Best sportsbook promotions and odds boosts for Wednesday: Champions League and MLB

Sep 18, 2021; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Max Scherzer (31) throws a pitch against the Cincinnati Reds during the first inning at Great American Ball Park.
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Matthew Lowrimore

MLB· 2 weeks ago

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Matthew has been with Pickswise for over a year now, covering a wide variety of sports. His main passion is college football and that is the sport 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 do everything he can to make his readers money.

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

Chicago White Sox to score 8+ runs – Boosted from +380 to +450 with DraftKings Sportsbook

The Chicago White Sox have already clinched their division, pretty much without any stress. Tonight we will need them to light it up on the offensive side of the ball, but motivation certainly looks to play a role. While the White Sox will want to keep their starting lineup fresh, starting some bench guys could still be a possible strategy. They will be facing Sonny Gray and the Reds and while Gray has not had the greatest season, asking them to score 8 runs seems like just a little too much. For that reason, avoiding this prop looks to be the better option.

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

Max Scherzer to record 10+ strikeouts – Boosted from +230 to +290 with DraftKings Sportsbook

Max Scherzer has been playing absolutely lights-out since joining the Dodgers. He is 7-0 with Los Angeles and has an ERA of 1.43. He has 85 strikeouts over 10 games with the Dodgers and tonight should be no different. He will be facing a Padres team that completely collapsed, so backing this prop looks to be worth a play.

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

Bryce Harper to hit a home run – Boosted from +400 to +500 with DraftKings Sportsbook

The Phillies were not able to win on Tuesday, making the race for the NL East even though in the final games. Bryce Harper was 0-3 in the game and will face an even tougher pitcher tonight. Max Fried has a streak of 17.0 scoreless innings, so avoiding this prop looks to be the best option.

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

Chelsea to win vs Juventus and 3 or more total goals scored in the match – Boosted from +270 to +330 with FanDuel Sportsbook

Here we will see Chelsea and Juventus facing off in the Uefa Champions League. Both teams got wins in their first group game, but against lesser competition. Chelsea looks to have too much quality in attack, while Juve have already had some poor results in Serie A. Juventus do not have as good of an attack without Cristiano Ronaldo, but could manage to find the back of the net. For that reason, this prop looks to be worth a small play.

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

Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees both to win – Boosted from +160 to +215 with FanDuel Sportsbook

Here we will need both teams to win to cash this parlay. Our experts like the Orioles to cover the +1.5 run line, though a Red Sox win is still likely. As for the Yankees, we would lean their way to beat the Blue Jays. For that reason, this parlay looks to be worth a small play.

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

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. to record a hit and the Blue Jays win – Boosted from +160 to +180 with PointsBet Sportsbook

For this prop, we will need Vladimir Guerrero Jr. to record a hit and the Blue Jays to win. Right away, a hit from Guerrero Jr. seems very likely. He is 20 for 62 this season against the Yankees (.323 average). However, our experts would lean towards a Yankees win, so avoiding this prop may be the best option.

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

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