Wise n' Shine: College football picks, NBA predictions and NHL best bets for Saturday, December 31
Welcome to a super Saturday of sport as we say goodbye to 2022 in style. We have a New Year’s Eve lineup headlined by the College Football Playoff semifinals and supported by NBA, NHL, college basketball games and EPL soccer. Let’s get straight to making your next bet better!
About Last Night
Perfect night of NBA props
Pickswise props expert Bobby “Prop Holliday” Stanley set up a strong end to the year with a 3-0 night on his NBA prop picks, We also went 6-3 on our over/under picks including easy overs on the high-scoring wins for the Kings over the Jazz (126-125) and the Lakers over the Hawks (130-121).
NHL parlay cashes on a 5-1 day
We went 5-1 on our Friday NHL picks, including a 3-star play on over 6.5 in Oilers vs Kraken, which the Kraken covered on their own in a 7-2 win. Our NHL parlay (Predators ML, Hurricanes 3-way ML and the over in Seattle) also cashed at +461 odds.
Tennessee crushes Clemson in Orange Bowl
There were some close finishes in Friday’s bowl games, with Maryland beating NC State 16-12, Pittsburgh beating UCLA 37-35 after losing the lead with 34 seconds left and Ohio squeezing past Wyoming 30-27 in overtime, while Tennessee crushed Clemson 31-14 in an all-orange Orange Bowl.
NCAAB Best Bet wins
Our 3-star NCAAB Best Bet of Miami -2.5 was a no-sweat bet as the Hurricanes beat Notre Dame 76-65.
It’s semifinal Saturday
The College Football Playoff games are finally here, with TCU vs Michigan at 4:00 pm ET followed by Ohio State vs Georgia at 8:00 pm ET, both on ESPN. Check out today’s NCAAF picks.
9 games in the NBA
We have a 9-game slate today in the NBA, including Clippers vs Pacers at 3:00 pm ET and Pelicans vs Grizzlies at 8:00 pm ET. Check out today’s NBA predictions.
Huge NHL slate
The rinks will be busy across the NHL with 12 Saturday games, including Sabres vs Bruins at 1:00 pm ET and Jets vs Oilers at 10:00 pm ET. Check out today’s NHL picks.
There’s college hoops and soccer too
UConn, Arizona, Kansas, Houston and Texas are among the top college basketball teams in action today and we have NCAAB picks for all the big games, while we also have soccer predictions for today’s 6 EPL games.
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Best Bet of the Day
NCAAF: Michigan Wolverines -7.5 over TCU Horned Frogs
4:00 pm ET, ESPN
Lauren Jbara and Mark Zinno are your hosts today and they will be focusing on every angle of today’s huge college football games before giving out their Plays of the Day.
You can also access the show at any time through Spotify and Apple Podcasts (search for Let’s Bet It Presented By Pickswise).
The Week 17 edition of Pickwise Playbook, our weekly NFL preview show, is also available, featuring former NFL star Tank Williams, so be sure to check that out, too!
We have NCAAF best bets for today’s college football games, plus Same Game Parlays for TCU vs Michigan and Ohio State vs Georgia. Our Saturday NBA mega parlay is also available, along with our NHL mega parlay and hockey player props.
Read all of our great sports analysis as it arrives throughout the day on the Analysis tab.
Stat of the Day
Nine of Ohio State’s last 10 games have gone over the total.
Boost of the Day
FanDuel Sportsbook has enhanced the odds of a college football parlay today of Alabama (vs Kansas State) and Michigan (vs TCU) both winning their games, boosting the odds from -130 to +150.