Wise n' Shine: What you need to know to bet better on Wednesday, November 3

Atlanta Braves win the World Series
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Phil Agius

NBA· 1 month 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.

Congratulations to the Atlanta Braves, MLB World Series champions of 2021. The Braves ended the baseball season last night with a 7-0 Game 6 win in Houston, but great sports action goes on and today we have NBA, NHL and college football, plus Champions League soccer on a wonderful Wednesday. Let’s get straight to making your next bet better!

About Last Night

Braves clinch championship, Pickswise team ends season with double win
The Atlanta Braves had a wild ride to their first World Series victory since 1995. They opened the year at +1000 to win it, but were available at 45/1 on August 1 after a slow start. Bettors who took that price were celebrating last night, along with those who tailed Pickswise on Game 6 as our selections of Braves ML and Under 8.5 runs both cashed!

Wins all the way in college football
Pickswise cappers went 3-0 on the sides and 2-1 on totals on Tuesday’s college football slate, picking underdogs Akron, Ohio and Eastern Michigan all to cover big spreads and two of them even won straight up!

Cappers sweep NBA spreads, going 5-0
Our NBA handicapping team has hit midseason form already, sweeping Tuesday’s slate with a 5-0 record thanks to the Bucks, Heat, Kings, Suns and Rockets all covering! We hope some of you had those in some sweet parlays! Our own parlay of the Bucks, Heat and Kings cashed at +624 odds, and we added a winning same game parlay on the Mavs-Heat game at +736 odds. What a night! Read our same game parlay for Hawks vs Nets tonight (+814 odds!)

Today’s Slate

Nets top an 11-game NBA slate
There’s a feast of NBA action today to help make up for the end of the baseball season, with NBA Championship favorites the Brooklyn Nets in action on ESPN at 7:30pm ET against the Atlanta Hawks. ESPN also has Hornets vs Warriors at 10pm ET. Read our picks for all today’s NBA games here.

College football continues
After picking 3 winning underdogs on Tuesday, our college cappers have flipped camps and like the chances of both tonight’s favorites in Central Michigan vs Western Michigan (7pm ET, ESPNU) and Northern Illinois vs Kent State (7:30pm ET, ESPN2). Read our previews of today’s college football games here.

Unbeaten Hurricanes in action again
The Carolina Hurricanes are 8-0-0 in the NHL this season and bid to stay unbeaten against the 1-7-2 Chicago Blackhawks, while TNT is showing Blues vs Kings at 10pm ET. Read our predictions for today’s NHL games here. Soccer fans can also find our best bets for today’s Champions League and MLS games here.

Best Bet of the Day

Chicago Bulls ML vs Philadelphia 76ers
7pm ET

The 6-1 Chicago Bulls have won 3 in a row and are coming off a big win at Boston, in which they were down by as much as 19 points. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 25.6 points per game on 49.3% shooting. People were worried how he and Zach LaVine would fit together, it’s been working really well and the Bulls have covered the spread 5 times in their last 6 games. Philadelphia is also off to a solid start, despite all the drama around the team. However, things could get tricky as 2 of their starters could be out for this game. Read our full game preview for Bulls vs 76ers.


With so much happening, you won’t want to miss today’s edition of  our daily sports betting show Let’s Bet It! on our YouTube channel at youtube.com/c/Pickswise. Hosts Jared Smith, Lauren Jbara, and Alex Glaze help you to identify the best plays every day to make your next bet better.


If you missed yesterday’s NBA same game parlay winner, the good news is it was picked by our NBA expert Filip Tomic, who has another one for you on the Hawks vs Nets tonight at +814 odds!

Our NFL Week 9 coverage is hitting top gear now with a new No. 1 team in the Pickswise Power Rankings heading into this week’s games plus our experts debating whether the Titans can succeed without Derrick Henry in The Burning Question.

NCAAF fans are also covered with Andrew Ortenberg looking ahead to the College Football Game of the Week as Auburn meets Texas A&M. Be sure to head over to the Analysis tab for even more great sports betting content.

Stat of the Day

The Portland Trail Blazers won both their games against the Cleveland Cavaliers last season by a combined margin of 55 points, averaging 135 points in those victories.

Boost of the Day

Trae Young to record 25+ points & 10+ assists

If you think Trae Young could be in for a big game for the Atlanta Hawks against the Brooklyn Nets (7:30pm ET, ESPN) you can bet on him to get 25+ points and 10+ assists at enhanced odds of +450 (was +370) with DraftKings Sportsbook.

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

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