Wise n' Shine: What you need to know to bet better on Friday, November 12

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Phil Agius

NBA· 2 weeks ago

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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.

There’s a fantastic Friday of sports ahead of us today with NBA, NHL, college football and college basketball action. Let’s get straight to making your next bet better!

About Last Night

Dolphins upset Ravens on Thursday Night Football
Underdogs were the story of NFL Week 9, and Week 10 began with another big upset as the Miami Dolphins beat the Baltimore Ravens 22-10. Our pick of Dolphins +7.5 was never in trouble despite Miami switching quarterbacks from Jacoby Brissett to Tua Tagovailoa in the third quarter. We’re now 8-2 with our TNF picks over the past 5 weeks! The 6-3 Ravens are -120 to win the AFC North with FanDuel Sportsbook. Read what Andrew Ortenberg made of the surprise result in our TNF reaction article.

Mega night in the NBA and NHL for Pickswise Nation
Thursdays aren’t always the most exciting nights of the week but last night was awesome if you tailed our NBA and NHL mega parlays. Andrew Ortenberg’s NBA mega parlay cashed at +867 odds with ML wins for the Raptors and Pacers, while Connor Grootenhuis’s NHL mega parlay cashed at +886 odds! In addition, John Hyslop found a great same game parlay for the Raptors vs 76ers game that won at +874 odds and our NHL 3-star pick on under 5.5 goals in Devils vs Islanders was also a winner.

Today’s Slate

11-game slate in the NBA
It’s a big night in the NBA with 11 games including Bucks vs Celtics at 7:30pm ET on ESPN, and Bulls vs Warriors on the same station at 10pm ET. Read previews of all today’s NBA games here.

Fast starters in NHL action
The 5-game NHL slate features a pair of 10-win teams with the 10-2-0 Oilers meeting the 5-5-2 Sabres and the 10-1-0 Hurricanes hosting the 6-3-2 Flyers, both at 7pm ET. Read today’s NHL game previews here.

Unbeaten Bearcats aiming to go 10-0
The 9-0 Cincinnati Bearcats take on the South Florida Bulls (6pm ET, ESPN2) and there’s a huge slate of college basketball action tonight. Check out our previews of all this week’s CFB games here and picks for all tonight’s college basketball here.

Best Bet of the Day

Cleveland Cavaliers -5 vs Detroit Pistons
7:30pm ET

The Pistons won their last game but they have only 1 other win this season. The Cavaliers just had their 4-game winning streak ended by the Wizards, but taking on the Pistons is a great spot for them to get a win and get back on track. It hurts the Cavaliers to be without injured leading scorer Collin Sexton, but the Pistons are the perfect opponent for them, because they don’t score much at all. In this matchup, Cleveland can own the boards with its size up front and get enough scoring thanks to the orchestration of point guard Ricky Rubio, who is playing starter’s minutes off the bench. The Cavs should lock up the worst team in the Eastern Conference and win easily at home. Read our full game preview for Pistons vs Cavaliers.

Must-watch

Don’t miss the Week 10 show of Pickwise Playbook with Ross Tucker, Chris Rose and Jared Smith as they pinpoint the best bets for all this week’s games.

You can also check out our daily show Let’s Bet It! on our YouTube channel at:youtube.com/c/Pickswise every day with Lauren Jbara, Jared Smith and Alex Glaze breaking down all the day’s best bets.

Must-read

Our lead betting analyst Jared Smith has provided his NFL Week 10 best bets and sportsbook insights, and this week’s millionaire parlay, survivor pool picks and our Dog House underdog picks are all available now too!

We have the best college football teaser picks for Week 11 and you can check out all our great NFL, NBA, NHL and college sports analysis as it arrives throughout the day on the Analysis tab.

Stat of the Day

The Buffalo Sabres have lost their last 5 games after starting the season 5-1-1.

Boost of the Day

Russell Westbrook to record a triple-double

DraftKings Sportsbook has noticed that it’s Russell Westbrook’s 33rd birthday today and is offering enhanced odds on the Lakers star recording a triple-double against the Timberwolves tonight, with the odds boosted from +125 to +140.

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

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