Wise n' Shine: MLB picks and latest Open Championship golf odds for Wednesday, July 19

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Welcome to another wonderful Wednesday of sports, Pickswise Nation. We have another full slate of MLB games today including plenty of afternoon action, while the Open Championship golf is just a day away, so let’s get straight to making your next bet better!

About Last Night

MLB offenses in dominant form
If you prefer offense in your baseball games, yesterday’s slate was for you with a host of high-scoring games. There were 29 runs scored as the Diamondbacks took down the Braves 16-13, but both teams also reached double digits as the Mets beat the White Sox 11-10 and the Giants overcame the Reds by the same score. It was less competitive in Chicago, where the Cubs hammered the Nationals 17-3, while the A’s ended an 8-game losing run in a much lower-scoring game, beating the Red Sox 3-0.

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Today’s Slate

Another 15 MLB games today
There is a full slate of baseball coming our way today, including a 12:35 pm ET start for the Guardians vs Pirates game on MLB Network, which is the first of 6 afternoon games. Check out all of today’s MLB picks.

Best Bet of the Day

MLB: Cleveland Guardians ML over Pittsburgh Pirates (-130)
12:35 pm ET, MLB Network

The Guardians have whipped the Pirates 11-0 and 10-1 so far in this series and the Pirates have now lost 5 straight and look totally lost at the plate. Pittsburgh starter Rich Hill is well past his prime, flips hilariously slow pitches up to the plate and rarely records a quality start. Cleveland is starting Aaron Civale, who has been nothing short of magical this season. His 2.65 ERA is due for some regression, but the Pirates’ offense is not likely to be the one that delivers it. Read our full Guardians vs Pirates predictions.

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Today’s MLB mega parlay and YRFI/NRFI Best Bets are ready to read, and we’re all set for the British Open golf this week too. Our expert golf analyst Diane Knox Balas has provided her Open Championship picks and Open golf prop bets as she bids to follow up recent +7500 and +1400 winners. We also have a comprehensive British Open player guide with comments on the form and pedigree of every player in the field!

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

Latest British Open odds

The next golf major is less than 24 hours away now and Scottie Scheffler and Rory McIlroy are competing for favoritism for the 151st Open Championship. Scheffler is favorite at +650 odds with FanDuel Sportsbook and at DraftKings (+700), but BetMGM has both players at +750 and Caesars makes Sunday’s Scottish Open winner McIlroy its favorite at +575. Next in the betting with FanDuel are: Jon Rahm (+1200), Brooks Koepka (+1800) and defending champion Cam Smith (+2000). Remember to check out all our golf picks for the tournament at Royal Liverpool GC, as well as the PGA Tour’s Barracuda Championship.

Stat of the Day

The Reds are on a 6-game losing streak after winning 6 of their previous 7 games.

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