Wise n' Shine: MLB picks, soccer predictions and NFL best bets for Wednesday, September 20

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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.

Welcome to another wonderful Wednesday of sports, Pickswise Nation. We have a full slate of MLB games today including a ton of afternoon action, plus MLS and Champions League soccer and football is only 24 hours away, so let’s get straight to making your next bet better!

About Last Night

Awesome 13-2 day of MLB picks
With no NFL action on Tuesday, our MLB handicappers took their chance to shine and smashed it out of the park with a 13-2 day of baseball picks! We also cashed our daily parlay at +541 odds and hit our only 3-star play of the Mariners -1.5 as they beat the A’s 7-2. On top of that, our incredible MLB props run continued with another 2-0 day, taking us to a 7-0 streak and a 20-5 record in our last 25 prop picks!

The Cubs weren’t messing around in their pursuit of a wild-card place and smashed the Pirates 14-1, while the Rangers broke their 4-game losing streak by beating the Red Sox 6-4 and the Dodgers extended their winning run to 5 games by beating the Tigers 3-2.

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Today’s Slate

Another 15 MLB games today
There is a full slate of baseball coming our way today, starting at 12:20 pm ET with the Phillies vs Braves game on MLB Network, while Mets vs Marlins is on FS1 at 6:40 pm ET and Amazon has Blue Jays vs Yankees at 7:05 pm ET. Check out all of today’s MLB picks.

Busy night of soccer action
There is a full 14-game slate in the MLS tonight and there are also games in the Champions League group stage including Bayern Munich vs Manchester United on Paramount+ at 3:00 pm ET. Take a look at all today’s soccer predictions.

Best Bet of the Day

MLB: Under 9.5 in Philadelphia Phillies vs Atlanta Braves (-105)
12:20 pm ET, MLB Network

Aaron Nola and Bryce Elder faced off in June and the result was a scoreless 9 innings that had to be settled in extras. We should see a strong performance out of both starters in this one, and there might even be a key bat or two missing in the lineups. Both bullpens are solid and dependable in a close game, so the under looks good. Read our full Phillies vs Braves predictions.

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Today’s MLB mega parlay and our YRFI/NRFI best bets are ready to read, and NFL can also check out our updated NFL power rankings and our expert’s NFL Futures update including a best bet for Offensive Rookie of the Year. Prop Holliday has also provided his NFL player prop picks for the Giants vs 49ers matchup on Thursday Night Football. Don’t forget you can also take a loot at the college football Week 4 early odds and spreads.

Head over to the Analysis tab for even more great sports betting content as it arrives throughout the day.

Stat of the Day

Bayern Munich won its first 8 Champions League games last season with shutouts in 7 of them.

Quote of the Day

“It was very unfortunate that I couldn’t finish out the year on the field, but I will be rooting on the boys until the end.”

Angels star Shohei Ohtani sent a message after his elbow surgery yesterday.

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