Wise n' Shine: MLB picks and NFL futures best bets for Wednesday, August 2

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Good morning, Pickswise Nation, and welcome to another wonderful Wednesday of sports. The MLB trade deadline has come and gone as the contending teams are ready to make their push during the final 2 months of the season. We’ve got plenty of action on the diamond, plus NFL and college football futures content, so let’s get right to it and make your next bet better with Wise n’ Shine!

About Last Night

Another perfect YRFI/NRFI and best bets night
Our YRFI/NRFI best bets have been red-hot all season long and that continued on Tuesday as we went 2-0 with our best bets, bringing our run to 4-0 over the last 2 days. Pickswise MLB expert Keith Schmelter has been rolling with his best bets as well, cashing last night’s Red Sox vs Mariners best bet for his 4th consecutive winner. Remember, our own Caleb Wilfinger has been on a 21-6 tear with his selections in the YRFI/NRFI market, so don’t miss his MLB best bets as we look to stay hot on Wednesday.

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Today’s Slate

Wild Wednesday of MLB action
We’ve got a great day of baseball from the early hours of the afternoon to well after midnight, and it all starts with a massive matchup between the Angels and Braves at 12:20 pm ET. Other notable contests include Rays vs. Yankees at 7:05 pm ET, Orioles vs. Blue Jays at 7:07 pm ET and an important NL West tilt between the Diamondbacks and Giants at 9:45 pm ET. Don’t miss our MLB predictions. 

Best Bet of the Day 

MLB: Baltimore Orioles ML (+105) over Toronto Blue Jays
7:05 pm ET

The Orioles will go for the series win against the Blue Jays with Grayson Rodriguez on the mound. Normally, I would want to side with the team facing the rookie. However, Rodriguez has been much better since being brought up from the Minors. Rodriguez was fabulous in Triple-A and earned another shot in the big league rotation, and he’s made the most of it. The rookie has a 3.18 ERA and 1.12 WHIP in 3 starts since rejoining the O’s. That includes his most recent start against the Yankees which featured him going 6.1 innings and not allowing a run. Check out our full Orioles vs Blue Jays predictions. 

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Given that our expert is on a 21-6 run, you won’t want to miss today’s MLB YRFI/NRFI best bets. We’re also ramping up our NFL preseason coverage with a plethora of futures content across many different markets, and you can find all of them in our NFL Betting Guide. Along with analysis of the teams most likely to go from worst to first in their division and those that are most likely to miss the playoffs, we also have best bets for the rushing leader and receiving yards leader markets.

College football season is also approaching, and our expert has provided his Big 12 preview and best bets for the 2023 season. We also have predictions for the Sun Belt, as well as the Big Ten and Pac-12.

Read all of our sports betting articles as they arrive throughout the day on the Analysis tab. 

Stat of the Day

The New York Yankees are 27th in OBP and 23rd in OPS this season. The struggling Yankees will host the Rays on Wednesday night.

Quote of the Day 

“There’s a difference between being respectful of the fans and saying hello to your family, but to be dancing and smiling…”

— Carli Lloyd after the US Women narrowly advanced to the Knockout Stage at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup following a draw against Portugal.

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