Best sportsbook promotions and odds boosts for Wednesday: MLB and the Olympics

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

Reds vs Cubs: Over 2.5 hits recorded in the first inning – Boosted to +215 with DraftKings Sportsbook

Here we will be looking for both teams to start the game strong and to combine for at least three hits in the first inning. Both teams have some strong hitters at the top of their lineups, and it is not like either pitcher has been dominant this season. For that reason, this odds boost looks to be worth a small play. Be sure to check out our full game preview for this matchup.

Dodgers vs Giants: Each pitcher to record a strike out in the first inning – Boosted to +140 with DraftKings Sportsbook

For this boost, all we will need is one strikeout from both pitchers in the first inning. Both starters here have ERAs of under 3.00, and both have had plenty of strikeouts this season. So, while the top of each lineup is not strikeout heavy, I believe both starters will have enough stuff to get a swing and miss early. For that reason, this boost is worth a small play. Be sure to check out our full game preview for this matchup.

DJ Lemahieu to record 2+ hits & Yankees to win – Boosted to +425 with DraftKings Sportsbook

It is important to note right away that we like the Yankees to win tonight. That is half of this prop right there. They will be playing the Tampa Bay Rays and while the offense has some holes right now, DJ Lemahieu looks to be the guy that can carry New York. Lemahieu record two hits last night in a Yankees win and with Michael Wacha on the mound for Tampa Bay (5.16 ERA), this looks like an odds boost worth playing. Be sure to check out our full game preview for this matchup.

Dodgers & Angels both to win – Boosted to +165 with DraftKings Sportsbook

Looking for two Los Angeles wins tonight as the Dodgers continue their series with the Giants, while the Angels will play the Rockies. We actually like the Angels to win by at least two runs, while we also like the Dodgers to win with Walker Buehler on the mound. For that reason, this is a parlay I would look to take advantage of. Be sure to check out all our MLB picks for today’s action.

Braves to lead after 5 innings – Boosted to +125 with BetMGM Sportsbook

The Braves have been inconsistent pretty much all season, so scoring 12 runs in last night’s game means nothing now. They will have Max Fried on the mound, who like the Braves as a whole, has been inconsistent. The Mets will start Tylor Megill, who has an ERA of 2.10. Because the Atlanta offense can go cold at any point, this is probably an odds boost best to avoid. Be sure to check out our full game preview for this matchup.

Walker Buehler to record 1+ strikeouts in the first inning vs San Francisco Giants – Boosted to +130 with FanDuel Sportsbook

This odds boost plays right into one of the previous ones as Walker Buehler will need just at least one strikeout in the first inning. We already like both starters to record a strikeout in the first inning, so this looks to be an odds boost worth playing. Be sure to check out our full game preview for this matchup.

Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Angels all to win – Boosted to +160 with FanDuel Sportsbook

Here we will need a three-team parlay and all of these teams have favorable matchups. We actually like all of these teams to win on the run line, so just backing them to win by any margin looks to be a solid play. Be sure to check out all our MLB picks for today’s action.

Jalen Green third overall NBA Draft pick – Boosted to +300 with William Hill Sportsbook

The NBA playoffs have come and gone and the Draft takes place tomorrow night. Jalen Green is becoming a popular name to go high in this draft and reports say he is projected to be the second overall pick to the Houston Rockets. Our experts tend to agree with this projection, making this odds boost one best to avoid. Be sure to check out our NBA Mock Draft for this years’ draft.

Mets score first against Braves – Boosted to +125 with William Hill Sportsbook

While Max Fried has been completely awful, he is still wildly inconsistent. This is especially true when on the road, where he has an ERA of 6.55. The first inning tends to be a struggle for him as well, making this boost worth a small play. Be sure to check out our full game preview for this matchup.

Collin Morikawa to win the gold medal in Olympics men’s golf – Boosted to +800 with William Hill Sportsbook

The Olympic golf competition will tee off for the men on Wednesday evening on the East Coast and Collin Morikawa looks to be a solid play to bring home the gold medal. He just won the British Open and is playing some of the best golf in his career. Add in the fact that Jon Rahm and Bryson DeChambeau had to withdraw, making Morikawa a solid pick to win. Be sure to check out all our coverage for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

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