Wise n' Shine: What you need to know to bet better on Monday, October 18

Dec 28, 2020; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) celebrates with quarterback Josh Allen (17) and running back Zack Moss (20) after scoring a touch down against the New England Patriots during the second half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports
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We have some great games to help you get through Monday, with an exciting MNF game between the Bills and Titans, as well as action in the NHL and an MLB playoff game between the Astros and Red Sox — and it’s only one more sleep until the new NBA season tips off. Let’s get straight to making your next bet better!

About Last Night

Cardinals prove they’re the real deal
If we learned anything in Week 6 of the NFL season, it’s that the Cardinals are a force to be reckoned with. They went into Cleveland as 3-point underdogs and without their head coach and absolutely blew the Browns away on their way to a 37-14 victory. Arizona is now 6-0 and +1000 to win the Super Bowl. Meanwhile, the Ravens crushed the Chargers to make a statement in the AFC, while the Chiefs got back on track with a comfortable win over Washington.

Braves power into 2-0 lead over Dodgers
The Braves scored a walk-off run in the ninth inning to beat the Dodgers 5-4 and move to a 2-0 lead in the NLCS best-of-seven series. Atlanta is now a -190 favorite with FanDuel Sportsbook to dump LA out of the playoffs, while the Dodgers are the third favorite to win the World Series at +290 odds.

Today’s Slate

Bills battle Titans on MNF
Week 6 of the NFL season rounds off with a humdinger, as the Bills head to Tennessee to take on the Titans. Buffalo obliterated Kansas City last week to establish itself as the Super Bowl favorite, and Josh Allen and company will look to justify that status with another victory here. However, Titans running back Derrick Henry will have other ideas. Check out our preview for Bills vs Titans.

ALCS continues
Game 3 of the ALCS takes place this evening at 8:07 pm ET with the Astros and Red Sox currently locked up at 1-1. Boston picked up the victory on Saturday and will look to take the series lead in front of their home crowd. Read our Astros vs Red Sox preview.

NHL rolls on
The new NHL season is starting to get into full flow now and we’re beginning to figure out who’s going to be in contention for the Stanley Cup this year, and who could be in trouble. Make sure you check out our picks and predictions for all of today’s games on the ice.

Best Bet of the Day

Buffalo Bills -5.5 vs Tennessee Titans
8:15 pm ET, ESPN

The Bills were rusty in Week 1 when they lost to the Steelers, but they have been dominant ever since. They have scored at least 35 points in each of their last four games, and their defense is starting to play like it did in 2019. It’s hard to see Ryan Tannehill keeping up with Josh Allen, even with Julio Jones returning to the lineup for the Titans. Read our same game parlay for Bills vs Titans (+1033 odds!).


With so much happening, you won’t want to miss today’s edition of  our daily sports betting show Let’s Bet It! on our YouTube channel at:youtube.com/c/Pickswise. Hosts Jared Smith, Lauren Jbara, and Alex Glaze help you to identify the best plays every day to make your next bet better.


After a turbulent NFL Week 6, check out Ricky Dimon’s three betting takeaways from the action. Looking ahead however, Jared Smith has already dropped his best early bets for Week 7.

Meanwhile, with the NBA season getting underway tomorrow night, check out our basketball expert Adam Ronis’ best futures bets, including a 25/1 longshot!

Check them all out via the NBA tab. Be sure to head over to the Analysis tab for even more great betting content.

Stat of the Day

The Astros ranked 2nd in both batting average and on-base percentage against left-handed pitchers in the regular season. Today they face lefty Eduardo Rodriguez.

Boost of the Day

1 or More TDs Scored in Each Quarter of Titans vs Bills

Both the Bills and Titans are known for their juggernaut offenses, and FanDuel Sportsbook have boosted the odds to +160 (from +125) for 1 or more touchdowns to be scored in each quarter of Monday Night Football.

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