Wise n' Shine: What you need to know to bet better on Saturday, June 4
Welcome to another super Saturday of sports! We have an NHL playoff game, a big MLB slate and the start of the Premier Lacrosse League season, plus tennis, UFC, MLS and USFL action, which really must have something for everyone. Let’s get straight to making your next bet better!
About Last Night
Rangers make it 2-0
The NHL champions are in a spot of trouble now, as the Tampa Bay Lightning trail the New York Rangers 2-0 after last night’s 3-2 loss. The Rangers are now +280 with FanDuel Sportsbook to win the Stanley Cup behind the Avalanche at -160 with the Lightning out to +600 and the Oilers +1700.
All 3 MLB Best Bets cash!
The Pickswise MLB team are on a heater, cashing all 3 of Friday’s 3-star plays (Red Sox, Guardians and Astros, all on the money line). On top of that, we hit our same game parlay in the Tigers vs Yankees game. The cappers went 10-5 on ML/RL picks and 8-6-1 on totals, continuing our great run. Speaking of runs, there were a lot of them around, with the Cardinals crushing the Cubs 14-5, the Giants beating the Marlins 15-6 and the Phillies reacting to a change of manager by beating the Angels 10-0.
Oilers back at home
The Oilers could really use a home win in Game 3 of their series against the Avalanche tonight (8:00 pm ET, TNT) after losing the first 2 games. Check out our full game preview.
Full slate of MLB games
We have a 15-game MLB Saturday slate, with the Tigers and Yankees getting things started at 1:05 pm ET. The Cardinals play the Cubs at 1:20pm ET on ESPN+, while FOX is showing Angels vs Phillies at 7:15 pm ET. Check out our picks for all today’s MLB games.
Premier Lacrosse League starts today
We’re all excited for the start of the new Premier Lacrosse League season today, and you can read our lacrosse betting guide, 2022 PLL season preview, guide to every team, and our Week 1 picks, with the games being shown on ESPN and ESPN+.
There’s UFC, USFL, tennis and soccer too
Don’t miss our best bets for UFC Fight Night 207, today’s MLS soccer picks or our picks for the USFL Week 8 games. And be quick to read Ricky Dimon’s preview of the French Open women’s final, which starts at 9:00am ET.
Best Bet of the Day
New York Yankees -1.5 vs Detroit Tigers
1:05 pm ET
Beau Brieske will attempt to salvage a terrible start to his rookie season for the Tigers. He has a 5.25 ERA through 36 innings and his 6.10 xERA indicates he’s likely to get even worse. Of the 36 hits Brieske has allowed this season, 10 of them have gone over the fence, which is the 4th-most by a pitcher in the American League. Expect New York to smash the rookie from the start and give him a warm welcome to the big leagues. Luis Severino has looked sharp for the Yankees and faced the Tigers on April 20 in Detroit, allowing 1 run on 7 hits in 5 innings during a 5-3 Yankees win. Back the Bronx Bombers by the -1.5 run line with confidence. Read our full game preview for Tigers vs Yankees.
Lauren Jbara and Jared Smith are your hosts today, and the team will be give their picks for today’s NHL and MLB games and look ahead to tomorrow’s big NBA clash before revealing their Plays of the Day.
You can also access the show through Spotify and Apple Podcasts (search for Let’s Bet It Presented By Pickswise).
Get in the know for tonight’s NHL game with today’s NHL player props, and Oilers vs Avalanche same game parlay. Our same game parlay for Game 2 of the NBA Finals is already available, along with today’s MLB mega parlay. There’s a 4-fight parlay for UFC Fight Night 207.
Read all our great sports analysis as it arrives throughout the day on the Analysis tab.
Stat of the Day
The Oilers have won 17 of their last 20 home games.