Wise n' Shine: What you need to know to bet better on Sunday, December 12

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Phil Agius

NFL· 1 month 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.

Today’s sports action is headed by NFL Week 14, but there are also NBA, NHL, and college basketball games plus EPL soccer to enjoy. Let’s get straight to finding the best bets on another great day of sports!

About Last Night

Warriors beaten by 76ers, Curry made to wait
The Golden State Warriors suffered only their 5th loss of the NBA season on Saturday, going down 102-93 to the 15-12 Philadelphia 76ers. Stephen Curry, who began the game needing 10 more 3-pointers to break Ray Allen’s all-time record, went 3-for-14 from deep.

Wild streak ended by Kings
The Minnesota Wild saw their 8-game winning streak halted by the Los Angeles Kings, who won 2-1 at home.

One college football game, two Pickswise wins
Army vs Navy was the only college football action this week, but Pickswise’s Alex Glaze found the spread (Navy +7.5) and total (Under 34.5) winners as Navy won 17-13.

Today’s Slate

NFL Week 14 tops the bill
We have a host of big divisional games as part of the Sunday NFL slate including Cowboys vs Washington, Ravens vs Browns, and Chiefs vs Raiders, and Sunday Night Football features another as the Packers take on the Bears. Check out our great NFL Week 14 betting guide, which acts as a hub to access all our parlays, picks, previews, and prop bets for today’s games. We’ve hit our NFL mega parlay in Weeks 11 and 13, so don’t miss today’s NFL mega parlay.

6-game NBA slate
There’s no lack of quality on today’s 6-game NBA schedule, which starts with the champion Milwaukee Bucks against the New York Knicks at noon ET. The evening slate closes with Magic vs Lakers at 9:30 pm ET. You can check out our picks for all today’s NBA action.

Top-quality NHL contests
There are no low-key games on the Sunday NHL slate with 11 of the 12 teams taking the ice having winning records. Read our predictions for today’s NHL games.

College basketball and soccer, too!
The college hoops season continues at a fast pace, with Gonzaga, Baylor, and Purdue all in action today and we have you covered with predictions for today’s top college basketball games. You can also check out our soccer picks for today’s EPL action.

Best Bet of the Day

Tampa Bay Buccaneers -3 vs Buffalo Bills
4:25 pm ET, CBS

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be trying to extend their winning streak to 4 games when they host the Buffalo Bills in Week 14. Tampa Bay is coming off consecutive victories over the Giants, Colts and Falcons. This contest will probably feature a heavy dose of Leonard Fournette since the Bills are weaker against the run than they are against the pass. The Bills are playing on a short week and still licking wounds from an alarming 3-4 record in their last 7 outings. Buffalo is 1-3-1 against the spread in the last 5 meetings between the teams. The Bucs are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 at home and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 against opponents with winning records. It is also worth noting that the home team is 4-0-1 ATS in the last 5 head-to-head matchups. Go with Tampa Bay and do so with confidence. Check out our full preview of Bills  vs Buccaneers.

Must-watch

The Week 14 edition of our weekly NFL show Pickswise Playbook is available now with Chris Rose, Ross Tucker, and Jared Smith breaking down all this week’s games.

And don’t forget to look out for the latest episode of our great new daily betting show Let’s Bet It later today. On today’s show, Pickswise’s Andrew Ortenberg and former NFL front office executive Jim Monos will be joining host Jared Smith to discuss all today’s big games, answer viewer questions, and of course reveal their plays of the day!

Check out both shows on our YouTube channel at youtube.com/c/Pickswise.

Must-read

Our Man vs Machine NFL picks battle goes on with our computer handicapper taking on a human NFL expert, so see which of them you want to tail today! We also have our best teaser picks, top touchdown scorer picks, NFL Week 14 trends you might like to follow, plus the Week 14 picks in our Pickswise Pro Football Capper Contest.

Be sure to head over to the Analysis tab for even more great betting content as it arrives throughout the day.

Stat of the Day

The Baltimore Ravens are 10-2-1 against the spread in their last 13 trips to Cleveland.

Boost of the day

Nick Chubb to record 100+ rushing yards

The Browns managed only 40 total yards of rushing in their Week 12 meeting with the Ravens, but bettors who think Nick Chubb will fare much better after their bye week can take the running back to go for 100+ rushing yards (as he had done in 4 of his previous 5 starts) at enhanced odds of +340 (from +300) with DraftKings Sportsbook.

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

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