Best sportsbook promotions and odds boosts for today 8/9: MLB

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

Aaron Judge to hit a home run – Boosted from +240 to +285 with PointsBet Sportsbook

For this prop we will need Aaron Judge to hit a home run tonight against the Seattle Mariners. Judge is batting .303 on the season, which is the 11th best batting average in the league. More importantly, he has hit an incredible 44 home runs and we are only a little over a week into the month of August. Tonight the Yankees will face Luis Castillo tonight for the Mariners. He has allowed 8 home runs overall this season, but the rest of the Mariners’ pitching staff is likely going to have issues slowing down Judge.

Judge has 2 home runs in the month of August, and just hit one against the Mariners on Monday night. For that reason, backing this prop looks to be worth a small play.

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

Ronald Acuna to get 1+ RBI and the Atlanta Braves win – Boosted from +215 to +245 with PointsBet Sportsbook

This prop will need Ronald Acuna Jr. to record at least 1 RBI and the Atlanta Braves will need to beat the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night. The Braves are coming off a rough series against the New York Mets, where they lost a ton of ground in the NL East, but will have the opportunity to bounce back on Tuesday night at Fenway Park. Acuna Jr. is batting .267 on the season and has just 28 RBI’s, however; this Red Sox pitching looks to be in shambles right now and it very possible that Acuna Jr will be able to drive in at least 1 run. This is especially true given that our experts like the Braves to win tonight. Acuna Jr has always been a big part of the Atlanta offense, so backing them to win plus at least 1 RBI from Acuna looks to be worth at least a small play on Tuesday night.

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

Game total under 8.5 runs and the Texas Rangers win – Boosted from +290 to +340 with PointsBet Sportsbook

For this prop, we will need the Texas Rangers to beat the Houston Astros and there will need to be under 8.5 runs in the game. Our experts do like the under in this game given the pitching matchup of Martin Perez against Jose Urquidy. However, the Astros’ lineup has been much too strong to fade, even against the Texas ‘ace’. Especially with the Houston acquisition of Trey Mancini, it only makes their lineup that much stronger and that much more potent. He’s already been great for the Astros, and his .819 OPS against Perez should help Houston take down the lefty. For that reason, avoiding this prop looks to be the safest option.

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

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