This Sunday November 11th, the CFL playoffs kickoff. The Ottawa Redblacks and Calgary Stampeders have earned 1st round byes while this weekend the BC Lions will face the Hamilton Ticats and the Saskatchewan Roughriders will play the Winnipeg Blue Bombers to see who advances to the conference finals.
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Philadelphia vs Chicago: Phillies Host Cubs in a Twilight Doubleheader
Chicago Cubs: Continue as one of the hottest teams in baseball
Close to claiming their first winning season in six years, the Chicago Cubs (80-58) continue their playoff push versus the Phillies today. The young Cubs are one of the better stories in the Majors this year as baseball is alive and well on the North Side of Chicago. In fact, in any division other the AL Central - the Cubs would be sitting in first place. Hooked in with Cardinals (88-52) and Pirates (83-58) the Cubs sit third in the NL Central. Barring a total collapse, the Cubs will play in the NL Wild Card game as they currently own a nine-game lead on the San Francisco Giants.
Cubs super stud Jake Arieta aims for an MLB leading 19th win of the season
A big part of the Cubs surge, especially their 33-18 record since the All-Star break, has been the lights out pitching of stud starter RHP Jake Arieta. Since July 2, Arieta is 11-1 with one no-decision and the Cubs are 12-1 over his last 13 starts. Battling Dodgers ace Zack Greinke in the NL Cy Young award race, Arieta has allowed just two earned runs over 56.1 innings pitched during his his last eight starts – all wins by the Cubs. During that stretch, Arieta has struck out 50 and walked just ten batters and he has emerged as an ace amongst aces in Major League Baseball.
Phillies vs Cubs MLB Call: We haven't talked about Philadelphia, as there isn’t much the say. The Phillies are 54-86 and sit dead last in the Majors. Philadelphia is on a 4-12 recent run but they did sweep the Cubs during a three-game series back in July. Coming off a 7-5 pounding by Boston in his last start, Phillies rookie LHP Adam Morgan (5-5 ERA 4.42) opposes Arieta in this contest. In a rare load up with a road team, give us Chicago with a 1000 unit wager on the run line price posted on the sportsbooks MLB betting board.
MLB Betting Lines- Philadelphia Phillies vs Chicago Cubs
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The Wildcard games have concluded and the 4 Divisional matchups are set. Red Sox, Yankees will have the most marquee appeal but all series are intriguing and this postseason lineup of baseball looks as good as any that can be recalled in recent memory.