Wise n' Shine: What you need to know to bet better on Monday, March 14

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Phil Agius

NBA· 2 months 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.

If you could just stop filling out your March Madness brackets for a few minutes, there’s plenty of great sports action coming our way on Monday, with NBA, NHL, golf and soccer all on the schedule. Let’s get straight into making your next bet better!

About Last Night

LeBron reaches career triple-quintuple but Lakers eclipsed by Suns
LeBron James continues to make NBA history and last night became the first player to have 10,000 points, 10,000 rebounds and 10,000 assists, which I think we can call a triple-quintuple! The Lakers lost 140-111 to the Suns, though. Elsewhere, Kevin Durant scored 53 points as the Nets beat the Knicks 110-107. The Pickswise same game parlay for that game cashed, albeit without the leg involving Seth Curry, who did not play.

Sabres thrive outdoors, Avs and Penguins record key wins
The NHL also provided plenty of action on Sunday, with the Sabres winning outdoors, 5-2 against the Maple Leafs in the Heritage Classic, while there were important wins for the Avalanche over the Flames, the Kings over the Panthers and the Penguins over the Hurricanes.

NCAA Tournament bracket is set
Tennessee, Yale, Iowa, Houston and Richmond won their championship games on Sunday before the NCAA Tournament was set. Check out what Ricky Dimon makes of the 68-team field that was set, leaving Gonzaga as the +300 favorite to win it all.

Guess who’s back?

Tom Brady unretires after just 40 days
After all the action on the courts, fields and rinks on Sunday, the news was still topped by Tom Brady announcing that he has changed his mind about retirement and will be returning to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers next season after just 40 days in the NFL wilderness. It’s good news for Bucs fans, as their team is now has just +750 odds for the Super Bowl, but not so good for whoever it was that had just purchased Brady’s ‘last touchdown ball’ for $500,000! QB Kirk Cousins agreed to an extension to stay with the Vikings, too.

Today’s Slate

9-game slate in the NBA
The NBA takes center stage today, as the college teams prepare for March Madness, with a 9-game slate including ESPN showing Nuggets vs 76ers at 7:30 pm ET and Bucks vs Jazz at 10:00pm ET. Read our picks for all of today’s basketball.

NHL strugglers in the spotlight
There’s just 1 NHL game today, as the 18-36-4 Coyotes meet the 21-32-5 Senators on NHL Network at 7:30 pm ET. Check out our full preview for the game.

EPL champions in action
The EPL’s top team, Manchester City, takes on Crystal Palace to close out the weekend slate (4:00pm ET, USA Network). Read our preview for this afternoon’s game. And the delayed Players Championship golf is still taking place, with organizers aiming to complete the event today.

Best Bet of the Day

Arizona Coyotes ML vs Ottawa Senators
7:30 pm ET, NFL Network

The Coyotes have been howling as dogs recently. In their last 4 wins, they’ve won as underdogs of +310, +170, +110, and +320. The biggest wins were against the Leafs and Avalanche. Arizona is still bottom of the pack in the NHL, but that doesn’t take away what they’ve shown lately. Just as recently as Saturday night, they played hard in a loss to the Bruins in Boston, and were tied up until late in the 3rd. The Sens are still missing arguably their best piece in Drake Batherson. He’s barely played half of the team’s games and is still their 2nd leading point scorer. Take the Coyotes. Check out our full preview of Coyotes vs Senators.

Must-watch

Start your week the right way by watching our daily sports betting show Let’s Bet It!

Lauren Jbara, Jared Smith, and Alex Glaze are your hosts today, and they’ll be discussing Tom Brady returning to Tampa Bay, Kirk Cousins re-signing, and the Amari Cooper trade. They’ll also react to the college basketball bracket and give out some early futures bets for the tournament.

There will also be NHL Ice Picks and a discussion of the Presidents’ Trophy race, plus NBA Morning Radar will highlight the Utah Jazz futures market and there will be NBA picks for today and the team’s Plays of the Day!

Check it out at 10:ooam ET on our YouTube channel at youtube.com/c/Pickswise

Must-read

We have switched into March Madness mode, so don’t miss our First Four Best Bets and March Madness upset predictions. We also have an NBA same game parlay for the Bucks vs Jazz (+926 odds) and our Monday NBA mega parlay!

Be sure to head over to the Analysis tab for even more great betting content.

Stat of the Day

The Clippers have covered the spread in 9 of their last 11 games against the Cavaliers.

Boost of the Day

Man City to win & over 3.5 goals in the game vs Crystal Palace

The EPL weekend is not over yet, with Manchester City playing Crystal Palace today (4:00 pm ET). FanDuel Sportsbook has enhanced the odds of the champions winning in a game with 4 or more goals from +210 to +280.

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

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