Wise n' Shine: MLB picks and NASCAR predictions for Sunday, July 30

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I've been writing about the NFL and a host of other sports for the UK's top daily betting paper the Racing Post for more than 20 years. An incurable Browns fan (1-31 survivor), I also specialise in all kinds of motorsport betting including F1, MotoGP, IndyCar and NASCAR. For Phil Agius media enquiries, please email contact@pickswise.com.
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Good morning Pickswise Nation, and welcome to another super Sunday of sports. We have an early start to today’s MLB action and there’s also F1 and NASCAR action on the agenda today, so let’s get straight to making your next bet better.

About Last Night

MLB mega parlay cashes at +893 odds
Boom! We cashed our MLB mega parlay for the second time in 3 days with our +893 odds Saturday mega parlay following hot on the heels of our +800 success on Thursday! Our expert Keith Schmelter also went 2-0 with his Best Bets article. It was an interesting day for Mets fans, as their team traded Max Scherzer to the Rangers and then lost 11-6 to the Nationals, and there were more high-scoring games elsewhere as the Royals beat the Twins 10-7, the Astros blasted the Rays 17-4, the Braves beat the Brewers 11-5 and the A’s saw off the Rockies 11-3.

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Today’s Slate

Yankees vs Orioles on Sunday Night Baseball
We have a full 15-game Sunday MLB slate today, starting early with Angels vs Blue Jays at 12:05am ET on Peacock and running through to Yankees vs Orioles on Sunday Night Baseball at 7:00 pm ET on ESPN. Read today’s MLB predictions.

There’s NASCAR and F1 too
We have expert advice for NASCAR’s Cook Out 400 and F1’s Belgian Grand Prix, which gets started early at 9:00 am ET.

Best Bet of the Day

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies ML over Pittsburgh Pirates
1:35 pm ET, MLB Network

The Phillies have a huge pitching advantage today as Cristopher Sanchez continues to impress in the starting rotation. After being called up for a spot start in June, Sanchez has forced his way into the rotation with a 2.98 ERA and 0.98 WHIP. The Phillies refuse to hit for him most days, and thus they have lost 5 of his 8 starts, but he has yet to give up more than 3 runs in any outing. The Pirates have lost 4 of Rich Hill’s last 5 starts, and he rarely gives up fewer than 3 runs, while the Phillies also hit lefties better than Pittsburgh. Check out our full Phillies vs Pirates predictions.

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Our MLB mega parlay and YRFI/NRFI Best Bets for today’s action are ready to read and don’t forget to check out all our NFL Futures content in our NFL Betting Guide including our picks for a team who could go from worst to first in their division. Read all our great sports analysis as it arrives throughout the day on the Analysis tab.

Stat of the Day

The Twins have lost 4 straight games which have averaged 15.25 runs per game.

Quote of the Day

“We will not trade Jonathan Taylor. That is a certainty.”

Colts owner Jim Irsay seemed clear on his thoughts after the star RB asked to be traded.

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