Wise n' Shine: What you need to know to bet better on Thursday, November 11

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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.

NFL Week 10 begins tonight with the Ravens and Dolphins on Thursday Night Football and we also have NBA, NHL, college football and college basketball games. Let’s get straight to making your next bet better!

About Last Night

Great night in the NHL for Pickswise Nation
There were only 3 NHL games on Wednesday but our handicappers found 2 3-star picks and both the Predators (at plus-money) and Wild ML won. Not only that, but our NHL mega parlay cashed at +1297 odds and our top player prop of Mats Zuccarello over 0.5 points was also a winner!

Lakers’ revival continues
The Los Angeles Lakers’ improvement continued with a second successive overtime win as they beat Miami Heat 120-117 to move to 7-5. The Warriors continued to roll, with a 123-110 win over the Timberwolves taking them to 10-1 for the season, while at the other end of the standings, the Pistons beat the Rockets in a battle of 1-win teams.

College totals picks go 9-3
College football and basketball was in action too, with our cappers going 3-0 on football totals and 6-3 on basketball totals.

Today’s Slate

Ravens aiming to stay clear of AFC North pack on TNF
The Ravens visit the Dolphins on Thursday Night Football (NFL Network, 8:20pm ET). At 6-2, Baltimore is going along nicely, but has little scope to relax with every team in the AFC North having a winning record. Read our preview of Ravens vs Dolphins here.

NBA TV double bill
There are just 3 NBA games today but that includes an NBA TV doubleheader with the Raptors vs 76ers at 7pm ET, and Heat vs Clippers at 10:30pm ET. Read all of today’s NBA game previews here.

Busy night in the NHL
We have a feast of NHL action today, with 11 games on the schedule, including the 10-2-1 Florida Panthers taking on the Pittsburgh Penguins (7pm ET) and a nice late game between the 9-3-0 Minnesota Wild and the 7-6-0 Vegas Golden Knights. Read our predictions for today’s NHL matchups here.

Thursday night college sports
The Week 11 NCAAF action continues with 7-2 Pittsburgh hosting 5-4 North Carolina (ESPN, 7:30pm ET), while the opening week of NCAA basketball continues. Check out our picks for all this week’s college football and today’s college basketball picks.

Best Bet of the Day

Under 5.5 goals in New York Islanders vs New Jersey Devils
7pm ET, ESPN+

The Islanders are in the top 5 in goals against per game at 2.4, which includes 2 shutouts in their last 5 games. This is a division game, so they will be ready to play and the Devils offense isn’t all that impressive. The under looks a great bet in this matchup. Read our full game preview for Islanders vs Devils

Must-watch

Thursday means it’s Pickwise Playbook day on our YouTube channel at youtube.com/c/Pickswise so watch the video below for the NFL Week 10 show with Ross Tucker, Chris Rose and Jared Smith as they pick out all the best bets for Thursday Night Football and the rest of this week’s games.

You can also sharpen your betting game by watching our daily show Let’s Bet It! with regular hosts Jared Smith, Lauren Jbara, and Alex Glaze, who will break down all today’s best bets.

Must-read

Get the full package of information for Ravens vs Dolphins with our same game parlay (+1666 odds!), the smart TD scorer bets, and our Monkey Knife Fight picks. Also make sure you check out View from the Front Office with former NFL executive Jim Monos including his midseason grades for the 2021 rookie class, plus we have this week’s Pickswise NFL Power Rankings, with a new team at No. 1 again after the Week 9 shocks!

Also don’t miss today’s NBA mega parlay and there’s plenty more great betting content on our Analysis tab.

Stat of the Day

The Ravens are 1-5 against the spread in their last 6 games as a favorite.

Boost of the Day

Ravens to win by 14+ points v Dolphins

If you’re worried that Thursday Night Football might turn into a blowout, you could always make that a lot more interesting by taking FanDuel Sportsbook’s enhanced odds on the Ravens beating the Dolphins by 14+ points, which has been boosted from +145 to +180.

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