Wise n' Shine: What you need to know to bet better on Wednesday, February 16

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Phil Agius

NBA· 3 months 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 a wonderful Wednesday of sports, and today we have NBA, NHL, college basketball, soccer and the Winter Olympics to entertain us. Let’s get straight to making your next bet better!

About Last Night

Celtics smash 76ers
The Suns, Grizzlies and Bucks all collected wins on Tuesday night, while the Mavericks beat the Heat and the Hawks beat the Cavaliers. The most eye-catching result, though, was the Celtics crushing the 76ers 135-87 — one can only imagine what Philly’s new recruit James Harden made of it as he awaits his debut.

NHL mega parlay cashes at +946 odds!
There’s nothing like a winning mega parlay to raise the midweek mood, and that’s exactly what we did with our Tuesday NHL mega parlay (+946 odds) as the Blues -1.5 and Capitals ML and Oilers ML all won. The Penguins needed overtime to beat the Flyers but their 2nd goal was most notable as it was the 500th of Sidney Crosby’s career.

NCAAB Best Bets go a perfect 2-0
We went 2-0 on NCAAB best bets on Tuesday, with Texas -1 and Arkansas -7.5 cashing. Tennessee upset Kentucky 76-63, Villanova beat Providence in a battle of 2 top-10 teams, Duke just managed to beat Wake Forest 76-74 and Ohio State trailed at half-time against Minnesota but won by 25!

Today’s Slate

Big Wednesday slate in the NBA
We have a tasty 11-game slate in the NBA today, including an ESPN doubleheader of Nets vs Knicks (7:30 pm ET) and Jazz vs Lakers at 10:00 pm ET. Read our picks for all today’s NBA games.

TNT doubleheader in NHL
It’s a quieter day in the NHL with only 4 games, but TNT is showing 2 of them: Panthers vs Hurricanes at 7:30 pm ET and Avalanche vs Golden Knights at 10:00 pm ET. Read today’s NHL picks.

There’s college basketball and soccer too
There’s some great NCAAB action today, with Gonzaga, Auburn, and Illinois all playing, while Baylor takes on Texas Tech. Check out our picks for all today’s college basketball. It’s another big day of Champions League soccer, too, and we have picks for today’s games.

Best Bet of the Day

Portland Trail Blazers +12 vs Memphis Grizzlies
8:00 pm ET

Damian Lillard, Joe Ingles, Nassir Little, Keon Johnson, Didi Loudza, Dennis Smith Jr., and Eric Bledsoe are all out for the Portland Trail Blazers at the moment and yet this team has put together a 3-game winning streak. All 5 starters scored in double figures, led by Anfernee Simons (31) and Josh Hart (27) as they upset the defending champion Bucks 122-107 despite entering the game as 11.5-point underdogs. Tonight they face a Memphis team they’ve already beaten twice this season. Memphis is also on a roll with 6 wins in a row and 9 in their last 10 games, and although the Grizzlies should emerge victorious again, this is a big line to cover against a team that has beaten them twice this season. Read our full game preview for Trail Blazers vs Grizzlies.

Must-watch

You won’t want to miss today’s edition of our daily sports betting show Let’s Bet It! at 10:00 am ET on our YouTube channel at youtube.com/c/Pickswise.

The team will analyze all today’s big games in the NBA, college basketball picks and NHL and, of course, reveal their Plays of the Day!

Must-read

We’re already looking ahead to next year’s Super Bowl, so why not check out our article as we try to identify next year’s surprising team after this year’s great run by the Cincinnati Bengals.

Don’t miss Jim Root’s best bets for today’s college basketball slate, and you can also look ahead to the MLB season with our preview of the newly renamed Cleveland Guardians.

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

Seven of the last 10 meetings between the Trail Blazers and Grizzlies have gone under on the game total.

Boost of the Day

Calgary Flames & Colorado Avalanche both to win

FanDuel Sportsbook has boosted the odds of the favorites winning both of the 2 late games in the NHL tonight, enhancing the odds of the Flames beating the Ducks and the Avalanche seeing off the Golden Knights from +185 to +230.

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

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