NFL Week 5 goes down today and there are a few key matchups that you won’t want to miss. To add to your busy day, MLB postseason action continues with at least one must-win game over in the NLDS.
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NFL Top Bet Games to Bet On
Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers (1 PM ET)
The well-rested Green Bay Packers attempt to continue their dominance of the Detroit Lions when the NFC North rivals meet at Lambeau Field on Sunday. Green Bay, which is coming off its bye week, has won 22 consecutive home meetings with Detroit and 14 of the last 15 overall matchups. The Lions have not been victorious in Green Bay since Dec. 15, 1991.
The Packers, as mentioned before, have dominated the Pride of Detroit, where they are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings. But these are not the same Lions, currently 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
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St. Louis Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (4:30 PM ET)
The Pittsburgh Pirates wrestled home-field advantage from the St. Louis Cardinals and will look to get a leg up in the National League Division Series when they host Game 3 of the best-of-five series Sunday afternoon. The Pirates earned a split in St. Louis and have the luxury of turning to ace Francisco Liriano, who won all three starts against the Cardinals this season in dominant fashion.
St. Louis followed up a crisp 9-1 victory in Game 1 with a ragged performance in Friday’s 7-1 defeat, prompting center fielder Jon Jay to call Sunday’s game a “must-win.”
In a matchup between pitchers who have the hot hands, Joe Kelly has been very helpful and will be up to task of keeping up with the Buccos ace pitcher. The Cards are 9-2 in Kelly’s last 11 starts. As for the Pirates, they have been on the roll lately, going 5-1 in their last 6 games.
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