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

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Phil Agius

NFL· 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.

Good morning Pickswise Nation and welcome to Wise n’ Shine, your one-stop shop for everything you need to know to bet better today! The NFL season is now just one day away but before that we’ve got some great analysis and picks for today’s MLB and US Open tennis. Let’s get straight to it!

About Last Night

Awesome foursome of best bets makes for a terrific Tuesday
We call them Best Bets for a reason and they lived up to their name in full yesterday as we posted four three-star MLB picks and every one of them was a winner! Yes, the Giants (-1,5), Braves, Astros and the under 8.5 in Yankees/Blue Jays did Pickswise Nation proud. Check out today’s MLB best bets here.

The top six teams in the World Series betting all won on Tuesday, with +250 favorites the LA Dodgers hitting four home runs in a 7-2 win over the Cardinals.

Today’s Slate

MLB to the max
MLB is not going to hand over the national spotlight to the NFL easily and is making the most of its final day of dominance with a full 15-game slate. The Dodgers meet the Cardinals again at 7:45pm on ESPN+. Be sure to read our picks for each of today’s matchups.

Big games at Flushing Meadows
Novak Djokovic and Alexander Zverev are in U.S. Open action in New York today, while 18-year-old sensation Emma Raducanu tries to keep her run going at the expense of Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Belinda Bencic in the women’s tournament. After going 2-0 yesterday, make sure you check out Ricky Dimon’s best plays for Day 10.

Best Bet of the Day

Toronto Blue Jays ML vs New York Yankees
7:05pm ET

Toronto is a perfect 6-0 in September. Better still, with 9 wins in their last 10 games, they are hot on the heels of Boston and the Yankees for a Wild Card spot. The Jays bats are booming again and the Yankees have lost their last 4 games. Check out our full preview of Blue Jays vs Yankees.

Stat of the Day

The Brewers are 16-7 in Freddy Peralta’s 23 starts on the year. He is 9-4 with a 2.70 ERA. Opponents are managing to hit just .154 against him, and just .131 when he pitches at home.

Must-watch

Pickswise was proud to launch our new must-watch daily betting show Let’s Bet It last night. Lauren Jbara, Jared Smith, and Alex Glaze will break down the board each day and give you the best bets to tail. The first show featured plenty of NFL Futures and college football talk, so it’s well worth checking out. Look out for today’s show on our YouTube channel: youtube.com/c/Pickswise

Don’t forget to subscribe, so you won’t miss the good stuff, and you can also follow our hosts on Twitter at @laurenjbara, @jaredleesmith, and @Alex_Glaze — let’s get it… Let’s Bet It!

Must-read

Fans of the written word are also well catered for today as the site is creaking under the weight of so much great NFL preview content. Andrew Ortenberg has some advice on how to play NFL season openers and Andrew Wilsher has a +4139 odds same game parlay for the Bucs vs Cowboys. You can read all of our NFL preview content under the Analysis tab. For college football fans, we also have a look at the Week 2 opening lines and an early look at the game of the week,

Boost of the day

Cleveland Indians & Pittsburgh Pirates both to win

We’re looking at a two-team MLB parlay here and FanDuel Sportsbook has boosted the odds of the Indians (vs Twins) and Pirates (vs Tigers) both winning today from +210 to +260.

Pickswise is the home of free sports picks, news, and best bets. Check out our expert NFL picks, MLB picks, and Tennis picks for the latest game picks.

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