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GOOD NEWS FROM D.C.

Don’t look now but the Washington Nationals have won 16 of their past 18 games, going back to the last week of the regular season. With their sweep of the Cardinal in the NL Championship Series the Nats are the 4th team in MLB history to reach the World Series after being at least 12 games below .500 during the regular season. Washington’s 4 aces — Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg, Patrick Corbin and Anibal Sanchez — are 8-2 with a 2.04 ERA and 88 strikeouts in 61.2 innings as starters this postseason. The last time a Washington team went to a World Series was in 1933, when the Washington Senators fell to the New York Giants. Back then there was no NBA. There was no Heisman Trophy. There was no NCAA basketball tournament. And here were no major league sports franchises west of St. Louis. It’s nice to finally see something good coming out of our nation’s capitol.

What You Are Up Against

From this week’s “Inside The Stats” article posted at Playbook.com: Bettors taking juice of -105 need to win 51.2% of their bets to profit long term • Bettors taking juice of -110 need to win 52.4% of their bets to profit long term • Bettors taking juice of -120 need to win 54.6% of their bets to profit long term • Bettors taking juice of -130 need to win 56.5% of their bets to profit long term … The difference between betting at -105 and -130 is 5.3%, often times the difference between a winning season and a losing season. Think about that. Click here to read more of this week’s “Inside The Stats” article.

It’s What’s Trending Tonight

From this week’s Playbook Football Newsletter: Stanford is 4-0 ATS on weekdays and 5-0-1 ATS in its last six games against UCLA.



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