Wise n' Shine: What you need to know to bet better on Saturday, November 20

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Andrew Ortenberg

NFL· 1 week ago

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I'm an editor here at Pickswise who was raised in a household full of sports fanatics. Since I unfortunately never had LeBron James' jumping ability I wasn't able to make it to the NBA, and chose writing about sports as the next best thing. An avid sports bettor myself, I'm excited to get to write about the industry as it gets set to take off across the country. Buckle up.

The weekend is here, and we have a great Saturday full of sports ahead of us today with the NBA, NHL, college football, and college basketball all in action. Let’s get straight to making your next bet better!

About Last Night

The King’s return gets spoiled
LeBron James made his highly anticipated return to the court on Friday night, and it didn’t go too well for the Lakers. Los Angeles got out to an early lead over the Celtics, but they wilted in the second half and ultimately lost by double digits. The loss dropped the Lakers to 8-9 on the year, a start that would’ve been unimaginable just a few short weeks ago. Russell Westbrook hasn’t exactly transitioned seamlessly, and there are major question marks surrounding this team.

Houston keeps rolling
The biggest game for Friday’s small college football slate was this AAC matchup between Memphis and #24 Houston. Houston kept marching on toward an AAC title, staying undefeated in conference play with a 31-13 beatdown of the Tigers. We had Houston -9.5 for this one, so we certainly weren’t disappointed to see a lopsided result.

Today’s Slate

9-game slate in the NBA
It’s a big day in the NBA with 9 games, including an early tip between the Rockets and Knicks at 5pm ET if you want some early action. The highlight of the slate is a nationally televised showdown between the Hornets and Hawks on NBATV at 7:30 pm ET. Read previews of all today’s NBA games.

A whopping 12 NHL games
There were only 2 NHL games on Friday, which means thankfully we’ve got a massive slate on Saturday! 12 games are on the docket, including a clash between the Penguins and Maple Leafs on NHL Network at 7pm ET. Read today’s NHL game previews.

A full college football card
Week 12 of the college football season is here. It’s the best card in weeks, with plenty of marquee matchups. #7 Michigan State will take on #4 Ohio State in the early window in a pivotal Big Ten showdown, while #3 Oregon looks to keep their playoff hopes alive on the road against #23 Utah as an underdog in primetime. Check out our previews of all this week’s biggest CFB games and picks for all of tonight’s college basketball as well.

Best Bet of the Day

Oklahoma State -10.5 vs Texas Tech
8pm ET, FOX

What better way to celebrate the last game of the day that features a ranked team than with a three-star play? Pickswise expert Steven Hall is all over Oklahoma State as a double digit favorite over the Red Raiders. Steven is 10-5 this season on his college football best bets, and it’s hard to argue with those results. The Cowboys certainly have the offensive upside to cover numbers this big, as they’ve put up at least 55 points in 2 of their past 3 games. Read our full game preview for Oklahoma State vs Texas Tech.

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 NFL 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. Read this article for full details on what’s happening on today’s show!

Must-read

We’ve got plenty of NFL content to get you ready for Week 11 tomorrow. I wrote up a three-team mega parlay that has odds north of 17/1, and my colleague Ricky Dimon just published his best anytime touchdown scorer prop bets for Week 11.

One mega parlay not enough for you? I also wrote one for today’s NBA slate at +1050 odds, and we’ve got one for college football Week 12 at +1742 as well. 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

NC State is allowing just 9.7 points per game at home this season. That’s one of the reasons we have the under in Syracuse vs NC State as a three-star play.

Boost of the Day

Wake Forest to beat Clemson by 3+ points

It’s a Saturday, we’ve got to look to college football for our odds boost of the day, right? If you think Wake Forest is going to upset Clemson, you’re definitely going to want to bet this one. Wake Forest is +155 on the money line, but thanks to this odds boost from DraftKings sportsbook you can get them at +210 to win by 3+ points.

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