Wise n' Shine: What you need to know to bet better today v2

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Andrew Wilsher


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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.

Good morning bettors! Welcome to Wise N’ Shine, your one-stop-shop for everything you need to know to bet better today. We’ve got plenty of MLB and Olympics action to get excited for today as we get another day closer to the start of the NFL season. Let’s get right into it.

About Last Night

The dogs have their day
The underdogs were barking last night in the MLB, going 5-3 against the favorites. The Toronto Blue Jays were -275 to win their game against the Cleveland Indians but wound up losing 5-2. The Blue Jays will no doubt be on bettors’ bad list as they had 92% of the handle on the run line with DraftKings. Meanwhile, the Seattle Mariners crushed the Tampa Bay Rays to give Pickswise a cool +140 winner.

USA on their way
Team USA men’s basketball advances to the semi-finals of 2020 Tokyo Olympics as late Durant dunk crushes Spain +12 bettors’ hopes. But the night belonged to Ricky Rubio, who put up an incredible 38 points for Spain

Today’s Slate

Huge MLB day on the way
We’ve got a mega 15-game MLB slate today, headlined by the crunch clash between the Astros and Dodgers.

Team USA on the edge
It’s Day 8 of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and Team USA’s baseball team is on the brink as it battles the Dominican Republic at 11pm ET tonight in the Round 2 repechage.

Best Bet of the Day

Philadelphia Phillies ML over New York Mets
7.10pm ET, ESPN

First place in the NL East is on the line in this matchup as the New York Mets travel to Philadelphia to take on the Phillies. All teams go through rough patches and losing streaks over the course of a 162-game season, but it’s been more than just that for the Mets – they’ve lacked energy, focus, and any sort of intelligent approach in just about every aspect of the game. They’ve hung onto 1st place since early May, but in the last week, the question has shifted from if they will give it up, to when it will happen. Tonight in Philly could be the answer. Make sure you check out our full game preview for this nationally televised game.

Stat of the Day

The Baltimore Orioles’ bullpen’s 6.18 ERA is the worst mark in the American League over the past week, and their 5.05 bullpen ERA is 27th in the league on the season. Make sure you read our full preview of tonight’s Rays vs Orioles matchup.


Carson Wentz is to undergo foot surgery that will rule him out for 5-12 weeks and leave the Colts without their starting quarterback. The Colts are now +4500 to win the Super Bowl, having been as low as +3000 earlier in the week. Our NFL expert assesses what this means for Indy’s season.

Odds on the move

Lowry ready to light it up with Heat
Kyle Lowry has joined the Miami Heat from the Toronto Raptors, causing a shakeup in the NBA futures markets. The Heat are now +1600 (from +3500) to win the NBA Championship, while the Raptors have gone in the opposite direction. The 2019 championship winners are as big as 150/1 with BetMGM.

Boost of the day

The Yankees to beat the Orioles and 9+ total runs scored in game
Boosted to +150 with FanDuel Sportsbook

Get the New York Yankees to beat the Baltimore Orioles and for there to be over 8.5 total runs in the game at +150 with FanDuel Sportsbook, boosted from +125!

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