Wise n' Shine: What you need to know to bet better on Wednesday, January 12

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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.

The college football season is over, but the NFL playoffs are just three days away. We also have plenty of basketball, hockey and soccer action on Wednesday’s sports menu, so there is a lot to discuss.

As such, let’s not waste any time and get right to making your next bet better with our latest installment of Wise n’ Shine!

About Last Night

Grizzlies upset Warriors, cash same game parlay
Both the Grizzlies and Pickswise were big winners on Tuesday. Ja Morant and company upset the Warriors as +125 underdogs and our +900 same game parlay of Grizzlies 1-10 win margin, Morant over 25.5 points and Andrew Wiggins under 16.5 points was successful.

College basketball: 2-0 on best bets and a parlay winner
Penn State -3 over Rutgers and Texas A&M -4.5 over Ole Miss were our two best bets on Tuesday. The Nittany Lions won by 17 and the Aggies dominated by 16. We also cashed a +349 rivalry-game parlay with Texas covering -6.5 against Oklahoma and Auburn beating Alabama as a +135 underdog.

NHL completes spectacular night of handicapping
Our NHL experts went 5-2 ML/PL and 5-2 O/U in seven NHL games on Tuesday. The slate was highlighted by Toronto’s 4-3 win over Las Vegas and — you guessed it — we were on the Leafs and the over!

Today’s Slate

Nine-game slate in the NBA
An NBA doubleheader on ESPN features the Mavericks, Knicks, Nets and Bulls. It’s Mavs-Knicks at 7:30pm ET and Nets-Bulls at 10pm ET. The 76ers, Heat, Jazz and Lakers are also taking the court on what should be an entertaining night of basketball. Head over to our NBA picks page to see all of our previews and predictions.

NHL doubleheader on TNT
A small 3-game NHL slate is headlined by a double-header on TNT. It begins with the Bruins hosting the Canadiens at 7pm ET before the Maple Leafs visit the Coyotes at 10pm ET. You can find our predictions for every NHL matchup.

A big one in the Big East
Wednesday’s lone all-top 25 showdown on the college hardwood pits two Big East rivals against each other in Villanova and Xavier. The 14th-ranked Wildcats are going on the road to face the 17th-ranked Musketeers. Duke, Michigan State, and LSU are also in action. Check out all of our CBB picks.

Best Bet of the Day

English Premier League: West Ham -1 over Norwich City
2:45pm ET, Peacock

Norwich City is dead last in the EPL standings with just 10 points in 19 games after losing 5 straight without scoring a single goal. The Canaries are likely on course for another heavy defeat at West Ham, which should be backed to win by more than 1 goal. West Ham beat fellow EPL representative Leeds in the FA Cup this past Sunday. That marked the Hammers’ third straight win, with 9 goals scored during this stretch. West Ham won 4-0 when these teams last met, and Norwich City has endured a tough time when playing against the top teams. Read our full game preview for West Ham vs Norwich City.

Must-watch

We have another episode of our daily betting show, Let’s Bet It, coming up today. Hosts Lauren Jbara and Jared Smith are joined by PointsBet senior editor Teddy Greenstein to discuss the NFL playoffs and the second PGA Tour event of the season – the Sony Open. Also don’t miss the panel’s NBA and college basketball picks.

Make sure you subscribe to our Pickswise Youtube channel so you never miss an episode!

Must-read

Our NFL playoffs coverage is highlighted by this week’s Burning Question, in which three of our experts go in-depth with their Super Bowl picks. We have posted our end-of-season power rankings with the 14 postseason participants, as well. You can also see list of the Top 10 most INSANE moments of the 2021 NFL season and get up to date with our recap of head coaches who were fired on Monday and Tuesday.

Meanwhile, can we cash another NBA same game parlay on Wednesday? Here is our +1390 effort for Mavericks vs Knicks! Visit the Analysis tab for even more great sports betting content.

Stat of the Day

Xavier is 9-0 SU and 7-2 ATS on its home floor this season, averaging 79.8 ppg on 46 percent shooting in those games while holding opponents to 58.2 ppg on 35.5 percent shooting. Villanova is 2-4 ATS on the road.

Boost of the Day

Lonzo Ball and DeMar DeRozan to combine for 40+ points
Boosted to +145 with DraftKings Sportsbook

The scorching-hot Bulls are back in action on Wednesday, hosting the Nets in a marquee matchup. DraftKings is celebrating the occasion by bumping up 40+ combined points by Lonzo Ball and DeMar DeRozan from +125 to +145.

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

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