Wise n' Shine: What you need to know to bet better on Tuesday, November 16

Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry (30) drives past Brooklyn Nets small forward Kevin Durant (7) during the first quarter at Barclays Center.
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Ricky Dimon

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Since graduating from Davidson (The College That Stephen Curry Built), I have been writing about sports--just about any and all you can think of!--and coaching tennis in Atlanta, Ga. Beyond the four major sports, I am an avid tennis fan and cover the ATP Tour on a daily basis. If I'm not busy writing, you can generally find me on a tennis court or traveling the world wherever a sporting event takes me.

Week 10 in the NFL has come and gone, but football never stops. We have another dose of midweek MACtion on Tuesday! There is also plenty of basketball and hockey to whet the appetite of sports fans and bettors.

Let’s get straight to it as we hope to make your next bet better!

About Last Night

49ers clobber Rams on Monday Night Football
It’s safe to say that the Los Angeles Rams debuts of Odell Beckham Jr. and Von Miller did not go as planned. Week 10 in the NFL wrapped up with the San Francisco 49ers putting a 31-10 beatdown on the visiting Rams. Andrew Ortenberg offers his Monday Night Football reactive piece.

Bulls beat LeBron-less Lakers
Alex Caruso returned to the Staples Center on Monday — and he made sure to bring DeMar DeRozan with him. DeRozan (38 points, 6 assists) led the Chicago Bulls to 121-103 defeat of the Los Angeles Lakers, who were once again without LeBron James. Chicago is now 10-4 SU.

Today’s Slate

Can you ever get enough #MACtion? The answer to that, of course, is no. Three such games are taking center stage in the college football world on Tuesday and we will have two more on Wednesday. What will one of the most entertaining conferences in college football bring us tonight? Our experts provide the latest MAC forecast.

Tough college basketball test for Virginia
Another sizable college basketball slate is headlined by a showdown between Houston and Virginia. Among other teams taking the floor on Tuesday are Villanova, Duke, North Carolina, and Kentucky. Check out our previews for all of today’s college basketball action.

Huge 12-game slate in the NHL
Not one, not two, not three, not four, not five, not six… not 10, not 11… no, we have 12 games on the NHL schedule tonight! They include a battle between the 11-3-0 Oilers and the 8-3-3 Jets. Read all of today’s NHL game previews.

NBA double-header on TNT
There are only three games on the NBA schedule. But three is enough when they are Warriors vs Nets, 76ers vs Jazz, and Spurs vs Clippers. The first two make up a double-header on TNT, starting with GSW-BKN at 7:30 pm ET and concluding with PHI-UTA at 10:00 pm ET. You can find our Warriors vs Nets preview here.

Best Bet of the Day

New York Rangers ML over Montreal Canadiens
7:00 pm ET, ESPN+

The Canadiens are having a tough time getting on track this season, as they enter this one with a dreadful 4-11-2 record. Things have been especially tough on the road, as they are 1-6-1 away from Montreal. The Rangers are riding a 3-game winning streak, so the Habs appear to be in another tough spot here. New York’s offense is firing on all cylinders, producing 12 goals during the 3-game winning streak. Montreal goaltender Jake Allen is injured and his status for this game remains doubtful. The Rangers are projected to have their No. 1 goaltender back in net. Alexander Georgiev got the start on Sunday against the Devils, so Igor Shesterkin figures to be the starter in this one. The Rangers have won 7 of Shesterkin’s 11 starts. Read our full game preview for Canadiens vs Rangers.


Check out our daily betting show Let’s Bet It! with regular hosts Jared Smith, Lauren Jbara, and Alex Glaze breaking down the day’s best bets and looking ahead to the rest of the sports betting week. Watch on our YouTube channel at https://youtube.com/c/Pickswise


On the college football front, be sure to read our 3-team mega parlay for tonight’s college football MACtion and our latest look at the college football futures markets in addition to the opening lines for Week 12. As for the NFL, don’t miss Jared Smith’s opening lines report for Week 11.

Be sure to head over to the Analysis tab for even more great betting content.

Stat of the Day

With injuries to three members of their frontcourt rotation, the San Antonio Spurs have struggled defensively of late. They currently give up the 9th-most points per game (109.5 ppg) while allowing their opponents to shoot at the 4th-highest rate from the field (46.5 percent). It could be tough sledding against a Clippers team that is 4-1 SU on its current homestand.

Boost of the Day

Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant to combine for 70+ points
Boosted to +340 with DraftKings Sportsbook

DraftKings Sportbook is celebrating the marquee NBA matchup of the day—and really the entire week—by boosting 70+ points combined by Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant in Warriors vs Clippers to +340.

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