Wise n' Shine: What you need to know to bet better on Wednesday, July 20

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Phil Agius

MLB · 3 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 Wednesday, Pickswise Nation. There’s no easy way to say this, but we’re looking at the quietest sports betting day of the year so far across America today. Don’t worry, though, the MLB action is just 24 hours from returning and we’ve got much to look forward to in the days and weeks to come. Let’s get straight to making your next bet better!

About Last Night

American League extends dominance in All-Star Game
Our Stat of the Day in Wise n’ Shine yesterday was that the American League had won 8 straight MLB All-Star Games and 15 of the last 18, well make that 9 straight and 16 of the last 19 now. The AL won 3-2 at Dodger Stadium despite the National League going 2-0 up in the first inning. Giancarlo Stanton of the Yankees won the MVP award, and JutPicks hit his prop for the game with both teams scoring well below 6 runs.

Tomorrow’s Slate

MLB returns tomorrow
There’s no action in America’s ballparks today but the MLB returns with 6 games tomorrow, including two doubleheaders, and you can read our previews for Thursday’s MLB games.

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Today’s lull in the action means we all have time to look ahead to the best bets for the week ahead and indeed the new NFL season.

The 3M Open starts tomorrow morning and our golf betting analyst Diane Knox Balas has the best bets and insights for this week’s PGA Tour event. It also seems an ideal time to check out our best bets for the second half of the MLB season.

Our preview of the 2022-23 NFL season is beginning to build up nicely now and in addition to our early picks for the Super BowlAFC and NFC, you can also read our thoughts on the Defensive Player of the Year award (including a 75/1 longshot!), the MVP race, and the Offensive Rookie of the Year battle. If you need to catch up on what’s been happening over the offseason, you can also check out our free-agent tracker to see who has gone where.

Be sure to head over to the Analysis tab for even more great sports betting content as it arrives throughout the day.

Quote of the Day

“That’s probably one of the hardest balls I’ve seen hit from the on-deck circle. I don’t even know if you can put it in words how hard he hit the baseball.”

Byron Buxton admired Giancarlo Stanton’s home run before blasting one of his own in the MLB All-Star Game.

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