MLB, NCAAF, & NFL Picks for 9/29

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MLB, NCAAF, & NFL Picks for 9/29

⚾ MLB Betting

9:40 PM Texas Rangers @ Seattle Mariners

: +105
: -115
: 7

With Baltimore’s loss to Boston on Wednesday, the Mariners (84-70) reduced their magic number for ending the longest postseason drought in North America’s 4 major sports to just 3. Seattle leads Baltimore by 4 1/2 games in the race for the American League’s third and final playoff spot. The Rangers are scheduled to send right-hander Jon Gray (7-7, 3.64 ERA) to the mound in the rubber game of the series on Thursday to face Mariners lefty Marco Gonzales (10-15, 4.05). Gonzales is 1-2 with a 5.16 ERA against the Rangers this season, and Gray is 0-2 with a 6.35 ERA vs. the Mariners. Lifetime, Gonzales is 9-8 with a 4.08 ERA in 21 starts against the Rangers and Gray is 1-2 with a 4.37 ERA in 4 starts against the Mariners.

The Rangers are 8-20 in their last 28 overall.

The Rangers are 1-5 in their last 6 vs. a team with a winning record.

The Mariners are 11-5 in their last 16 home games vs. a team with a losing record.

The Rangers are 17-38 in the last 55 meetings in Seattle.

The Mariners are 7-1 in their last 8 Thursday games.

The Bookie: Mariners -115

🏈 NFL Betting

8:15 PM Miami Dolphins @ Cincinnati Bengals

: +3.5
: -3.5
: 47

The Miami Dolphins are seeking their first 4-0 start since 1995 when they visit the Cincinnati Bengals for Thursday Night Football. Miami is coming off a 21-19 victory over the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati (1-2) lost its first 2 games before a solid 27-12 victory over the New York Jets on Sunday. What’s unknown is if Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will be available. He was limited in practice Tuesday, with the team saying he has both back and ankle injuries. Tagovailoa said that he will play but the Dolphins haven’t yet reached that conclusion. Cincinnati running back Joe Mixon is ready to play in this one but defensive tackle D.J. Reader will miss at least a month and tight end Drew Sample and offensive tackle La’el Collins did not participate in Tuesday’s practice. The Dolphins’ Waddle is among the players dealing with injuries as well.

🏈The Bengals are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 vs. AFC.

🏈The Bengals are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games overall.

🏈The Dolphins are 3-14 ATS in their last 17 games in Week 4.

🏈The Home team is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 meetings.

The Bookie: Bengals -3.5

🏈 NCAAF Betting

8:00 PM Utah State @ BYU

Aggies: +24.5
Cougars: -24.5
Total: 60

The BYU Quarterback, Jaren Hall is a rising pro prospect and he will look to have another big game when he leads the #19 Cougars against visiting Utah State squad. Hall has topped 300 yards in back-to-back games and has 9 touchdown passes with just 1 interception this season for the Cougars. He matched his career high of 4 touchdown passes and passed for a season-high 337 yards during Saturday’s 38-24 home win over Wyoming. He enters the game against Utah State with a streak of 115 consecutive passes without being intercepted. Utah State has lost its last 3 games by an average of 31 points. The Aggies were shellacked by Alabama, dominated by Weber State and lost its Mountain West conference opener to visiting UNLV last Saturday. Utah State committed 6 turnovers in the 34-24 loss to UNLV, and 5 were interceptions from quarterback Logan Bonner, a seventh-year senior who began his career at Arkansas State. The Aggies are averaging just 15.5 points per game while allowing an average of 36.

🏈The Underdog is 9-3 ATS in their last 12 meetings.

🏈The Aggies are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings at BYU.

🏈The Aggies are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games.

🏈The Cougars are 1-5-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record.

The Bookie: Utah State +24.5

MLB, NCAAF, & NFL Picks for 9/29
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