Wise n’ Shine: NFL picks, World Cup and NCAAB best bets for Thanksgiving


Good morning, Pickswise Nation and welcome to a wonderful Thanksgiving Day of sports. We’ve got 3 NFL games on tap today, plus action from the World Cup to keep you entertained. There’s also a plethora of college basketball action today and the Egg Bowl in college football. Let’s get straight to making your next bet better!

About Last Night

Upsets abound in World Cup
The 2022 World Cup continued on Wednesday, and the upsets kept coming. The best game of the day saw Japan knock off Germany after falling behind 1-0, picking up a huge 3 points in Group E. Elsewhere, Belgium edged Canada 1-0 while Spain demolished Costa Rica 7-0.

Wild day of college hoops
Feast Week delivered another jam-packed day of college basketball, and our experts were on the money once again. The Pickswise college hoops team went 4-1 on sides and totals, and we also cashed our NCAAB parlay at +610 odds!

NHL mega parlay cashes at +920 odds
It was a busy night on the ice, as every team was in action prior to Thursday’s break for Thanksgiving. The Pickswise NHL handicapping team had another solid evening, including cashing our Wednesday NHL mega parlay at +920 odds! Those who tailed can thank the Dallas Stars for scoring 5 goals in the 3rd period to cover the puck line against the Blackhawks.

Today’s Slate

Brazil starts its World Cup campaign
There are 4 more matches in the World Cup today, and one intriguing matchup is between Brazil and Serbia. The other 3 games include Portugal-Ghana, Switzerland-Cameroon and South Korea-Uruguay.

Giants-Cowboys highlights NFL Thanksgiving slate
This year’s trio of Thanksgiving games offers intrigue across the board, including Bills-Lions, and Patriots-Vikings. But the showdown of the day comes in the form of this NFC East matchup between the Giants and Cowboys, with both teams sitting at 7-3 on the season. Feast Week continues
The college basketball season is officially in full swing and Feast Week has already featured a number of compelling games. We’ve got a ton of action on the hardwood yet again, including Kansas-Wisconsin, Iowa State-Villanova, Alabama-Michigan State and more! The Egg Bowl; A tradition unlike any other
You never know what you’re going to see in the Egg Bowl. This year’s installment should be another entertaining affair in the state of Mississippi for one of college football’s best rivalries.

Best Bet of the Day

NFL: New England Patriots vs Minnesota Vikings under 42.5 (-110)
8:15 pm ET

This is the highest total of a Patriots game since Week 6, when it was set at 43.5 against the Browns, and we’re backing the under with confidence. The last 3 New England games ended with 39, 29 and 13 points, and that’s because of the combination of their poor offense and excellent defense. In those 3 games for the Patriots, Mac Jones and the offense have scored 2 touchdowns. It’s been a pathetic showing for them on offense, and it’s been the defense that has kept them in so many games. If trends mean anything, scoring should be scarce. The under is 17-8 in the last 25 Thanksgiving games and 7-0 in the last 7 Thanksgiving night games.


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 Prop Holliday, Pickswise prop analyst. The trio will discuss the Turkey Day games and some college football action before revealing their Plays of the Day.

Stat of the Day

Daniel Jones is 14-5 as a road underdog in his career as a Giants starter. New York is a 10-point underdog against the Cowboys on Thursday.

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