Wise n' Shine: MLB picks and latest NFL odds for Friday, July 28

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Good morning Pickswise Nation and welcome to another fantastic Friday of sports. We have a busy MLB slate to enjoy today and NFL training camps are in full swing now, so let’s get straight to making your next bet better.

About Last Night

MLB mega parlay cashes at +800 odds!
It was a smaller MLB slate on Thursday but there were still enough games for us to cash our MLB mega parlay at +800 odds thanks to the Angels winning Game 2 of their doubleheader against the Tigers 11-4 (after winning the first game 6-0)  and the Guardians beating the White Sox 6-3. Shohei Ohtani had another sensational day, pitching a full-game, 1-hit shutout before hitting 2 home runs in the second game!

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Today’s Slate

15 MLB games on Friday
We are back up to a full slate of 15 MLB games today, with Apple TV+ showing Angels vs Blue Jays at 7:07 pm ET and Guardians vs White Sox at 7:10 pm ET. Read all of today’s MLB predictions.

Best Bet of the Day

MLB: Milwaukee Brewers vs Atlanta Braves Over 10
7:20 pm ET

Brewers starter Adrian Houser has a 3-2 record with a 3.86 ERA but he doesn’t match up well against hard-hitting teams such as the Braves. In his recent matchup against Atlanta he arguably had his best game of the season but still gave up 3 runs. The Braves’ Yonny Chirinos, who has a 4-4 record with a 4.02 ERA but his home numbers are noticeably different from his away numbers, as he has a 5.87 ERA at home and a road ERA of 2.95. With the talent in these lineups and some potentially poor pitching, the over looks good in this one. Read our full Brewers vs Braves predictions.

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Burrow injury blow for Bengals

NFL training camps are busy this week but unfortunately that can also bring injuries to key players, with Bengals QB Joe Burrow and Dolphins cornerback Jalen Ramsey both getting hurt on Thursday. Burrow was carted off with a calf injury, while Ramsey will undergo knee surgery and is expected to miss the start of the regular season. The Bengals are currently +1000 odds to win the Super Bowl with FanDuel Sportsbook and +145 favorites for the AFC North, while the Dolphins are +2500 for the Super Bowl and have +290 odds in the AFC East. You can read our AFC Championship predictions.


Our MLB mega parlay for today is ready to read, along with our UFC 291 best bets and UFC four-fight parlay for Saturday’s big fights.

Our NFL coverage continues to build up and in addition to our early Super Bowl predictionsAFC Championship picks and NFC Championship best bets, our latest articles have picks for the Defensive Rookie of the Year and Offensive Rookie of the Year. You can select from all our NFL previews in our NFL Betting Guide.

As for college football, we have National Championship best bets, a Heisman Trophy preview and an in-depth SEC preview.

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

Stat of the Day

The Cubs are on a 6-game winning streak while the White Sox have lost 6 in a row.

Quote of the Day

“We try not to take for granted what we have in him. Hate to say that you expect greatness every day, but it’s what we get.”

Angels manager Phil Nevin appreciates everything he gets from superstar Shohei Ohtani.

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