Wise n' Shine: What you need to know to bet better on Wednesday, May 11

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The NBA and NHL playoffs are in full swing, plus we have tons of Major League Baseball action in the afternoon and night. It’s another big day in the world of sports, so let’s not waste any time and get right to making your next bet better. Here is our latest installment of Wise n’ Shine!

About Last Night

Heat, Suns take 3-2 leads
Miami and Phoenix were too hot to handle, as they won crucial Game 5s in their respective series against Philadelphia and Dallas. We cashed a +440 play on Joel Embiid to be the first-basket scorer in the Sixers-Heat contest.

Huge day of NHL handicapping
The Pickswise NHL experts went a perfect 4-0 ML/PL, including a +180 upset for Los Angeles – which went into Edmonton and beat the Oilers 5-4 in overtime. We also had a 3-star best bet of Carolina on the 3-way money line at +125 and the ‘Canes came through with a 5-1 beatdown of Boston.

All rise
On the baseball diamond, the Yankees (21-8) stayed hot with a 6-5 victory over the Blue Jays. Aaron Judge hit a 3-run, walk-off homer in the bottom of the ninth inning. It was his first-ever walk-off blast in what was exactly his 600th career game.

Today’s Slate

Warriors want to finish off Grizzlies
Golden State can become the first NBA team to book its spot in the Conference Finals when it visits Memphis. The Warriors lead that series 3-1, while in the Eastern Conference the Celtics and Bucks are tied 2-2 going back to Boston for Game 5. Head over to our NBA picks page to see all of our previews and predictions.

Down to three games in the NHL
With Colorado having already swept Nashville, there are only three games instead of four on today’s schedule. Pittsburgh is ahead of the Rangers 3-1 and can clinch that series on Wednesday, while Florida-Washington and Calgary-Dallas are both 2-2. You can find all of our hockey coverage on the NHL page.

Eight MLB day games
It’s getaway day for more than half of the teams in Major League Baseball as they wrap up early-week series and prepare to begin new ones on Thursday. A trio of 12:35 pm ET games get the Wednesday schedule started before Kansas City and Texas wrap things up with an 8:05 pm ET first pitch. Check out all of our MLB previews for the full 15-game slate.

Chelsea, Manchester City in EPL action
There is no need to wait for the weekend in order to whet your soccer appetite. Five English Premier League games will kick off on Wednesday, including Chelsea versus Leeds United and Manchester City at Wolverhampton. You can find all of our coverage on the soccer page.


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 https://youtube.com/c/Pickswise.


Looking for more NBA betting success? We are fishing for more winners with our first basket best bets that have been extremely profitable during the postseason. We also have same game parlays for both Bucks vs Celtics and Warriors vs Grizzlies.

Check out more great content as it arrives throughout the day on the Analysis tab.

Stat of the Day

The Grizzlies averaged more than 117 points per game in the regular season when Ja Morant did not play. As such, don’t be surprised by Memphis covering and Game 5 going over the total.

Boost of the Day

Yankees to win and Aaron Judge to hit a home run
Boosted to +600 with FanDuel Sportsbook

FanDuel Sportsbook is celebrating today’s early afternoon Yankees-Blue Jays game with a boost on the odds of a New York win combined with another Judge HR from +440 to +600.

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

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