Wise n' Shine: Our MLB best bet for Wednesday and NFL preseason betting news

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Good morning, Pickswise Nation! Today’s sports slate isn’t too busy, but we’ve got new content in store for this week’s preseason NFL action, plus more college football team previews. The MLB slate is the main source of entertainment today, so let’s get straight to making your next bet better!

About Last Night

MLB best bets keep rolling
The Pickswise MLB team had a fine day on Tuesday. Not only did we finish 12-2-1 on MLB game totals, but we also kept our run of success going in MLB best bets. Last night’s Phillies win was a no-doubter, and it brought our record up to 7-3 in our last 10 best bets. Make sure to keep track of our MLB best bets page, where you can find our favorite baseball plays every day!

Today’s Slate

Jam-packed day of MLB action
We have another huge slate of 15 MLB games today. Baseball will be on throughout the day, with the Phillies-Reds contest getting the day started at 12:35 pm ET. There are many good games in store on Tuesday night, such as Mets-Braves, Dodgers-Brewers and Rays-Yankees. You can read our previews for all today’s MLB games here.

Best Bets of the Day

MLB: New York Mets ML (-155) over Atlanta Braves
7:20 pm ET

The Braves are on an 8-game winning streak, and are slowly starting to close the gap in the NL East. The pitching matchup on Wednesday will feature ace Max Scherzer and newly acquired Jake Odorizzi. Scherzer has once again had a spectacular season with a 1.93 ERA and a 0.93 WHIP, while thriving against Atlanta this season. In both starts against the Braves, the ace has allowed just 1 run and 7 hits in 14 innings while racking up 20 strikeouts. Odorizzi hasn’t had the same success in a Braves uniform. In 2 starts with Atlanta, Odorizzi surrendered 5 runs and 14 hits in 8.2 innings. It just so happens that one of those starts was against the Mets. While it’s tough to fade Atlanta with how well they’re playing at the moment, Scherzer is one of the few pitchers that can quiet this Braves lineup.

Check out our full Braves vs Mets preview.


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

Lauren Jbara and Jared Smith are your hosts today and they will be joined by Pickswise golf analyst Diane Knox Balas to preview the BMW Championship. The panel will also be going through tonight’s MLB slate and revealing their Plays of the Day.

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


The start of the 2022 NFL season is almost here, and we have preseason picks for Week 2! Get the lowdown on our best bets for this week’s preseason action. Be sure to also check out our NFL futures guide, where we have best bets for almost every market!

We’ve got a three-leg MLB mega parlay with over 9/1 odds for Wednesday’s slate, so you won’t want to miss that. Today’s MLB YRFI/NRFI best bets are also live, and we are currently on a 47-29 run!

They don’t tee off until Thursday, but our golf expert Diane Knox Balas is back with her BMW Championship 2022 picks, predictions & best bets.

Keep an eye out for more great sports analysis as it arrives throughout the day on the Analysis tab.

Stat of the Day

In 2022, the Los Angeles Dodgers are 21-13 following a loss with an average margin of victory of 1.9 runs.

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