Thursday October 8th VIP Picks

Rays vs Yankees

8:20 PM EST
Rotation #302
Bears +3.5 over Bucs (win)
Is Tom Brady the best player to ever play the game?  If you said yes I wouldn’t argue with you, but today October 8th 2020 he is a 43 year old on a new team playing on a short week.  Tampa is thin at WR as Chris Godwin is out and Mike Evans is very questionable to lace up tonight.  Remember the Bears have yet to give up a touchdown to a receiver this year so it’s not going to be easy for Brady to stretch the field.  We have seen Brady make massive mistakes this year.  The Bears thought Nick Foles would be their savior, but they ran into one of the best defensive teams in all of football last week and he was shut out.  How ironic that we have a Super Bowl rematch between two QB’s that are now on different teams?  Chicago has weapons that I believe Foles will find today.  The back end of this Bucs Defense gave up a lot of deep shots to the Rookie Justin Herbert last week.  The veteran Foles will find these passes as well.  Tampa is thin at running back and I am interested to see how the rookie RT Tristan Wirfs does against some of the great Bears pass rushers.  I think this should be a good game, but Chicago should win with defense and they have more offensive weapons downfield to strike quickly tonight.  Take the Bears.

7:10 PM EST
Rotation #925-926
Rays/Yankees Over 9 runs (loss)

Both pitchers are inexperienced when it comes to postseason pitching.  The Yankees have been crushing the homerun ball this postseason, but last night they couldn’t early on against Charlie Morton who just doesn’t give up the long ball.  That won’t be the case today.  One of these teams is going to get to the total themselves tonight.  The Yankees are on the ropes.  They might have overthought the pitching rotation and we will see if it cost them.  I look for the long ball and crooked number innings to continue tonight.  Take the Over.