Best sportsbook promotions and odds boosts for today 7/15: MLB and UFC

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

Clayton Kershaw to get 8+ strikeouts and the Los Dodgers to win – Boosted from +225 to +255 with PointsBet Sportsbook

For this prop we will need Clayton Kershaw to record at least 8 strikeouts and the Los Angeles Dodgers to beat the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night. Kershaw has a record of 6-2 this season and has an ERA of 2.40. He has 69 total strikeouts this season. In 11 starts this season, however; he has only recorded 8 or more strikeouts in 3 of these starts. Our experts do like the Dodgers to win this game easily and on the run line, so even though Kershaw is not posting great strikeout numbers, the Angels’ lineup has struggled immensely this season. For that reason, backing Kershaw to dominate the Angels and the Dodgers to win looks to be worth a small play.

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

Brian Ortega to Win by KO/TKO or Submission vs Yair Rodriguez – Boosted from +125 to +175 with FanDuel Sportsbook

This prop will need Brian Ortega to beat Yair Rodriguez by KO/TKO or submission at UFC on ABC 3 on Saturday afternoon. Both fighters are coming off a loss heading into this Main Event. However, even though Rodriguez is coming off a loss against Max Holloway in his most recent fight in which he was dominated, that was his first UFC fight since 2019.

Rodriguez is actually a better striker than Ortega and has the better striking volume. He also has better striking accuracy and better takedown defense which should nullify any small advantage that Ortega has when grappling. Rodriguez has also not lost by submission in his career and has not lost by KO/TKO since 2017, therefore staying away from this prop looks to be the best option.

Be sure to check out our full fight preview for this Main Event.

Giancarlo Stanton or Ronald Acuna to hit a home run and Sandy Alcantara to Throw 5+ Strikeouts – Boosted from +140 to +200 with FanDuel Sportsbook

For this prop, we will need Giancarlo Stanton or Ronald Acuna Jr. to hit a home run and Sandy Alcantara will need to record at 5 strikeouts. Stanton has 23 home runs on the season, which is tied for the 7th most in the MLB. Acuna Jr. has just 8 but will be facing a poor Washington Nationals pitching staff.

As for Alcantara, he has a record of 9-3 this season and has an ERA of 1.73. He has a total of 111 strikeouts. In 18 starts he has recorded at least 5 strikeouts in 14 of his starts. For this reason, backing this prop looks to be worth a small play.

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

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