Wise n' Shine: What you need to know to bet better on Thursday, June 30

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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 also have an MLB slate, Wimbledon, MLS and PGA Tour golf to entertain us today, so let’s get straight to making your next bet better!

About Last Night

MLB mega parlay cashes at +1085 odds
It was a wonderful Wednesday for the Pickswise MLB team, with the headline news being our mega parlay cashing at +1085 odds! That wasn’t all, though, as our standard Wednesday parlay was also a winner at +454 odds. Even if you did not tail the parlays, we hope you had some of the individual wins as the MLB team went 11-4 overall on money line and run line picks too!

The Yankees went 3-0 down to the A’s in the first but came back to win 5-3, the Pirates ended a 5-game losing run with an 8-7 win over the Nationals and the Red Sox beat the Blue Jays 6-5 in the 10th.

Today’s Slate

8-game slate in MLB
The MLB slate is a little smaller today but we still have 8 games to enjoy, with the Twins and Guardians playing an afternoon game at 1:10 pm ET. Braves vs Phillies is live on ESPN+ at 6:05 pm ET and Rays vs Blue Jays is live on YouTube at 7:07 pm ET.  Read today’s MLB game previews.

There’s golf, tennis and soccer too
Pickswise golf analyst Diane Knox Balas has had 10/1 and 30/1 wins in the last 3 weeks, so check out her picks for the John Deere Classic. And Ricky Dimon is our man on the spot at Wimbledon, you can read his best bets for Day 4 here. We also have a couple of MLS soccer games tonight and picks are available for those.

Best Bet of the Day

MLB: Milwaukee Brewers ML over Pittsburgh Pirates
7:05 pm ET

After defeating the Rays in their quick 2-game series, the Brewers have now won their last 4 games. After taking down tough AL East teams in Tampa and Toronto, Pittsburgh should not cause the Brewers much trouble. It may seem like an advantage for the Pirates that the Brewers have to travel up to Pittsburgh, but they’ll be doing the same after their series was in Washington. Milwaukee’s Adrian Houser is capable of keeping the Pirates lineup in check. If Pittsburgh couldn’t handle Patrick Corbin and the Nationals, there is no reason to expect them to perform better against a hot Brewers team. Check out our full preview for Brewers vs Pirates.

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.

Alex Glaze and Mark Zinno are your hosts today and they will be joined by John Laghezza, MLB writer for The Athletic, to discuss today’s best baseball picks. The team will also react to the Dejounte Murray trade in NBA Morning Radar 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 (+1042 odds) and our Braves vs Phillies same game parlay are ready to read, along with this week’s best bets for the Premier Lacrosse League. Diane Knox Balas has also looked into the latest LIV golf news and has some best bets for this week’s tournament in Portland.

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

Stat of the Day

Today’s Padres starter Joe Musgrove (8-1) has 12 quality starts in 13 games this season.

Quote of the Day

“I want to write a whole book but it’s not easy. We are family and it’s always going to be bigger than basketball.”

All-Star NBA guard Dejounte Murray says farewell to San Antonio after being traded to Atlanta.

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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