The Chicago Cubs find themselves on the brink of elimination in this year’s MLB World Series as the calendar turns the page to November. America’s Bookie has listed the Cubs as -143 road favorites for Tuesday night’s Game 6 at Progressive Field in Cleveland. The Indians have been chilling the champagne for quite a while now after taking a commanding 3-1 series lead, but it may have to stay on ice one more day as +133 underdogs at home. The total for Tuesday night has been set at seven with Jake Arrieta getting the start for Chicago while Josh Tomlin will get the call for Cleveland.
The current series price for this matchup now heavily favors the Indians at -240 after they opened as heavy +165 underdogs to win their first World Series title since 1948. The Cubs came into this best-of-seven affair as -195 favorites to reverse the curse that has led to a 108-year title drought. For the Chicago faithful that still think the Cubs can turn things around with a pair of victories on Tuesday and Wednesday night, the series price odds are set at +200. Both games (if necessary) are set to get underway at 8 p.m. (ET) and they will be broadcast nationally on FOX.
College football gets an early start to the week with a trio of games in the MAC on Tuesday night and Wednesday night. Thursday night’s schedule on ESPN features a Big 12 battle between Oklahoma and Iowa State in a 7:30 p.m. start at Jack Trice Stadium. America’s Bookie has opened the Sooners as heavy 21-point road favorites and the total for the game has been set at 70.
Oklahoma is 6-2 straight-up on the year but it falls to 3-5 against the spread. It is 1-3 ATS in four road games this season and 3-4 ATS when closing as a favorite. The Cyclones have just one SU win in their first eight games, but they improve to 5-3 ATS. They have covered in three of four home games this year.
Later on Thursday night out west in the Pac-12, UCLA will go on the road as a 12-point underdog to face Colorado in a 9 p.m. (ET) start on FOX Sports 1. The Bruins have struggled to a 3-5 SU mark on the field and they have been tough on bettors at 2-6 ATS. They are 1-3 ATS in four previous road games this year. The Buffalos continue their push towards a South Division title at 4-1 SU in conference play as part of a 6-2 overall record this season. Bettors along for the ride with this team have cashed in every week on America’s Bookie closing line with a perfect 8-0 record ATS. The total has stayed UNDER the closing betting line in five of their first eight games and it has been set at 54.5 points for Thursday night.
The second half of the NFL regular season gets underway this Thursday night with a NFC South clash between the 5-3 Atlanta Falcons and the 3-4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers in an 8:25 p.m. start at Raymond James Stadium. This division tilt will be broadcast nationally on the NFL Network. America’s Bookie as opened the Falcons as three-point road favorites and the total line has been set at 51.5. The Falcons are also 5-3 ATS and the total has gone OVER in seven of eight games. They are a perfect 4-0 ATS on the road this year. Tampa Bay has also matched its record ATS at 3-4 and it is 0-3 ATS at home. The Bucs have a 4-2 edge both SU and ATS in their last six games against Atlanta.