Wise n' Shine: NFL Monday Night Football picks and World Cup predictions for Monday, December 5

Good morning, Pickswise Nation, and welcome to another magnificent Monday of sports. There is a ton of action in sports today, including Monday Night Football plus action in the NBA, NHL, World Cup and college basketball, so let’s get straight to making your next bet better.

About Last Night

Cowboys crush Colts
The Eagles might hold the best record in football at 11-1, but the Cowboys are doing their best to put pressure on their NFC East rivals after Dallas demolished the Colts 54-19 on Sunday Night Football, which saw them score 33 points in the 4th quarter! Elsewhere, the Vikings held on to beat the Jets, the Bengals took down the Chiefs, and the 49ers beat the Dolphins.

Back-to-back NBA parlay wins
We hit a +649 NBA parlay on Saturday and decided that wasn’t good enough. So, we cashed our +701 NBA mega parlay last night for back-to-back days with a parlay win in the NBA. Our 3 legs of the mega parlay were the Suns -9.5, who won 133-95, Celtics -3, who won 103-92, and Lakers money line, who won 130-119. We also won our best bet of Lakers ML (+120), which means we’ve won 6 of our last 7 NBA best bets!

NHL mega parlay cashes at +931 odds
As if one mega parlay win wasn’t good enough, we also cashed our NHL parlay at +931 odds! The Jets, Sabres and Islanders each covered the puck line to help us hit the jackpot and make it a profitable Sunday. We also went 4-1 on our picks across the 5-game slate.

Today’s Slate

Tom Brady headlines Monday Night Football
The Buccaneers return to primetime for this week’s edition of Monday Night Football. The Saints will travel to Tampa Bay for the conclusion of Week 13, so be sure to check out our Saints vs Buccaneers predictions.

Brazil back in action in the World Cup
There are once again 2 more World Cup round-of-16 games today, with Japan vs Croatia at 10:00 am ET and Brazil vs South Korea at 2:00 pm ET. Read all of our World Cup soccer picks.

Start your week with 8 NBA games
This marvelous Monday features 8 games in the association tonight with several intriguing matchups. Jimmy Butler and the Heat visit Ja Morant and the Grizzlies while Devin Booker and the Suns take on Luka Doncic and the Mavericks. Read today’s NBA picks.

Solid 6 games in the NHL
It’s another mediocre-sized slate in the NHL tonight as 12 teams will take the ice. Interesting matchups include the Vegas Golden Knights visiting the Boston Bruins and the Colorado Avalanche taking on the Philadelphia Flyers. Check out today’s NHL picks.

College basketball action
There’s a few solid matchups in college basketball tonight with #14 Gonzaga in action as well as #24 San Diego State. Read today’s NCAAB predictions.

Best Bet of the Day

NFL: New Orleans Saints +4 (-110) over Tampa Bay Buccaneers
8:15 pm ET, ESPN

I like the Saints here at any number over a field goal. They are coming off a shutout loss but that result is totally misleading, as the Saints moved the ball very well on a great 49ers defense but couldn’t punch it in multiple times. Two of their drives ended in turnovers, one on a 4th-down miss and they missed a field goal, as well. I know everyone will discuss Andy Dalton’s record in primetime (6-20 SU and 9-17 ATS), but Brady is not any better. In fact, he is just 2-14 ATS in his last 16 primetime games. Check out our full Saints vs Buccaneers predictions.


Monday Night Football wraps up the Week 13 action, and we have 2 Saints-Buccaneers touchdown scorer best bets and also a +1472 Monday Night Football Same Game Parlay. Prop Holliday has picked out 2 MNF player prop best bets as well!

For the soccer World Cup there’s still time to read our Japan vs Croatia Same Game Parlay and Brazil vs South Korea Same Game Parlay.

Read all our great sports analysis as it arrives throughout the day on the Analysis tab.


Don’t forget to check out our daily show Let’s Bet It! on our YouTube channel at youtube.com/c/Pickswise at 10:00 am ET.

Mark Zinno and Lauren Jbara are your hosts today and they will be joined by Pickswise NFL props expert Bobby “Prop Holliday” Stanley to discuss Monday Night Football and early CFB matchups before revealing their Plays of the Day.

You can also access the shows at any time through Spotify and Apple Podcasts (search for Let’s Bet It Presented By Pickswise).

Stat of the Day

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have gone under their team total in 10 of their 11 games this season.

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