First Leg – Wednesday, 3:00 p.m. ET
Let’s look at two Premier League sides who should win their first UCL fixtures of the season. We’ll start with a safe double down on Manchester City to get the win, if not the cover.
Liverpool disappointed in last season’s UCL without all-world defender Virgil van Dijk in the lineup. AC Milan are in decent form, but the vibrant environment at Anfield should push the Reds over the edge.
Pick: Manchester City and Liverpool Moneyline Parlay (-122)*
Milwaukee Brewers @ Detroit Tigers – 6:40 p.m. ET
Freddy Peralta hasn’t gotten over this prop mark in his last three starts, but he was pulled with a shoulder injury from the first one and was on a pitch count for the next two. Even if he’s still on a moderate pitch count, this is an easy number to get over for a guy who has a 12.2 K/9 on the season and is going against a team that strikes out fourth-most in MLB.
Pick: Freddy Peralta Over 5.5 Strikeouts (+105)*
Real Madrid @ Inter Milan – Wednesday, 3:00 p.m. ET
This is the most intriguing matchup on Wednesday’s slate — two elite teams that have yet to lose in their domestic leagues. Inter have been excellent at home, Real have been excellent on the road. There’s very little to separate them, so we’ll say they’ll come away from this one with a point each to kick off group play.
Pick: Draw +265*
Week 1 is officially in the books, and we capped it off with a truly bizarre Monday night that saw the Raiders win a huge overtime game over the Ravens. It’s a good reminder not to overreact. In this example, Vegas plays in a really good AFC West — featuring four teams that all won this weekend — so this result against a banged-up Baltimore squad doesn’t mean they’re any better than we thought coming in. Bear in mind it’s a long 17-game campaign, and one game is not a sample size.
Parlay: L | Prop: W | Bold: L
MTD: 5-17-1 | Parlay: 3-5 | Prop: 3-5 | Bold: 2-6
YTD: 162-155-10 (51.1%)
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