Wise n' Shine: What you need to know to bet better on Sunday, August 29
Good morning Pickswise Nation and welcome to Wise n’ Shine, your one-stop shop for everything you need to know to bet better on a super Sunday of sports! Today we have the final NFL preseason games, plus MLB and soccer to enjoy, so let’s get straight to it!
About Last Night
Super Bowl contenders look ready for the regular season
Super Bowl champions Tampa Bay signed off their preseason campaign with a 23-16 win over the Texans as Tom Brady went 11/14 for 154 yards and a TD, while Patrick Mahomes was 8/9 as the Chiefs beat the Vikings. Josh Allen caught the eye in Buffalo’s 19-0 win over Green Bay and Baltimore extended their record preseason winning streak to 20 when crushing Washington 37-3. The Chiefs are +500 favorites to win the Super Bowl with FanDuel Sportsbook, with the Bucs at +650 to win back-to-back. Check out our Sunday NFL mega parlay here.
College football handicappers back with a bang
We are feeling great about the team of college football experts we have assembled for the 2021 season after they swept the board in Saturday’s games, going 5-0 and landing our NCAAF parlay (+597) and mega parlay (+1019) too! Don’t miss their advice for this week’s full state later this week.
Last chance for NFL hopefuls to shine
The final five games of the NFL preseason take place today, with every game televised nationally including Miami at Cincinnati on CBS at 4pm ET and Cleveland at Atlanta on NBC at 8pm ET. Picks for all of today’s NFL action are on the site and ready to read!
Full slate of MLB action
The Yankees’ winning streak was ended by the Athletics yesterday but the teams are back in action as part of a 14-game slate of MLB games today. The program also includes the latest installment of Cubs vs White Sox in Chicago. Make sure you read our picks on the side and total for all of today’s matchups. We’ve also got you covered for today’s EPL soccer games, including Wolves vs Manchester United at 11.30am ET.
Best Bet of the Day
Patriots -3.5 vs New York Giants
6pm ET, NFL Network
The Giants are set to give their starters (minus the injured Saquon Barkley and Kyle Rudolph) an extended run against the Patriots, but New England has been dominant so far in the preseason, crushing Washington and Philadelphia. Take Bill Belichick’s revitalized team to continue in the same style against a third NFC East team. Read our full game preview for this matchup.
Stat of the Day
Tampa Bay and Baltimore have faced each other 18 times in 2021, and the Rays have won 17 of those matchups! Check out our full preview of the Rays vs Orioles here.
It’s U.S. Open tennis time and our previews of the men’s tournament as Novak Djokovic chases a calendar-year Grand Slam and the women’s competition in New York have dropped on the site today ahead of the action starting tomorrow morning. You can read more of our NFL preview content as it arrives on the Analysis tab.
Ravens wait on news of JK Dobbins’ injury
Baltimore’s dominant preseason campaign ended on a major downer as starting running back JK Dobbins exited their 37-3 win over Washington with what looked like a serious knee injury. Dobbins impressed as a rookie last year and was set to lead the Ravens’ ground-game, ahead of Gus Edwards and Justice Hill. Baltimore is +1400 to win the Super Bowl.
Boost of the day
Boosted to +140 with FanDuel Sportsbook
YouTube star turned boxer Jake Paul is in action against former MMA champion Tyron Woodley (8pm ET, Showtime PPV), and FanDuel Sportsbook has buffed the odds on Paul winning by KO or TKO from -130 to +140.