Wise n' Shine: What you need to know to bet better on Tuesday, September 28
Good morning Pickswise Nation and welcome to Wise n’ Shine, your one-stop shop for everything you need to know to bet better today!
The final week of the MLB regular season takes center-stage for the next couple of days and there are still 3 divisional titles to be won and 3 wild-card spots to be fought over. Let’s get straight to it!
About Last Night
How ’bout them Cowboys?
Dallas brought NFL Week 3 to a close with an impressive offensive display against the Philadelphia Eagles, winning 41-21 at home to move to 2-1 on the season. Our Pickswise recommendation of Cowboys -3.5 was never in any danger as Dak Prescott threw 3 TD passes in his first home game since returning from injury.
The Cowboys are +2800 with DraftKings Sportsbook to win the Super Bowl and -185 with FanDuel Sportsbook to win the NFC East. Prescott is the +100 favorite with DraftKings to win the Comeback Player of the Year award.
Calm before the storm in MLB
It was a quiet Monday slate in Major League Baseball with just 5 games. The Mariners scored the most important win of the day, whacking the Athletics 13-4 for their 8th win in their last 9 games. Seattle is 2 games clear of Oakland in the AL wild-card race and now right behind Toronto, Boston and the NY Yankees. The Mariners are +700 with DraftKings to make the playoffs.
Crucial games in MLB playoff race
With a doubleheader between the Marlins and the Mets, there are 16 MLB games on today’s slate, with the next Athletics-Mariners battle being shown on ESPN+ at 10:10pm ET. Among the eyecatching games elsewhere are the Yankees vs Blue Jays and Brewers vs Cardinals. Check out our picks for all of today’s MLB action here.
Best Bet of the Day
San Francisco Giants -1.5 vs Arizona Diamondbacks
9:45pm ET, NBCSBA
The San Francisco Giants enter this contest with a record of 102-54. They have clinched a playoff berth, but they are determined to win the NL West. They lead the Dodgers by 2.0 games, and they have a favorable matchup in this series against the Diamondbacks. If San Francisco wants to secure the division, they need to take advantage of their opportunity against an Arizona team that enters with a record of 50-106. Read our full preview for this game.
Our great daily betting show Let’s Bet It will be available on our YouTube channel at:, as always. The team will assess what we learned from Monday Night Football and break down all of today’s best bets. youtube.com/c/Pickswise
Ricky Dimon looks at what we learned from Monday Night Football, which makes great reading for Cowboys fans. We’re also already looking ahead to NFL Week 4 and this week’s college football in Jared Smith’s Early Birds column. And there’s also an early look at the teams in the college football game of the week — Ole Miss vs Alabama. Be sure to head over to the Analysis tab for even more great betting content.
Stat of the Day
Seattle has won 10 straight games against Oakland, tying the Mariners’ team record for most consecutive wins against any opponent.
Boost of the day
FanDuel Sportsbook has boosted the odds of this 2-team parlay on the Astros (vs Rays) and Rockies (vs Nationals) both winning today from +190 to +240.