Wise n' Shine: MLB picks, college baseball predictions and soccer best bets for Sunday, June 25

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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 college baseball, NASCAR and soccer, so let’s get straight to making your next bet better.

About Last Night

Cubs are kings of London
The Chicago Cubs may have picked up some new fans across the pond with a convincing 9-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in London yesterday. We cashed our Cubs vs Cardinals SGP at +692 odds. That game went under its high total number but there was a much high-scoring game back home as the Angels crushed the Rockies 25-1 after leading 23-0 after 4 innings.

Great start to the College World Series
LSU beat Florida 4-3 in Game 1 of the College Baseball World Series which meant we cashed Saturday’s Best Bet on the game of Under 10.5 runs.

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Today’s Slate

Astros vs Dodgers on Sunday Night Baseball
We have a 15-game MLB slate today, and there’s an early start with the Cubs and Cardinals playing their second London game at 10:10 am ET on ESPN. Sunday Night Baseball at 7:00 pm ET on ESPN features the Astros and Dodgers. Read today’s MLB predictions.

There’s college baseball, NASCAR and soccer too
Game 2 of the College Baseball World Series is at 3:00 pm ET, while we also have NASCAR predictions for the Ally 400 and soccer picks for the CONCACAF Gold Cup game between Mexico and Honduras.

Best Bet of the Day

MLB: Texas Rangers ML over New York Yankees
2:10 pm ET

The Rangers and the Yankees will battle in the rubber match of their 3-game series today. The Rangers won the first game 4-2 before the Yankees won the second 1-0. Game 3 will be a pitchers’ duel between Nathan Eovaldi for the Rangers and Gerrit Cole for the Yankees. Eovaldi has a 2.80 ERA through 15 games with a 9-3 record while Cole has a 2.64 ERA through 16 starts with an 8-1 record. The Rangers can score runs against most teams but particularly against the Yankees. They have won 4 of their last 5 games against New York and average 6.33 runs per game against the Bronx Bombers. The Yankees have lost only 4 games with Cole pitching but those losses were against teams that can hit like the Rangers including the Rays, Blue Jays and Red Sox. Check out our full Rangers vs Yankees predictions.

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Our MLB mega parlay for today’s action is ready to read, and in addition to today’s soccer and NASCAR predictions, if you have time to relax on this Sunday, why not check out our early look at the odds for the next NBA and NHL seasons?

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

Stat of the Day

The LSU Tigers have lost only 2 3-game series all season.

Quote of the Day

“We gave him the captain’s armband. I think that’s a great starting point for us, to see how valuable he is to the group.”

USMNT interim head coach BJ Callaghan praised goalkeeper Matt Turner, who saved a crucial penalty kick in the 1-1 CONCACAF Gold Cup tie against Jamaica.

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