The highly anticipated matchup between the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago Cubs in this season’s MLB World Series highlights this weekend’s betting action at America’s Bookie. The Indians took the early lead in this best-of-seven clash with a dominating 6-0 victory in Game 1 after closing as slight -113 favorites at home. America’s Bookie listed the Cubs as -151 road favorites for Wednesday’s Game 2 and they responded with a 5-1 win to turn this series into a best-of-five affair with the next three games scheduled for this weekend at Wrigley Field starting this Friday night.
The betting line for Friday’s Game 3 in a scheduled 8 p.m. (ET) start on FOX has Cleveland listed as a heavy +200 road underdog with Josh Tomlin getting the start. The moneyline on Chicago has been set at +185 and it will go with Kyle Kendricks as its starter. The total line for this game has been set at eight after staying UNDER in the first two games. Game 4 will be played on Saturday at 8 p.m. and the three-game run at Wrigley wraps things up on Sunday night in another 8 p.m. start on FOX.
Saturday’s college football slate is packed with a number of intriguing conference matchups starting with a Pac-12 clash between No. 4 Washington and No. 17 Utah in a 3:30 p.m. start on FOX Sports 1. The 7-0 (4-3 against the spread) Huskies will be looking to stay undefeated on the year as 10-point road favorites and America’s Bookie has set the total for this game at 54. The Utes come into this game at 7-1 on the year with a 4-4 record ATS and they are 9-1 straight-up in their last 10 home games.
In a 7 p.m. kickoff on ESPN, the No. 7 Nebraska Cornhusker will look to stay perfect on the year when they travel to Madison to square off against the No. 11 Wisconsin Badgers in a key West Division battle in the Big Ten. Nebraska is 7-0 SU with a 4-2-1 record ATS and they come in as 7.5-point underdogs against a Wisconsin team that is 5-2 SU with a 6-1 mark ATS. The total has been set at 43.5 and it has stayed UNDER in six of the Cornhuskers’ first seven games and in five of the Badgers first seven contests.
The ACC features a key matchup in an 8 p.m. start on ABC when No. 3 Clemson goes on the road to face No. 12 Florida State as a 4.5-point favorite. America’s Bookie has set the total line for this Atlantic Division tilt at 60. The Tigers are 7-0 (4-3 ATS) on the year and they will be trying to reverse a trend of nine SU road losses to the Seminoles in their last 10 trips to Tallahassee.
Turning to the NFL, the New England Patriots have just one loss (both SU and ATS) in their first seven games and they will look to avenge that defeat this Sunday as five-point road favorites against the AFC East rival Buffalo Bills (4-3 SU and ATS) in a 1 p.m. kickoff on CBS. The Bills won the first meeting 16-0 in Week 4 as 3.5-point underdogs at home. The total stayed well UNDER the 41-point closing line and it has been set at 47 points this time around. The Patriots are 11-1 SU in their last 12 road games against Buffalo.
Sunday Night Football on NBC features a huge showdown in the NFC East between the 4-2 (SU and ATS) Philadelphia Eagles and the 5-1 (5-0-1 ATS) Dallas Cowboys with first place in the division on the line. The Cowboys have been listed as four-point home favorites by America’s Bookie and the betting line for the total has been set at 43. The Eagles have a 5-1 SU edge in their last six road games against their bitter division rivals.