Best sportsbook promotions and odds boosts for Thursday: MLB and NFL

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

Kris Bryant to record 2+ hits – Boosted to +280 with DraftKings Sportsbook

Here we will be looking for Kris Bryant to take advantage of Colorado pitching. The Giants will be facing the Rockies and it has been obvious all season that the Rockies are not a good team. German Marquez will be the starter for the Rockies though and he has probably been their best pitcher. Bryant has had 1 hit in his last 2 games, and while facing the Rockies is ideal, facing Marquez might not be. For that reason, this might be a prop that’s best to avoid.

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

Yankees to record 3+ home runs – Boosted to +475 with DraftKings Sportsbook

The Yankees and White Sox will be playing at the Field of Dreams in Iowa tonight, but with Lance Lynn on the mound for Chicago, we probably should not expect a ton from a weakened Yankees lineup. Lynn has been stellar this season, posting an ERA of 2.04, so backing the Yankees to hit at least 3 home runs looks like another pass for us.

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

Eloy Jimenez to hit a home run – Boosted to +360 with DraftKings Sportsbook

Going back to the same Yankees and White Sox game here and looking for Eloy Jimenez to hit a home run. While the White Sox have a reliable pitcher in Lynn, the Yankees are not as fortunate. Andrew Heaney will start for New York and his 7.20 ERA is more than concerning. Jimenez has 5 home runs in 45 at bats this season. Actually, 5 of his 6 hits are home runs, so backing this prop looks to be worth a small play.

Miguel Cabrera to hit a home run – Boosted to +500 with DraftKings Sportsbook

The Tigers are surprisingly playing decent baseball this season. Not good enough to contend for the playoffs, but better than what we have seen in recent seasons. Here we are going to look for Miguel Cabrera to hit a home run. Though the Orioles will have John Means on the mound, who has an ERA of 2.79. Means is the only real stud on Baltimore’s pitching staff, so looking to avoid this play looks to be the best option as well.

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

Yankees vs White Sox: Both teams to score 1+ run in the first 3 innings – Boosted to +145 with BetMGM Sportsbook

A third prop will focus on the Field of Dreams game between the White Sox and Yankees. Despite how good Lynn has been, there is a chance that he might have a few struggles early on. Obviously, this is not a stadium the teams are familiar with, so early runs look to be likely. Especially with Heaney on the mound for the Yankees, this looks to be worth a small play.

White Sox to beat the Yankees – Boosted to +100 with Caesars Sportsbook

A final prop for the White Sox and Yankees will just need the White Sox to win. Our experts love this play because of Lynn being on the mound. Heaney is not having a great season at all, and the Yankees’ lineup is slumping. Plus, the White Sox have one of the most lethal offenses, so backing this prop at even money looks to be a solid play.

Chiefs to beat the Browns and Ravens – Boosted to +160 with Caesars Sportsbook

This odds boost actually involves the Kansas City Chiefs for the first 2 weeks of the regular season. That being against the Browns and the Ravens. The Chiefs are more than likely going to be favored in both of these games, so taking them to win might be the best option. The Chiefs know they need to start the season strong with Chargers in their division looking improved. For that reason, this looks to be worth a play.

Be sure to check out all our NFL picks throughout the season.

Reds, Athletics and Mariners all to win – Boosted to +500 with Caesars Sportsbook

Looking for a three-team parlay here and our experts like all the teams involved. The Reds against the Braves are more of a lean, but we believe the Athletics and Mariners are very strong plays. For that reason, this parlay looks to be worth a small play.

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

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