Wise n' Shine: What you need to know to bet better on Thursday, September 16

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) throws the ball during the second half against the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium. parlay
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Good morning Pickswise Nation and welcome to Wise n’ Shine, your one-stop shop for everything you need to know to bet better today!

It’s Thursday, and you know what that means — football is back! We’ve got an all-NFC East clash on Thursday Night Football, a bit of college action, and some more MLB and soccer to enjoy. With so much going on, let’s get straight to it!

About Last Night

Pickswise mega parlay cashes AGAIN
It was party time again for the Pickswise Nation as our MLB expert Andrew Ortenberg cashed his +1311 MLB mega parlay, just two days after John Hyslop nailed one at +1158 odds! Andrew O’s looking to make it three wins in four today, so make sure you check out his +1223 three-team mega parlay. Our player props experts are also on an insane run right now, having cashed 11 of their last 12. Check back later today to find our best props for today’s games.

Today’s Slate

NFC East showdown on TNF
The New York Giants lock horns with the Washington Football Team tonight on Thursday Night Football, with both teams looking to bounce back from tough defeats in Week 1. Washington starts Taylor Heinicke at quarterback, while Daniel Jones is still having turnover trouble. Make sure you check out our picks on the side and total for that matchup, as well as our +1156 same game parlay.

College Football continues
If college football is more your thing, then also tonight we’ve got the Ohio Bobcats taking on the UL Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns. Will it be a dominant victory for the Ragin’ Cajuns? Find out what our expert thinks here.

MLB rolls on
We’re getting closer and closer to the end of the season, and it’s crunch time for a lot of teams looking to make it into the playoffs. We’ve got nine games to look forward to today, and we’ll have picks for all of them right here.

Best Bet of the Day

New York Giants vs Washington Football Team Under 41 points
8:20pm ET, NFL Network

It’s Thursday Night Football, but don’t expect a shootout between the Giants and Washington in this all-NFC East clash. The Giants’ offensive line looks woeful and is likely to struggle against Washington’s ferocious pass-rush, while Taylor Heinicke may struggle to light it up on his first start given he is playing on a short week. The under has cashed in New York’s last nine games and is 10-1 in Washington’s last 11 played on grass. Check out our full preview of Giants vs Football Team.


Look out for the latest episode of our great new daily betting show Let’s Bet It later today. Check it out every day on our YouTube channel as the team break down the day’s betting slate: youtube.com/c/Pickswise.

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It might only be Thursday, but our college football expert is already looking ahead to Saturday with his three best underdog bets of the week. You can find more great betting content in our Analysis section.

Stat of the Day

The Padres have lost five of their last six games and 13 of their last 20 games, with their offense holding a .196 batting average and a .284 on-base percentage in the last 30 days — which are both the worst marks in the league.

Boost of the day

Daniel Jones to have a passing TD in each half against Washington

If you’re still a believer in the Giants and Daniel Jones as their quarterback, then you can get +360 odds for him to throw a touchdown in each half against the Football Team with FanDuel Sportsbook — boosted from +290.

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