Monday's betting tips: Bears' Forte to play vs. Cowboys

Oct 1, 2012 |
Weather watch

Philadelphia Phillies at Washington Nationals: Forecasts are calling for clear skies in Washington until around 10 p.m. local time, when there’s a 30 percent chance of showers.

Betting notes and tips

-NFL Network's Jay Glazer is reporting Bears RB Matt Forte (ankle) will suit up Monday night against the Cowboys. Chicago is a 3.5-point dog at Dallas tonight.

-Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira (calf) is expected to return to the lineup Monday. He has missed 30 of the last 31 games. New York is -224 favorite over the Red Sox.

-The Blue Jays and Twins are meeting for the second series this season. They split a four-game set in Minnesota in May. Toronto has won the season series six straight years and is -130 favorite tonight.

-The Kansas City Royals have dropped seven of their last eight games and allowed 15 runs to the lowly Cleveland Indians on Sunday. The Royals are +123 dogs when they host Detroit tonight.

-Colorado has dropped nine in a row on the road, including a 7-1 defeat in Los Angeles on Sunday. The Rockies scored a total of one run in the three-game set and had gone 26 consecutive innings without crossing the plate until Andrew Brown led off the fourth on Sunday with his fifth home run. The Rockies are +173 dogs tonight at Arizona.

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