Wise n' Shine: What you need to know to bet better on Thursday, November 4

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Andrew Wilsher

NFL· 3 weeks ago

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Editor of Pickswise. Born and raised in jolly old London, England, with an undying love for the NFL, NBA, soccer, and horse racing. A big-time sports bettor who loves futures markets and backing underdogs. Long-suffering New York Jets fan.

It’s another great sports-filled Thursday with NFL, NBA, NHL and college football action to get excited for. Let’s get right into making your next bet better!

About Last Night

Rodgers ruled out with COVID
The Packers’ COVID problems continued after Aaron Rodgers was ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Chiefs with the virus. Kansas City is now an 8.5-point favorite, and our NFL expert Andrew Ortenberg has broken down what it all means.

Celtics bounce back
After their humiliating collapse to the Bulls, the Boston Celtics rebounded with a solid 92-79 victory over the Magic. Tonight they face a much tougher test against the Miami Heat, and it will be interesting to see if the issues in Boston have truly been resolved. Elsewhere, the Nets earned a solid win over the Hawks while the Clippers continued to get back on track with a 126-115 win over the Timberwolves.

Hurricanes stay perfect in NHL
The Carolina Hurricanes scored two goals in the third period to come from behind and defeat the Blackhawks to move to 9-0-0 on the season. That wrapped up a big 60-minute Money Line win for our NHL expert Chad Wetzel at +110 odds. Meanwhile the Oilers stayed hot with a comfortable 5-2 win over the Predators to go to 8-1-0. Edmonton is now fifth-favorite to win the Stanley Cup at +1400 with FanDuel Sportsbook, while the Hurricanes are +1600.

Today’s Slate

Jets battle Colts on TNF
Week 9 of the NFL season gets underway as the Jets face the Colts on Thursday Night Football. Jets QB Mike White shocked everyone with a huge game last Sunday, but can he put in a repeat performance? Meanwhile the Colts will be motivated to make a statement to the Titans that the race for the AFC South isn’t over yet. Check out our preview for Jets vs Colts.

Celtics meet Heat in NBA
Are the issues in Boston truly over? We’ll find out tonight when the Celtics head to Miami to take on the Heat live on NBA TV at 7:30pm ET. After that, we’ve got an interesting matchup between the Rockets and Suns at 10pm ET. Find out who we’re picking for those games and the rest of the NBA slate.

Nine-game slate on the ice
We’ve got 9 games in the NHL tonight, highlighted by the Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning taking on the Toronto Maple Leafs. Our hockey handicappers have been red-hot lately, so check out our predictions for each of tonight’s games.

Best Bet of the Day

Philadelphia 76ers -5.5 vs Detroit Pistons
7pm ET

The 76ers should be able to register their 5th win in a row in this one. Seth Curry has been excellent lately and it’s a real positive sign that this team hasn’t had to rely on Joel Embiid to get it done. Philly is 9-1 ATS against teams with a winning percentage record of 40% or lower, and the 76ers should feast on a Pistons team that has just 1 win this season and lacks talent and depth. Check out our full game preview for Philadelphia 76ers vs Detroit Pistons.


It’s Pickswise Playbook day! Join Chris Rose, Jared Smith, and Ross Tucker for their NFL Week 9 picks and predictions, as they break down all the big games and look into the QB minefield that has been happening over the past few weeks. You can check out this week’s episode below:

Make sure you also don’t miss today’s edition of our daily sports betting show Let’s Bet It! on our YouTube channel at youtube.com/c/Pickswise. Hosts Jared Smith, Lauren Jbara, and Alex Glaze help you to identify the best plays every day to make your next bet better.


If you wanna hear about a yacht party involving Rex Ryan, then make sure you check out our latest column from NFL player scout Jim Monos, where he retells some of his favorite trade stories! it’s TNF betting content you want, then we’ve got you covered. Check out our same game parlay for Jets vs Colts at +3089 odds, plus our best touchdown scorer bets for the matchup.

If you’re more excited for the action on the NBA hardwood, Andrew Ortenberg has his best mega parlay for tonight at +1157 odds.

The baseball season may be over, but it’s never too early to start looking ahead to the 2022 World Series! Find out the opening odds for next season, plus a couple of picks for who wins the Fall Classic next year, including a longshot at 40/1! You can find even more great betting content by heading to our Analysis section.

Stat of the Day

The over is 4-0 in the Jets’ last 4 games and 4-1 in the Colts’ last 5.

Boost of the day

Jets and Colts each to score 1+ TDs in each half

If you’re expecting touchdowns in Jets vs Colts on Thursday Night Football then this boost could be for you. FanDuel has boosted the odds from +210 to +250 for each team to score at least 1 touchdown in each half in tonight’s crunch NFL matchup.

Pickswise is the home of free sports picks, news, and best bets. Check out our expert NFL picksNCAAF picksNHL picks and Soccer picks for the latest game picks.

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