Wise n' Shine: What you need to know to bet better on Wednesday, December 1

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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.

We look set for a great first day of December with today’s sports action including NBA, NHL, college basketball, and soccer games, so let’s get straight to making your next bet better!

About Last Night

Suns light up Warriors, Lakers land Best Bet
Our 3-star pick of the Lakers -3.5 was never in doubt, as they crushed the Kings 117-92 on Tuesday. The big game of the night saw the Suns pull clear late to beat the Warriors 104-96, leaving both teams with 18-3 records. The Warriors are still higher up the NBA championship odds at +600 with FanDuel Sportsbook, which has the Suns at +900. The 15-6 Nets, who edged out the Knicks 112-110 in the battle of New York, are favorites at +260.

Stars shine in NHL
We had just 1 3-star pick on Tuesday’s NHL slate, with Under 5.5 cashing on Red Wings vs Bruins, which was part of Pickswise going 6-2 on the totals on the 8-game slate. There were a couple of big comeback wins, with the Panthers rallying from 4-1 behind to beat the Capitals 5-4, while the Blues went 3-0 down to the Lightning in the first period but won 4-3.

No. 1 Duke upset by Buckeyes
Duke’s time as the No. 1 college basketball men’s team will be brief following its 71-66 loss to Ohio State. The Blue Devils (7-1) led 43-30 at the half but collapsed in the second half.

Today’s Slate

NBA TV doubleheader tops 9-game schedule
We have 9 NBA games today, with an NBA TV double-header of 76ers vs Celtics (7:30 pm ET) and Kings vs Clippers at 10:30 pm ET. Read our picks for all today’s NBA games.

Penguins vs Oilers heads NHL bill
The 6-game NHL slate includes Flyers vs Rangers on NHL Network at 7:00 pm ET and Penguins vs Oilers on TNT at 10:00 pm. Read our predictions for today’s NHL games.

Huge slate of college basketball
NCAAB teams will be sensing a more open season after early losses by Gonzaga and Duke. Florida, Texas Tech, and USC are among the unbeaten teams in action today. Check out our picks for all today’s college basketball.

Super soccer picks
We have 6 EPL games today, including the Merseyside derby between Everton and Liverpool on NBCSN at 3:15 pm ET. Check out all today’s soccer picks.

Best Bet of the Day

NCAAB: Virginia Tech vs Maryland Under 132
7:15 pm ET, ESPN2

Virginia Tech and Maryland have played a combined 14 games to begin the season and the under is 10-3-1 in those games. While both teams average 71 points a game on offense, their defenses are the story. The Hokies have the No. 2 scoring defense in the country, allowing only 57 points per game. The Terrapins rank in the top 50 in blocks per game with 5 and they have 3 players averaging at least 1 block per game. Both teams play at a slow pace and are difficult to score against. Take the under. Read our full game preview for Virginia Tech vs Maryland.

Must-watch

You won’t want to 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.

Yesterday’s show included guest Jim Root giving out 2 college hoops winners in Wake Forest and San Jose State!

Must-read

Our NFL Week 13 coverage is hitting top gear now with the Pickswise Power Rankings and Jared Smith’s Back to the Futures feature available already, plus our computer model’s best bets for the playoffs. Also be sure to check out the View from the Front Office with former NFL exec Jim Monos. We already have picks posted for this week’s NFL games and you can also check out our best TD scorer picks for Cowboys vs Saints on TNF.

Ricky Dimon has picked out the best bets for the college football championship games and also considered the question of whether Cincinnati should be in the College Football Playoffs if it wins on Saturday. We also have an early look at Georgia vs Alabama in the College Football Game of the Week.

Be sure to head over to the Analysis tab for even more great sports betting content — and look out for today’s pick of the best odds boosts and offers later on, which now includes exclusive advice on which promotions offer the best value from The Promo Guy (@ThePromoGuy123).

Stat of the Day

The Wizards have won 11 of their last 15 games against Western Conference opponents.

Boost of the Day

Chelsea, Manchester City, and Liverpool all to win

The top 3 teams in the English Premier League are all playing this afternoon, with Chelsea, Manchester City, and Liverpool currently separated by just 2 points after 13 games, and 5 points clear of the rest of the EPL teams. FanDuel Sportsbook has enhanced the odds on all 3 winning on the road today from +150 to +190. Chelsea visits Watford, Manchester City is at Aston Villa, and Liverpool faces a very short road trip to neighbors Everton.

Pickswise is the home of free sports picks, news, and best bets. Check out our expert NFL picks, NCAAF picks, NBA picks, NHL picks, Soccer picks, and MLB picks for the latest game picks.

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