Wise n' Shine: What you need to know to bet better on Tuesday, March 22

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Phil Agius

NBA· 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.

Welcome to another terrific Tuesday of sports. The off-field activity remains as relentless as the actual games, with a major NFL trade and a flurry of NHL moves on deadline day yesterday, but there’s also live action today, with the NBA and NHL in the spotlight. Let’s get straight into it!

About Last Night

76ers beat Heat as LeBron leads Lakers to win in Cleveland
College basketball is taking a well-earned rest but there were a lot of interesting games in the NBA on Monday, not least LeBron James returning to his former team Cleveland and posting a 38-point triple double to lead the Lakers to a 131-120 win. There were several clashes between playoff contenders, with the 76ers beating the Heat, the Nets overcoming the Jazz, the Bulls beating the Raptors and the Mavericks edging out the Timberwolves.

Bruins and Avs win in overtime
There were only 4 games in the NHL yesterday but it was a case of quality over quantity. The Bruins needed overtime to beat the pesky Canadiens, and the Avalanche needed added time to beat the Oilers 3-2. The Wild beat the Golden Knights and the Predators beat the Ducks by 3-goal margins in the other games.

Today’s Slate

Two games on TNT
There are only 4 NBA games today but we have a TNT doubleheader as the Hawks visit the Knicks at 7:30 pm ET, before the Clippers go to the Nuggets at 10:00pm ET. Read today’s NBA game previews.

NHL gets busy again
There are 11 NHL games on the schedule today with the Hurricanes trying to arrest a 4-game losing streak when they host the Lightning. Check out today’s NHL game previews.

NFL QB Carousel

Ryan heads to Colts
NFL QBs are still being shuffled around, and Falcons veteran Matt Ryan was traded to the Colts yesterday, with the Falcons signing free agent Marcus Mariota on a 2-year deal to replace him, while the Saints are bringing back Jameis Winston, leaving Jimmy Garoppolo and Baker Mayfield as the highest-profile QBs still seeking new homes.

Best Bet of the Day

Pittsburgh Penguins -1.5 vs Columbus Blue Jackets
7:00 pm ET, ESPN+

The Penguins are getting primed for the playoffs, and just acquired Rickard Rakell from the Ducks, while Columbus traded away Max Domi. Columbus has just one skater averaging over a point a game in Patrik Laine, who has been carrying the team since his return from injury. Pittsburgh has 3 such skaters, led by Sidney Crosby, who had 2 goals on the road last game out. The Penguins are returning to Pittsburgh after a 2-game winning streak on the road, and won both the teams’ previous meetings this season on the road. If the Jackets couldn’t get it done in Columbus, their chances are even worse on the road. Take Pittsburgh to win comfortably. Read our full game preview for Blue Jackets vs Penguins.

Must-watch

Enhance your sports betting knowledge by watching our daily sports betting show Let’s Bet It! at 10:00 am ET.

On today’s show, the team will discuss today’s slates in the NBA and NHL, giving out their best bets for the games and of course, their Plays of the Day!

Check it out at our YouTube channel at https://youtube.com/c/Pickswise

Must-read

We’re gearing up for a big night in the NBA with our Tuesday mega parlay (+1066 odds), and same game parlays for Clippers vs Nuggets and Hawks vs Knicks, while if you’re pining for March Madness to return, check out what college hoops analyst Matt Marquart made of what we saw in the second round. Golf goes head-to-head this week at the World Match Play, and we have picks for the tournament, which starts tomorrow.

Be sure to head over to the Analysis tab for all today’s great betting content as it drops throughout the day.

Stat of the Day

The Detroit Red Wings have lost 7 of their last 8 games.

Boost of the Day

New York Knicks to win by 10+ points

Atlanta’s Trae Young is sure of a warm welcome from the New York Knicks fans tonight. Bettors who think that the atmosphere might fire up the home team can take enhanced odds of +32o (from +290) from DraftKings Sportsbook on the Knicks winning by 10 or more points against the Hawks (7:30pm ET, TNT).

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