Wise n' Shine: What you need to know to bet better on Monday, February 28

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Andrew Wilsher

NBA· 2 months ago

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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 the start of a brand new week, and we’ve got some great action in the NBA, NHL and NCAAB to get excited for. Let’s kick things off and make your next bet better!

About Last Night

Lakers’ slump continues
If Lakers fans weren’t already panicking, they should be now. Los Angeles was crushed 123-95 by the Pelicans last night, and it’s starting to feel like LeBron versus the world. The Lakers are now just 2.5 games inside the play-in tournament. Meanwhile, our props expert JutPicks nailed his pick of James Harden over 21.5 points, and we’ve now cashed our last 4 player props.

Jets and Blues win big to cash +910 parlay
We went big on our NHL standard parlay yesterday at odds north of 9/1, but fortune favored the bold as all 3 legs came in! We had the Oilers/Hurricanes game under 6.5, which cashed easily with just 3 goals scored. Then we had the Jets and Blues on the puck line with both of those teams doing their part. The Blues battered the Blackhawks 4-0, while the Jets scored 3 goals in the 3rd period to beat the Coyotes 5-3!

Today’s Slate

Magnificent 7 games in NBA
We’ve got 7 games to look forward to in the NBA tonight, headlined by the NBA TV clash between the Hornets and Bucks at 8:00 pm ET. Both teams have been on fire offensively this season, and with the total set at 241.5 points, you can expect plenty of fireworks. Check out our picks for that game and tonight’s other 6 NBA matchups.

Light slate in college basketball
Things are really starting to get tense in college basketball with just one week to go until conference tournaments start. The headline game tonight pits last season’s NCAA Tournament winners Baylor against No. 20 Texas, which is live on ESPN at 9:00 pm ET. Get our picks for tonight’s big NCAAB games.

Intriguing trio of games in NHL
There are only 3 games taking place on the ice tonight, but that includes a crunch game between the Bruins and Kings on NHL Network at 7:30 pm ET. Read our predictions for today’s NHL matchups.

Best Bet of the Day

Toronto Raptors -2.5 over Brooklyn Nets
7:30 pm ET

The Raptors have been blown out in both their games since the all-star break, and it’s time for them to wake up. Playing at home has been an issue all season for the Nets, and they are just 2-12 against the spread over their last 14 at Barclays Center. Against the Raptors at home, they’ve covered just once in the last 7 meetings. With 2 days of rest since the loss at Atlanta, I expect the Raptors to be fully energized. Fred VanVleet has been dealing with knee soreness, but he should feel a lot better in this game. All in all, the Raptors should be able to win this one fairly easily. They’ve gone 17-12-1 ATS on the road this season. Read our full game preview for Raptors vs Nets.

Must-watch

Make sure you catch today’s edition of our daily sports betting show, Let’s Bet It!, at 10:00 am ET on our YouTube channel at youtube.com/c/Pickswise.

Today, Alex Glaze and Mark Zinno will be joined by college basketball analyst Jim Root to break down tonight’s NCAAB action, including Baylor vs Texas and Kansas State vs Texas Tech. Plus, we’ll be having NHL Ice Picks and the team’s Plays of the Day.

Must-read

What better way to begin a new week than by betting some mega parlays? Our NBA expert Andrew Ortenberg has crafted a 14/1 NBA mega parlay for tonight’s games, while Ricky Dimon has put together his three best college basketball best bets in the form of an NCAAB mega parlay (+1094 odds!).

We’re continuing our buildup to the 2022 MLB season with our team preview of the Houston Astros. Be sure to head over to the Analysis tab for even more great sports betting content as it arrives throughout the day.

Stat of the Day

When the Hornets have played with no rest, the over has cashed in 8 of 11 games this season.

Boost of the Day

Bruins, Devils and Maple Leafs all to win tonight

With 3 games on the NHL slate tonight, if you fancy betting all of them in the form of a parlay then this odds boost from FanDuel could be for you. You can get the Bruins to beat the Kings, the Maple Leafs to beat the Capitals, and the Devils to beat the Canucks at +550 odds, boosted from +440.

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

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