Wise n' Shine: What you need to know to bet better on Monday, November 1

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill (10) celebrates with quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) after scoring against the Carolina Panthers during the second half at Arrowhead Stadium.
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Andrew Wilsher

NFL· 1 month 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.

Good morning Pickswise Nation, and welcome to a brand new month! We’ve got Monday Night Football, NBA and NHL action to ensure we start November with a bang, so let’s get straight into it!

About Last Night

Astros stay alive
The Braves entered yesterday’s Game 5 knowing that victory would secure the World Series, but the Astros fought hard to keep their hopes alive with a huge 9-5 victory. Atlanta still holds a 3-2 series lead, but Game 6 is now huge for both teams. Can Houston pull off the comeback? The Astros are now +200 with FanDuel Sportsbook to win the World Series, while the Braves are -240.

Cowboys cruise to 6-1
Dak Prescott was a late scratch from Dallas’ SNF game with Minnesota, but that didn’t matter as Cooper Rush led the Cowboys to 20-16 win over the Vikings as they moved to 6-1. It was a big day for backup quarterbacks, as Jets QB Mike White posted 405 passing yards and 3 TDs in his first ever start with New York earning a huge 34-31 upset over Cincinnati. At Pickswise, we had a solid day as we went 8-5 ATS and 7-6 on totals on NFL Sunday. Check out our picks for MNF between the Giants and Chiefs.

Today’s Slate

Giants and Chiefs meet on MNF
No one would have expected the Chiefs to be 3-4 heading into Week 8, but Patrick Mahomes and company have the chance to get back on track when they host a Giants team that has had its struggles this season. Read our same game parlay for this primetime matchup (+1166 odds!).

NBA action continues
We’ve got a tidy 9-game slate on the NBA hardwood tonight, highlighted by the 4-3 Raptors taking on the 5-1 Knicks at Madison Square Garden at 7:30pm ET on NBA TV. Make sure you find out our picks for each of today’s matchups.

Trio of games on the ice
Three matchups take place in the NBA today with the Capitals taking on the Lightning at 7pm ET live on NHL Network. Meanwhile, the Senators battle the Blackhawks while the Oilers host the Kraken. We’ve got bets on the side and total for each of those games.

Best Bet of the Day

Kansas City Chiefs -9.5 vs New York Giants
8:15pm ET, ESPN

Kansas City was terrible last week against the Titans, but it’s never wise to put too much stock in a one-game sample size. Patrick Mahomes has still been very efficient overall this season. The last two times the Giants faced competent offenses — the Rams and Cowboys — they gave up 38 and 44 points. If Kansas City is able to score that many, New York won’t come close to keeping this within single digits. Check out our full preview of Giants vs Chiefs.

Must-watch

Don’t forget to look out for the latest episode of our great daily betting show Let’s Bet It later today, with features Lauren Jbara, Jared Smith, Alex Glaze as well as some special guests! You can watch it on our YouTube channel: youtube.com/c/Pickswise.

Must-read

NFL Week 8 isn’t even in the books yet, but it isn’t too early to start betting Week 9! Check out betting analyst Jared Smith’s best early bets for Week 9 in his Early Birds column. Plus, we’ve got all the reaction this week’s college football action, where Michigan State earned a huge statement win over Michigan. You can find even more great betting content by heading to our Analysis section.

Stat of the Day

The under is 11-3-1 in the Giants’ last 14 games.

Boost of the day

One or more TDs scored in each quarter of Giants vs Chiefs

If you’re expecting plenty of touchdowns in Giants vs Chiefs on MNF tonight, then this boost could be for you. FanDuel have boosted the odds from +120 to +150 for a team to find the endzone in every quarter in tonight’s big matchup.

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