Wise n' Shine: MLB picks for Wednesday, NBA betting news and NFL preseason best bets

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Andrew Wilsher

NFL · 1 month ago

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Editor of Pickswise. Born and raised in jolly old London, England, with an undying love for the NFL, NBA, soccer, and horse racing. A big-time sports bettor who loves futures markets and backing underdogs. Long-suffering New York Jets fan.

Good morning, Pickswise Nation! We have plenty of afternoon MLB games to sink our teeth into, plus the latest news around the Kevin Durant trade drama plus buildup toward the Tour Championship and the start of college football season. Let’s make your next bet better!

About Last Night

Yankees beat Mets to sweep Subway Series Part 2
The Yankees were once again victorious over the Mets last night, winning 4-2 and giving them success in both games at Yankee Stadium. That ties up the season series at 2-2. Will we see these teams meet again in the World Series? As for Pickswise, it was a solid day at the office with a +309 parlay win on Braves -1.5, Giants ML and Marlins ML. Let’s go one better — check out today’s MLB mega parlay (+867 odds).

Nets NBA championship odds improve after KD withdraws trade request
There was a big shift on the NBA futures markets yesterday, as Durant officially withdrew his trade request from the Nets. That immediately made Brooklyn a contender again for the 2022-23 season, and sportsbooks were quick to react. The Nets are now +750 to win the NBA Championship — half of what they were less than 2 weeks ago. Get our full Durant trade reaction.

Today’s Slate

MLB action all day long
We have a great MLB slate today with 14 games taking place. The Braves and Pirates get the party started at 12:35 pm ET, and we will see action right the way through to the Brewers vs Dodgers nightcap at 9:00 pm ET. Be sure to read all of our MLB predictions for today’s games.

Best Bet of the Day

MLB: Texas Rangers ML over Colorado Rockies
9:40 pm ET

The Rangers opened this game as only minor favorites, which is baffling considering they have their ace, Martin Perez, on the mound going against the Rockies’ Jose Urena. Perez has revitalized his career in Texas this season as he’s posted a 2.80 ERA and a 3.32 xERA through 148 innings. He’s had a solid second half of the season, and he is coming off a decent start against the Twins, but 2 home runs dampened his solid outing. However, he’s fortunate to have his offense facing Urena, who has been terrible this season. The Rockies are only minor underdogs due to their solid lefty-hitting lineup and playing at home, but they are overvalued in this matchup. Go with the Rangers. Be sure to read our full Rangers vs Rockies predictions.


Baseball is getting more and more important with the MLB regular season heading towards its finale, and we’ve got plenty of content for you to dive into. Our YRFI/NRFI best bets are 56-34 overall (62% success rate), while we have a White Sox vs Orioles same game parlay for tonight’s matchup on FS1.

Meanwhile, the PGA Tour season reaches its conclusion and our golf expert Diane Knox Balas has her Tour Championship best bets, including one play at 28/1! You can also get all of our NFL futures picks for the upcoming season and our College Football Week 0 picks are starting to become available.

Check out more great content as it arrives throughout the day on the Analysis tab.


Don’t forget to check out our daily show Let’s Bet It! on our YouTube channel at https://youtube.com/c/Pickswise at 10:00 am ET.

Jared Smith and Mark Zinno host today’s show and will be joined by Diane Knox Balas to go over her picks for the Tour Championship. The team will also go over their best MLB picks of the day, plus which college football teams you should bet on to make/miss the playoffs with the season almost upon us. As always, both Jared and Zinno will also give their Plays of the Day.

You can also access the show at any time through Spotify and Apple Podcasts (search for Let’s Bet It Presented By Pickswise).

Stat of the Day

The Tigers have ranked last in OPS, OBP and wRC+ since the all-star break and are averaging just 3.35 runs per game.

Pickswise is the home of free sports picks, news, and best bets. Check out our expert MLB picks and Soccer picks for the latest game picks.

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