Wise n' Shine: What you need to know to bet better on Tuesday, August 9

It’s another terrific Tuesday of sports, Pickswise Nation! Tonight’s MLB slate is the main source of entertainment, so let’s get straight to making your next bet better!

About Last Night

A great night for the Pickswise MLB team
Our YRFI/NRFI bets continue to hit at an absurdly high rate as we went 2-0 again last night, moving our streak to 5-1 in our last 6 bets. For the season, we are 40-20 on our YRFI/NRFI bets, so be sure to keep an eye out for Tuesday’s plays! And did you hear? We cashed our +937 MLB mega parlay yesterday and today’s +1820 mega parlay is live!

Today’s Slate

We’re back to a full slate of MLB games
After a small slate of 7 games yesterday, we’re back into the swing of things with a huge 16 MLB games today. Baseball will be on all night, but the White Sox-Royals contest a day game with a 4:10 pm ET start as part of their doubleheader. There are many good games in store on Tuesday night such as the Braves-Red Sox, Twins-Dodgers and Yankees-Mariners. You can read our previews for all today’s MLB games.

Best Bets of the Day

MLB: Under 8.5 in Minnesota Twins vs Los Angeles Dodgers
10:10 pm ET

It’s very easy to look at Joe Ryan’s home and road splits and shy away from backing him on the road, but there’s more to it than that. His 2.92 ERA at home looks much better than his 4.57 ERA on the road, but if you take out his one horrendous start against the Padres, he has a 2.78 ERA away from Minnesota. The right-hander has also allowed 1 run or less in 4 of his last 5 starts. As for Julio Urias, the under is 4-0 in his last 4 starts and it makes sense given his 0.95 ERA since the all-star break. With the day off on Monday, both teams will have rested bullpens for Tuesday’s game which is important since these two squads have excellent relievers. Back the under 8.5 with confidence. Check out our full Twins vs Dodgers preview.


Don’t forget to check out our daily show Let’s Bet It! on our YouTube channel atyoutube.com/c/Pickswise at 10:00 am ET.

Lauren Jbara and Jared Smith are your hosts today and they will be joined by Doug Kyed, an NFL reporter for PFF, to preview the AFC East. The team will also be giving their reactions to the preseason college football coaches poll, going through tonight’s MLB slate and revealing their Plays of the Day.

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


They don’t tee off until Thursday, but our golf expert Diane Knox Balas is back with her FedEx St. Jude Championship 2022 picks, predictions & best bets.

We’ve opted to go with a four-leg MLB mega parlay with nearly 20/1 odds for Tuesday’s slate, so you won’t want to miss that. Today’s MLB YRFI/NRFI best bets are also live, and as alluded to, we’ve cashed 5 of our last 6 and are currently on a 40-20 run!

As we edge ever closer to the start of the 2022 NFL season, we’ve also started rolling out our division previews! Get the lowdown on everything to do with the AFC East and AFC North, including some best bets.

Keep an eye out for more great sports analysis as it arrives throughout the day on the Analysis tab.

Stat of the Day

The Dodgers have won Julio Urias’ last 9 consecutive starts, covering the run-line in 8 of the games.

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