Wise n' Shine: What you need to know to bet better on Friday, September 24
Good morning Pickswise Nation and welcome to Wise n’ Shine, your one-stop shop for everything you need to know to bet better today!
There’s something for everyone today. We’ve got MLB and college football action, and it’s day one of the Ryder Cup golf, plus there’s tons of expert analysis for NFL Week 3. Let’s get straight to it!
About Last Night
Panthers pounce on Texans
Thursday Night Football saw our NFL team get Week 3 off to a great start with winning picks on the side and total as Carolina beat Houston 24-9. The Panthers moved to 3-0 and they are 55/1 with FanDuel Sportsbook for the Super Bowl, but an injury to running back Christian McCaffrey took the shine off the win. Check out Ricky Dimon’s analysis of what we saw on Thursday Night Football.
MLB Best Bets live up to their name
We went 2/2 on MLB Best Bets on Thursday with the Phillies -1.5 and Dodgers -1.5 both cashing. Elsewhere, the Chicago White Sox clinched the American League Central Division title for the first time in 13 years with a win in the first game of their doubleheader in Cleveland. The White Sox are +750 for the World Series with FanDuel Sportsbook and DraftKings Sportsbook.
Ryder Cup roars into action
It’s day 1 of the Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits, Wisconsin, with the American team a hot favorite to beat the Europeans on home soil. We’ve got you covered with our comprehensive Ryder Cup golf coverage including profiles of every player in Team USA and Team Europe, but for today’s best bets, head straight for Ricky Dimon’s picks for the Friday foursomes.
Sweet 16 MLB games
A doubleheader between the Cardinals and Cubs (Game 1 on ESPN at 2:20pm ET, Game 2 on ESPN+ at 8:05pm ET) means we’ve got 16 MLB games today. Check out our picks for all of today’s MLB action here.
Fresno State looking to go 4-0
No. 22 Fresno State top the Friday night CFB card as they host UNLV looking to take their record to 4-0. Check out our picks on the side and total for all this week’s college football games.
Best Bet of the Day
Toronto Blue Jays ML vs Minnesota Twins
8:10pm ET, BSN
The Toronto Blue Jays are in a heated battle for an American League wild-card spot, while the Minnesota Twins don’t have much to play for. Jose Berrios will take the mound tonight and the Blue Jays have won 4 of his last 5 starts, including one against the Twins last week. Read our full preview for this game here.
If you watched our great daily betting show Let’s Bet It yesterday you will have been on some great winners as Lauren Jbara gave the Texans’ team total under 16.5, MLB guru John Hyslop tipped over 2.5 Glenn Otto strikeouts, and Jared Smith advised taking the St. Louis Cardinals on the money line.
You can also check out the NFL Week 3 Pickswise Playbook show here:
Lead betting analyst Jared Smith has the inside line on all the NFL Week 3 action in his weekly column, and Andrew Ortenberg has produced a great read on this week’s top NFL trends. Our Friday MLB mega parlay is also ready to go and we’ve got this week’s best CFB teaser picks for college football fans.
Stat of the Day
Liberty, which visits Syracuse tonight, is 10-0 ATS in their last 10 games, 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games, and 8-0 ATS in their last 8 games playing as the favorite.
Boost of the day
The IBF, WBA, and WBO world heavyweight boxing belts will be on the line in London tomorrow and FanDuel Sportsbook has boosted the odds on British holder Anthony Joshua winning by KO or TKO against Ukraine’s Oleksandr Usyk from +120 to +150.