings are more than capable of following that up with another big performance against the Eagles. Minnesota’s offense showed plenty of ability last season and has all the potential in the world this year after Justin Jefferson looked virtually unplayable against the Packers and Dalvin Cook continues to be one of the best running backs in the league. Take the Vikings to at least push the Eagles all the way. Check out our full Vikings vs Eagles predictions.

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Our Monday Night Football package is stacked with expert analysis and picks. For the Titans vs Bills game we have a same game parlay, prop bets and TD scorer picks. and it’s the same for Vikings vs Eagles with our MNF same game parlay, player props and best TD scorer bets.

As for baseball, today’s YRFI/NRFI best bets are available now, along with our Monday MLB mega parlay.

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.

Mark Zinno & Jared Smith are your hosts today and they will be joined by Pickswise props expert Bobby “Prop Holliday” Stanley (@PropHolliday). The team will be looking at the winners and losers from the weekend’s NFL action, previewing tonight’s games 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 Titans are 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 games as a road underdog.

Boost of the Day

Justin Jefferson to score 1+ TDs and Vikings to win vs Eagles

FanDuel Sportsbook has enhanced the odds of Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson scoring a touchdown in a win for his team over the Eagles tonight from +200 odds to +280.

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