Wise n' Shine: World Cup best bets, NHL predictions and NBA picks for Tuesday, November 29

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Good morning, Pickswise Nation, and welcome to another wonderful day of sports. The World Cup rolls on today with a number of exciting matchups, including USA vs Iran. There’s also NBA, NHL and college basketball action today, so let’s get straight to making your next bet better.

About Last Night

Great Week 12 of NFL picks
The Pickswise NFL team was in fine form on Monday, as Clevta easily cashed his Steelers +2.5 pick, while Caleb Wilfinger cashed his Steelers vs Colts Same Game Parlay at +601 odds! We also hit Michael Pittman Jr. as one of our anytime touchdown scorer best bets. These results capped off a weekend in which our NFL handicappers went 18-8 on sides and totals and cashed 4 SGPs!

More exciting World Cup action
It was another wild day of World Cup action and our handicappers hit a pair of plus-money winners at +105 and +310 odds. We also had a +400 anytime goal scorer winner with Mohammed Kudus tallying a goal for Ghana. That match between Ghana and South Korea was one of the best of the tournament, and was followed up by a 2-0 Portugal win over Uruguay that featured plenty of drama. Cameroon tied with Serbia 3-3, while Brazil edged out Switzerland 1-0.

Busy night in the Association
Monday featured a 10-game slate in the NBA and produced some surprising results. Yes, the Celtics kept rolling with another win, but the Wizards nearly dropped 150 points on the Timberwolves and the Raptors held the Cavs to 88 points in a victory. The Nuggets stayed hot with a commanding win over the Rockets while the Bulls defeated the Jazz in Utah for their 3rd win in 4 games.

Today’s Slate

USA faces a do-or-die match in the World Cup
There are 4 World Cup soccer games today as the tournament group stage enters its final days. The big game sees the USMNT take on Iran in what is a contest that team USA needs to win to move on to the knockout stages. Read today’s World Cup soccer predictions.

3 NBA games tonight
There’s a solid 3-game NBA slate tonight including 2 games on TNT, with the Golden State Warriors taking on the Dallas Mavericks followed by the Los Angeles Clippers and Portland Trail Blazers. Check out our NBA picks.

Busier night in the NHL
The NHL action continues with a 9-game slate on Tuesday. The marquee game on the schedule features the Tampa Bay Lightning take on the Boston Bruins. Read today’s NHL predictions.

Best Bet of the Day

World Cup: USA ML (+100) over Iran
2:00 pm ET

The USMNT is stuck on 2 points in World Cup Group B despite playing some excellent soccer, but can clinch qualification for the Round of 16 by defeating Iran. The Stars and Stripes would rather be in a better position than this, but the players know that anything less than victory will not be enough. Iran’s position is more complicated because the underdogs would progress with a tie as long as Wales fails to beat England in the group’s other game. Carlos Queiroz’s team may approach the game more cautiously and that may work against them. Read our full USA vs Iran predictions.


It’s Championship Week in college football and our experts already have a few CFB early best bets for this week’s action. We’ll have plenty more analysis to come as the week unfolds.

For the World Cup, there’s still time to check out our predictions for today’s matches, plus a 3-leg parlay at +795 odds. You won’t want to miss our USA vs Iran Same Game Parlay after already hitting +1077 and +566 winners during the tournament!

Hungry for more NFL action? Our NFL expert already has his favorite early NFL best bets for a trio of Week 13 games.

Keep an eye out for more great sports analysis as it arrives throughout the day on the Analysis tab.


Don’t forget to check out our daily show Let’s Bet It on our YouTube channel at youtube.com/c/Pickswise at 10:00 am ET.

Jared Smith and Lauren Jbara are your hosts today and they will be joined by special guest Josh Appelbaum, Sports Betting Analyst for VSIN Live, Host of “Morning Bets” and “Market Insights Podcasts”. The team will discuss last night’s MNF contest and assessing the odds for this week’s NFL action before revealing their Plays of the Day.

Stat of the Day

Mehdi Tahremi has 5 goals in his last 7 games with Iran in 2022.

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