Best sportsbook promotions and odds boosts for Friday: MLB and NFL Preseason

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Matthew has been with Pickswise for a while now, covering a wide variety of sports. His main passions are college football and UFC, and those are the sports he has covered the most. Matthew uses a variety of methods to handicap games, including stats, trends, injuries, and situational factors. His goal is to consistently give out winners and will put in the research to try and achieve this.

We have put together a list of all of the day’s best odds boosts, which happen to be from DraftKings Sportsbook, FanDuel Sportsbook, BetMGM Sportsbook, and PointsBet Sportsbook. We’ll discuss whether or not they are worth playing. Let’s dive in.

Miguel Cabrera to hit a home run – Boosted to +280 with DraftKings Sportsbook

Here we will be looking for Miguel Cabrera to show his power against the Cleveland Indians. Zach Plesac will be on the mound for Cleveland and his 4.84 ERA would suggest he could make a mistake. Cabrera only has 12 home runs on the year, but had a home run the other day against the Orioles. Because of the struggles shown by Plesac, this looks to be worth a small play.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for this matchup.

Max Muncy to record 1+ RBIs – Boosted to +170 with DraftKings Sportsbook

Here we will be looking for Max Muncy to record some offense. The Dodgers will be playing the New York Mets and they will have Tylor Megill on the mound. While Megill has been solid this season, the Dodgers’ lineup just looks too strong. Muncy should have at least a few RBI opportunities, so backing this prop looks to be worth a play.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for this matchup.

Zack Wheeler to record 10+ strikeouts – Boosted to +450 with DraftKings Sportsbook

Looking to build off his last start, Zack Wheeler will be on the mound tonight against the Reds. Wheeler had 11 strikeouts in his complete game in that previous start and another big game looks likely here. Wheeler now has 181 strikeouts over 156.0 innings, so backing him to dominate again looks to be worth a shot.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for this matchup.

Manny Machado to record 2+ hits – Boosted to +170 with DraftKings Sportsbook

For this odds boost, we are going to need Manny Machado to have a multi-hit game. Facing the Diamondbacks is not a monumental task and Madison Bumgarner will be on the mound. He has clearly struggled this season, so backing this prop is worth a play.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for this matchup.

Titans first to 10 points – Boosted to +100 with BetMGM Sportsbook

The Titans will kick off their preseason tonight against the Falcons. It will likely be a slow start for both teams as they adjust to their game-plans, but the Falcons are known for playing poorly in the preseason. If the starters for the Titans play in this game, they might be able to take advantage–so backing this prop would be worth a small play.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for this matchup.

Falcons and Lions Both to Win – Boosted to +300 with FanDuel Sportsbook

Looking at a two-team parlay for tonight’s NFL preseason action and we will need the Falcons and Lions to both win. Despite their known preseason struggles, we do like the Falcons to win. However, backing the Lions is not something that will be profitable this season. They are playing the Bills, so avoiding this odds boost looks to be the best option.

Be sure to check out all of our NFL picks for today’s action.

Oakland Athletics and Tampa Bay Rays Both to Win – Boosted to +200 with FanDuel Sportsbook

Here we will need two teams to win their games tonight in the MLB. They both have winnable matchups, however; we do not like the Athletics to beat the Rangers. We do like the Rays to win on the run line, but because of the lack of confidence in Oakland this parlay looks to be best avoided.

Be sure to check out all of our MLB picks for today’s action.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr to record 1+ RBI and the Blue Jays to win – Boosted to +265 with PointsBet Sportsbook

Tonight we will be looking for Vladimir Guerrero Jr. to record an RBI and the Blue Jays will need to win. We actually like the Mariners on the run line (+1.5), but a Blue Jays win still seems likely. Guerrero Jr. is just 2 for 11 this season against the Mariners and has zero RBI’s. So even though they will be facing Chris Flexen, this looks to be an odds boost best to avoid.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for this matchup.

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