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Happy Sunday, Pickswise Nation! We have plenty of sports action throughout the entire day for you to bet on, including NFL preseason, MLB and soccer action in the EPL and MLS. Let’s dive into making your next bet better!

About Last Night

3 MLB Best Bet wins in a row as Cardinals edge Braves
The Cardinals snatched victory away from the Braves last night by scoring 2 runs at the bottom of the 9th to win 6-5, a game which also saw a comfortable success of our over 7.5 runs MLB Best Bet. That’s 3 straight 3-star plays that have won, so you don’t want to miss today’s MLB Best Bet as we bid for a fantastic 4th. Elsewhere, the Angels beat the Blue Jays to give us our second MLB same game parlay win in 2 days.

Northwestern shocks Nebraska in Dublin
College football is officially back, and the season got started with a surprise result as 13.5-point underdogs Northwestern beat Nebraska 31-28 in Dublin, Ireland. Meanwhile, Illinois crushed Wyoming 38-6.

Ravens win 23rd straight preseason game
Yesterday’s NFL preseason action saw the Bengals beat the Rams 16-7 in a Super Bowl rematch (although Cincinnati likely would’ve rather won the game in February) while the Ravens won again to make it 23 preseason victories in a row as they beat the Commanders 17-15.

Today’s Slate

Plenty of afternoon action with full 15-game MLB slate
As usual on a Sunday, we have a ton of MLB afternoon action to sink our teeth into, starting with the Dodgers facing the Marlins at 12:05 pm ET on Peacock. The day rounds off with Sunday Night Baseball on ESPN at 7:00 pm ET between the Braves and Cardinals. Check out our picks for all of today’s MLB games.

Battle of New York on NFL preseason final day
Although both teams still have plenty of issues, the battle of New York between the Giants and Jets takes place at 1:00 pm ET today, with both teams looking to at least secure bragging rights over the other for the year. The Lions battle the Steelers at 4:30 pm ET. Check out our picks for today’s NFL matchups.

Magnificent motorsport action and plenty of soccer
You can check out today’s EPL and MLS soccer picks, with 3 games from each league taking place today, while we also have previews available for today’s motorsport action, which features F1 Belgian Grand Prix best bets and NASCAR Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona picks.

MLB Best Bet of the Day

MLB: Houston Astros -1.5 over Baltimore Orioles
2:20 pm ET

Despite the confidence the Orioles are playing with, they now run into Justin Verlander, who is the frontrunner for the Cy Young award. Although they deserve credit for winning the first 2 games of this series, Baltimore has scored only 5 runs on offense since arriving in Houston. Austin Voth gets the nod for the O’s and his 4.73 ERA isn’t a great sign heading into arguably his toughest task of the season. Another issue is that the Orioles have used most of their high-leverage relievers over the past 2 games while the Astros have not, so their bullpen is more rested for the series finale. The Astros have a great opportunity to bounce back behind Verlander. Read our Baltimore Orioles vs Houston Astros predictions.


We have tons of content available for today’s baseball slate, including our MLB mega parlay, YRFI/NRFI best bets and our Dodgers vs Marlins same game parlay and Braves vs Cardinals same game parlay. Can we make it 3 SGP wins in 3 days?

Don’t forget to download our awesome Pickswise NFL Preview 2022, presented by Superbook Sports — you can read more about all the great NFL analysis inside it here.

On top of all that, get ready for the tennis action at Flushing Meadows next week by reading our U.S. Open men’s singles predictions and U.S. Open women’s singles best bets.

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

Stat of the Day

Max Scherzer has allowed just 1 run in his last 3 starts at Citi Field.

Boost of the Day

Aston Villa and Tottenham both to win

If you’re eyeing up some morning soccer action, then this boost could be for you. FanDuel Sportsbook has enhanced the odds of Aston Villa beating West Ham and Tottenham beating Nottingham Forest from +230 to +300.

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