Wise n' Shine: What you need to know to bet better on Thursday, July 7

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Phil Agius

MLB · 1 month ago

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I've been writing about the NFL and a host of other sports for the UK's top daily betting paper the Racing Post for more than 20 years. An incurable Browns fan (1-31 survivor), I also specialise in all kinds of motorsport betting including F1, MotoGP, IndyCar and NASCAR.

Good morning, Pickswise Nation! We have a strong MLB slate, Wimbledon and PGA Tour golf to entertain us today, so let’s get straight to making your next bet better!

About Last Night

We cashed Wednesday’s MLB parlay and a same game parlay!
It was a wonderful Wednesday for the Pickswise MLB team, with our parlay (Mets ML, Braves -1.5, Orioles ML) cashing at +558 odds. We also had a win with our Cardinals vs Braves same game parlay (+316)!

The Tigers completed a 4-game sweep of the Guardians (covering the run line in every game) with an 8-2 win, the White Sox beat the Twins 9-8 in the 10th, the Yankees mashed the Pirates 16-0 and the Rays beat the Red Sox 7-1.

Today’s Slate

13-game slate in MLB
The MLB slate is often a little smaller on Thursday, but we have a solid 13-game slate today — with the Pirates and Reds playing a double-header. Angels vs Orioles is live on ESPN+ at 7:05 pm ET.  Read today’s MLB game previews.

There’s golf and tennis too
Pickswise golf analyst Diane Knox Balas has had 10/1, 30/1 and 55/1 wins in the last 4 weeks, and there’s still time to check out her picks for the Barbasol Championship. It’s women’s semifinal day at Wimbledon and Ricky Dimon has best bets for both matches.

Best Bet of the Day

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers -1.5 vs Chicago Cubs
10:10 pm ET

Chicago can’t seem to catch a break, as they faced Corbin Burnes and the Brewers yesterday and today they get the red-hot Tony Gonsolin and the Dodgers. They also have to travel from Milwaukee for this game on the west coast. They did surprisingly well against the Brewers, but the fact that they’re fighting just to stay above the Reds in the division speaks volumes. Chicago’s primary concern has been their pitching. There are just 5 teams with a worse bullpen ERA than them, and just 5 with a worse overall team ERA. Gonsolin held the Padres and Braves to just a single run each in his last 2 starts and the Dodgers haven’t lost with Gonsolin on the mound since mid-May. Check out our full preview for Cubs vs Dodgers.

Must-watch

Enhance your betting knowledge by watching our daily show Let’s Bet It!, available at 10:00 am ET on our YouTube channel at https://youtube.com/c/Pickswise.

Mark Zinno and Jared Smith are your hosts today and they will be joined by Jon Jansen, Host of The Line Change on Fox Sports PHL Gambler, to talk 76ers and give out MLB picks. The panel will also react to Baker Mayfield being traded to the Panthers and look at today’s Wimbledon tennis action before revealing their Plays of the Day.

You can also access LBI shows at any time through Spotify and Apple Podcasts (search for Let’s Bet It Presented By Pickswise).

Must-read

Today’s MLB mega parlay (+918 odds), our Angels vs Orioles same game parlay and today’s best YRFI/NRFI bets are all ready to read, along with our article on how Baker Mayfield’s long-awaited trade has affected the Super Bowl odds of the Browns and Panthers.

There’s always plenty more great betting content on our Analysis tab.

Stat of the Day

Wimbledon semifinalist Ons Jabeur is 10-0 on grass this year.

Quote of the Day

“He’s a superstar pitcher and he’s a superstar hitter.”

Angels catcher Max Stassi is enjoying the performances of teammate Shohei Ohtani, who had a fourth straight game with no earned runs allowed on Wednesday.

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

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