Best sportsbook promotions and odds boosts for Saturday: 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, and BetMGM Sportsbook. We’ll discuss whether or not they are worth playing. Let’s dive in.

Pete Alonso to hit a home run – Boosted to +330 with DraftKings Sportsbook

Right away this is a tough play to consider backing because Walker Buehler will be on the mound for the Dodgers. Yes, Pete Alonso has plenty of power, but Buehler rarely makes costly mistakes. It is more like that the Mets are unable to generate much offense, so avoiding this prop looks to be the best play.

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

Red Sox to record 3+ home runs – Boosted to +380 with DraftKings Sportsbook

Looking for plenty of Red Sox players to show their power tonight and a matchup against Jorge Lopez might just be the key. Lopez has been bad enough to expect at least a couple of mistakes too, so a small play on this prop looks to be worth a play.

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

Reds vs Phillies: Over 2.5 hits in the first inning – Boosted to +190 with DraftKings Sportsbook

The starting pitching in this game might suggest some early hits and runs for that matter. Luis Castillo will be the starter for the Reds and as we know, he has not been himself this season. Matt Moore with start for the Phillies and he looks to be one of their weakest links in terms of starting pitching. Both lineups are strong at the top, too, so backing this prop looks to be a decent play.

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

DJ Lemahieu to record 2+ hits – Boosted to +300 with DraftKings Sportsbook

This prop will focus on the individual performance of DJ Lemahieu. The Yankees will be facing Dylan Cease and the White Sox. Cease has been solid this season, posting an ERA of 3.99. Lemahieu only recorded 1 hit in the game the other night against Chicago, so looking to fade him tonight also looks like a decent play.

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

Chargers to win by 7+ points – Boosted to +160 with DraftKings Sportsbook

The Los Angeles Chargers will kick off their preseason with a rivalry game with the Los Angeles Rams. The Chargers will not be playing basically any starters, but with this being the first game for their new head coach, I expect him to want to put on a good show. Our experts like the Chargers in this spot, so this looks to be worth a small play.

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

Boston Red Sox, Houston Astros, and Los Angeles Dodgers All to Win – Boosted to +300 with FanDuel Sportsbook

Looking for a three-team parlay here, however our experts certainly do not love all of the matchups for these teams. We do like the Dodgers to handle the Mets but would lean to Baltimore to beat Boston. Because of our lack of faith in the return of Chris Sale for the Red Sox, look to avoid this play.

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

Braves lead at the end of the 5th inning – Boosted to +100 with BetMGM Sportsbook

After a lengthy weather delay on Friday night, the Braves and Nationals will go back at in on Saturday evening. Patrick Corbin will start for the Nationals and his inability to pitch well this season is enough to want to back the Braves in the first half of this game.

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

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