Wise n' Shine: What you need to know to bet better on Tuesday, March 8
Good morning, Pickswise Nation! We have some great sporting action to look forward today with college basketball conference tournaments underway, plus games in the NBA, NHL, and Champions League soccer. Let’s make your next bet better!
About Last Night
Another day, another Pickswise parlay cashes
Our NHL handicappers are really starting to build up steam with hockey playoffs on the horizon, and that continued last night with our standard parlay cashing at +456 odds! On top of that, our props expert Chad Wetzel nailed Devon Toews to score for the Avalanche at +410! In the picks department, we have also gone 16-7 on totals in the past 3 days. Don’t miss our picks for tonight’s mammoth 11-game slate.
Mocs madness at the buzzer
March Madness may not technically start for another week, but the craziness got underway early as Chattanooga beat Furman 64-63 in the Southern Conference Tournament final courtesy of an outrageous buzzer-beater to send the Mocs into orbit. Elsewhere, Gonzaga advanced to the WCC final, where they will play Saint Mary’s, while Delaware upset Towson to set up a date with UNCW in the CAA final.
LeBron-less Lakers lose again
Things keep going from bad to worse for the Lakers, who last night were without LeBron James and lost to the Spurs 117-110. Los Angeles just about remains in the play-in tournament as things stand, but things are not looking good for the Lakers right now.
ACC Tournament gets started
The Power 5 conference tournaments get started in college basketball, with the ACC getting things underway as Pittsburgh battles Boston College and NC State meets Clemson. Georgia Tech also locks horns with Louisville. Meanwhile, we have a number of finals to get excited for, including in the WEC and CAA. Get our picks for today’s huge NCAAB matchups.
Big night on the ice
There is a hefty 11-game slate in the NHL on Tuesday, and as mentioned above our handicappers are lighting it up right now. Tonight’s standout game looks to be the Panthers taking on the Penguins. Read our predictions for today’s NHL games.
Tidy slate in the NBA
There are 6 games taking place in the NBA tonight, including the Pelicans vs Grizzlies at 7:30 pm ET and Clippers vs Warriors at 10:00 pm ET, with both being shown on TNT. Check out our picks for tonight’s NBA matchups.
Champions League Round of 16 continues
The second legs of the Champions League Round of 16 start tonight, so make sure you read our predictions for today’s soccer action.
Best Bet of the Day
Cleveland Cavaliers -4.5 over Indiana Pacers
7:00 pm ET
The Cavaliers snapped their 3-game losing streak on Sunday night with a win over the Toronto Raptors. Cleveland lost all-star center Jarrett Allen to a broken finger in that game but a matchup with the Pacers might be a good opportunity to fit in some new pieces and see what works. Indiana has won just two games since the start of February and they have one of the league’s worst defenses. The same can’t be said about the Cavaliers, who thrive on the defensive end of the floor where they give up the fewest points to opponents per game. Take the Cavs as small road favorites. Read our full game preview for Cavaliers vs Pacers.
Make sure you catch today’s edition of our daily sports betting show, Let’s Bet It!, at 10:00 am ET on our YouTube channel at for a full rundown of today’s big matchups as well as the team’s Plays of the Day. youtube.com/c/Pickswise
If you’re looking for some action on the professional hardwood, read our Nets vs Hornets same game parlay (+1466 odds!).
Be sure to head over to the Analysis tab for even more great sports betting content as it arrives throughout the day.
Stat of the Day
Jacksonville and Bellarmine play and the 4th and 5th-slowest pace in the nation in college basketball, respectively. They meet today in the ASUN Championship game, for which the total is set at 123.
Boost of the Day
If you are looking for an NHL parlay for tonight’s huge 11-game slate, then you can bet on the Golden Knights, Blues, and Red Wings all to win, boosted from +210 to +280 by FanDuel Sportsbook!