Wise n' Shine: MLB picks and golf predictions for Tuesday, August 22

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Good morning, Pickswise Nation, and welcome to another tremendous Tuesday of sports. We have a full MLB slate to enjoy today with the NFL and college football seasons fast approaching, so let’s get straight to making your next bet better.

About Last Night

MLB Best Bet streak continues
Our 3-star baseball plays remain on a heater. Monday’s Best Bet of the Phillies ML cashed comfortably as they beat the Giants 10-4, a victory that featured an inside-the-park home run by Bryce Harper. That put us on a 4-0 streak with our MLB Best Bets, and the run is now 11-3 since August 11. The Phillies weren’t the only team to reach double figures, though, as the Mets took down the Braves 10-4. The Pirates thrashed the Cardinals 11-1 and the Mariners crushed the White Sox 14-2.

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Today’s Slate

Full 15-game MLB slate today
Monday’s baseball slate was reduced to single digits when the Red-Angels game was rained out, but we have a full set of 15 games to look forward to today. Red Sox vs Astros is being shown on TBS at 8:05 pm ET. Read today’s MLB predictions.

Best Bet of the Day

MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates ML over St. Louis Cardinals
7:05 pm ET

Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright has had quite a rough season and has a 3-8 record with a 8.42 ERA and 2.01 WHIP. His August has been a nightmare with 22 hits and 18 runs allowed through 10 innings pitched across 3 starts. Those numbers from a starting pitcher are hard to overcome. Pirates starter Johan Oviedo has a 6-13 record with a 4.55 ERA and 1.34 WHIP. He saw this Cardinals team earlier in the season, pitching 7 innings and allowing just 1 run. With Wainwright struggling, it makes sense to side with the Pirates. Check out our full Cardinals vs Pirates predictions.

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Our Tuesday MLB mega parlay and YRFI/NRFI Best Bets are ready to read and don’t forget to check out all our NFL futures content in our NFL Betting Guide, while we have just added divisional betting previews for the NFC East and AFC West. Looking ahead to this week’s golf, our expert Diane Knox Balas has provided her Tour Championship golf predictions. Our college football build-up continues with a look at the Week 0 NCAAF betting lines, and soccer fans can also take in our soccer picks for tomorrow’s MLS game and the weekend EPL action.

Read all our great sports analysis as it arrives throughout the day on the Analysis tab.

Stat of the Day

The Yankees have lost 8 straight games for the first time since 1995.

Quote of the Day

“I feel like we just had the biggest preseason W in history. It was definitely pretty cool knowing what they had on the line that we could end that.”

Commanders wide receiver Jahan Dotson loved his team’s 29-28 win over the Ravens last night, which ended Baltimore’s 24-game preseason winning streak.

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