Wise n' Shine: What you need to know to bet better on Wednesday, July 27

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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 wonderful Wednesday of sport, Pickswise Nation. You may remember the horror of last Wednesday, when there were no major sports games at all, but we’re all good today with a 14-game MLB slate and an avalanche of afternoon action. Let’s get straight to making your next bet better!

About Last Night

Tremendous Tuesday on the diamond for Pickswise
The Pickswise MLB team had a fine day on Tuesday, going 9-6 on ML/RL plays (7-7-1 on totals), including cashing our 3-star play on the White Sox money line, giving us a 5-2 record with our last 7 Best Bets. JutPicks also went 2-0 on MLB player props. Across the ballparks, the Cubs picked up their 6th straight win, beating the Pirates 4-2, the Blue Jays hammered the Cardinals 10-3, the Red Sox slipped to .500 and last place in the AL East with an 8-3 loss to the Guardians and the Mets beat the Yankees 6-3 in the Subway Series. The big upsets came as the A’s beat the Astros 5-3 and the Nationals overcame the Dodgers for the second straight game, winning 8-3.

Today’s Slate

Early games across Major League Baseball
The majority of today’s baseball starting early, beginning with the Braves vs Phillies game at 12:35 pm ET. Astros vs A’s is on ESPN+ at 3:37 pm ET before the Yankees and Mets go at it again at 7:00 pm ET on ESPN. You can read all our previews for today’s MLB games.

Best Bet of the Day

MLB: Toronto Blue Jays -1.5 vs St. Louis Cardinals
7:07 pm ET

The Cardinals’ offense struggled against the Blue Jays without Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado last night, plating only 3 runs. However, it was their pitching staff that really let them down by allowing 10 runs. The Blue Jays should thrive once again in this game against Adam Wainwright, who has had a solid season with a 6-8 record and 3.40 ERA, but is a major regression candidate. His 4.48 xERA is nearly a full run higher than his actual ERA. It also helps Toronto that they are sending out one of their reliable arms in Kevin Gausman, who has pitched to a 3.00 ERA and 1.98 FIP this season. Being able to avoid the two most-productive bats in the Cardinals’ lineup gives Gausman a great opportunity to post a quality start. Read our full Cardinals vs Blue Jays preview.

Must-watch

You won’t want to miss today’s edition of our daily sports betting show Let’s Bet It! at 10:00 am ET on our YouTube channel at youtube.com/c/Pickswise.

Lauren Jbara and Jared Smith are your hosts today, and they’ll be joined by our awesome golf betting analyst Diane Knox Balas to preview the Rocket Mortgage Classic and the LIV Golf Invitational at Bedminster.

The team will also chew over the latest NFL news and give their best bets for today’s MLB games before revealing their Plays of the Day.

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

Must-read

With the early starts today, you’ll want to get straight on to reading our Wednesday MLB mega parlay, same game parlays for Astros vs A’s and Yankees vs Mets as well as today’s best MLB player props.

Diane Knox Balas has the best bets and insights for the Rocket Mortgage Classic and also the LIV Golf Invitational Bedminster, which starts on Friday.

Our preview of the 2022-23 NFL season is building up nicely now and in addition to our early picks for the Super BowlAFC and NFC, the latest additions include our picks for the best regular-season record and worst regular-season record, and you can also check out how Julio Jones signing for Tampa Bay has affected the Buccaneers’ Super Bowl odds.

Our college football preview is also growing, with our Big 12 and SEC conference previews now available.

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

Stat of the Day

The Blue Jays have won 7 straight games after winning only 3 of their previous 13.

Quote of the Day

“Unacceptable action. I hit my teammate, the nicest teammate on the team. Just a selfish action, and it just cannot happen. Stupid.”

Giants pitcher Carlos Rodon apologizes after kicking a bat in frustration that hit shortstop Thairo Estrada in the knee.

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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