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             By J. McCarthy
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Washington is 35-17 its last 52 games as a road favorite. The Nationals are 23-6 in Jordan Zimmermann's last 29 starts during game 1 of a series. Chicago is 1-10 its last 11 games as a home underdog. The Cubs are 0-5 in Jeff Samardzija's last 5 home starts. Take Washington over Chicago for another Best Bet winner. Last week our MLB selections went a perfect 7-0 running the overall record to a very solid 96-55. There was also one winner and one loser in NFL Preseason action.

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                    NFL
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 Favorite          Points    (O/U)     Underdog
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             Preseason Week Two
 WASHINGTON          2 1/2   (38)    Pittsburgh
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                    MLB
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 Favorite           Odds               Underdog
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              National League
 PHILADELPHIA     Even-6               Colorado
 CINCINNATI     7 1/2-8 1/2             Arizona
 LA Dodgers       Even-6                  MIAMI
 Washington         6-7            CHICAGO CUBS
 St. Louis      5 1/2-6 1/2           MILWAUKEE
 Pittsburgh     6 1/2-7 1/2           SAN DIEGO
              American League
 Tampa Bay      5 1/2-6 1/2           BALTIMORE
 TEXAS         12 1/2-14 1/2            Houston
 OAKLAND            8-9                 Seattle
 LA ANGELS          7-8               Cleveland
                Interleague
 MINNESOTA        Even-6                NY Mets
 Boston           Even-6          SAN FRANCISCO
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             Home Team in CAPS
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