Wise n' Shine: What you need to know to bet better on Monday, June 20

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Phil Agius

MLB · 1 week ago

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I've been writing about the NFL and a host of other sports for the UK's top daily betting paper the Racing Post for more than 20 years. An incurable Browns fan (1-31 survivor), I also specialise in all kinds of motorsport betting including F1, MotoGP, IndyCar and NASCAR.

Welcome to another wonderful week of sports. We hope some of you followed the advice of our golf analyst Diane Knox Balas and backed Matthew Fitzpatrick at +3000 to win the U.S. Open! As for this week’s action, the Stanley Cup Finals continue tonight and there are going to be great MLB slates every day, so let’s get straight to making your next bet better!

About Last Night

Guardians take down Dodgers
Before the tense finish to the U.S. Open at Brookline, there was plenty of drama on the baseball diamonds too, with the Nationals avoiding a 5-game sweep by the Phillies with a 9-3 win, while Jack Suwinski hit 3 home runs as the Pirates beat the Giants 4-3. The Guardians claimed a series win over the Dodgers with a 5-3 road win, while the Blue Jays came back from 8-3 behind to beat the Yankees 10-9.

Today’s Slate

Lightning need to strike at home
It looks like a must-win game for NHL champions Tampa Bay as they head into Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals trailing a rampant Colorado Avalanche team 2-0. The Lightning are at home tonight (8:00pm ET, ABC) as they look to turn things around. Check out our full Game 3 preview.

9 MLB games on the schedule
There are 9 games on the MLB slate today, starting with Marlins vs Mets at 1:10 pm ET on ESPN+.  Cardinals vs Brewers is on FS1 at 8:10 pm ET and there’s another big game in Florida tonight as the Yankees visit the Rays (7:10pm ET). Read our preview of all today’s baseball games.

Best Bet of the Day

MLB: Los Angeles Angels -1.5 vs Kansas City Royals
9:38 pm ET

The Kansas City Royals come into this series having played mediocre baseball of late, but the Angels’ struggles seem to have subsided and they have won 4 of their last 5 games. Left-hander Kris Bubic has been disappointing for the Royals, going 0-4 in 8 starts with an 8.36 ERA. Noah Syndergaard’s numbers for the Angels are much better, going 4-5 in 10 starts with a 3.53 ERA. In June he has been amazing, with a 1.69 ERA and a WHIP of 1.03. With little confidence in Bubic keeping his team in the game, take the Angels’-1.5 run line. Check out our full preview of Royals vs Angels.

Must-watch

Start your week the right way by watching our daily sports betting show Let’s Bet It!

Lauren Jbara and Mark Zinno are your hosts today and they will be looking the best bets for tonight’s big Stanley Cup Finals game and today’s MLB slate before revealing their Plays of the Day!

Check out the show at 10:00 am ET on our YouTube channel at youtube.com/c/Pickswise. You can also access the show through Spotify and Apple Podcasts (search for Let’s Bet It Presented By Pickswise).

Must-read

Today’s NHL coverage includes our Game 3 same game parlay  and best NHL player prop. We also have today’s MLB mega parlay and our same game parlay for the early game between the Mets and Marlins.

You can also check out the opening lines for the next NBA season and this week’s top tennis bets from Ricky Dimon.

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

Stat of the Day

The Lightning are 7-1 at home in the playoffs this season.

Boost of the Day

Yankees, Red Sox & Braves all to win

FanDuel Sportsbook has boosted the odds of a 3-team parlay on the Yankees (vs Rays), Red Sox (vs Tigers) and Braves (vs Giants) in the MLB today from +340 to +450.

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

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