Wise n' Shine: What you need to know to bet better on Wednesday, March 2

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Phil Agius

NBA· 2 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 and soccer to entertain us. Let’s get straight to making your next bet better!

About Last Night

Timberwolves hand Warriors 6th loss in last 8 games
The Minnesota Timberwolves made it 6 straight home wins over Golden State with an impressive 129-114 win last night, handing the Warriors a 6th loss in their last 8 games.

Red Wings upset Hurricanes
It was a busy day in the NHL on Tuesday, with the Detroit Red Wings grabbing the headlines by beating the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 in overtime. The Flames beat the Wild and the Ducks overcame the Bruins in other notable matchups. Meanwhile, Pickswise props expert Connor O’Brien went 2-0 with his Tuesday plays.

Kansas goes down to TCU
Arizona, Duke and Kentucky all won their Tuesday games on the hardwood, but Kansas lost 74-64 to TCU, while Wisconsin beat Purdue and Villanova edged past Providence in the day’s other big games.

Today’s Slate

Harden makes 76ers home debut on ESPN
We have a solid 8-game slate in the NBA today, including an ESPN doubleheader of Knicks vs 76ers, which is set to be James Harden’s first home game as a Sixer, at 7:30 pm ET, and Trail Blazers vs Suns 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: Blues vs Rangers at 7:30 pm ET and Predators vs Kraken 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 Alabama, Auburn, UConn and Arkansas all playing. Check out our picks for all today’s college basketball. It’s another big day of FA Cup soccer, too, with Chelsea and Liverpool among the teams taking the field and we have picks for today’s games.

Best Bet of the Day

Miami Heat +4.5 vs Milwaukee Bucks
8:00 pm ET

With 4 wins in a row, the Miami Heat look like the team to beat in the Eastern Conference. They have a 2-game advantage over the Bulls for the #1 seed, but despite that, they enter this game as 4.5-point dogs. The good news is they respond well playing in that role this season as they’ve gone 11-7 SU. They’ve also won their last 6 road games. The Bucks are only 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games and against Eastern Conference teams they’ve covered the spread just 3 times in the last 12 games. Miami holds the edge with 2 wins in 3 meetings this season, and with their 20-13-1 ATS record on the road, it’s hard to go against Miami. Read our full game preview for Heat vs Bucks.

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 and NHL and, of course, reveal their Plays of the Day!

Must-read

Don’t miss Jim Root’s best bets for today’s college basketball slate and our Wednesday NCAAB mega parlay. We also have NBA same game parlays for the Knicks vs 76ers and Trail Blazers vs Suns, plus our NBA mega parlay (+1510 odds!).

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

Alabama is 9-7 in the SEC but has covered the spread in just 3 league games and is 10-19 ATS overall.

Boost of the Day

Maple Leafs, Rangers & Stars all to win

FanDuel Sportsbook has boosted the odds of the Maple Leafs (vs Sabres), Rangers (vs Blues) and Stars (vs Kings) all winning their games in NHL tonight, enhancing the odds of the 3-team parlay from +290 to +380.

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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