Wise n' Shine: NBA picks and NHL predictions for Tuesday, October 25

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Good morning, Pickswise Nation, and welcome to a busy Tuesday of sports. We have a massive day in the NHL to look forward to, plus a few marquee matchups in the NBA. Let’s get straight to making your next bet better!

About Last Night

Bears roll on Monday Night Football
Monday Night Football hasn’t been all that compelling this season, but last night’s game offered a bit of intrigue with the quarterback battle between Mac Jones and Bailey Zappe. Zappe was clearly the better of the two quarterbacks, but it ultimately didn’t matter as the Bears cruised past the Patriots 33-14. Pickswise NFL expert Clevta cashed his 3-star best bet on the game with his Bears +8 prediction, bringing our best bets record to 29-11 on the season!

Busy night in the Association
It was another eventful night in the NBA, highlighted by a high-scoring affair between the Memphis Grizzlies and Brooklyn Nets. In other games, the Bulls knocked off the Celtics, the Knicks cruised past the Magic and the Sixers got their first win of the year over the Indiana Pacers.

NHL handicappers stay hot
It was another successful night in the NHL for our handicappers, as our team finished 8-3-1 on sides and totals for the evening. We also cashed our Hurricanes 3-way ML best bet to give us a 5-1 run on our 3-star plays. Be sure to check in with our NHL best bets all season long.

Today’s Slate

Western Conference powers highlight NBA schedule
It’s a quieter night around the NBA, but there are still a few marquee games. All eyes will be on Luka Doncic and Zion Williamson when the Mavericks take on the Pelicans at 7:30 pm ET. That intriguing Western Conference showdown will be followed by another potential playoff preview, as the Warriors will do battle with the Suns to cap off the night.

Loaded NHL Slate
The 2022-23 NHL season rolls on with another jam-packed slate on Tuesday. First up is an anticipated matchup between the Colorado Avalanche and New York Rangers. Other games include the Penguins vs Flames, Lightning vs Kings and Devils vs Red Wings. Be sure to read today’s NHL predictions.

Best Bet of the Day

NHL: Detroit Red Wings ML over New Jersey Devils
7:30 pm ET

We’re just a couple of weeks into the new NHL season, and the Red Wings have already cashed 2 best bets for us. It seems like they could continue to be a cash cow for us this season until oddsmakers catch on to the improvements they made during the offseason. They’re off to a 3-0-2 start to the season, and the 2 overtime losses were certainly ones Detroit could have pulled out in the end. The Wings handled the Devils with ease earlier this season, winning that game 5-2. Not only that, Detroit was on the second night of a back-to-back. Now they’ll be the ones at home and the Devils will be the ones who will be on the second night of a back-to-back. Check out our full Devils vs Red Wings predictions.


Hockey fans can check out today’s NHL mega parlay, while football diehards should look no further than our midseason NFL futures update for insights into the current odds for awards such as the MVP, Coach of the Year and Comeback Player of the Year. The MLB World Series is getting underway later this week, and we have a breakdown of the World Series odds and schedule for this Astros vs Phillies matchup.

Our early NFL Week 8 coverage is live with analysis of the Week 8 opening lines for this week’s games. We’re also already looking forward to this week’s college football with a look at the opening NCAAF Week 9 odds.

Keep an eye out for more 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.

Lauren Jbara and Mark Zinno are your hosts today and they will be discussing last night’s Monday Night Football game with Sean Green, co-founder of the SGP Network. The team will be looking back at the weekend’s NFL action, plus previewing the day’s NBA action before revealing 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).

Stat of the Day

Of the last 11 World Series champions, 8 of them have come from the National League, including in each of the last 3 seasons.

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