Wise n' Shine: What you need to know to bet better on Saturday, July 30
Good morning, Pickswise Nation. We have another superb Saturday of sports ahead with a big day of baseball, UFC, PLL, plus some MLS soccer. Let’s get straight to making your next bet better!
About Last Night
Tigers pull off massive upset
As much as +300 underdogs on some books, the Detroit Tigers defeated Alek Manoah and the Blue Jays 4-2 on Friday night — which marked one of the biggest underdog wins this season. Aaron Judge continued his historic season with 2 home runs to lift the Yankees to an 11-5 victory over the Royals, and is starting to look more like the clear AL MVP favorite.
Busy day of baseball
We have a full slate of 15 MLB games today. Guardians vs Rays is being shown on MLB Network at 1:10 pm ET with Phillies vs Pirates on FOX at 7:15 pm ET and Rangers vs Angels on FS1 at 9:07 pm ET. Read today’s MLB game previews.
PLL and MLS soccer action
There are 11 MLS matches on Saturday, and the Portland Timbers and Minnesota United start us off at 3:00 pm ET on ABC. The other 10 games can all be found on ESPN+ throughout the day. Check out all of our MLS predictions here.
There are also 4 PLL games happening this weekend with 2 games on Saturday. You can find all our PLL picks for this weekend right here.
UFC 277 is here
Best Bet of the Day
MLS: Philadelphia Union -1 over Houston Dynamo
7:30 pm ET
The Union have recorded 3 shutouts in their last 5 games, but they have also shown their offensive prowess when thumping DC United 7-0 earlier this month. Kai Wagner has been a valuable creator from the left side of their defense, contributing 10 assists in MLS this year, and everything is coming together for the Union. The Dynamo have suffered 4 losses in their last 6 contests. Take Philadelphia -1 on the spread to record a comfortable win.
Lauren Jbara and Mark Zinno are your hosts today and they will be joined by MattyBetss, a UFC handicapper, to give out his best bets for UFC 277. They will also be discussing NFL training camp battles and revealing their Plays of the Day.
You can also access the show at any time through Spotify and Apple Podcasts (search for Let’s Bet It Presented By Pickswise).
Our NFL preview is getting bigger every day and you can check out our early picks for the Super Bowl, AFC and NFC as well as the latest additions including our picks on the 2022 over/unders for Tom Brady, Josh Allen, Aaron Rodgers, and Patrick Mahomes.
There’s plenty of UFC action tonight and we have a four-fight parlay for the night. Don’t forget to check it out!
Read all of our great sports analysis as it arrives throughout the day on the Analysis tab.
Stat of the Day
Joe Musgrove has allowed a first inning run just once in his last 14 starts.
Quote of the Day
Jeff Passan believes there’s an 80% chance that Juan Soto will be traded from the Nationals before the MLB trade deadline on August 2.