Wise n' Shine: What you need to know to bet better on Tuesday, July 26

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Phil Agius

MLB · 2 weeks 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.

Welcome to another terrific Tuesday of sports. Whoever you root for in MLB they’re playing today, so let’s get straight to making your next bet better!

About Last Night

Soto strikes as Nationals upset Dodgers
If you needed an unexpected result to catch your attention at the start of the MLB week, the 33-65 Nationals beating the 64-31 Dodgers 4-1 on the road should have done the trick. Juan Soto hit a 2-run triple in the 5th to help end the Dodgers’ 11-game winning run at home. The Red Sox won for the first time in 6 games, 3-1 against the Guardians, while the Tigers beat the Padres 12-4, the A’s upset the Astros 7-5 and the Diamondbacks shut out the Giants 7-0.

Today’s Slate

Full MLB slate today
There are 15 games to enjoy today, with the Pirates and Cubs getting things started at 2:20 pm ET on ESPN+. The Subway Series game between the Yankees and Mets is being shown on TBS at 7:10 pm ET. Check out all today’s MLB previews.

Best Bet of the Day

MLB: Under 7.5 runs in Atlanta Braves vs Philadelphia Phillies
7:05 pm ET

Tonight’s game between the Braves and Phillies could easily turn into a pitchers’ duel. Both pitchers have sub-1 WHIPs this month with Spencer Strider allowing 1 or no earned runs in 3 of this 4 starts. Aaron Nola is coming off an absolute gem of a start in which he allowed just 4 hits and no earned runs in 8.1 innings pitched. There is no confidence in the offenses of either team to produce runs against these pitchers. The Phillies rank 24th in runs scored in the last 15 days and have scored 3 or fewer runs in 10 of their last 13 games. As good as the Braves have been, they rank near average in runs scored in the last 15 days. Look for a lower-scoring game. Read our full Braves vs Phillies preview.

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Enhance your sports betting knowledge by watching our daily sports betting show Let’s Bet It! at 10:00 am ET.

Mark Zinno and Jared Smith are your hosts today, and they will be joined by John Jastremski, host of New York, New York with The Ringer, to preview the Yankees vs Mets game. The latest situation with Ravens QB Lamar Jackson will be part of today’s NFL news discussion, and the team will also be chewing over the rest of today’s MLB slate and revealing their Plays of the Day.

Check it out at our YouTube channel at https://youtube.com/c/Pickswise and remember you can also access the show through Spotify and Apple Podcasts (search for Let’s Bet It Presented By Pickswise).

Must-read

You can read golf expert Diane Knox Balas’ picks for the Rocket Mortgage Classic right now, while for today’s MLB action we have our Tuesday mega parlay (+956 odds), a Yankees vs Mets same game parlay, and today’s YRFI/NRFI best bets.

Our NFL preview is getting bigger every day and you can check out our early picks for the Super Bowl, AFC and NFC as well as the latest additions including our picks on who will score the most TDs, player TD over/unders and player yardage over/unders for the season.

That’s not all! Our college football preview content is here too, including our National Championship predictions and Heisman Trophy picks.

Be sure to head over to the Analysis tab for all today’s great betting content as it drops throughout the day.

Stat of the Day

The over has cashed in 6 of the last 7 meetings between the Mets and Yankees.

Quote of the Day

“It was better than I could have ever imagined.”

Wide receiver Danny Amendola announced his retirement from the NFL after 13 seasons with the Rams, Patriots, Dolphins, Lions and Texans.

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

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