Wise n' Shine: NFL Thursday Night Football, NBA and NHL picks for Thursday, December 15

Good morning, Pickswise Nation. Welcome to another terrific Thursday of sports. Football returns today with Thursday Night Football, and we also have action in the NBA and NHL. 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

NBA wins in mega fashion
Our NBA team was exceptional on Wednesday night, and the night was capped off by Keith Schmelter hitting a +1021 mega parlay! Our experts also went 7-3 on sides and hit a best bet as the Portland Trail Blazers covered their -7.5 spread against the San Antonio Spurs. It was a great day in the association if you were tailing our NBA team’s picks!

Our NHL team is hot on the ice
After going 9-4 on picks and cashing a +454 parlay on Tuesday, our NHL team stayed strong and went 4-1 on picks and cashed yet ANOTHER parlay at +414 odds. That’s back-to-back days with an NHL parlay win, so it’s a great time to start tailing our team as the NHL season gets deeper into the season.

Today’s Slate

49ers vs Seahawks starts NFL Week 15
Week 15 of the NFL season will kick off with the San Francisco 49ers visiting the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday Night Football. Brock Purdy has gone from QB3 to QB1 in a matter of weeks, and he will look to lead the Niners to a win on Thursday, which would clinch the division for San Francisco. Check out our 49ers vs Seahawks predictions.

Fabulous 4 games in the NBA
We’re limited to just 4 games in the NBA on Thursday, but that doesn’t mean we’re without some eye-catching matchups. The Bucks take on the Grizzlies in Memphis and the Suns face off with the Clippers in Los Angeles in 2 of the bigger games on Thursday. Don’t miss any of our NBA picks. 

A dozen games in the NHL
We have a dozen games on ice on Thursday night. There are several marquee matchups, so don’t miss all of our NHL picks for today.

Best Bet of the Day 

NFL: Seattle Seahawks +3.5 (-120) over San Francisco 49ers
8:15 pm ET, Amazon Prime Video 

It’s hard projecting this game considering we are still not sure if Brock Purdy is going to play on Thursday. But with that question to add to the fact that Deebo Samuel definitely is out and it’s going to be difficult to back the Niners on a short week on the road. Given recent form, it’s tough backing Seattle but getting over a FG is attractive with an offense that can score to at least get a backdoor cover. Assuming Purdy does start, it’s a difficult spot doing so on a short week in a hostile environment of Seattle. I think the Niners are going to try and run the ball with Christian McCaffery on this Seattle defense that has been gashed on the ground of late. But that conservative gameplan makes it tougher to cover over 3 points.. Check out our full 49ers vs Seahawks predictions.


Thursday Night Football highlights the action today, and we have tons of content to sink your teeth into. Clevta is back with his Thursday Night Football best bet, our expert has a 49ers vs Seahawks Same Game Parlay at +2200 odds, we have 2 49ers vs Seahawks touchdown scorer best bets, and Prop Holliday has 2 player prop best bets for Thursday Night Football.

Check out more great content 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 https://youtube.com/c/Pickswise at 10:00 am ET. 

Lauren Jbara and Jared Smith are your hosts today and they will be joined by our very own Pickswise Prop Analyst Bobby Stanley, @PropHolliday. They will discuss the World Cup final, play an NFL Would You Rather segment, preview Thursday Night Football with Prop Holliday and preview college football bowl games before the duo gives their Plays of the Day. 

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

Stat of the Day 

The Seattle Seahawks are 10-1 in their last 11 games at home against the San Francisco 49ers.

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