Wise n' Shine: What you need to know to bet better on Tuesday, August 24
Good morning Pickswise Nation and welcome to Wise n’ Shine, your one-stop shop for everything you need to know to bet better today. After 5 great days of NFL preseason action, MLB takes center stage today. Let’s get right into it.
About Last Night
Mariners keep proving doubters wrong
Despite being 10 games over .500, oddsmakers are still disrespecting the Mariners and Seattle punished their by beating the A’s 5-3 last night. It was a double success for Pickswise bettors as we picked the Mariners and Under 9 runs, the latter being our best bet of the day. Make sure you check out today’s MLB best bet.
Famous Jameis shines bright
Jameis Winston staked his claim for the Saints starting QB job with 9 of 10 completed passes for 123 yards and 2 touchdowns in the first quarter of New Orleans’ 23-21 victory over Jacksonville last night. Winston is now -490 with FanDuel Sportsbook to be the Saints’ starting QB in Week 1.
Monster lineup of MLB action
Bettors are treated to a full 15 games of MLB action today, with the main event coming at 10.10pm ET between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres, live on ESPN. Make sure you check out our picks on the side and total for each of today’s matchups.
Best Bet of the Day
Los Angeles Angels to beat Baltimore Orioles
The Angels may have lost their last three games but they have a great opportunity to break that streak when they take on the hopeless Orioles. Baltimore is the worst team in baseball right now and it isn’t even close. The Orioles are on an 18-game losing streak, and only once in that period have they scored more than 4 runs. Read our full game preview for this matchup.
Stat of the Day
Rays pitcher Ranger Suarez has posted a 1.47 ERA with a 1.02 WHIP in 55.0 innings this season, and has held hitters to an eye-opening .191 xBA. He starts for Tampa Bay today against Philadelphia.
With the NFL season getting underway in just two and a half weeks, make sure you check out our full divisional preview for the AFC East, including a team-by-team breakdown and a +350 best bet! Don’t forget you can find more of this week’s great betting content on the Analysis tab.
Quote of the Day
“It’s hard losing, and it’s hard losing in front of the world. If it doesn’t discourage you, it makes you more hungry. It all equals up to now. It was time for me to win again.”
Tony Finau expresses his delight after winning The Northern Trust PGA Tour event, his first victory since the Puerto Rico Open in 2016. He is currently +2200 to follow that victory up this week in the BMW Championship.
Boost of the day
Blue Jays, Brewers, and Cardinals all to win today
Boosted to +370 with FanDuel Sportsbook
FanDuel Sportsbook has cranked up the price for this three-team MLB parlay, with the odds boosted to +370 from +284 for Toronto, Milwaukee, and St. Louis all to get the job done tonight.