Wise n' Shine: What you need to know to bet better on Wednesday, February 23

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Andrew Wilsher

NHL· 2 months ago

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Editor of Pickswise. Born and raised in jolly old London, England, with an undying love for the NFL, NBA, soccer, and horse racing. A big-time sports bettor who loves futures markets and backing underdogs. Long-suffering New York Jets fan.

The NBA all-star break continues but we’ve still got NHL and NCAAB action to get excited for today, as well as some afternoon EPL and Champions League soccer matchups. Let’s dive into making your next bet better!

About Last Night

Big day for CBB cappers
With the NBA off, college basketball has been in the limelight for hardwood lovers, and our handicappers didn’t disappoint as they went 8-1-1 ATS last night. Those wins include two 3-star plays on Tennessee -10.5 and Texas Tech -10.

Chelsea win has Pickswise rejoicing
Afternoon soccer fans will have been delighted to see Chelsea beat Lille 2-0 in the Champions League yesterday. We had Under 2.5 goals as a 3-star play, while Jared Smith also nailed his pick of Chelsea and under 3.5 goals on Let’s Bet It!

Today’s Slate

Plenty of college hoops action on the horizon
It’s Wednesday, which means we’ve got a hefty slate of big college basketball matchups to look forward to tonight. The standout matchups see Duke battle Virginia at 7:00 pm ET while LSU locks horns with Kentucky at 9:00 pm ET, with both games being shown on ESPN. Get our picks for all of tonight’s NCAAB games.

TNT doubleheader on the ice
There are 5 NHL games taking place tonight, but 2 of those will air live on TNT. Up first we have Edmonton facing Stanley Cup champions Tampa Bay at 7:30 pm ET, before an intriguing game out west between the Kings and Coyotes at 10:00 pm ET. Read our predictions for today’s NHL matchups.

EPL and Champions League soccer
It’s double trouble for soccer fans this afternoon, as we have another two Round of 16 Champions League games to look forward to, as well as a triple threat of EPL games. We’ve got a pair of 3-star plays across today’s action so make sure you check out our soccer best bets page.

Best Bet of the Day

South Carolina Gamecock +2 over Mississippi State Bulldogs
6:30 pm ET, SEC Network

The South Carolina Gamecocks come into this game off their biggest win of the year. They defeated the LSU Tigers at home on Saturday by just 2 points behind a career night from Jermaine Couisnard, who scored 33 points and dished out 3 assists. Mississippi State ranks 357th in Haslametric’s Away From Home and allows opponents to shoot over 45% from the field in their games away from Starkville. Meanwhile, the Gamecocks are 8-5 ATS at home, averaging over 77 ppg in those contests. Take South Carolina. Read our full game preview for Mississippi State vs South Carolina.

Must-watch

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 youtube.com/c/Pickswise to get all the best picks and breakdowns for today’s NHL and NCAAB action, as well as some soccer picks!

Must-read

There may not be any NBA action today, but 2008 NBA champion Brian Scalabrine has given his best mid-season futures bets and views, including a couple of picks over 30/1!

With a big college basketball slate on the cards today, we’ve come up with an NCAAB mega parlay (+1195 odds!) to add some further excitement to the action, while expert Jim Root has his best bets of the day. We’ve also got an NHL mega parlay (+1070 odds) for hockey fans to indulge in.

We’re continuing our buildup to the 2022 MLB season with our team preview of the Minnesota Twins.

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

According to KenPom, Rutgers ranks 302nd in adjusted tempo while Michigan ranks 259th. The over/under line is set at 135.5 points.

Boost of the Day

Manchester United to win & over 1.5 goals vs Atletico Madrid

Manchester United heads to Spain to take on Atletico Madrid in the Champions League Round of 16, and FanDuel Sportsbook has boosted the odds of the Red Devils securing the victory and over 1.5 goals being scored from +260 to +300!

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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