Wise n' Shine: What you need to know to bet better on Friday, July 22

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Andrew Wilsher

NFL · 3 weeks 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.

Wise n’ Shine, Pickswise Nation! It was great to have MLB back in action yesterday, and today we’ve got a full slate of games to get excited for. Let’s get right into making your next bet better.

About Last Night

Astros dominate doubleheader against Yankees
The Yankees and Astros faced off for a doubleheader to return from the all-star break with a bang, and it was Houston who hit the ground running as they landed wins in both games. The Astros are making a serious case for the World Series as they continue to get better and better. JutPicks nailed his best prop for that game and has more coming today.

Today’s Slate

Hefty slate of MLB action
After only 6 games yesterday, it’s back to the MLB we know and love with a great 14-game slate for us to sink our teeth into. The Cardinals and Reds get things started at 6:40 pm ET, and we have two games on Apple TV with Cubs vs Phillies at 7:05 pm ET and Guardians vs White Sox at 8:10 pm ET. We also have the Yankees looking to bounce back against the Orioles at 7:05 pm ET on ESPN+. Find out our picks for all of today’s MLB games.

PLL and MLS action this weekend
There may not be any games today, but the Premier Lacrosse League returns tomorrow following its own all-star break. Action starts with Atlas vs Redwoods at 5:00 pm ET on ESPN2, and you can check our PLL picks for all of this weekend’s games. Plus, we have a 12-game MLS slate tomorrow and we’ve got best bets for each of those matchups. Make sure you read our MLS predictions.

Best Bet of the Day

MLB: Tampa Bay Rays ML over Kansas City Royals
8:10 pm ET

The Rays open up the second half of their season with a road series in Kansas City, as they look to carry over some momentum from the first half after winning 6 of their final 7 games heading into the All-Star break. This young Rays offense is still without Wander Franco and more recently losing Harold Ramirez, which should help Royals starter Brad Keller in this game. Nonetheless, the Rays still remain the more complete team with a much more reliable lineup and bullpen, and should be able to grab the win on the road. Check out our full preview for Rays vs Royals.

Must-watch

Enhance your betting knowledge by watching our daily show Let’s Bet It!, available at 10:00 am ET on our YouTube channel at https://youtube.com/c/Pickswise.

Lauren Jbara and Jared Smith host today’s show, and are joined by Fangraphs writer Paul Sporer to break down today’s MLB slate and give their best bets. Lauren and Jared will also be discussing Kyler Murray’s contract extension with the Cardinals and assessing the Pac-12 Heisman situation before given their Plays of the Day.

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

Must-read

We’ve got a wh0le host of MLB betting content for you to sink your teeth into. Our MLB mega parlay (+884 odds) is live, and we also have same game parlays for Cubs vs Phillies and Guardians vs White Sox. On top of that, today’s YRFI/NRFI best bets are live as we look to improve on our 19-5 run.

We’re also gearing up for this weekend’s Premier Lacrosse League action and have our PLL Week 7 best bets live, where we went 3-0 last time. Plus, we’ve got this week’s best PLL player props, all of which are at plus-money odds.

Plus, our NFL season preview content is growing constantly, and you can find out who could be this season’s Bengals as well as the top 3 NFL teams to regress this season. Head over to our NFL analysis tab for even more futures best bets and articles.

There’s always plenty more great betting content on our Analysis tab.

Stat of the Day

The Cubs have won just 2 of their last 11 games against the Phillies.

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

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