Wise n' Shine: What you need to know to bet better on Monday, June 27
Welcome to another wonderful week of sports. Congratulations to new Stanley Cup champions the Colorado Avalanche, and also to College Baseball World Series champs Ole Miss. As for this week’s action, we’re going to have great MLB slates every day and Wimbledon gets started today too, so let’s get straight to making your next bet better!
About Last Night
Avs get it done in Game 6
The Lightning took the lead in their must-win home game in the Stanley Cup Finals last night, but the Avalanche came back to win 2-1 and take the championship in 6 games. It was the Avs’ third Stanley Cup success but their first for 21 years as the Lightning’s brave bid for 3 straight titles came to an end. The Avalanche are clear favorites to go back-t0-back themselves next season, with +500 odds at FanDuel Sportsbook. Game 6 ending with under 6 goals saw Pickswise ending the season on an amazing 9-2 run on NHL totals and we also cashed our last 4 player props!
Yankees suffer record hitless streak but still win
It was a strange Sunday for the Yankees, as the team with the best record in baseball set a record for the longest hitless streak in the league for decades, yet still won and covered on the run line in a 6-3 win over the Astros! The Yankees’ hitting drought reached 16 1/3 innings but they rediscovered their touch and Aaron Judge delivered a three-run homer in the 10th. The Marlins upset the Mets 3-2, the Cubs came back from 5-0 down to beat the Cardinals 6-5 in the 10th, and the Dodgers beat the Braves 5-3 in 11 on Sunday Night Baseball.
9 MLB games on the schedule
There are 9 games on the MLB slate today, all in the evening, with Orioles vs Mariners at 10:10 pm ET on ESPN+. Read our preview of all today’s baseball games.
Wimbledon starts today
The grass-court Grand Slam tournament starts today and we’ll have great tennis coverage at Pickswise every day. Check out all our tennis advice including our men’s and women’s outright previews.
Best Bet of the Day
Tennis: Christian Harrison ML over Jay Clarke (-140)
9:30 am ET
American Christian Harrison can win in the first round at Wimbledon this morning. As a British player, his opponent Jay Clarke got into the main draw with a wild card and didn’t have to go through qualifying even though he is ranked well outside the top 100. Nothing about the 23-year-old’s form is inspiring. He is 1-3 on grass this summer despite playing two Challenger events and attempting to qualify at Queen’s Club. So he hasn’t picked up many wins even though he has been facing lower-level competition. Harrison isn’t the toughest of opponents, but the American is playing with confidence because he just won 3 matches to qualify for Wimbledon. The 28-year-old is 9-8 lifetime on grass, whereas Clarke is 10-26. Clarke is also just 2-9 in his career on the main tour. Look for Harrison to capitalize on a great opportunity. Check out our tennis best bets across Day 1 at Wimbledon.
Start your week the right way by watching our daily sports betting show Let’s Bet It!
Mark Zinno and Jared Smith are your hosts today and they will be looking back at the Stanley Cup Finals before going through the best bets for Wimbledon and today’s MLB slate, rounding off by revealing their Plays of the Day!
If you didn’t get a chance during the busy weekend, now’s also a good time to catch up with our NBA Draft reaction and Jared Smith’s analysis of what we saw in this year’s wild draft markets.
Keep an eye out for more great sports analysis as it arrives throughout the day on the Analysis tab.
Stat of the Day
The team with the best record in baseball (Yankees, 53-20) plays the team with the worst record (Athletics, 25-49) today.
Quote of the Day
“Emotions were running high, but it was pretty clear what was going on. They put an opener in there to throw some balls at us. Got out of hand from there.”
Seattle Mariners manager Scott Servais gives his view on the bench-clearing brawl that led to 8 ejections in the Mariners-Angels game on Sunday.