Each day, one of our experts will offer up a best bet (or two or three) that mobile sportsbooks are offering. It might be a traditional spread bet, a player prop or one of the various odds boosts that books offer.
A reminder for those who haven’t signed up yet: Caesars is offering a deal in which one can get a risk-free bet up to $1,500. In other words, if you were to lose your first bet after you sign up, you will receive a credit for one bet equal to the amount of your bet up to $1,500.
Here are the best bets for Tuesday, Aug. 2:
The play: MLB: Astros run line (-1.5) over Red Sox
The odds/bet: +105 ($30 to win $31.50)
The book: BetMGM
Time/TV: 8:10 p.m. (MLB.TV/MLB Extra Innings)
Our take: The Astros fell short in last night’s series opener against the Red Sox, but tonight presents a prime opportunity for them to bounce back with trade deadline reinforcements on their way.
The Astros acquired a trio of veteran upgrades yesterday, which included Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez as well as slugging first baseman Trey Mancini and quality relief pitcher Will Smith to complement an already strong roster.
We like the Astros tonight even if the new guys aren’t ready since they should be fired up after seeing the front office making moves and have the starting pitching edge with strikeout artist Cristian Javier set to take the mound.
MIAMI MARLINS PARLAY
The play: Marlins money line over Reds and Braxton Garrett over 5.5 strikeouts
The odds/bet: +212 ($10 to win $21.25)
The book: Caesars Sportsbook
Time/TV: 6:40 p.m. (MLB.TV/MLB Extra Innings)
Our take: The Marlins have been in a major slump, with the Reds being a thorn in their side recently, but they’ve got a window to recover tonight with a promising young starting pitcher taking the mound.
Young flamethrower Braxton Garrett will be pitching for Miami, and he’ll be back at the friendly confines of Marlins Park after struggling on the road last week in Cincinnati and draws a plus matchup tonight against inconsistent Reds starter Graham Ashcraft.
We not only like the Marlins to win tonight, but we also like Garrett to generate swings and misses, as he’s had at least seven strikeouts in his past three starts and struck eight Reds last week.
HOW WE’VE FARED
- MLB: Astros at Red Sox over eight runs (LOST $30)
- MLB parlay: Rangers pitcher Jon Gray over 6.5 strikeouts, plus Orioles pitcher Spenser Watkins over 3.5 strikeouts (LOST $10)
Monday’s profit/loss: -$40 (0-2)
Total for the week: -$40 (0-2)
Total for August: -$40 (0-2)
Total for 2022: -$180.10 (191-217)
NOTE: If a line or odds are minus, it considers the juice one must lay to place the bet. Ex: Team A is -160 on the money line, one would have to bet $160 to win $100 (or $16 to win $10). OR Team B is a 5-point favorite at -110, one would have to bet $110 to win $100 (or $11 to win $10.)
Conversely, on positive lines, if Team C is +140 on the money line, a $100 would bring in $140 (or $10 to win $14)
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