The final sports betting weekend of September at BetAnySports features the final series of MLB games in the regular season with a pair of division titles still up for grabs. A big showdown in the Big Ten highlight’s Saturday’s college football schedule and Week 4 in the NFL gets things started on Sunday with an intriguing head-to-dead division battle in the AFC.
Heading into Thursday’s MLB betting action, the Chicago Cubs and the Milwaukee Brewers had each clinched a playoff spot in the National League with the Cubs clinging to a half-game lead for the NL Central title. Chicago will wrap up its season at home with a three-game series against St. Louis while the Brewers will play host the AL’s Detroit Tigers this weekend.
The other division title still up for grabs is the NL West. Colorado has a half-game lead on the Los Angeles Dodgers heading into Thursday’s home game against Philadelphia. The Rockies will close things out with a three-game series at home against Washington. The Dodgers kick off a three-game road series against San Francisco this Friday night.
The No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes and the No. 9 Penn State Nittany Lions have each gone 4-0 straight-up and 3-1 against the spread through the first four weeks of the season. These two Big Ten East Division rivals will square off against one another this Saturday night at Beaver Stadium in a slated 7:30 p.m. start on ABC. The Buckeyes go on the road as 3.5-point favorites with BetAnySports and the total has been set at 71 points.
Head-to-head in this matchup, Ohio State has won five of the last six meetings SU and the total has gone OVER in four of its last six games against the Lions. Penn State has a 6-3 edge ATS in its last nine home games against the Buckeyes.
Turning to the early results in the NFL, the Miami Dolphins are one of three teams off to a perfect 3-0 start both SU and ATS. They will go on the road this week to face the AFC East rival New England Patriots in a 1 p.m. start on CBS from Gillette Stadium. Following a tight Week 1 win against Houston at home, the Patriots have lost their last two games against Jacksonville and Detroit on the road by a combined 27 points.
New England is favored by seven points at home against Miami and BetAnySports has set the total at 47.5 points. The Patriots have won their last five home games against the Dolphins both SU and ATS.