Wise n' Shine: What you need to know to bet better on Saturday, April 23

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Ricky Dimon

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Since graduating from Davidson (The College That Stephen Curry Built), I have been writing about sports--just about any and all you can think of!--and coaching tennis in Atlanta, Ga. Beyond the four major sports, I am an avid tennis fan and cover the ATP Tour on a daily basis. If I'm not busy writing, you can generally find me on a tennis court or traveling the world wherever a sporting event takes me.

The NBA playoffs are in full swing. Some crucial Game 3s and Game 4s are taking place on Saturday and we also have plenty of baseball and hockey games to go along with soccer action in both the English Premier League and Major League Soccer. It’s another big day in the world of sports, so let’s not waste any time and get right to making your next bet better. Here is our latest installment of Wise n’ Shine!

About Last Night

Young, CP3 go off in fourth quarters
The Hawks, Suns and Bucks all bounced back from losses to pick up big Game 3 wins in their respective series against the Heat, Pelicans and Bulls. Trae Young and Chris Paul took over late in a pair of hard-fought contests, while the Bucks humiliated the Bulls in Chicago.

Mets stay hot with extra-inning win
We went 10-4 on over/under plays in Major League Baseball on Friday. One of the more entertaining plays was Over 8.5 in the Mets-Diamondbacks contest. Arizona rallied late to cash the over and also force extra innings, but New York prevailed 6-5 in 10. The Mets are now 11-4, leading the league in wins.

NHL cappers remain on fire
The Pickswise handicappers are now 12-3 ML/PL over the past two days after going 4-0 on Friday. We also cashed a +679 parlay; Minnesota and Washington covered -1.5 puck lines in respective wins over Seattle and Arizona, while Edmonton crushed Colorado 6-3.

Today’s Slate

A borderline must-win situation for Brooklyn
The Nets will try to avoid falling into a 3-0 hole when they host the Celtics for Game 3 on Saturday. Meanwhile, we have Game 4 in Philadelphia-Toronto, Dallas-Utah and Memphis-Minnesota. Head over to our NBA picks page to see all of our previews and predictions.

Rangers vs Bruins on ABC
A massive 12-game NHL schedule is headline by an ABC showdown between the Rangers (51-21-6) and Bruins (47-25-5) at 3:00 pm ET. There are a couple of other head-to-head matchups between two of the league’s best: Predators (44-28-5) vs Lightning (47-22-8) and Maple Leafs (51-21-6) vs Panthers (56-15-6). You can find all of our hockey coverage on the NHL page.

Rivalry matchups in the AL East and NL West
Weekend series in Major League Baseball continue on Saturday. The action is headlined by a couple of intriguing showdowns: Red Sox at Rays and Dodgers at Padres. Check out all of our MLB previews for the full 15-game slate.

Best Bet of the Day

Dallas Stars 3-Way ML over Seattle Kraken
8:00 pm ET, ESPN+

The Stars are finally shining in Dallas on the heels of a three-game Canadian road trip. It was far from a vacation, as they went 0-3 and now find themselves barely clinging on to a playoff spot. Saturday’s game against the Kraken will prove to be vital, as Dallas takes on Vegas coming up next. The Golden Knights are the team currently right behind the Stars for playoff positioning, just two points back. Knowing that matchup is ahead of them, the Stars cannot falter against an inferior team they are expected to beat. Luckily for them they are a great home team and should prove it once more against Seattle. Dallas is 24-10-3 on home ice. On the flip side, the Kraken are a terrible road team. They have the second-worst road record and score the fifth-fewest goals per game on the road. Back the Stars to win in regulation.

Check out our Kraken vs Stars preview

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 https://youtube.com/c/Pickswise.

Must-read

It’s another huge day in the NBA. Don’t miss our best first basket bets, which have been extremely profitable of late. Donovan Mitchell has cashed for us at +500 in each of the last two Jazz-Mavericks games and we are going right back to the well.

We also have a preview of NASCAR’s GEICO 500 and be sure to note our picks for the Tyson Fury-Dillian Whyte heavyweight showdown.

Check out more great content as it arrives throughout the day on the Analysis tab.

Stat of the Day

The Celtics are 6-13-1 ATS in their last 20 visits to the Barclays Center, while the Nets are 7-2 ATS in their last nine home games.

Boost of the Day

Tyson Fury to beat Dillian Whyte by KO or TKO
Boosted to +110 with FanDuel Sportsbook

FanDuel Sportsbook is celebrating the Fury-Whyte fight with a boost on the odds on Fury winning by KO or TKO from -135 to +110.

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

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