Wise n' Shine: A look ahead to Super Bowl 58 plus NBA best bets and NHL picks for Monday, February 13

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Since graduating from Davidson (The College That Stephen Curry Built), I have been writing about sports -- just about any and all you can think of! -- and coaching tennis in Atlanta, GA. Beyond the four major sports, I am an avid tennis fan and cover the ATP Tour on a daily basis. If I'm not busy writing, you can generally find me on a tennis court or traveling the world wherever a sporting event takes me.

Good morning, Pickswise Nation. The Super Bowl is now in the rearview mirror, but sports never stop! We are jumping right into a new week with plenty of action on offer. The NBA, NHL, college basketball and even tennis are here to pick up the slack. It’s another big day in the world of sports, so let’s get right to it and make your next bet better with Wise n’ Shine! 

About Last Night

Chiefs victorious in thrilling Super Bowl
The Chiefs won Super Bowl 57 on Sunday, outlasting the Eagles 38-35. It was a successful end of the NFL season for Pickswise, which nailed Chiefs +1.5 and Over 50.5. We also went 5-1 on our best bets.

Golden Knights score a touchdown and an extra point
Vegas pinned a 7-spot on Anaheim, using a 7-2 victory to extend its winning streak to 3 games while improving to 32-18-4 for the 2022-23 campaign. The Canadiens, Kraken and Sharks were other winners on Sunday.

Down goes Purdue
It was a super Sunday for Northwestern, which treated the home crowd to an upset of top-ranked Purdue. The Wildcats prevailed 64-58, handing the Boilermakers their 3rd loss of the season. 

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Today’s Slate

NBA schedule features 11 games
Following a small 2-game schedule on Super Bowl Sunday, the NBA returns with a vengeance in the form of 22 teams taking the court. It includes a showdown on NBA TV between the Nuggets and Heat. Don’t miss any of our NBA picks. 

An ESPN+ NHL extravaganza
All 5 of tonight’s NHL contests can be seen on ESPN+. Among the clubs lacing up their skates are the Flames, Wild, Predators and Kings. Get our NHL predictions for all of today’s games.

Big NCAAB Monday on ESPN
Three top-25 teams in college basketball are taking the court on Monday, including 2 as part of an ESPN doubleheader. #19 Miami visits North Carolina at 7:00 pm ET before #5 Texas travels to Texas Tech at 9:00 pm ET. Here are our college basketball predictions.

Best Bet of the Day 

NCAAB: Texas Longhorns -3.5 (-110) over Texas Tech Red Raiders
9:00 pm ET, ESPN

Texas will travel to Lubbock for a Big 12 Conference showdown against Texas Tech. The Longhorns are having a monster season even after the departure of head coach Chris Beard. They are 20-5 overall and in first place by 1 game in this loaded Big 12 conference. The ‘Horns have lost just 5 games this season, which have all come against top 22 KenPom teams. They have put themselves in position to get a #2 seed or better in the NCAA Tournament and they should keep it rolling on the road. According to KenPom, Texas’s defense is ranked #27 in adjusted efficiency while Texas Tech’s offense is ranked #83 in adjusted efficiency. UT can pun the clamps down defensively and get the win and cover. Check out our full Texas vs Texas Tech predictions.

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Want to make up for your Super Bowl losses? Or build on your Super Bowl success? Either way, we have options! Don’t miss our +887 NBA mega parlay and our Rotterdam Open best bets for tennis. Although the NFL season is over, it’s never too early to start looking ahead to the 2023 campaign. In fact, we have already done it! Here are the Super Bowl 58 odds and best bets to be made

Check out more great content as it arrives throughout the day on the Analysis tab. 

Stat of the Day 

Heading into Monday’s in-state rivalry showdown, Texas Tech is ranked #291 nationally in offensive turnover percentage and has committed at least 15 turnovers in each of the past 2 games. Texas is ranked #27 in defensive turnover percentage. 

Quote of the Day 

”I’m not gonna say dynasty yet. We’re not done.”

Chiefs QB and Super Bowl 57 MVP Patrick Mahomes when asked by Terry Bradshaw if 2 Super Bowl titles in 4 years makes the Chiefs a dynasty. 

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Pickswise is the home of free sports picks, news and best bets. Check out our expert NFL Picks, NBA Picks, Soccer Picks and NHL Picks pages for our latest game picks. 

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