Wise n' Shine: What you need to know to bet better on Wednesday, September 22

Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Zack Wheeler (45) reacts after being removed from the game against the Atlanta Braves during the fifth inning at Truist Park
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Good morning Pickswise Nation and welcome to Wise n’ Shine, your one-stop shop for everything you need to know to bet better today!

It’s hump day, and it’s all about MLB today with a delicious 15-game slate to sink our teeth into. We’re also just one day away from Thursday Night Football. Let’s get into it!

About Last Night

NL West race continues to heat up
There arguably isn’t a more exciting race going on in sports right now than that between the Giants and Dodgers in the battle to win the NL West. The Dodgers had to go to extra innings to get a 5-4 win over the Rockies, while the Giants left it until the ninth inning to edge past the Padres and remain one win ahead of Los Angeles in the division. With just 11 games to go, can they hold on? The Giants are -120 favorites to win the NL West with FanDuel Sportsbook; the Dodgers are +100.

Today’s Slate

MLB action continues
We have 15 great games to get hyped for with the Giants and Dodgers in action once again, and Los Angeles features in our +1212 mega parlay! We cashed four of these last week, and 1 unit on each would’ve returned 36.7 units of profit. So make sure you don’t miss out on checking today’s plays. The Giants, meanwhile, will be live on ESPN for their battle with the Padres. Read our picks on the side and total for all of today’s games.

Best Bet of the Day

Philadelphia Phillies -1.5 vs Baltimore Orioles
7:05 pm ET

Philadelphia is fighting for its life to make the playoffs, and it should continue that charge with a solid win over Baltimore. The Orioles have one of the worst starting pitchers in MLB on the mound in Keegan Akin, who has an eye-popping 6.93 ERA this season. The Phillies will start Zack Wheeler, who is in the middle of a career year and has given up just 2 total runs in his last 3 outings. Check out our full game preview for Phillies vs Orioles.


Don’t forget to look out for the latest episode of our great daily betting show Let’s Bet It later today as the team break down all the day’s best bets. Check out the show on our YouTube channel at youtube.com/c/Pickswise


The NFL may not return until tomorrow, but we have plenty of great football content for you to feast your eyes on. Our computer model’s Power Rankings are here, with a few suspect placements, while three of our betting experts have given their best plus-money picks for who makes the NFL playoffs. Plus, PropBetGuy is back with his best player prop for Thursday Night Football between the Panthers and Texans.

Stat of the Day

The under is 7-1 in the last 8 games between the Rangers and Yankees, while Texas has averaged just 1.57 runs per game in their last 7 contests.

Boost of the day

Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Braves, and Los Angeles Dodgers all to win

Get enhanced odds on this 3-team parlay courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook, with the price boosted from +257 to +300. The Red Sox battle the Mets this evening, while the Braves face the Diamondbacks and the Dodgers meet the Rockies. All things considered, you could do a lot worse than putting your faith in those 3 teams!

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