Wise n' Shine: What you need to know to bet better on Black Friday, November 26

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Andrew Wilsher

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Editor of Pickswise. Born and raised in jolly old London, England, with an undying love for the NFL, NBA, soccer, and horse racing. A big-time sports bettor who loves futures markets and backing underdogs. Long-suffering New York Jets fan.

It’s Black Friday, Pickswise Nation! We hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and are excited for all the great action we have today across the NBA, NHL, college football, and college basketball. Let’s dive right into making your next bet better!

About Last Night

Bills batter Saints, Raiders rumble Cowboys
There were three interesting Thanksgiving NFL games and each provided entertainment in one way or another. Firstly, the Bears edged the winless Lions with a last-second field goal, then the Raiders beat the Cowboys in overtime 36-33 in a game chock-full of penalties before the Bills blew out the Saints 31-6. Check out Ricky Dimon’s reaction to the Thanksgiving feast of matchups.

Today’s Slate

Friday fiesta of college football
With most of the nation enjoying another day off work, we’ve got college football action all day with 11 games and starting at 12pm ET with the highlight being Kansas State taking on Texas. Meanwhile, Cincinnati looks to prove it’s deserving of their #4 ranking when it battles East Carolina. Make sure you read our picks for each of today’s big CFB games.

Bryson and Brooks collide in The Match V
After their storied rivalry all year long, Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka go head-to-head in The Match V to determine who is the superior golfer. Make sure you read our preview and predictions for that huge clash.

NBA and NHL return with hefty slates
After taking the day off to celebrate Thanksgiving, the NBA and NHL are back with a mouthwatering 12-game slate on the professional hardwood and 13 matchups taking place on the ice. Find out who we’re riding with in all of those NBA games, while our picks and predictions for the NHL can be found here.

Busy slate of college hoops
There’s college basketball happening all day today, but the standout matchup is without question the Duke Blue Devils taking on the Gonzaga Bulldogs (10:30 pm ET, ESPN). Both teams have started the season 6-0 and Duke has the opportunity to make a serious statement with a victory here. Read our picks for all of today’s college basketball.

Best Bet of the Day

Iowa Hawkeyes -1.5 over Nebraska Cornhuskers
1:30 pm ET, BTN

Iowa has won its last 3 games and that has largely been down to the defense, which has allowed just 16.9 points per game this season. The Hawkeyes’ defense could push them to victory once again with Nebraska dealing with an injury to quarterback Adrian Martinez. Expect the Iowa defense to bring the heat and the Hawkeyes to be highly motivated, knowing victory is required to keep their Big Ten Championship hopes alive. Read our full preview for Iowa vs Nebraska.

Must-watch

Get hyped people, because we’ve got another episode of Pickswise Playbook coming our way and it’s available right now below. You can also catch it on our YouTube channel at youtube.com/c/Pickswise. Ross Tucker, Chris Rose, and Jared Smith pick out all the best bets for this weekend’s Week 12 games.

Must-read

With a great college football slate, make sure you check out our CFB mega parlay at +1481 odds! We’ve also got a great EPL English Premier League mega parlay (+6025 odds!) ahead of this weekend’s soccer.

Meanwhile, our expert NFL analyst Jared Smith is back with his best bets for Week 12, with focus on the Vikings’ huge game out west against the 49ers. You can find even more great betting content on our Analysis tab.

Stat of the Day

The Seattle Kraken have a road record of 1-6-1 this season.

Boost of the Day

Koepka or DeChambeau to make an eagle in The Match V

The eyes of the golfing world will be on The Match V this afternoon and you can bet Bryson and Brooks will want to make a statement against each other. What better way to do that than by sinking an eagle? FanDuel Sportsbook has boosted the odds of an eagled being holed by either player from -160 to +100.

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