Wise n' Shine: Wimbledon tennis picks, MLB predictions and golf best bets for Thursday, July 13

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Good morning, Pickswise Nation! The MLB all-star break is coming to a close, but we do have top tennis action at Wimbledon and action on the golf course to keep you entertained before baseball resumes. Let’s get straight to making your next bet better!

About Last Night

Alcaraz, Sabalenka and Medvedev move on
Wednesday at Wimbledon produced less drama than Tuesday, but the quality of matches was still high. Our own Ricky Dimon was on the ball once again, going 2-1 in his Day 10 predictions for a 5-1 mark over the last 2 days of quarterfinal action. On the men’s side, Carlos Alcaraz dispatched Holger Rune and Daniil Medvedev rallied to end Chris Eubanks’ Cinderella run and advance to the semifinals. The Women’s semifinals take place on Thursday, with Aryna Sabalenka as the new tournament favorite after she knocked off Madison Keys on Wednesday.

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Today’s Slate

Wimbledon semifinals get underway
Today’s tennis action at Wimbledon features a pair of semifinals on the women’s side, including Ons Jabeur vs Aryna Sabalenka on Centre Court at 9:45 am ET, preceded by Elina Svitolina vs Markéta Vondrousova at 8:00 am ET. There’s still time to tail our experts’ top Wimbledon Day 11 tennis picks.

Full weekend of golf tees off
We’ve got a pair of tournaments teeing off on Thursday, including the Scottish Open and Barbasol Championship. Our own Diane Knox Balas has predictions and best bets for both tournaments, so be sure not to miss her golf picks.

Best Bet of the Day

Tennis: Aryna Sabalenka -2.5 games over Ons Jabeur (-105)
9:45 am ET, ESPN

Sabalenka easily covered 2.5 games for me against Madison Keys on Wednesday and I expect her to do the same against Jabeur in the semis. The Belarusian’s last 7 set scores are 6-2, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4, 6-0, 6-2 and 6-4–all in her favor, of course. She has simply been hitting the ball too big for everyone, just as she did on her way to the Australian Open title at the beginning of this season.

Jabeur is no easy out and reached the Wimbledon final last summer, but Sabalenka is on a different level right now. It should also be noted that the world #2 dominated their only previous grass-court meeting 6-4, 6-3 in the 2021 quarterfinals at the All-England Club. Read our full Wimbledon tennis predictions.

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Don’t forget to check out our Wimbledon best bets for today’s action, and we have our Scottish Open golf best bets as well as Barbasol Championship predictions, from golf expert Diane Knox Balas. You can also read our MLB mid-season futures best bets for the second half of the season as well as our best World Series picks.

Be sure to head over to the Analysis tab for all of today’s great betting content as it drops throughout the day.

Stat of the Day

Elina Svitolina is the only mother remaining in the Women’s draw at Wimbledon. On Thursday, she will take on Marketa Vondrousova on Centre Court for the right to make the Wimbledon final.

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