Wise n' Shine: What you need to know to bet better on Wednesday, June 8

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Managing Editor of Pickswise. Born and raised in jolly old London, England, with an undying love for the NFL, NBA, soccer and horse racing. A big-time sports bettor who loves futures markets and backing underdogs. Long-suffering New York Jets fan. For Andrew Wilsher media enquiries, please email contact@pickswise.com.

Happy Wednesday, Pickswise Nation! The NBA Finals continues today with a huge Game 3 between the Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics, while we have a full 15-game MLB slate to also look forward to. Let’s make your next bet better!

About Last Night

Lightning level it up
Tampa Bay erased its 2-0 series deficit in last night’s Game 4 as it beat the Rangers 4-1. Ondrej Palat was the star for the Lightning with a goal and 2 assists. It was a great night for Pickswise Nation, too, as we cashed our Lightning ML and Under 5.5 goals picks along with our +600 same game parlay!

Pickswise’s incredible MLB run continues
If you’ve been tailing our MLB picks the past week and a half, then enjoy the profit! Over the past 10 days we are up +19.5 units on sides and +26.1 units on totals, and that continued yesterday; we went 11-5 on ML/RL picks. The Dodgers’ rocky run continued yesterday as they fell 4-0 to the White Sox, with LA having now lost 3 in a row and 6 of its last 8.

Today’s Slate

Warriors and Celtics contest huge NBA Finals Game 3
Game 3 of the NBA Finals tips off at 9:00 pm ET on ABC, with high stakes for both teams. The Warriors can get the series back in their favor, while a victory for the Celtics would mean they need just 2 more wins at the TD Garden to win the NBA championship. Will it be Steph Curry or Jayson Tatum celebrating tonight? Read our Warriors vs Celtics preview.

Full 15-game slate in MLB
We have a full 15-game slate of MLB matchups today, with some interesting clashes in store. The Tigers and Pirates get the party started at 12:35 pm ET, while the Blue Jays and Royals lock horns at 2:00 pm ET live on YouTube. Meanwhile, the Dodgers look to turn their fortunes around against the White Sox. Check out today’s MLB game previews.

PGA Tour heads north for RBC Canadian Open
The Canadian Open is this week’s tournament on the PGA Tour, and Pickswise golf analyst Diane Knox Balas has her best bets for the big game. Read Diane’s picks for the Canadian Open.

Best Bet of the Day

MLB: New York Yankees -1.5 over Minnesota Twins
7:40 pm ET

When Nestor Cortes takes the mound for the Yankees, they usually win. New York has won 8 of Cortes’ 10 starts this season, including 5 consecutive outings. His 1.50 ERA and 2.19 xERA have led him to become one of the most talented pitchers on the Yankees’ pitching staff. As for Twins starter Chris Archer, he has not pitched a full season since 2019, and it’s obvious the time off has not improved his game. Through 10 starts, Archer is 0-2 with a 3.89 ERA and a 5.51 xERA. Archer has not been successful at his home park yet this season as his ERA climbs to 5.00 with a 1.56 WHIP through 18.0 innings. The Bronx Bombers are the clear choice in this game. Back them on the -1.5 run line to maximize their value. Read our full game preview for Yankees vs Twins.


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 host today’s show, and are joined by Pickswise golf analyst Diane Knox Balas, as she gives her picks and analysis of the RBC Canadian Open while also giving her thoughts on the new LIV Golf setup. The team will also assess Game 3 between the Warriors and Celtics, while giving 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).


We have a ton of coverage for Warriors vs Celtics tonight to help you bet better. Check out our Game 3 roundtable, featuring best bets from 5 of our NBA experts, while Brian Scalabrine gives his analysis and pick for Game 3. On top of that, we have our Warriors vs Celtics same game parlay as well as our first basket best bet.

Meanwhile, following the French Open tennis tournament we have our best early bets for Wimbledon along with what the Russian and Belarusian Wimbledon bans mean for the betting markets. Plus, Diane Knox Balas gives her reaction to all of the drama around Phil Mickelson joining LIV Golf.

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 Warriors are 2-5 ATS on the road during the NBA playoffs.

Boost of the Day

Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown to each score 5+ first-quarter points
Boosted from +105 to +150 with FanDuel Sportsbook

If you’re looking for some early excitement in tonight’s NBA Finals matchup, this odds boost could be for you. Tatum and Brown to score 5 points or more in the first quarter has been boosted to +150 odds from +105 by FanDuel Sportsbook.

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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