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Today's picks: Why the Guardians will beat the Rays, plus more MLB, NFL and college football best bets for Thursday, Sept. 29

SportsLine's proven experts share their favorite bets on the Early Edge podcast for Thursday, Sept. 29
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Jonathan Coachman is joined by top sports betting experts Allan Bell, Allie O'Neill and Jake Fetner on the Early Edge podcast, powered by SportsLine. The group shares their top plays for MLB and NFL for Thursday, Sept. 29. You can stream the show live every morning on the SportsLine YouTube page.

Coach starts things off with the SportsLine play of the day: Vikings -3 (-110) vs. the Saints in Sunday morning's London game (9:30 a.m. ET). Coach doesn't expect the Saints to be able to keep pace with the Vikings with a banged-up Jameis Winston under center.

Jake's playing Jaylen Waddle Longest Reception Over 23.5 Yards (-115) in tonight's Thursday Night Football matchup between the Dolphins and Bengals (8:15 p.m. ET). "[Waddle] has a 40-plus-yard reception in all three games this season," Jake says. "It sounds like he's healthy enough to go today, and it sounds like Tua [Tagovailoa]'s healthy enough to go today."

He's also got two college football plays for Friday. The first is Boise State Team Total Under 22.5 (-125) against San Diego State (8:00 p.m. ET). "Boise's a total mess right now," Jake says. "They scored just 10 points against a bad UTEP team last week, they fired their offensive coordinator, and then their starting quarterback transferred." Jake's other CFB play is Houston on the moneyline (-145) against Tulane (7:00 p.m. ET)

Allie's got some MLB plays. She's picking the Tigers (-135) to beat the Royals (1:10 p.m. ET). "[Royals starter] Jonathan Heasley has made two starts this month against the Tigers," she says. "One of them he went seven innings with two earned runs, but his most recent, he gave up seven earned runs in four innings."

Coach offers up a play of his own. He's backing the Guardians (+107) to beat the Rays (6:10 p.m. ET). "We thought the Guardians once they clinched would back off," Coach says. "But no! They continue to win. So we're going to ride the bandwagon until the wheels fall off."

Allan's got TNF picks. First, he's hammering Joe Burrow Over 0.5 Interceptions (+100). "This Miami Dolphins defense is stingy," Allan says. "Their defensive line will get after Joe Burrow." He's also taking Evan McPherson Over 1.5 Field Goals (-130). "[McPherson] has made two or more field goals in 11 straight games," Allan says. "He's good to go in any game script. If they're up big, they'll use him. If they're down, they'll use him."

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