Wise n' Shine: World Cup predictions, NBA and NHL best bets for Wednesday, November 30
Good morning, Pickswise Nation, to another wonderful Wednesday of sports. The World Cup highlights the action today, but we still have lots of other exciting action in the NBA, NHL and college basketball, so let’s get straight to making your next bet better!
About Last Night
World Cup bets stay hot
It was a stellar day on the pitch for our soccer picks as we went 3-1, and every winning pick had a plus-odds payout. Ecuador beat Senegal 2-1 which cashed our over 2.5 goals pick at +150, the USA beat Iran 1-0 to win our USA money line bet at +105, and England defeated Wales 3-0 to win our bet of England win in a shutout at +120 odds. Whether you call it football or soccer, it was a great day to back our picks!
Luka magic leads Mavericks
It was the Luka Doncic show on Tuesday night in the Mavericks’ 116-113 win over the Warriors. Doncic did a little bit of everything as he finished with 41 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists, leading Dallas to victory over the defending Western Conference Champions. Around the NBA, the Knicks cashed our spread pick of -5 as they demolished the Pistons 140-110, and Julius Randle finished with 36 points in the win.
World Cup Wednesday
As usual, there are 4 World Cup matches happening today. Australia vs Denmark and Tunisia vs France start the day at 10:00 am ET, while Saudi Arabia vs Mexico and Poland vs Argentina conclude the day with their 2:00 pm ET start. Read today’s World Cup soccer predictions.
Massive slate in the NBA
We have a huge selection of 13 games to check out today, and that comes with several exciting matchups. The Heat will try to take down the Celtics in Boston, the 76ers will look to beat the Cavs in Cleveland, and the Bucks travel to Madison Square Garden to face the Knicks. Check out our NBA picks.
Handful of games in the NHL
There’s not a ton of action on the ice tonight as we’re limited to just 4 games, but we still have picks and predictions for each matchup! Read today’s NHL predictions.
Top 25 showdown in College basketball
We have an exciting day in college basketball highlighted by 2 top-25 contests. First, #25 Ohio State and #17 Duke will tip-off at 7 pm ET on ESPN, and then #18 UNC will take on #10 Indiana at 9:15 pm ET on ESPN. Read today’s NCAAB predictions.
Best Bet of the Day
College basketball: Michigan State -1 (-110) over Notre Dame
9:15 pm ET
The Michigan State Spartans travel to South Bend for a date with the Fighting Irish in the Big 10-ACC Challenge on Wednesday night. The Spartans have had a great start to the year despite a challenging schedule, as they are 5-2 straight up with wins over Kentucky, Villanova, Oregon, and a pesky Portland team on its home floor to go along with narrow losses to Gonzaga in the Carrier Classic and Alabama during Feast Week. The Fighting Irish come into this contest off their first loss of the season, but they have not played anywhere near the level of opponent that the Spartans have. Considering the difference in resumes and Notre Dame’s poor defensive performances in the half-court, the Spartans seem to be undervalued in this particular matchup. Read our full Michigan State vs Notre Dame predictions.
We’re into Championship Week of 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 soccer predictions for today’s matches, plus a 4-pick +8074 mega parlay that you’re not going to want to miss. We also have a Saudi Arabia vs Mexico Same Game Parlay after already hitting +1077 and +566 winners during the tournament!
We’re still a day away from Thursday Night Football, but we couldn’t help ourselves but dive in! Our expert Clevta went 2-0 on Monday Night Football and he’s back with 2 best bets for Bills-Patriots, plus Prop Holliday has selected his player prop best bets, and we’ve crafted a +657 Bills-Patriots Same Game Parlay after winning FIVE Same Game Parlays in Week 12.
Keep an eye out for more great sports analysis as it arrives throughout the day on the Analysis tab.
Jared Smith and Lauren Jbara are your hosts today and they will be joined by special guest Mike Sando, @SandoNFL, a Senior NFL Writer for The Athletic and Pro Football HOF selector. The team will discuss midweek NFL line movement, CFB Championship Week plays, and NFL quarterbacks with Mike before revealing their Plays of the Day.
Stat of the Day
The Spurs have lost 8 consecutive games and have an average losing margin of 18.75 points in those 8 games. They are +5.5 today at the Oklahoma City Thunder.