Wise n' Shine: MLB picks and Champions League predictions for Wednesday, September 14

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Welcome to another wonderful Wednesday of sports, Pickswise Nation. We have a full MLB slate, plus MLS and Champions League soccer to entertain us today and NFL Week 2 is just one day away. Let’s get straight to making your next bet better!

About Last Night

12-5 day on MLB totals for Pickswise
It was a case of total domination for Pickswise on Tuesday’s 17-game MLB slate, as our handicappers went 12-5 with our over/under total picks (and 9-8 on ML/RL plays). The Rays and Blue Jays split their doubleheader, but the Pirates won both their games against the Reds. The Cubs upset the Mets and Jacob deGrom 4-1, while Yankees vs Red Sox went to 10 innings before New York won 7-6.

Super soccer picks
Our Tuesday MLS picks went close to a sweep with a 3-0-1 night thanks to wins for Montreal and Kansas City and both teams scoring in Miami vs Columbus.

Today’s Slate

Early games in Major League Baseball
There’s a lot of afternoon action in the MLB today, with the Pirates and Reds getting us going at 12:45 pm ET and Braves vs Giants on ESPN+ at 3:45 pm ET. Brewers vs Cardinals is being shown on FS1 at 7:45 pm ET, while the latest Yankees vs Red Sox game starts at 7:10 pm ET.  You can read all of today’s MLB predictions.

Big soccer slate today
ESPN+ has all 4 of tonight’s MLS games, while Paramount+ is the place to go for the midweek Champions League action, with Chelsea, Juventus and Real Madrid among the teams playing today. Read today’s soccer picks.

Best Bet of the Day

MLB: Chicago White Sox -1.5 over Colorado Rockies
2:10 pm ET, NBCSCH

Chicago has worked itself back into the race in the AL Central and is handing the ball to Dylan Cease, a righty who has quickly become one of the most dominant pitchers in baseball. He leads Major League Baseball in batting average against, is 2nd in ERA and 4th in Ks. Those are Cy Young-level numbers. The mound matchup against Colorado lefty Kyle Freeland is a total mismatch in favor of the White Sox, and with the way the Rockies struggle on the road there is no reason to think that is going to change today. Cease has been close to unhittable in September, with the White Sox winning by a combined 27-2 in his 2 starts. Read our full Rockies vs White Sox preview.


You won’t want to miss today’s edition of our daily sports betting show Let’s Bet It! at 10:00 am ET on our YouTube channel at youtube.com/c/Pickswise.

Lauren Jbara and Jared Smith are your hosts today, and they’ll be joined by special guest Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB), Fox Sports reporter and writer for the Athletic, to preview this week’s college football. The team will also give their best bets for today’s MLB games before revealing their Plays of the Day.

You can also access the show through Spotify and Apple Podcasts (search for Let’s Bet It Presented By Pickswise).

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With the early games today, you’ll want to get straight on to reading our Wednesday MLB mega parlay, Brewers vs Cardinals same game parlay and today’s YRFI/NRFI best bets.

Diane Knox Balas has the Fortinet Chamionship best bets for this week’s golf and our Champions League best bets are also ready to read.

Our Thursday Night Football coverage is ready to roll with Clevta’s Chargers vs Chiefs picks, TNF same game parlay and best prop bets from Bobby “Prop Holliday” Stanley, while you can read all about our amazing NFL Week 1 picks after we went 13-3 on spread picks and 4-0 on Best Bets!

Be sure to head over to the Analysis tab for even more great sports betting content as it arrives throughout the day.

Stat of the Day

Today’s Rays starter Drew Rasmussen has a 1.62 ERA and a 0.88 WHIP in 9 starts since the all-star break.

Quote of the Day

“I just keep trying to do what I can do, and the numbers will take care of themselves.”

Aaron Judge of the Yankees hit his 56th and 57th home runs of the season against the Red Sox yesterday.

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