Wise n’ Shine: NFL picks, NBA predictions and NHL best bets for Saturday, January 14

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Welcome to a super Saturday of sports. The NFL playoffs start with 2 games today, and we also have NBA, NHL, college basketball, soccer and UFC action to entertain us. Let’s get straight to making your next bet better!

About Last Night

Warriors and Kings win big
There were a couple of NBA results on Friday that were never in doubt. The Warriors routed the Spurs 144-113, while our Friday Best Bet of Kings -9.5 cashed comfortably as they crushed the Rockets 139-114 in a game that saw 4 players ejected.

Devils and Oilers go goal crazy
Wide-margin wins were also in fashion in the NHL on Friday as the 3 games were all decided by at least 3 goals. The Jets beat the Penguins 4-1, the Devils crushed the Ducks 6-2 and the Oilers smashed the Sharks 7-1.

NCAAB parlay cashes
Our NCAAB team went 2-0 on Friday, also cashing our college basketball parlay at +273 odds. We were also 1-0 on soccer as Aston Villa beat Leeds in the EPL.

Today’s Slate

NFL playoffs starts today
We have win-or-go-home football today with Seahawks vs 49ers at 4:30 pm ET on FOX and Chargers vs Jaguars at 8:15 pm ET on NBC.

7 games in the NBA
There is a 7-game slate in the NBA today, starting early with the Bucks vs Heat game at 1:00 pm ET on ABC.

Huge NHL slate
The NHL has 14 Saturday games, with NHL Network showing Flames vs Stars at 2:00 pm ET and Maple Leafs vs Bruins at 7:00 pm ET.

There’s college hoops, soccer and UFC too
Kentucky vs Tennessee, Wisconsin vs Indiana and Texas Tech vs Texas are among the top college basketball matchups today and we have NCAAB picks for all the big games, while we also have soccer predictions for today’s EPL slate and UFC predictions for UFC Fight Night 217.

Best Bet of the Day

NHL: Seattle Kraken 3-way ML over Chicago Blackhawks
8:00 pm ET, ESPN+

Two Western Conference opponents take the ice on Saturday night as the Chicago Blackhawks host the Seattle Kraken.  The Kraken took down the league’s best team in the Boston Bruins by a score of 3-0 on the road last time out. The Blackhawks also earned an impressive win by taking down the Colorado Avalanche, but can’t be expected to repeat that level of performance. The Kraken have a great opportunity to make a playoff appearance this year, and taking advantage of weaker teams in winnable games like this one is a must.


The Wild Card Weekend edition of Pickwise Playbook, our weekly NFL preview show, is available now featuring former NFL star Tank Williams, so be sure to check that out. Follow the link above for the full show or watch the Seahawks vs 49ers section right here.

Stat of the Day

The Chargers have won their last 5 games as a favorite.

Boost of the Day

Austin Ekeler and Christian McCaffrey to each have 80+ rushing and receiving yards

FanDuel Sportsbook has enhanced the odds of the Chargers’ Austin Ekeler and the 49ers’ Christian McCaffrey each posting 80 yards or more rushing and receiving yards in today’s NFL playoff games from -135 to +120.