Wise n’ Shine: NFL picks, NBA predictions, NHL and college basketball best bets for Sunday, January 15

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Good morning, Pickswise Nation, and welcome to another super Sunday of sports. Last night’s second NFL playoff game produced some crazy scenes as the Jaguars came back from 27-0 down to beat the Chargers, so who knows what we have in store with today’s 3 games! We have everything you need to enhance your enjoyment of today’s NFL slate, plus the action in the NBA, NHL, college basketball and soccer, so let’s get straight to making your next bet better.

About Last Night

Jaguars stun Chargers with huge rally
The Jaguars trailed the Chargers 27-0 at home in last night’s wild-card game but came back to win 31-30, with QB Trevor Lawrence throwing 4 TD passes after 4 interceptions. The earlier game saw the 49ers pull clear of the Seahawks for a dominant 41-23 win, having trailed 17-16 at halftime. The 49ers are now +450 for the Super Bowl at FanDuel Sportsbook, with the Chiefs at +310, the Bills at +400 and the Eagles +500.

Heat beat the Bucks again
The Miami Heat won for the 6th time in 8 games with an 111-95 victory over the Bucks. The 76ers held on to beat the Jazz 118-117 in a close one, but the Trail Blazers had few problems in beating the Mavericks 136-119.

2-0 day for NHL Best Bets
Our experts went 2-0 on 3-star plays on Saturday’s 14-game NHL slate, thanks to the Kraken (vs Blackhawks) and Hurricanes (vs Penguins) winning their games in regulation time.

Today’s Slate

3 playoff games in the NFL
We have a busy slate of NFL playoff action today with Dolphins vs Bills getting things started, followed by Giants vs Vikings, and Ravens vs Bengals on Sunday Night Football at 8:15 pm ET on NBC.

8-game slate in the NBA
Today’s 9-game NBA slate starts with Knicks vs Pistons at 1:00pm ET and runs through to 76ers vs Lakers at 9:30pm ET.

Coyotes vs Jets on NHL Network
We also just 3 games in the NHL today, with NHL Network showing the Coyotes vs Jets game at 7:00pm ET.

College basketball and soccer action
There’s some great college hoops action today, with UConn, Marquette and Xavier among the teams taking the court. Read today’s NCAAB predictions. We also have soccer picks for today’s 3 EPL games after going 4-2 on yesterday’s slate.

Best Bet of the Day

NBA: Sacramento Kings -7 over San Antonio Spurs
7:00 pm ET

The Kings have been on a tear offensively over their last 4 games. They beat San Antonio by 18 in the teams’ first meeting in November and are 11-7 ATS in road games this season. They’ve also covered in 10 of 14 meetings against San Antonio. The Spurs can’t seem to be bothered to play any defense whatsoever. They just allowed 144 points against the defending champions Warriors in front of over 67,000 fans at the Alamodome. Over their last 4 games they’ve allowed 144, 135, 121 and 121 points, which makes them the worst defense in the NBA this season.


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.

Mark Zinno and Jared Smith are your hosts today and they will be joined by Pickswise NFL props expert Bobby “Prop Holliday” Stanley to look at today’s NFL line moves and the best props and teasers before revealing their Plays of the Day!

The Wild Card Weekend edition of Pickwise Playbook, our weekly NFL preview show, is also available — featuring former NFL star Tank Williams. So be sure to check that out, too! Click the link above for the full show or watch the SNF section below.

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Stat of the Day

The Bengals have covered the spread in 4 of their last 5 games as a favorite.

Boost of the Day

Josh Allen 225+ pass yards, Stefon Diggs 50+ receiving yards and Devin Singletary 1+ TDs

FanDuel Sportsbook has enhanced the odds of a trio of Bills player performances in today’s game against the Dolphins. The odds of Josh Allen having 225+ pass yards, Stefon Diggs posting 50+ receiving yards and RB Devin Singletary scoring at least one TD have been boosted from +270 to +370.

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