Wise n' Shine: NBA picks, NHL predictions and college football best bets for Wednesday, December 21

Good morning Pickswise Nation and welcome to another wonderful Wednesday of sports. We have a ton of action in the NBA and NHL along with a college football bowl game and college basketball games, so let’s get straight to making your next bet better!

About Last Night

Bowl season brings excitement
College football’s bowl season continued last night as Toledo defeated Liberty by a score of 21-19 to win the Boca Raton Bowl and Eastern Michigan pulled off the upset against San Jose State by winning 41-27 to win the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. We have more action where that came from as we have plenty of bowl games every day this month, except on Christmas.

Knicks win 8th straight
The holiday season has been treating Knicks fans right as New York won their 8th straight game by a score of 132-94 over the Golden State Warriors. Around the league, the Wizards pulled off a major upset (that our expert predicted!) by beating the Suns 113-110 and the Bulls took down the Heat by a score of 113-103 for just their 5th road win this season.


Today’s Slate

Nearly a dozen in the NBA
We have an excellent slate in the association tonight as 22 teams will take the court. Some of the eye-catching matchups include the Milwaukee Bucks against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors versus the Brooklyn Nets and the Los Angeles Lakers taking on the Sacramento Kings. Read today’s NBA picks.

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
We are limited to just one bowl game today as Western Kentucky takes on South Alabama. Check out today’s college football predictions.

Solid 7-game NHL slate
We have a decent-sized slate on the ice tonight as 7 games will take place tonight. Before the puck drops, be sure to read today’s NHL predictions.

NCAAB action features nation’s best
College basketball features some of the best teams in action tonight such as #1 Purdue, #3 Houston and #8 Tennessee, just to name a few. Check out today’s college basketball picks.

Best Bet of the Day

NCAAF: South Alabama -4.5 over Western Kentucky
9:00 pm ET, ESPN

The New Orleans Bowl will take place on the Wednesday before Christmas between the Hilltoppers of Western Kentucky and the Jaguars of South Alabama. The Jaguars are 10-2 this season, which is the best regular season record they have had in their program’s short history. In fact, South Alabama came close to an undefeated season considering it lost by just 1 point at UCLA and by 4 points against Sun Belt Champion Troy. On the other side, the Hilltoppers finished 8-5 overall but left a bit to be desired when they stepped up in class this season – as their combined record against power conference and bowl-eligible opponents was 2-5. Read our full New Orleans Bowl predictions.


Enhance your sports betting knowledge by watching our daily sports betting show Let’s Bet It at 10:00 am ET.

Mark Zinno and Jared Smith are your hosts today, and they will be joined by Sean Green, @seantgreen, Co-Host of Sports Gambling Podcast and Co-Founder of SGP Network, to talk NFL. The team will also discuss midweek NFL line movement and NFL conference winner odds before revealing their Plays of the Day.

Check it out at our YouTube channel at https://youtube.com/c/Pickswise and remember you can also access the show through Spotify and Apple Podcasts (search for Let’s Bet It Presented By Pickswise).


There is a ton of action in the NBA, so we decided to celebrate it with a 4-leg, +1258 NBA mega parlay! We also have our New Orleans bowl best bets between Western Kentucky and South Alabama.

Thursday Night Football isn’t here yet, but we couldn’t wait. Don’t miss our Jaguars vs Jets predictions for the primetime matchup. We have a Jaguars vs Jets Same Game Parlay at +1600 odds ready to go after cashing Sunday Night Football’s +1300 Same Game Parlay!

Be sure to head over to the Analysis tab for all today’s great betting content as it drops throughout the day.

Stat of the Day

The Knicks have won 8 games in a row. Tonight, they play the Raptors, who have lost 6 games in a row.

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