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

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Matthew Lowrimore

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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, and BetMGM Sportsbook today. We’ll discuss whether or not they are worth playing. Let’s dive in.

Dortmund & Inter both to win – Boosted to +135 with DraftKings Sportsbook

For this odds boost, we will need two European powerhouses to take care of business in their respective leagues. Borussia Dortmund play in the Bundesliga and Inter Milan in Serie A. Dortmund will take on Hoffenheim this afternoon and Inter plays Verona. Dortmund lost to SC Freiburg last time out and will be looking to bounce back. Hoffenheim has started the season with 1 win and 1 draw, but likely will not have the quality to take points from Dortmund. Inter won their first game of the season 4-0, while Verona lost 3-2. Inter looks to be a good place as well with their quality, so backing this parlay is worth a play.

Be sure to check out the rest of our Soccer picks for this weekend.

Philadelphia Eagles to score a touchdown in both halves vs New York Jets – Boosted to +215 with DraftKings Sportsbook

The Eagles and Jets will tee it up in the third week of the preseason and here we will look for Philadelphia to have some offensive success. Touchdowns in both halves will do the trick and with it being the preseason, this is very reasonable to ask for.

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

Joey Gallo to hit a home run – Boosted to +475 with DraftKings Sportsbook

Tonight we will be looking for Joey Gallo to hit a home run. The Yankees will be facing the Athletics and Oakland will have Sean Manaea on the mound and even with an ERA of 3.77, he has been good this season. Gallo has not been great with the Yankees and only has a handful of home runs. For that reason, avoiding this prop looks to be the best option.

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

Xander Bogaerts to hit a home run – Boosted to +475 with DraftKings Sportsbook

Going to the Red Sox, here we will look for Xander Bogaerts to hit a home run. The Red Sox will face Logan Allen and the Cleveland Indians. Allen has a record of 1-5 this season and his ERA is 9.13. Bogaerts has 20 home runs this season, so with a shaky Indians pitcher, this could be worth a small play.

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

5+ home runs hit in Cubs vs White Sox – Boosted to +600 with DraftKings Sportsbook

Headed to the Windy City showdown and we are going to need a ton of home runs tonight. The Cubs are obviously struggling and Keegan Thompson will be on the mound for them. He has a respectable ERA of 2.42. Dallas Keuchel will get the ball for the White Sox and even though his ERA is 4.71, the Cubs’ lineup no longer poses as much of a threat. Five home runs combined is a lot to ask for, so avoiding this prop looks to be the best play.

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

Both Man City and Liverpool to win – Boosted to +260 with FanDuel Sportsbook

We’re looking for a two-team parlay here, starting on Saturday morning as the EPL begins its Matchday 3. Liverpool will have a monumental test with Chelsea, and Manchester City will face a struggling Arsenal. We like Man City to win convincingly against the Gunners, but like Chelsea to grab all 3 points against Liverpool. For that reason, this parlay is probably best to avoid.

Be sure to check out the rest of our Soccer picks for this weekend.

Both the New York Jets and Carolina Panthers to win – Boosted to +140 with FanDuel Sportsbook

The final week of the NFL preseason will kick off tonight and here we will need two teams to win — the New York Jets and the Pittsburgh Steelers. We would lean towards the Jets to win against the Eagles, but like the Steelers to cover against the Panthers. A Panthers win is still not out of the question, but they are already 0-2 in the preseason. Because Carolina will likely play their starters a good bit, this parlay looks to be a decent play.

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

Vikings vs Chiefs: Either team to win by 1-6 points – Boosted to +135 with BetMGM Sportsbook

The final game of Friday’s preseason card will see the Minnesota Vikings take on the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs will likely play their starters for part of this game, but there is always the opportunity for a back-door cover once the backups come in. I expect this game to be competitive, so backing this prop looks to be worth a small play.

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

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