Outkick Bets: A Wild Tuesday Slate of Picks

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It’s a huge night of action. The Word Series is battling it’s sixth game. The purity of MACtion is back on Tuesday night in college football. The NBA and NHL all have big, fun games on the agenda. Now let’s get to it.

Braves @ Astros, UNDER 8.5 (-104)

Ever watch your team play in a high-pressure moment and see every decision as life or death? Have you ever watched that team make little, tiny almost routine events seem like masterful acts of mega effort? That’s me and this World Series. I haven’t bet a single game for fear of the “you know what” but I’ve bet around it a couple of times (with totals, futures). I’m doing it again tonight because I am convinced this game and series has to be won the hard way and therefore will be agonizing and low-scoring. Max Fried is on the mound for Atlanta and he’s been lit up in his last two appearances. He’s surrendered 11 runs on 15 hits combined. I think those are outliers. He had only allowed 14 runs in his previous 10 starts combined. I think Fried is money tonight. I don’t know if it’s enough to win, but I think he severely limits Houston.

Ball State @ Akron, UNDER 57.5 (-106)

MACtion. The conference that started our love for beginning of the week college football. We’ve got a dandy on deck. It’s a battle of two teams that just flat out are on the schedule. No harm, there though but the money is on the under for me. Both of these teams are in the bottom of the rankings in passing, rushing, scoring and also, defending the other folks. Akron is a bad, bad team and even when overmatched, they haven’t gone over the 55-points mark since Ohio State threw 59 on the Zips.

Heat @ Mavericks, UNDER 211 (-110)

Miami is 5-1 and looking ferocious on defense. They are neck-and-neck with Denver for the best team defense in the NBA and have been playing that way all season. Check this out too: Dallas is 6-0 to the UNDER this year. You smelling what I’m smelling? I really like that both teams were off last night too because the rest I think helps the effort on the defensive side of the ball.

Written by Arky Shea

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