Wise n' Shine: NBA picks, NHL predictions and college basketball best bets for Wednesday, March 1
Welcome to another wonderful Wednesday of sports, Pickswise Nation. We have an action-packed day ahead with NBA, NHL, college basketball and soccer on today’s schedule, so let’s get straight to making your next bet better!
About Last Night
Amazing night of NBA picks
The Pickswise NBA team were on fire with their picks for Tuesday’s slate, going 15-5 overall with a 7-3 night on ATS picks and 8-2 on totals (taking us to 12-2 on over/under picks over the last 2 days!). The Bucks won their 15th straight game, beating the Nets 118-104 to move ahead of the Celtics in the race for the #1 seed in the Eastern Conference.
7-3 day in the NHL
It was also a tremendous Tuesday for our NHL team, who cashed 7 of our 10 NHL picks, including our Best Bet of under 5.5 goals in the Islanders vs Wild game, which Minnesota won 2-1 after a shootout. The Senators achieved an NHL regular-season first in their 6-1 win over the Red Wings, scoring a power-play goal, a short-handed goal, an even-strength goal and a penalty goal in the same period.
College hoops upsets
Marquette, Virginia, Kansas and Tennessee were among the college basketball winners on Tuesday night, but Indiana lost by 22 as a 5.5-point favorite against Iowa and San Diego State was beaten by Boise State.
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Cavaliers vs Celtics on ESPN
Today’s 9-game NBA slate includes 2 games on ESPN with the Cavaliers visiting the Celtics at 7:30 pm ET and Pelicans vs Trail Blazers at 10:00 pm ET. You can read all of today’s NBA predictions.
Hurricanes vs Golden Knights on TNT
There are 6 NHL games today including Rangers vs Flyers on TNT at 7:30 pm ET and Hurricanes vs Golden Knights at 10:00 pm ET. We have NHL picks for today’s games.
Big games on the college hardwood
There are some big games on the college hardwood tonight with Xavier vs Providence on FS1 at 6:30 pm ET, Auburn vs Alabama on ESPN2 at 7:00 pm ET and Texas vs TCU at 9:00 pm ET on ESPN2. Take a look at today’s college basketball predictions. There’s also EPL and FA Cup action, and we have soccer picks for today’s games.
Best Bet of the Day
NCAAB: Georgetown Hoyas +18.5 over Creighton Bluejays
8:30 pm ET, FS1
Georgetown keeps showing up and playing hard and is a very respectable 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games, including a 63-53 home loss to Creighton a month ago, when the Hoyas hung on to cover as 13-point underdogs. The Hoyas are a tremendous 7-1 ATS in their last 8 when underdogs of 10 or more points. The Bluejays have dropped 3 of their last 4 games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 outings. Georgetown isn’t at all likely to go to Omaha and win, but the Bluejays shouldn’t slam the Hoyas by 20 or more points either. Read our full Georgetown vs Creighton predictions.
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Today’s NBA coverage includes our Cavaliers vs Celtics Same Game Parlay and NBA first-basket best bets, while you can also see how the Lakers’ playoff odds have shifted after news of LeBron James’ injury. We also have today’s NHL mega parlay and NHL player props, while our expert golf analyst Diane Knox Balas has this week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational predictions.
Be sure to head over to the Analysis tab for even more great sports betting content as it arrives throughout the day.
Stat of the Day
The Devils have won 4 of their last 5 games as a road underdog.
Quote of the Day
“I’m not in the business of making other teams better. If they want a receiver, go find your own.”
Bengals director of player personnel Duke Tobin shuts down talk of trading Tee Higgins.
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