Wise n' Shine: NBA picks, NHL predictions and college basketball best bets for Monday, March 6
Good morning, Pickswise Nation, and welcome to another wonderful week of sports. There’s NBA, NHL, college basketball and soccer action to enjoy today, so let’s get straight to making your next bet better.
About Last Night
Suns vs Mavs SGP cashes at +863 odds!
Our NBA expert Filip Tomic expected Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant to come up big in his Suns vs Mavericks Same Game Parlay, and they did just that to cash it at +863 odds. KD came out on top in the battle of the former Nets players as the Suns won 130-126. We also cashed 3 of Sunday’s 4 NBA Best Bets!
Hurricanes blow out Lightning
The Carolina Hurricanes crushed the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-0 in Sunday’s NHL action, while the Devils and Kraken scored overtime wins over the Coyotes and Avalanche respectively.
Defenders and Roughnecks stay unbeaten
The Defenders and Roughnecks are the only XFL teams with a 3-0 record after Week 3, while the Guardians joined the Vipers at 0-3 after a 10-9 loss to the Renegades. In Sunday’s college basketball action, #1 Houston needed a buzzer-beater to avoid overtime against Memphis, winning 67-65.
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Doubleheader on NBA TV
There is a 6-game slate in the NBA tonight, with NBA TV showing Hawks vs Heat at 7:30 pm ET and Pelicans vs Kings at 10:00 pm. You can read all of today’s NBA predictions.
6-game slate in the NHL
There are also a half-dozen games in the NHL including Oilers vs Sabres and Capitals vs Kings. Check out today’s NHL picks.
Tournament games tonight
There are some big conference tournament matchups tonight, including BYU vs Saint Mary’s and San Francisco vs Gonzaga. Read today’s NCAAB predictions. We also have soccer picks for today’s Fulham vs Brentford EPL game.
Best Bet of the Day
NBA: Sacramento Kings -5.5 over New Orleans Pelicans
10:00 pm ET, NBA TV
The injury-hit Pelicans are on the road for the 5th time in their last 6 games. Their first meeting with the Kings ended in a blowout win for New Orleans in their own arena, but it’s hard to expect another performance like that on the road, where they’ve won just twice in their last 12 outings. Their long list of injuries includes Zion Williamson, Larry Nance Jr., Jose Alvarado and Josh Richardson, while Jonas Valanciunas is questionable with a calf issue. Not having Valanciunas would be a huge blow as they wouldn’t have anyone on the inside to challenge Domantas Sabonis. The Kings are a solid 19-13 at home while the Pels are 11-22 in road games. Check out our full Pelicans vs Kings predictions.
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Our NBA mega parlay is available to read, along with Same Game Parlays for the Hawks vs Heat and Pelicans vs Kings matchups. Today’s NHL mega parlay and NHL player props are also published, along with a college basketball mega parlay. The World Baseball Classic starts on Wednesday and you can get up to speed with our World Baseball Classic preview.
Keep an eye out for more great sports analysis as it arrives throughout the day on the Analysis tab.
Stat of the Day
The Sharks have covered in 7 of their last 9 games as a road underdog.
Quote of the Day
“It was not us. It was not our standards. We didn’t play as a team. I’m really disappointed and angry about it.”
Manchester United manager Eric ten Hag was shocked by his team’s wild 7-0 EPL loss to Liverpool.
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