Wise n' Shine: NHL best bets, NBA and college basketball picks for Tuesday, February 14
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About Last Night
Timberwolves hold off new-look Mavs
The NBA followed up Super Bowl Sunday with an 11-game slate on Monday, and we had some exhilarating finishes and upsets. Most notably, the Minnesota Timberwolves (+6.5) clamped Kyrie Irving and Luka Doncic on the last possession to secure the 124-121 win in Dallas. Other underdog wins on Monday night included the New Orleans Pelicans (+3) beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 103-100 and the Orlando Magic (+4) defeating the Chicago Bulls 100-91.
Massive upsets in college hoops
Down goes Texas! Down goes UNC! It was upset after upset in college basketball last night, as Texas Tech (+4) beat #6 Texas 74-67 and #15 Miami (+6) beat UNC 80-72. We’re still a few weeks away from March Madness, but the underdogs are already running wild.
Small, but eventful NBA slate
There are only 10 NBA teams taking the court on Tuesday night, but the slate does feature some exciting games like the Boston Celtics visiting the Milwaukee Bucks. Don’t miss any of our NBA picks.
9-game NHL slate on Tuesday
It’s a packed day on the ice tonight with several marquee matchups taking place. Get our NHL predictions for all of today’s games.
Terrific Tuesday in college hoops
While there aren’t too many games on Tuesday, the few that are happening are eventful. One of the biggest games of the night is Creighton taking on Providence. Here are our college basketball predictions.
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Best Bet of the Day
NHL: New Jersey Devils -1.5 (+125) over Columbus Blue Jackets
7:30 pm ET, ESPN+
The New Jersey Devils continue their four-game road trip on Tuesday when they play the Columbus Blue Jackets. When looking at these two teams, they are on opposite ends of the spectrum. The Devils are in 2nd place in the Metropolitan Division with 73 points, while the Blue Jackets are not only in last place in the Metropolitan Division but in the entire Eastern Conference. The Blue Jackets just aren’t on that level defensively, as they rank 22nd in expected goals against and 25th in goals allowed per game since late January. Look for the Devils to dominate. Check out our full Devils vs Blue Jackets predictions.
Missing football already? The XFL starts this week, and we have our 2023 XFL season preview, predictions, and best bet.
In the association, don’t miss our NBA mega parlay at +844 odds which features the Clippers, Bucks and Raptors. And on the links, our golf expert Diane Knox Balas has chosen her Genesis Invitational picks and best bets.
Check out more great content as it arrives throughout the day on the Analysis tab.
Stat of the Day
The Orlando Magic are 1-9 with a -9.2 MOV when playing with no rest. They are +6 against the Toronto Raptors tonight.
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