Wise n’ Shine: NBA picks, NHL predictions and NCAAB best bets for Friday

Wise n’ Shine: NBA picks, NHL predictions and NCAAB best bets for Friday

Good morning, Pickswise Nation and a very special welcome to readers in Massachusetts as legal sports betting comes to your state today! We have NBA, NHL and another big day of college basketball to enjoy, so let’s get straight to making your next bet better.

About Last Night

Totals domination continues
The Pickswise team are red hot on NBA total bets at the moment, going a perfect 6-0 with our over/under picks on Thursday to make it a sensational 12-0-1 over the last 2 days! The Bucks beat the Nets 118-113 last night while the Grizzlies handed the Warriors their 26th road loss of the season in a 131-110 Memphis win.

Oilers end Bruins’ win streak
The Boston Bruins’ 1o-game win streak is over after the Bruins fell 3-2 to the Oilers in just their third home loss in regulation this season. You can win NHL games in a variety of ways, and we saw that demonstrated on Thursday as the Stars smashed the Sabres 10-4, while the Hurricanes also picked up 2 points with a 1-0 win over the Flyers.

College basketball mega parlay cashes at +725 odds
There was no shortage of college basketball drama on Thursday and we cashed our NCAAB mega parlay at +725 odds. Iowa State beat #10 Baylor for the third time this season to eliminate the Bears from the Big 12 Tournament.

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Today’s Slate

NBA doubleheader on NBA TV
There’s a select 6-game slate in the NBA tonight, with Cavaliers vs Heat on NBA TV at 8:00 pm ET and Raptors vs Lakers at 10:30 pm ET on the same channel. Read today’s NBA picks.

Just 2 games in the NHL
It’s a quiet day on the ice today, with Blackhawks vs Panthers at 7:00 pm ET and Ducks vs Flames at 9:00 pm ET the only games, with both matchups available on ESPN+. Read today’s NHL picks.

Busy day on the college hardwood
We have a huge slate of NCAAB conference tournament quarterfinal and semifinal matchups today with highlights including Connecticut vs Marquette at 6:30 pm ET on FS1, Duke vs Miami on ESPN2 at 7:00 pm ET and TCU vs Texas on ESPN at 9:30 pm ET. We have college basketball picks for all the big games.

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Best Bet of the Day

NHL: Florida Panthers -1.5 over Chicago Blackhawks
7:00 pm ET, ESPN+

The Chicago Blackhawks have only 1 win in their last 6 games and look set to struggle against the Panthers, who rank 1st in the league in expected goals over the last 2 weeks. The Blackhawks rank 29th in expected goals against over the same time. With the Panthers’ defense only allowing 1.60 goals per game, ranking 3rd in the last 2 weeks, they should control the play and ease to a comfortable win. Read our full Blackhawks vs Panthers predictions.

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For today’s action, we have our NBA mega parlay and Cavaliers vs Heat Same Game Parlay along with today’s best NHL player prop bet. After yesterday’s success, we’re also targeting another big payout with our Friday college basketball mega parlay, this time at +811 odds. We have World Baseball Classic Best Bets for today’s games and our EPL parlay for Saturday’s soccer is also available.

Read all of our great sports analysis as it arrives throughout the day on the Analysis tab.

Stat of the Day

The Lakers have won and covered the spread in 6 of their last 8 games.

Quote of the Day

“I feel bad for him because he feels bad.”

Suns coach Monty Williams could be without Kevin Durant for up to 3 weeks due to an ankle injury.

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