Good morning Pickswise Nation and welcome to Wise n’ Shine, your one-stop shop for everything you need to know to bet better today! Well, what a night that was! Tampa Bay and Dallas got the NFL season off to a thrilling start. We can’t wait for the other 15 games on Sunday and Monday, but today we can enjoy some great MLB and college football games and the US Open tennis is serving up some great action too, so let’s get straight to it!
About Last Night
Perfect start for Pickswise NFL handicappers
Our NFL season got off to an amazing start with our picks of Dallas +7.5 and over 52 points both cashing comfortably. The winners kept coming for Pickswise Nation yesterday as our +1120 same game parlay on the Blue Jays vs Yankees cashed and John Hyslop’s best MLB prop won, making us 3-0 on our player props over the last 3 days! Not only that, but tennis expert Ricky Dimon is ripping through the US Open tournament in the same fashion as 18-year-old sensation Emma Raducanu, with two Thursday winners taking him to 7-0 in the last 3 days!
College football returns
It’s a gentle introduction to Week 2 with Kansas vs No. 17 Coastal Carolina (ESPN 2, 7:30pm) topping a select Friday bill. You can read all this week’s college football picks here.
Men’s semifinals at Flushing Meadows
Only four men are still in the title hunt in the US Open tennis, and our in-form tennis handicapper Ricky Dimon has picks for both semi-finals. Check out his advice for day 12 here.
MLB action continues
After a reduced eight-game MLB slate yesterday, we’re back to a full 15 games today, including a fascinating clash between the Reds and Cardinals on ESPN+ at 8:15pm ET. Check out our full preview of that game here and don’t forget to read our picks for the side and total for all of today’s games.
Best Bet of the Day
Milwaukee Brewers ML vs Cleveland Indians
Brewers starter Adrian Houser was brilliant in his last start, pitching a complete-game shutout, while Cleveland rookie Eli Morgan is coming off one of his best starts of the season, but has an awful record at home (1-5, 7.53 ERA). The first-place Brewers are a strong selection in this spot. Check out our full preview of Brewers vs Indians.
Great new video content has been the story of the week at Pickswise. Hopefully you’ve already caught our great new daily betting show Let’s Bet It, with Lauren Jbara and Jared Smith on hand to break down the betting slate every single day! If not, give it a try today — look out for today’s show on our YouTube channel: . youtube.com/c/Pickswise
Our awesome new weekly NFL betting show Pickswise Playbook also dropped its first episode with Chris Rose, Ross Tucker and Jared Smith helping to make your next bet better! It’s out every Thursday and you can catch the first show right here:
There are 30 teams still to start their NFL seasons and plenty of time to read the extensive 32-page Pickswise Preview of the NFL season before Sunday’s games. Our in-depth guide includes assessments of all 32 teams and all eight divisions and you can either read it online, download it, or even print it out to enjoy as you wish and keep by your side throughout the season.
Also on the site today we have Andrew Ortenberg’s take on what we learned from Cowboys vs Buccaneers, our millionaire parlay for Sunday’s NFL games and the pick of this week’s college football teaser plays.
Stat of the Day
The Tampa Bay Rays have won the opening game in 9 of their last 10 series. They start a 3-game series at Detroit today.
Boost of the day
Tampa Bay Rays & Milwaukee Brewers both to win
There’s a nice lift on this 2-game MLB parlay from FanDuel Sportsbook, with the odds on the Rays and Brewers both winning today increased from +155 to +210.