Wise n' Shine: What you need to know to bet better on Thursday, January 13

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Phil Agius

NBA· 5 days 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.

Thursday’s sports lineup includes action from the NBA and NHL, plus college basketball and soccer. Let’s get straight to making your next bet better!

About Last Night

NBA same game parlay success continues
Ace NBA handicapper Filip Tomic is on a heater with his same game parlays, and after cashing one at +817 odds for Hornets vs Bucks on Monday, and another at +900 odds on Warriors vs Grizzlies on Tuesday, he was at it again last night, cashing a +743 same game parlay on Nets vs Bulls! The team as a whole went 6-3 on the sides on Wednesday’s slate.

It’s 6 in a row for our NHL Best Bets!
Puck-line covers for the Bruins (beat Canadiens 5-1) and Stars (beat Kraken 5-2) on Wednesday extended our winning run on NHL 3-star picks to 6 — with only a small 3-game slate to work with! The 8-23-3 Coyotes upset the 23-9-3 Maple Leafs in the other game.

Perfect day on college hoops 3-star picks
A wonderful Wednesday for Pickswise also saw us go 3-0 on NCAAB Best Bets thanks to Maryland +4.5, LSU +1, and under 150.5 points in Missouri vs Arkansas.

Today’s Slate

NBA double-header on TNT
There are just 5 NBA games today but 2 of them are on TNT, with the Warriors visiting the Bucks at 7:30 pm ET and Trail Blazers vs Nuggets at 10:00 pm ET. Read all of today’s NBA game previews.

Busy night in the NHL
We have a lively day of NHL action in prospect, with 11 games on the schedule. The Bruins host the Flyers at 7:00 pm on ESPN. Read our predictions for today’s NHL matchups.

College hoops action continues
Thursday’s NCAA basketball slate sees top teams including Gonzaga, UCLA, Texas Tech, and USC. Check out our picks for today’s top college basketball games. Soccer fans can also get our EFL Cup semi-final picks for Liverpool vs Arsenal.

Best Bet of the Day

Seton Hall Pirates -5.5 vs DePaul Blue Demons
5:00 pm ET, FS1

Seton Hall has not played since beating UConn on Saturday. That game was a coming-out party for big guard Kadary Richmond. The Syracuse transfer scored 27 points and gives the Pirates another element to their game because he can score in the post. His increasing comfort gives the Pirates yet another productive wing and the Hall are as good on the perimeter as any team in the country. DePaul has not been able to take its success from the non-conference action into Big East play. There was hope that this group — which beat Louisville and Rutgers — might break through, but the Blue Demons are 0-5 in the conference. DePaul may be improved on the whole, but the wins are not coming. It is easy to fade the Demons against better teams — even at home. Take Seton Hall. Check out our full preview for Seton Hall vs DePaul.

Must-watch

Thursday means it’s Pickwise Playbook day on our YouTube channel youtube.com/c/Pickswise, and this week it’s a playoff special! Check out the show as Ross Tucker, Chris Rose, and Jared Smith pick out all the best bets for all this weekend’s games.

You can also sharpen your betting game by watching our daily show Let’s Bet It, available at 10:00 am ET. Lauren Jbara, Alex Glaze, and Mark Zinno will be giving out their picks from today’s slates in college basketball (focus on Ohio State vs Wisconsin), the NBA (including Warriors vs Bucks), NHL (including how to play teams on long winning or losing streaks), before ending with their Plays of the Day.

Must-read

The NFL’s Wild-Card Weekend is just 2 days away and you can already check out our picks for all 6 games, plus the Pickswise NFL Power Rankings, and our experts’ verdict on who will win the Super Bowl in The Burning Question. We also have an early look at the NFL Draft, and 5 draft prospects to look out for.

Looking at today’s action, you won’t want to miss Filip Tomic’s NBA same game parlays for Warriors vs Bucks and Thunder vs Nets after he cashed an SGP in each of the last 3 days! Don’t forget to check out our NBA mega parlay and college basketball mega parlay.

There’s plenty more great betting content on our Analysis tab.

Stat of the Day

The Grizzlies have won 10 games in a row, with an average winning margin of 12.3 points per game.

Boost of the Day

Stephen Curry & Giannis Antetokounmpo to combine for 60+ points

There will be NBA superstars on the court when the Warriors play the Bucks, and DraftKings Sportsbook has boosted the odds of Stephen Curry and Giannis Antetokounmpo combining for 60 points or more in the game from +135 to +155.

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

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