Wise n' Shine: What you need to know to bet better on Friday, July 29
Good morning, Pickswise Nation. We have another fantastic Friday of sports ahead with a big day of baseball, plus golf and soccer. Let’s get straight to making your next bet better!
About Last Night
Judge delivers walkoff win for Yankees
You only need one run to win a game and Aaron Judge blasted his third walkoff home run of the season to give the Yankees a 1-0 win over the Royals yesterday. There were 14 more runs scored as the Phillies beat the Pirates 8-7, while the Dodgers crushed the Rockies 13-0. And there was finally good news for the Giants, who ended a 7-game losing run by beating the Cubs 4-2.
Busy night of baseball
We have a full slate of 15 MLB games today. Tigers vs Blue Jays is being shown on Apple TV+ at 7:07 pm ET with Brewers vs Red Sox on ESPN+ at 7:10 pm ET and Cubs vs Giants on Apple TV+ at 10:15 pm ET. Read today’s MLB game previews.
LIV Golf and soccer action
This week’s PGA Tour event started yesterday, but the LIV Golf Invitational Bedminster gets going today and Diane Knox Balas has the best bets for the third LIV event. This weekend’s MLS slate starts tonight and we have previewed the Seattle Sounders’ visit to LAFC.
Best Bet of the Day
MLB: Atlanta Braves -1.5 over Arizona Diamondbacks
7:20 pm ET
After a tough divisional series loss in Philadelphia, the Braves return home to face a much weaker opponent in the Diamondbacks. This game will feature struggling veteran Madison Bumgarner of Arizona against rookie Kyle Wright of Atlanta, but in this instance, the rookie is the much more reliable option. Wright has been spectacular for the Braves with a 12-4 record and 2.95 ERA. It also helps that he’s backed by one of the league’s most reliable bullpens. Take Atlanta on the run line. Read our full game preview for Diamondbacks vs Braves.
Lauren Jbara and Mark Zinno are your hosts today and they will be joined by ESPN ACC Network analyst Roddy Jones to preview the ACC ahead of the new college football season. They will also be giving their best bets for today’s MLB games and revealing their Plays of the Day.
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Stat of the Day
The Royals have lost 5 of Kris Bubic’s last 6 starts.
Quote of the Day
“Right now I’m an Angel, and that’s all I can focus on.”
LA’s Shohei Ohtani didn’t give the impression that he would be devastated if a team came in for him before the trade deadline.