Wise n' Shine: What you need to know to bet better on Tuesday, June 14

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Phil Agius

NBA · 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. There is no NBA or NHL action today but we’re not short of big sports events to think about with a big MLB slate, Royal Ascot starting today and the Stanley Cup Finals and U.S. Open golf still to come this week. Let’s get straight to making your next bet better!

About Last Night

Warriors on the brink of NBA title
The Warriors survived a 3rd-quarter rally by the Celtics to chalk up a crucial 104-94 Game 5 win last night and go 3-2 up in the best-of-7 series. Golden State had been up to a 4-point favorite for the game and FanDuel Sportsbook now has the Warriors at -400 to take the title with the Celtics out to +320. Under 212 cashed comfortably, giving Mark Zinno his 4th correct totals pick in the series. For the second straight game, the Pickswise cappers went 4-1 on player props.

Totals domination in MLB
It was another strong day in the ballparks for our MLB team, who went 6-4 on ML/RL picks and an awesome 7-1-2 on totals, while Keith Schmelter cashed our +100 player prop. The Braves won their 12th straight game, beating the Nationals 9-5, the Blue Jays crushed the Orioles 11-1 and the Rangers beat the Astros 5-3.

Today’s Slate

16 MLB games today
We have an expanded 16-game MLB slate today as the Pirates and Cardinals are playing a doubleheader with the first game being shown on ESPN+ at 1:15 pm ET. The other games are all in the evening, with TBS showing Rays vs Yankees at 7:05 pm ET and Angels vs Dodgers at 10:10pm ET. Check out today’s MLB game previews.

Best Bet of the Day

Boston Red Sox -1.5 vs Oakland Athletics
7:10 pm ET

Boston’s Nick Pivetta has allowed no more than 1 run in 5 of his last 7 starts, while the Athletics roster has a .095 batting average and a .115 xBA with a 34.8% strikeout rate in 46 plate appearances against him. That includes Pivetta’s 7 scoreless innings in Oakland 2 weeks ago, when he allowed just 2 hits with 7 strikeouts. The Braves gave Oakland’s Jared Koenig a warm welcome to the majors last week with the first loss of his big-league career. The lefty allowed 4 runs on 5 hits in 4 innings during a 13-2 slaughter. Boston is 11-4 against left-handed starting pitchers in 2022 and should continue their success against Koenig and the horrendous Oakland bullpen. Read our full game preview for Red Sox vs Athletics.

Must-watch

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

Lauren Jbara and Jared Smith are your hosts today, and they will be joined by NBC betting analyst Matt Bernier to preview the Stanley Cup. The team will also be looking at the latest odds for the NBA Finals, giving their best bets for today’s MLB games — no doubt including some lively YRFI/NRFI discussion — 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

For today’s MLB slate, our Tuesday mega parlay (+978 odds) and Rays vs Yankees same game parlay are available now, and we also have Royal Ascot Day 1 horse racing picks with Golden Pal heading the American challenge in the Group 1 King’s Stand Stakes.

It’s U.S. Open golf week and our extensive coverage starts with Diane Knox Balas’ best bets and insight as she bids to follow last week’s +1000 win with Rory McIlroy. plus her top prop plays, while Ricky Dimon has taken a look at the available golf betting markets and picked his favorite exotic prop bets.

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 Angels have lost their last 9 road games.

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

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