Wise n' Shine: MLB picks and FIFA Women's World Cup action for Monday, July 24

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Good morning, Pickswise Nation! It’s a smaller slate in the sporting world on this Monday, but we’ve still got plenty of baseball to enjoy, and we also have FIFA Women’s World Cup action, so let’s get straight to making your next bet better.

About Last Night

Wild night on the diamond
Sunday was another loaded 10-hour day of MLB action, with the biggest result coming in the AL East, as the Baltimore Orioles defeated the Tampa Bay Rays to extend their division lead to 2 games and salvage a split of this 4-game set at the Trop. Our own Caleb Wilfinger was on the ball once again in the YRFI/NRFI market, as he cashed both of his Sunday plays to bring his run up to 18-5 over his last 23 YRFI/NRFI picks. In other action, the Rangers rallied from an early 4-0 deficit to knock off the Dodgers, while our expert Ryan Hodges cashed his Mets vs Red Sox Same Game Parlay at +500 odds.

Harman takes the crown at The Open
All weekend long, the story of the British Open was Brian Harman, as he claimed the final major championship of the year with a dominant performance, securing a victory by a whopping 6 strokes over Sepp Straka, Jason Day, Jon Rahm and Tom Kim. There wasn’t much drama to be had on Sunday, as Harman maintained a steady lead for the majority of the proceedings. The victory was the 3rd-ever win on the PGA Tour for the 36-year-old, and what a way to secure your first major championship!

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Today’s Slate

Full slate of baseball ahead
Today’s MLB action is headlined by an AL West showdown in Houston between the Rangers and Astros. We also have a massive tilt in the NL Central between the Reds and Brewers, plus afternoon baseball between the Giants and Tigers from Detroit. Be sure to read our MLB predictions.

Women’s World Cup rolls on
Outside of the action on the diamond, Monday will feature a trio of compelling matchups in the Women’s World Cup. The nightcap is at 10:00 pm ET when Colombia takes on South Korea to round out the action in Group H and conclude the first games of the Group Stage.

Best Bet of the Day

MLB: Toronto Blue Jays vs Los Angeles Dodgers: YRFI (-130)
10:10 pm ET

Even factoring in the juice, I’m still confident in the YRFI here given how good both of these lineups have been swinging the bat. The Dodgers have been cashing YRFIs with ease since the all-star break, and that should continue here, as this lineup is firing on all cylinders of late. It all starts with the five-headed monster at the top of Mookie Betts, Freddie Freeman, J.D. Martinez, Max Muncy and Will Smith, all of whom are seeing the ball well and have taken turns driving in runs. After Los Angeles dispatched the Orioles and Rangers last week, they’ll get the pleasure of facing Jose Berrios, who has an xERA of 4.49 and is well below average in xBA, xSLG and barrel rate. Read our expert’s full MLB YRFI/NRFI best bets.

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Don’t forget to check out our MLB YRFI/NRFI best bets for today’s action, as our expert is on an 18-5 run with his plays. We’ll have more MLB coverage to come with our usual MLB mega parlay and our expert’s best MLB player prop bets. Plus, we have NFL futures content for the upcoming season on the horizon, so be sure to head over to the Analysis tab for all of our great betting content as it drops throughout the day.

Stat of the Day

Brian Harman’s odds to win the Open Championship were listed as high as 120/1 prior to Thursday morning’s opening round.

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