MLB & NCAAF Picks for 10/5

EMAILED ON October 5, 2022

MLB & NCAAF Picks for 10/5

⚾ MLB Betting

4:10 PM Chicago Cubs @ Cincinnati Reds

: -120
: +110
: 8.5

The Cubs have had 2 losses to start the series in Cincinnati but they have won 15 of 21 games heading into today’s final game. In Cincinnati’s final game of 2022, the Reds will send right-hander Graham Ashcraft (5-5, 4.52 ERA) to make his 19th start of the season, including his 4th against the Cubs. Ashcraft has been hit hard in his 2 starts back from the IL. The Cubs tagged Ashcraft for 6 runs and 6 hits over 2 2/3 innings and took the loss in a 6-1 Cubs win. In his first start back on Sept. 24, Ashcraft allowed 4 runs and 8 hits over 4 innings in a 10-2 loss to Milwaukee. The Cubs counter with right-hander Adrian Sampson (4-5, 3.10) who earned his 4th win of the season in his last start against Cincinnati, allowing 1 run over 7 innings in Chicago’s 6-1 win. Sampson has allowed 2 or fewer runs in 6 straight starts, and 8 of his last 9 with a 2.23 ERA in that span. Sampson has thrown at least 5 innings in 14 of his 18 starts. He is 1-1 with a 2.42 ERA in 5 career starts against the Reds.

The Cubs are 7-1 in their last 8 Wednesday games.

The Cubs are 11-3 in their last 14 overall.

The Reds are 3-8 in their last 11 home games.

The Reds are 7-24 in their last 31 Wednesday games.

The Bookie: Cubs -120

🏈 NCAAF Betting

7:00 PM SMU @ Central Florida

: +3
: -3
: 63.5

UCF and SMU finally will get together for their AAC opener in Orlando, FL after a few delays from the recent hurricane. UCF (3-1) and SMU (2-2) originally were scheduled to meet Saturday, but that was changed to Sunday and then the game was moved to Wednesday after the storm took over Florida. The only loss on the Knights’ season so far is a 20-14 setback to Louisville at home Sept. 9. They bounced back with consecutive victories, including a 27-10 win over Georgia Tech on Sept. 24.

🏈The Knights are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Wednesday games.

🏈The Mustangs are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 conference games.

🏈The Favorite is 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 meetings.

🏈The Home team is 8-0-1 ATS in their last 9 meetings.

The Bookie: UCF -3


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