Wise n' Shine: What you need to know to bet better on Wednesday, June 15
Welcome to another wonderful Wednesday of sport. Today, we have the start of the Stanley Cup finals, a big MLB slate and MLS to enjoy. Plus, the U.S. Open golf is just a day away. Let’s get straight to making your next bet better!
About Last Night
Another great day of MLB handicapping
The Pickswise MLB team scorched through the Tuesday slate, going 12-4 on ML/RL picks. That included a 3-star play on the Mariners ML as they beat the Twins 5-0. We also cashed our Tuesday parlay of Yankees -1.5, Mets ML and Guardians ML at +466 odds. The Marlins’ 11-9 win over the Phillies was a real rollercoaster ride as Miami led 4-0 and trailed 8-4 on their way to victory.
Epic Stanley Cup Finals set to start
To be the champs, you gotta beat the champs, and the Colorado Avalanche have that opportunity tonight as the Stanley Cup Finals against Tampa Bay Lightning begin, with Game 1 on ABC at 8:00 pm ET. Read our Game 1 preview.
Full slate of MLB games
We have a big 15-game MLB slate today, with Royals vs Giants being shown on ESPN+ at 3:45 pm ET and Brewers vs Mets on FS1 at 7:10 pm ET. Read today’s MLB game previews.
There’s soccer and horse racing too
There’s 1 MLS game tonight and you can read our Orlando vs New England preview, while we also have picks for Day 2 at Royal Ascot, where the action gets started at 9:30 am ET.
Best Bet of the Day
Atlanta Braves -1.5 vs Washington Nationals
7:05 pm ET
Atlanta is the hottest team in baseball and on a 13-game winning streak, the longest in the Majors so far this season. Washington continues to struggle and gave up 9 runs to the Braves in the first game of the series, which is in keeping with the Nationals having the worst pitching in the Majors. They are surprisingly 2nd in team batting average, though it is not leading to many runs. MLB’s bad teams are very bad and Washington might be the worst. Read our full game preview for Braves vs Nationals.
Lauren Jbara and Jared Smith are your hosts today, and they’ll be joined by our golf betting analyst Diane Knox Balas to discuss the best bets for the U.S. Open this week.
The team will also have the best bets for today’s MLB and NHL games and the latest NBA Finals news 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).
Our U.S. Open golf content is growing all the time. You can read Diane Knox Balas’ best bets and insights, our huge guide to every player in the Brookline field, the best prop bets, exotic props and our first-round leader picks.
We’ve also got you covered for today’s NHL action with our series preview, same game parlay, Conn Smythe Trophy picks and Jared Smith’s Back to the Futures article. You can also check out our Wednesday MLB mega parlay, and look ahead to tomorrow’s NBA game with our Game 6 same game parlay and former NBA champion Brian Scalabrine’s latest thoughts on the series.
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 Lightning have won 5 of their last 6 road games against the Avalanche.
Boost of the Day
Big names step up in big games and FanDuel Sportsbook has boosted the odds of a player performance parlay for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals. The odds of Andrei Vasilevskiy making 25+ saves and Nikita Kucherov having 3+ shots for the Lightning, plus Nathan McKinnon scoring 1+ points for the Avalanche, have been boosted from +120 to +170.