Wise n' Shine: What you need to know to bet better on Sunday, November 21

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Phil Agius

NFL· 2 weeks 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 11, but there are also NBA, NHL, college basketball and soccer games to enjoy. Let’s get straight to finding the best bets on another great day of sports!

About Last Night

Ducks quack under pressure
The big news of NCAAF Week 12 was No. 3 Oregon’s shock 38-7 defeat to No. 23 Utah, which looks set to see the Ducks plunge out of the top 4. The undefeated Cincinnati Bearcats look in position to pounce after moving to 11-0 with a 48-14 win over SMU, but the Ducks’ demise also gives hope to Notre Dame, Oklahoma State and 2-loss Alabama. 11-0 Georgia is -125 odds with FanDuel Sportsbook to win the NCAAF FBS National Championship. Check out what Connor Grootenhuis made of all Saturday’s action in our College football Week 12 reaction.

Wizards keep up strong home start
Saturday’s NBA slate saw the Washington Wizards keep up their strong start at home with a 103-100 win over the Miami Heat, taking them to 7-1 in front of their own fans and 11-5 overall. The Utah Jazz beat the Sacramento Kings 103-105 to cash our only Saturday 3-star NBA pick of Jazz -8.

Top teams stay strong in NHL
The Hurricanes, Panthers, and Oilers all added to their win totals in the NHL on Saturday, but the 12-6-1 Toronto Maple Leafs were upset by the 7-6-4 Pittsburgh Penguins, who won 2-0 with 2 first-period goals.

Today’s Slate

NFL Week 11 tops the bill
Who knows what NFL Week 11 will bring us in what has been a crazy NFL season? The 1pm slate includes Colts vs Bills, Packers vs Vikings and Cam Newton vs Ron Rivera as the Panthers face the Football Team. Cowboys vs Chiefs tops the afternoon docket before the Steelers meet the Chargers on Sunday Night Football. Check out our great NFL Week 11 betting guide, which acts as a hub to access all our parlays, picks, previews, and prop bets for today’s games.

5-game NBA slate
There’s no lack of quality on today’s 5-game NBA schedule, which starts with Mavericks vs Clippers at 3:30 pm ET, with Lakers vs Pistons, Knicks vs Bulls, and Nuggets vs Suns leading to Raptors vs Warriors at 8:30 pm ET. You can check out our picks for all today’s NBA action.

No rest for NHL elite
More than half of the teams taking the ice in today’s 7 NHL games are playing the second leg of a back-to-back, so there could be an upset or two on the Sunday slate. Read our predictions for today’s NHL games.

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

Best Bet of the Day

Green Bay Packers -1.5 vs Minnesota Vikings
1pm ET, FOX

The Green Bay Packers improved to 8-2 with last week’s win over Seattle. They have surrendered a grand total of 58 points over their past 5 outings, an averaging of 11.6 points per game. Running back Aaron Jones (knee) is out, but with Aaron Rodgers back and the defense in fine form his absence can be overcome. Minnesota is just 4-5 on the year and its last 3 wins have come by a combined 9 points. The Packers are 20-8 ATS in their last 28 overall, 5-0 ATS in their last 5 on the road and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 against the NFC. Minnesota is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 overall, 1-7 ATS in its last 8 at home, and 3-8 ATS in its last 11 against the NFC. Go with Green Bay and do so with confidence. Check out our full preview of Packers vs Vikings.


The Week 11 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.

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


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 Week 11 mega parlay, top touchdown scorer picks, NFL Week 11 trends you might like to follow, and don’t miss the Week 11 picks in our Pickswise Pro Football Capper Contest.

Stat of the Day

The New York Jets have given up at least 45 points in 3 of their last 4 games.

Boost of the day

Jonathan Taylor to record 100+ rushing yards

Jonathan Taylor has shown himself to be an elite running back in the NFL and those who think the Colts’ RB1 can have another big day against the Bills can take enhanced odds on him recording 100+ rushing yards with DraftKings Sportsbook, which has boosted the odds from +225 to +275.

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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