Wise n' Shine: NBA picks, World Series predictions, NHL and Champions League best bets for Tuesday, November 1

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I've been writing about the NFL and a host of other sports for the UK's top daily betting paper the Racing Post for more than 20 years. An incurable Browns fan (1-31 survivor), I also specialise in all kinds of motorsport betting including F1, MotoGP, IndyCar and NASCAR. For Phil Agius media enquiries, please email contact@pickswise.com.
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Welcome to November, Pickswise Nation! We have the delayed Game 3 of the World Series on the schedule tonight, plus NBA, NHL and Champions League soccer, so let’s get straight to making your next bet better!

About Last Night

Bengals’ Halloween horror show on MNF
AFC champions the Cincinnati Bengals endured a nightmare on Monday Night Football, suffering a 32-13 loss to the Cleveland Browns. It was a great result for the Browns, who climbed to 3-5, and also for Pickswise as Clevta’s picks went 2-0 on Browns +3.5 and Nick Chubb anytime TD, and we cashed both our TD scorer picks plus TWO same game parlays: this one at +501 and a +1171 parlay on the game preview! The Ravens are now -320 odds favorites for the AFC North with FanDuel Sportsbook, with the Bengals at +370 and the Browns at +1400.

Bucks go 6-0
The Milwaukee Bucks remain the only unbeaten team in the NBA, although they were not even close to covering as 13-point favorites in a 110-108 win over the Pistons. The Rockets suffered a 6th road defeat at the Clippers, but covered comfortably as 9.5-point underdogs. The Raptors were the easiest winners of the night, beating the Hawks by 30.

Hurricanes win shootout
It was a small 3-game NHL slate on Monday but there was plenty of action, with the Sabres beating the Red Wings 8-3, the Hurricanes winning a shootout against the Capitals and the Kings slamming the Blues 5-1 after a 4-goal second period.

Today’s Slate

Phillies and Astros try again tonight
Game 3 of the World Series was rained out last night, so the whole schedule for the series has shifted back a day, with the teams aiming to play Game 3 at Citizens Bank Park at 8:03 pm ET on FOX. Check out today’s MLB predictions.

NBA doubleheader on TNT
There are 4 NBA games tonight, with a doubleheader on TNT as the Bulls play the Nets at 7:30 pm ET followed by the Timberwolves vs Suns at 10:00 pm ET. Read today’s NBA picks.

12-game NHL slate
It’s a big night in the NHL, with 12 games including Bruins vs Penguins (8:00 pm ET) and Ducks vs Sharks (10:30 pm ET) on ESPN. Read today’s NHL predictions.

Final round of Champions League group games
The final group games of this season’s Champions League will be played over the next 2 days, with Inter Milan vs Bayern Munich and Napoli vs Liverpool among today’s highlights. Check out our soccer picks.

Best Bet of the Day

NHL: Calgary Flames 3-way ML over Seattle Kraken
9:00 pm ET, ESPN+

Calgary won all 4 meetings against Seattle last season, with 3 of those coming by multiple goals. Both of their home games against them were multiple-goal wins, and the Flames have proved their new-look roster can be just as potent. They essentially swapped out Johnny Gaudreau and Matthew Tkachuk for Jonathan Huberdeau and Nazem Kadri, both of whom have fit in perfectly already. Kadri leads the team with 9 points and brings Stanley Cup experience to the team after winning it with the Colorado Avalanche last season. The Flames torched the Kraken with a 3-goal win at the end of the preseason and can do the same in their first regular season meeting. Read our full Kraken vs Flames predictions.


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

Lauren Jbara and Jared Smiith are your hosts today, and they will be joined by Sam Monson (@PFF_Sam), host of the PFF NFL Pod, to discusses what we saw on MNF, whose stock is up or down around the league and take a look ahead to Week 9. The team will also finding the best bets for today’s MLB and NBA games 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).


Our Astros vs Phillies same game parlay and YRFI/NRFI best bets are ready to read, along with today’s NBA mega parlay, our NHL mega parlay and hockey player props. We also have Champions League best bets for today’s games, along with our early looks at the NFL Week 9 lines and NCAAF Week 10 odds.

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 Astros finished 1st in home runs and 2nd in doubles against left-handed pitching in the regular season and face lefty Ranger Suarez of the Phillies tonight.

Quote of the Day

“They’ve had our number the last couple of years. They always play well against us.”

Bengals QB Joe Burrow after his team lost to the Browns for the 5th time in a row.

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