Wise n' Shine: NFL picks and predictions for Monday, October 10

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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 more MLB playoffs on the horizon, so let’s get straight to making your next bet better!

About Last Night

NFL Week 5 doesn’t disappoint 
Sunday Night Football featured the day’s most compelling game, and it delivered under the lights. The Ravens got a field goal from Justin Tucker as time expired to knock off the Bengals 19-17 and improve to 3-2 on the season. Baltimore still hasn’t won and covered a spread at home in some time, as Cincinnati was able to cover the +3 as short road underdogs. The Ravens now hold the lead in the AFC North with the victory.

Elsewhere around the NFL, the Eagles remained the NFL’s only unbeaten team, moving to 5-0 with a 20-17 win over the Cardinals. The Bills routed the Steelers at home, while the Giants knocked off the Packers in London. The Buccaneers escaped against the Falcons and the Cowboys knocked off the Rams in Los Angeles to improve to 4-1.

Padres send Mets packing
After winning 100 games this season, the Mets were ignominiously eliminated from the MLB playoffs in 3 games by the San Diego Padres. Sunday’s loss at home was a painful one for Mets fans, as their team fell 6-0 while mustering up just one hit. The Padres will now go on to face the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday.

Today’s Slate

Big AFC West showdown on Monday Night Football
The Chiefs have had the edge in their recent AFC West games against the Las Vegas Raiders, and Patrick Mahomes will be hoping to extend that run on Monday Night Football at 8:15 pm ET on ESPN. Read today’s NFL predictions.

Off day in the MLB playoffs
After an eventful Wild Card Weekend, the MLB playoffs will take a breather on Monday before returning on Tuesday. The ALDS features the Yankees vs the Guardians and Astros vs Mariners, while the NLDS sees the Dodgers take on the Padres and Braves play the Phillies. You can read our MLB picks for every playoff game here.

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

Best Bet of the Day

NFL: Kansas City Chiefs -7 (-115) over Las Vegas Raiders
8:15 pm ET

The Chiefs are rolling on offense, sitting #1 in EPA. They are facing a Raiders defense that really hasn’t stopped anyone yet this season and ranks 24th in EPA on drop-backs, 30th in yards per attempt allowed adjusted by opponent, has allowed the 4th-highest rate of explosive passes and is 28th in pressure rate. That’s not a recipe for success when you are about to go up against Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce and the rest of Kansas City’s offensive weapons. Check out our full Raiders vs Chiefs predictions.


Our Monday Night Football package is stacked with expert analysis and picks. We have best prop bets for Raiders vs Chiefs, prop bets and TD scorer picks. We also have a Las Vegas vs Kansas City Same Game Parlay for this matchup at +594 odds!

We’re also already looking forward to this week’s college football with a look at the opening NCAAF Week 7 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 and Jared Smith are your hosts today and they will be joined by Bobby Stanley, aka Prop Holiday, Pickswise’s props analyst. The team 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 Chiefs have won 8 of the last 10 games against the Raiders, including 5 of the last 6 by double digits.

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