Wise n' Shine: What you need to know to bet better on Friday, November 19

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Phil Agius

NFL· 1 week 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 is 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

Patriots shut out Falcons on Thursday Night Football
NFL Week 11 began with the New England Patriots in ominous form, shutting out the Atlanta Falcons 25-0 in a game which saw 3 different Falcons QBs throwing interceptions. The Pickswise team made a great start to the NFL week with Andrew Wilsher’s picks of Patriots -6.5 and under 47 both cashing comfortably. We’re now 10-2 with our TNF picks over the past 6 weeks! The 7-4 Patriots are +270 to win the AFC East with FanDuel Sportsbook and +1700 for the Super Bowl. Read what Ricky Dimon made of the game in our TNF reaction article.

Great night in the NHL for Pickswise Nation
The Pickswise NHL team smashed their Thursday picks, going 8-3 on the sides for the 11-game card, including our 3-star pick on the Penguins money line. Not only that, but our Thursday NHL parlay of the Flames, Penguins and Wild also cashed at +355 odds.

Totals looking good in the NBA
It was an up and down night in the NBA, with little success on the sides but a 5-1 record on the totals! Our top player prop of over 1.5 Tyrese Maxey made threes also cashed at +128 odds.

Today’s Slate

9-game slate in the NBA
It’s a big night in the NBA with 9 games, including Lakers vs Celtics at 7:30 pm ET on ESPN, and Mavericks vs Suns on the same station at 10:00 pm ET. Read previews of all today’s NBA games.

3-star NHL picks
There are only 2 NHL games today, but the good news is that our experts have found 3-star picks for both of them! Read today’s NHL game previews.

Two 9-1 teams in action
There are a pair of 9-1 top-25 teams in action on tonight’s NCAAF slate, with No. 17 Houston taking on 5-5 Memphis and No. 23 San Diego State facing 2-8 UNLV. Check out our previews of all this week’s CFB games and picks for all tonight’s college basketball.

Best Bet of the Day

Winnipeg Jets ML vs Vancouver Canucks
10:00 pm ET, ESPN+

The 9-3-4 Jets played last night, but they have the edge in every statistic in this matchup against the 5-10-2 Canucks. On offense, the Jets are in the top 7 in goals, goals per game, and expected goals per 60 minutes, whereas the Canucks rank in the bottom 10 in the same categories. Defensively, the Canucks are averaging 3.41 goals against per game to the Jets’ 2.6. Read our full game preview for Jets vs Canucks.

Must-watch

Don’t miss the Week 11 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 11 best bets and sportsbook insights, and this week’s millionaire parlay, the top betting trends and our Dog House underdog picks are all available now, too!

We have the best college football underdog picks for Week 12 and don’t miss our college basketball Friday mega parlay! 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 Seattle Kraken have lost 7 of their last 8 games, including 6 losses by 2 or more goals.

Boost of the Day

LeBron James to record 40+ points/rebounds/assists

LeBron James has been upgraded to questionable to return after injury for the Lakers against the Celtics tonight. DraftKings Sportsbook is offering enhanced odds on the Lakers star recording 40+ points, rebounds, and assists if he does play, with the odds boosted from +145 to +165.

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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