The week may be dragging along but the sports god’s were nice enough to give us not one, but two MLB Division Series game 5s, as well as the long awaited return to the weekday college football Fun Belt. Here are your Wednesday MLB and College Football winners.
St. Louis Cardinals @ Atlanta Braves
Of course the best series of the playoffs so far was going to go the distance. This series has been a wild rollercoaster and this game 5 should follow a similar suit. The Braves are hoping Mike Foltynewicz can recreate his game two magic, where he pitched 7 scoreless innings. St. Louis is countering with their Ace, Jack Flaherty, who pitched well in their game two loss. Yes, Atlanta will be playing in front of a crazy home crowd, but in reality home field advantage doesn’t mean much in baseball. The Cardinals have the better pitcher starting, the better bullpen, and a much more veteran team. Give me the better pitching in what should be a close and wild game.
Play : St. Louis Cardinals ML -105
Washington Nationals @ Los Angeles Dodgers
This has been a back and forth series with each team winning comfortably in their victories. Game 5 shapes up to be a doozy with Stephen Strasburg facing Walker Buehler. Both pitchers looked great in their respective starts. However this is very simple to me. The Dodgers went 59-22 at home this year. Los Angeles the far better lineup. The Dodgers have the better bullpen. Walker Buehler has killed it for us all year and it won’t stop now. Give me the Dodgers to move on!
Play : Dodgers ML -168
Appalachian State @ Louisiana Lafayette
The Fun Belt is back and oh boy this one will be fun. The Rajun Cajuns can score. App State can score. Both squads are run heavy but they’re very good at doing it. While 70 points certainly seems like a lot, and it is, this game should be played in the 40s. Take the over and enjoy having mid-week football back.
Play : Over 70
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