Best Bets in Sports: Three Props for ALCS, NLCS, ‘Monday Night Football’

Get ready for a high-scoring finale to NFL Week 6 with “Monday Night Football.” The Dallas Cowboys will face off against the Los Angeles Chargers in Los Angeles, and the total points expected is 51.

The Cowboys, despite coming off a heavy 42-10 loss to San Francisco, are favored by 1.5 points. On the other hand, the Chargers have had a bye week and will have running back Austin Ekeler back on the field for the first time since Week 1, following his recovery from an ankle injury.

Each of the Cowboys’ five games this season has been decided by double digits, with four of those games having a margin of at least 20 points. The Chargers, with a 2-2 record, have had every game decided by one possession, with three of them being decided by four points or fewer.

In MLB action, the Texas Rangers continue their winning streak, securing their sixth consecutive victory with an impressive 2-0 triumph over the Houston Astros in Game 1 of the ALCS. The upcoming Game 2 features a pitching battle between Nathan Eovaldi of the Rangers and the Astros’ Framber Valdez. Additionally, the Philadelphia Phillies will host the Arizona Diamondbacks in Game 1 of the NLCS, where Zack Wheeler will start for the Phillies and Zac Gallen for the Diamondbacks.

For Monday’s best bets, consider the following:

CeeDee Lamb OVER 70.5 receiving yards (-115 on BetMGM Sportsbook)
Lamb started the season strong with impressive receiving yard totals of 77 and 143 in the first two games. However, he has struggled in the past three games, recording 53, 36, and 49 yards respectively. The Cowboys’ offensive performance has varied due to game scripts, with dominant defensive displays reducing offensive production. After last season’s disappointment against San Francisco, Lamb expressed his frustration and inability to identify the offense’s identity. Historically, the Cowboys have shown resilience after losses, making this a favorable matchup for Lamb. The Chargers, who allow an average of 299.8 passing yards per game and 10.42 yards per target, have seen five receivers surpass this yardage total in four games, including Tyreek Hill (215 yards) and Justin Jefferson (149 yards).

Zack Wheeler OVER 16.5 outs (-110 on BetMGM Sportsbook)
Wheeler boasts an impressive track record in the postseason. In two playoff starts this season, the Phillies’ right-hander lasted 6.2 innings against the Marlins and 6.1 innings against Atlanta. Throughout his career, Wheeler has made 34 starts and recorded at least 17 outs in 24 of them. Moreover, he has exceeded 16.5 outs in 11 of his last 13 starts. Wheeler has already faced the Diamondbacks twice this season, pitching six innings in each outing. Across his eight postseason starts, he holds an exceptional 2.59 ERA and 0.72 WHIP, with an average of slightly over six innings per start.

Jose Altuve OVER 1.5 total bases (+150 on bet365 Sportsbook)
In Game 1, the Astros offense failed to score a run, with Altuve going 0-for-3 with a walk. However, Altuve is considered the catalyst for the Astros offense and has displayed better results against right-handers this season. Against right-handed pitchers, Altuve boasts a .322 batting average, 14 home runs in 261 at-bats, a .941 OPS, and a .403 wOBA. Furthermore, Altuve has a strong track record against Eovaldi, with 11 hits in 38 at-bats (.289), including two doubles, five home runs, and a 1.078 OPS.

Last week’s record: 8-1 (+7.67 units)
All-time Record: 65–33 (+25.08 units)


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