Wise n' Shine: NFL picks, NBA predictions, World Cup and NHL best bets for Sunday, December 4

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Phil Agius


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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.

Good morning, Pickswise Nation, and welcome to another super Sunday of sports. We have everything you need to enhance your enjoyment of today’s NFL Week 13 games, plus the action in the NBA, NHL, soccer World Cup and college basketball, so let’s get straight to making your next bet better.

About Last Night

Horned Frogs at mercy of CFP committee
The announcement of the college football playoff semifinal lineup this afternoon will be huge after #3 TCU lost in overtime to Kansas State on Saturday. The Horned Frogs’ loss is set to see Ohio State joining Georgia and Michigan in the top 4, but there are fears that TCU could now be overlooked. Alabama has odds of +800 at FanDuel Sportsbook to be given a semifinal place and -1200 to miss out. Caleb Wilfinger went 3-0 with his CFB Best Bets article for the second straight week at +822 odds! FanDuel now has Georgia at -1400 odds for the National Championship, with Michigan at +270, Ohio State +360 and TCU at +1600.

NBA parlay cashes at +649 odds
Our Saturday NBA parlay cashed at +649 odds as we went 5-2 on spread and ML picks and both our 3-star plays of Mavericks -1.5 and Kings ML won.  

NHL parlay also hits at +420
We also cashed our Saturday NHL parlay thanks to the Golden Knights, Oilers and Hurricanes winning their games, while a 2-0 day on NHL player props took Mark Lammey’s record to 5-1 over the last 3 days!

USMNT bows out of World Cup
The USMNT is out of the soccer World Cup following a 3-1 loss against the Netherlands in the first round-of-16 game. Argentina won the day’s other game, 2-1 against Australia, cashing our pick of Julian Alvarez to score at any time at +145 odds.


Today’s Slate

Great set of matchups in NFL Week 13
A great Sunday of NFL Week 13 action is in prospect with some top matchups including a rematch of last year’s AFC Championship game between the Chiefs and Bengals at 4:25pm ET and Dolphins vs 49ers at 4:05pm ET. The Colts take on the Cowboys on Sunday Night Football at 8:20 pm ET on NBC. Read all of today’s NFL picks.

France and England in action at the World Cup
There are 2 more World Cup round-of-16 games today with France vs Poland at 10:00am ET and England vs Senegal at 2:00pm ET. Read all of our World Cup soccer picks.

8-game slate in the NBA
Today’s 8-game NBA slate includes Pacers vs Trail Blazers on NBA TV at 9:00 pm ET. Read today’s NBA picks.

5 NHL matchups today
It’s a quieter day in the NHL with 5 games but NHL Network is showing Wild vs Stars at 3:00pm ET and Blackhawks vs Islanders at 7:30pm ET. Check out today’s NHL picks.

College basketball action
There’s some great college hoops action today, including Michigan vs Kentucky on ABC at 1:00pm ET and Oregon vs UCLA on ESPN at 5:00pm ET. Read today’s NCAAB predictions.

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Best Bet of the Day

NFL: Kansas City Chiefs -2.5 over Cincinnati Bengals
4:25 pm ET, CBS

Patrick Mahomes versus Joe Burrow has everyone’s attention and this being a rematch of last year’s AFC Championship game fuels the fires of excitement. Cincinnati has been dealing with injuries in its secondary and has allowed an average of 231.3 passing yards over the last 3 games, close to 30 yards per game higher than their season-long average. With Isiah Pacheco now leading the Chiefs backfield and having Smith-Schuster, Travis Kelce, Marquez Valdes-Scantling and a developing Skyy Moore available, they should be able to not just keep pace with the Bengals, but best them and avenge last season’s loss. Check out our full Chiefs vs Bengals predictions.


Our comprehensive coverage of today’s NFL action can be accessed via the hub of our NFL Week 13 betting guide, which has links to all our expert analysis, picks, parlays and prop bets — including Jared Smith’s NFL best bets and Prop Holliday’s best NFL prop bets.

For the soccer World Cup there’s still time to read our France vs Poland Same Game Parlay, and more time to take in the England vs Senegal Same Game Parlay. while our NBA player props and NBA mega parlay, NHL player props and NHL mega parlay are all available too.

Read all our 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.

Mark Zinno and Jared Smith are your hosts today and they will be joined by Pickswise NFL props expert Bobby “Prop Holliday” Stanley to look at all today’s NFL line moves and the best props and teasers before revealing their Plays of the Day.

The Week 13 edition of Pickwise Playbook, our weekly NFL preview show, is also available — featuring former NFL star Tank Williams. So be sure to check that out, too!

You can also access the shows at any time through Spotify and Apple Podcasts (search for Let’s Bet It Presented By Pickswise).

Stat of the Day

The total has gone under in 7 of the 49ers’ last 9 home games.

Quote of the Day

“If we played these teams in question, would we be underdogs in the game or not?”

Alabama head coach Nick Saban made the case for his team to get a playoff place on ESPN’s College Football Show.

Pickswise is the home of free NFL Picks and NFL Odds. Check out the latest NFL Prop Bets and NFL Parlays as well as expert NFL Underdog Picks and NFL Computer Picks.

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