Best sportsbook promotions and odds boosts for Wednesday: MLB, College Football and World Cup qualifying

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

Rafael Devers & Alex Verdugo to combine for 4+ hits – Boosted to + with DraftKings Sportsbook

Tonight we are going to need a huge game from both Rafael Devers and Alex Verdugo. They will need to combine for at least 4 hits. Facing the Rays could be an issue, though, as they have a well-balanced pitching staff. Devers and Verdugo combined for just 1 hit on Tuesday and I do not see either having a breakout game. For that reason, this boost may be best avoided.

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

Gerrit Cole to record 10+ strikeouts – Boosted to +175 with DraftKings Sportsbook

This prop will focus on the pitching performance from Gerrit Cole. He will be facing the Los Angeles Angels and will need at least 10 strikeouts. Facing the Angels is not the toughest task, even with Shohei Ohtani in the lineup. Cole has 200 strikeouts this year, so backing this prop looks to be worth a small play.

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

Dansby Swanson or Corey Seager to hit a home run – Boosted to +280 with DraftKings Sportsbook

This prop will focus on the shortstops from the Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers. One of them will need to hit a home run to cash this ticket. Though Max Scherzer is on the mound for the Dodgers and he is obviously hard to hit. He has allowed 4 home runs to Atlanta in just 1 start this season, making this prop look decent. Max Fried on the other hand, will start for the Braves. Fried does not give up many home runs, but facing the Dodgers’ power is just different. For that reason, this prop looks to be worth a small play.

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

Jacksonville State to lead at halftime – Boosted to +500 with DraftKings Sportsbook

Week 1 of the College Football season officially kicks off tonight with an FBS vs FCS matchup. Do not count out Jacksonville State as they have had a solid FCS program for years now. I could certainly see them coming out strong here, so leading at halftime looks to be a decent play.

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

Philadelphia Phillies, Oakland Athletics & San Francisco Giants all to win – Boosted to +400 with FanDuel Sportsbook

Here we will need three teams to win and our experts like both the Phillies and Giants. The Athletics will be playing the Tigers and a win also looks likely. For that reason, backing this parlay looks to be worth a play.

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

Norway vs Netherlands: Both teams to score – Boosted to -105 with BetMGM Sportsbook

This week is soccer’s international break, which means World Cup Qualifying will be taking place. For this prop, we will need both Norway and the Netherlands to score against each other. Both sides have quality players and neither are shutdown defensive teams. For that reason, backing this prop looks to be worth a shot.

Max Scherzer to record 9+ strikeouts and the Dodgers to win – Boosted to +160 with PointsBet Sportsbook

This prop will focus on Max Scherzer’s pitching performance against the Atlanta Braves. Scherzer has 41 strikeouts with the Dodgers in 5 starts. This is over a span of 29.0 innings. The Braves tend to have games with high strikeout numbers, so backing this prop looks to be worth a small play.

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