Wise n' Shine: Super Bowl picks, NBA predictions, NHL and college basketball best bets for Sunday, February 12

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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.

Happy Super Bowl Sunday, Pickswise Nation. The big day is finally here, so whether you’re a Chiefs or Eagles fan or just hoping for a great game, let’s all make the most of the NFL before it disappears from our screens for 7 months. The other sports have provided plenty of action to get us warmed up for the big game, with NBA, NHL, college basketball and EPL soccer today, so let’s get straight to making your next bet better.

About Last Night

Total domination in the NBA continues
Our handicappers seem to really have their finger on where the points will be scored in the NBA at the moment, going 6-3 on totals on Saturday, taking our run on over/unders to 32-15 over the past 6 days! We also went 5-3-1 on sides. D’Angelo Russell made an impressive return to the Lakers as they beat the Warriors 109-103, while the 76ers overcame the Nets 101-98 and the Kings beat the Mavericks 133-128 in overtime.

Capitals beat the Bruins
The Bruins have the best record in the NHL at 39-8-5 but they lost 2-1 at home to the Washington Capitals yesterday, while the Rangers beat the Hurricanes 6-2 and the Lightning saw off the Stars 3-1.

Losses for Arizona and Tennessee
The college hoops upsets keep coming, with #4 Arizona losing to Stanford on Saturday, while Missouri stunned #6 Tennessee 86-85 with a buzzer-beating 3-pointer.

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Today’s Slate

Who ya got – Chiefs or Eagles?
There’s only one game left in the NFL season, it’s today and it could be one for the ages. The Kansas City Chiefs take on the Philadelphia Eagles in Arizona at 6:30 pm ET on FOX. Read our Chiefs vs Eagles Super Bowl predictions.

Grizzlies vs Celtics on ABC
The NBA has done a pretty good job of getting headlines during the build-up to the Super Bowl, but it’s largely letting football have its big day today, with just a 2-game slate. Grizzlies vs Celtics is being shown on ABC at 2:00 pm ET, while the Pistons play the Raptors an hour later. Read today’s NBA picks.

There’s college basketball and soccer, too
It’s a quieter day of college hoops after yesterday’s shocks, but Michigan State vs Ohio State and Purdue vs Northwestern are among the top matchups. Read today’s NCAAB predictions. We also have soccer picks for today’s EPL games, which include Aston Villa vs Manchester City on USA Network at 11:30 am ET.

Best Bet of the Day

NFL: Over 50.5 points in Super Bowl 57: Chiefs vs Eagles
6:30 pm ET, FOX

Even with a bad ankle, Patrick Mahomes managed to move the ball pretty well against the Jaguars and Bengals and he should be much closer to being healthy now. This Eagles defense is being overestimated solely because it hasn’t been tested at all recently. The last time the Eagles faced a competent offense, they gave up 40 points to the Cowboys. The Eagles have scored at least 31 in each of their playoff games, and they’ve scored at least 31 in 6 of their past 9 overall. Kansas City hasn’t put up fewer than 23 points in a game since November 6. Check out our full Chiefs vs Eagles predictions.

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Head to our Super Bowl 57 betting guide for links to ALL our content for the big game between the Chiefs and Eagles. You’ll find all our Super Bowl picks, predictions, parlays and expert insight listed there. Also make sure you check out our Super Bowl hub which includes some great video content.

As for today’s other sports, have an NBA mega parlay for today’s games and a Grizzlies vs Celtics Same Game Parlay. Today’s NHL mega parlay and hockey player props are there for you too.

Read all our great sports analysis as it arrives throughout the day on the Analysis tab.

Must-watch: Full squad in town for Super Bowl Let’s Bet It

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.

As it’s such a special day, the full Pickswise squad of Lauren Jbara, Jared Smith and Mark Zinno will assemble for Let’s Bet It and they will also be joined by Pickswise NFL props expert Bobby “Prop Holliday” Stanley to look at all the latest Super Bowl odds and give their best bets for the big game in Arizona. As ever, the team will close by revealing their Plays of the Day!

The Super Bowl 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 under has cashed in each of the last 4 Super Bowls.

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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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