Wise n' Shine: What you need to know to bet better on Thursday, July 14

Welcome to another terrific Thursday of sport. Today we have a big MLB slate plus the 150th British Open Championship golf starting early in the morning. Let’s get straight to making your next bet better!

About Last Night

Our YRFI/NRFI best bets stay hot
Our first inning bets went 1-1 yesterday which snapped our 12-0 run, but still, 13-1 in our last 14 isn’t anything to complain about! Meanwhile, we saw the Mariners earn a couple of victories over the Nationals in a doubleheader while the Angels thumped the Astros in the nightcap.

Today’s Slate

13 MLB games to dive into
We have a solid slate of 13 games on today, with the action kicking off at 12:10 pm ET when the Pirates take on the Marlins. The Dodgers and Cardinals continue their series while we can look forward to Astros vs Angels at 8:10 pm ET on ESPN+ and Brewers vs Giants on MLB Network at 9:45 pm ET. Read all of today’s MLB game previews here.

British Open Championship

The 150th British Open kicks off today, so check out Diane Knox Balas’s best bets for the golf tournament here if you haven’t already! Tee times start very early in the morning, so keep that in mind.

Best Bet of the Day

MLB: New York Mets ML over Chicago Cubs

Keegan Thompson has been the best option on the mound for the Cubs this season, but even he hasn’t provided the most confidence recently. The team has lost each of his last 3 starts, which includes one against a weaker Reds team. Thompson has also been unable to pitch as deep into games recently as he once had been. That’s where the biggest issue comes in for the Cubs. They have the 6th-worst bullpen in the league, and it’s been as bad as the 2nd-worst over the last couple of weeks. Meanwhile, the Mets have been in the top 10 in that category nearly all season. Check out the full preview of Mets vs Cubs.


You won’t want to miss today’s edition of our daily sports betting show Let’s Bet It! at 10:00 am ET on our YouTube channel at youtube.com/c/Pickswise.

Alex Glaze and Jared Smith are your hosts today, and they’ll be joined by Danny Burke, host of Rush Hour at VSiN, to discuss the MLB.

The team will give the best bets for today’s MLB games 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).


You can read Diane Knox Balas’ best bets and insights for the Open Championship, plus her top prop bets, and we also have first-round leader picks, an awesome guide to every player in the field, Ricky Dimon’s top prop plays and Jared Smith’s St Andrews analysis.

On the diamond, we have our Thursday MLB mega parlay (+847 odds) available, as well as our MLB YRFI/NRFI best bets as we look to improve to 17-3 since we introduced the article.

Be sure to head over to the Analysis tab for even more great sports betting content as it arrives throughout the day.

Stat of the Day

The Mariners have won 10 games in a row, their longest winning streak of the season.

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