Wise n' Shine: What you need to know to bet better on Saturday, July 16

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Ricky Dimon

MLB · 3 weeks ago

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Since graduating from Davidson (The College That Stephen Curry Built), I have been writing about sports--just about any and all you can think of!--and coaching tennis in Atlanta, Ga. Beyond the four major sports, I am an avid tennis fan and cover the ATP Tour on a daily basis. If I'm not busy writing, you can generally find me on a tennis court or traveling the world wherever a sporting event takes me.

As we approach the Major League Baseball all-star break, 15 games are on the menu for the penultimate day of the proverbial “first half” of the 2022 campaign. Speaking of all-stars, the best that the Premier Lacrosse League has to offer will be on display tonight. We also have the British Open third round, UFC on ABC 3 and a whole host of Major League Soccer action. It’s another big day in the world of sports, so let’s not waste any time and get right to making your next bet better. Here is our latest installment of Wise n’ Shine!

About Last Night

Rockies rout Pirates, same game parlay cashes easily
Our +340 same game parlay was a winner as Colorado crushed Pittsburgh 13-2. Meanwhile, the Yankees lost for the fifth time in their last six games and fell to 0-3 in their last three against the Red Sox with a 5-4 setback in 11 innings. Xander Bogaerts scored the winning run on a wild pitch with two outs in the top of the 11th.

Plus money winners left and right at British Open
We cashed all 3 of our 3-ball bets for round two at St. Andrew’s, as Will Zalatoris (+170), Lucas Herbert (+140) and Adam Scott (+185) won their respective pairings. Cameron Smith owns a 2-shot lead at the halfway point, while a stacked leaderboard also includes Rory McIlroy, Viktor Hovland, Dustin Johnson and Scottie Scheffler.

Today’s Slate

Another Red Sox-Yankees rivalry game
A full 15-game MLB slate on Saturday features the Yankees hosting the Red Sox at 7:15 pm ET on FOX. An in-city showdown between the Dodgers and Angels wraps up the schedule with a 10:07 pm ET start time on ESPN+. Be sure to read all of our MLB previews.

PLL all-stars take the field
The Premier Lacrosse League will showcase its best players in the All-Star Game at 8:30 pm ET on ESPN. Yes, the PLL is getting well-deserved primetime billing on the Worldwide Leader in Sports. You can find our game preview and prediction here.

Seven MLS games before seven more on Sunday
A total of 14 Major League Soccer games are being played this weekend – half on Saturday and half on Sunday. An all-Texas affair between Western Conference-leading Austin FC and sixth-place FC Dallas headlines the Saturday schedule. Be sure to check out all of our soccer coverage.

Best Bet of the Day

MLB: Seattle Mariners ML over Texas Rangers (-140)
4:05 pm ET, BSSW

The Mariners have won both games of the series so far, extending their winning streak to 12 games and will be looking to solidify the series win — and 13 straight — before the finale on Sunday. The Rangers will be looking for any type of win to try to reclaim 2nd place in the division and draw closer to a wild-card spot prior to the all-star break. Projected starting pitchers are right-hander Logan Gilbert for the Mariners and right-hander Spencer Howard for the Rangers. Gilbert has been an ace for Seattle all season, going 10-3 in 18 starts with a 2.80 ERA and 1.17 WHIP. Howard has been inconsistent throughout the year. He was placed on the 10-day IL early on and then sent to the minors. Gilbert just recently got called back up and in 2 July starts is saddled with a 5.00 ERA and a 1.56 WHIP. Count on the M’s continuing the streak. Read our full Mariners vs Rangers preview.

Must-watch

Make sure you catch today’s edition of our daily sports betting show, Let’s Bet It!, at 10:00 am ET on our YouTube channel at https://youtube.com/c/Pickswise.

Hosts Jared Smith and Lauren Jbara will be joined by golf betting analyst Diane Knox Balas to discuss all things British Open. In addition to the golf talk there will also be MLB predictions and Plays of the Day.

Must-read

After an amazing day of betting on the links, we are back for more with our British Open best bets. Our red-hot expert has a quartet of 2-ball plays that you do not want to miss. We are also on fire with YRFI/NRFI selections – 16-2 in our last 18, to be exact. Here are Saturday’s two YRFI/NRFI bets. Our baseball coverage also includes a +858 mega parlay.

Don’t forget about lacrosse, either, and here is everything you need to know about the PLL All-Star Game.

Check out more great content as it arrives throughout the day on the Analysis tab.

Stat of the Day

The Braves are an incredible 13-0 in their last 13 road games against the Nationals following victories on Thursday and Friday. Atlanta has hit 34 home runs to Washington’s seven in those 13 contests.

Boost of the Day

Brian Ortega to win by KO/TKO or Submission vs Yair Rodriguez
Boosted from +125 to +175 with FanDuel Sportsbook

FanDuel Sportsbook is celebrating tonight’s UFC on ABC 3 main card by boosting the odds on a Brian Ortega KO/TKO or Submission win over Yair Rodriguez from +125 to +175.

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

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