Wise n' Shine: What you need to know to bet better on Wednesday, December 15
We saw sporting history made last night as Steph Curry broke the all-time 3-point record and today’s sports action should bring plenty more excitement with NBA, NHL, college basketball, and soccer games. Let’s get straight to making your next bet better!
About Last Night
Curry makes history, NBA parlay cashes
There were only 3 NBA games on Tuesday but there was no shortage of drama as we had NBA history made in one game and the other 2 went to overtime! Stephen Curry broke Ray Allen’s all-time 3-point record early in the Warriors’ 105-96 win over the Knicks, while the Nets beat the Raptors and the Suns beat the Trail Blazers in overtime. Our Tuesday NBA Parlay (Raptors +8.5, unders in New York and Portland) cashed at +596 odds too!
Stars shine in NHL
We lost 2 NHL games from Tuesday’s big slate due to COVID-19, but the Pickswise handicappers went 8-4 on sides on the games that were played — including a 3-star pick of the Lightning ML.
ESPN doubleheader tops 11-game schedule
We have 11 NBA games today, with an ESPN double-header of Lakers vs Mavericks (7:30 pm ET) and Clippers vs Jazz at 10pm ET. Read our picks for all today’s NBA games.
Penguins vs Oilers heads NHL bill
There are just 3 games in the NHL today, but Seattle Kraken vs Anaheim Ducks is on TNT at 10:00 pm ET. Read our predictions for today’s NHL games.
College basketball keeps rolling
The NCAAB action is relentless, with UCLA and USC among the top teams in action today. Check out our picks for all today’s college basketball.
Super soccer picks
We have 4 EPL games today after Manchester City blitzed Leeds 7-0 yesterday to go 4 points clear at the top of the standings. Today’s slate is topped by Arsenal vs West Ham on NBCSN at 3:00 pm ET. Check out all today’s soccer picks, and you can see today’s EPL parlay (+1507 odds!) here.
Best Bet of the Day
Los Angeles Lakers ML vs Dallas Mavericks
7:30 pm ET, ESPN
The Lakers are finally waking up and tonight at Dallas they are going for their 4th win in 5 games. Behind a 30-point triple-double from LeBron James they took care of the Orlando Magic over the weekend. The Lakers enter tonight’s game with a 4-2 ATS record in 6 games, they’ve also beaten the Mavs 9 times in the last 12 meetings. Dallas has won 3 of its last 4 games, but the wins came against heavily shorthanded teams. More importantly though, Dallas is also shorthanded as Luka Doncic has missed their last 2 games and will be out tonight with a lingering ankle injury. It’s a big blow to their ambitions as he averages 25.6 points, 8 rebounds and 8.5 dimes per game. The Mavericks have covered just 4 times in 13 games at American Airlines Center. With no Doncic, it’s hard to like Dallas’ chances against a confident Lakers team.
. Read our full game preview for Lakers vs Mavericks
Our NFL Week 15 coverage is hitting top gear now with the Pickswise Power Rankings and Jared Smith’s Back to the Futures feature available, plus the Pickswise experts discussing who is the best team in the NFC in this week’s Burning Question.
If you’re getting excited for the NCAAF bowl games, which start on Friday, you can check out the date, times, TV details and odds for every bowl game in our handy college football bowl game guide.
Stat of the Day
Seven of the last 10 meetings between the Heat and 76ers have gone over the total, with an average of 225.8 points per game scored.
Boost of the Day
LeBron James will want to remind folks that Steph Curry is not the only superstar in the NBA, and if you think he’ll have a big game against the Mavericks, DraftKings Sportsbook has boosted the odds of LBJ having 45+ points, rebounds, and assists from +110 odds to +125.