Wise n’ Shine: NBA picks, NHL predictions and college basketball best bets for Monday, January 30


Good morning, Pickswise Nation, and welcome to another wonderful week of sports. Congratulations to the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles, who booked their places in Super Bowl 57 last night. We have 2 weeks to look forward to that game, but before that today’s sports schedule includes NBA, NHL, college basketball and soccer action , so let’s get straight to making your next bet better.

About Last Night

It’s Chiefs vs Eagles in the Super Bowl
We had one great championship game on Sunday and one disappointing matchup. The 49ers vs Eagles contest was a dud as the 49ers could never get in a blow after an early injury to QB Brock Purdy and his backup, Josh Johnson, was also forced out of the game as the Eagles ran out easy 31-7 winners. The AFC clash between the Chiefs and Bengals was much more engaging, with the Chiefs winning 23-20 thanks to a late Harrison Butker field goal. The under cashed in both games, with both being 3-star plays from the Pickswise handicappers.

The Eagles are small favorites for the big game in Arizona on February 12 and you can check out Jared Smith’s analysis of all the early Super Bowl 57 odds.

NBA Best Bet cashes
Our Sunday NBA Best Bet of over 233.5 in the Pelicans vs Bucks game was a winner as Milwaukee crushed New Orleans 135-110. The Hornets upset the Heat 122-117 and the Cavaliers convincingly beat the Clippers 122-99. JutPicks’ NBA player prop bet of the day was another winner.

Bruins lose again
The Boston Bruins hadn’t lost back-to-back games all season until Saturday night, but they made it 3 defeats in a row with a 4-1 loss to the Hurricanes on Sunday. The Maple Leafs beat the Capitals 5-1 in Sunday’s only other game.

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Today’s Slate

Lakers vs Nets on NBA TV
Today’s 8-game NBA slate includes Lakers vs Nets at 7:30 pm ET on NBA TV and Hawks vs Trail Blazers on the same channel at 10:00 pm ET. Read today’s NBA picks.

Blues take on the Jets
We have only a single game in the NHL today, with the Blues facing the Jets on NHL Network at 8:00 pm ET. Check out today’s NHL picks.

There’s college basketball and soccer too
There’s some great college hoops action today, with Virginia, Baylor, Texas and Iowa State all in action. Read today’s NCAAB predictions. We also have soccer picks for today’s West Ham vs Derby FA Cup game on ESPN+ at 2:45 pm ET.

Best Bet of the Day

NBA: Over 236.5 points in Sacramento Kings vs Minnesota Timberwolves
8:00 pm ET

Saturday’s game between these teams was relatively low-scoring for them with just 227 points scored. Although the last 10 games have been split on the O/U, an average of 235.2 points per game has been scored during that stretch. It’s hard to see a team like the Kings having back-to-back poor offensive performances against the same team. They are tied with the Nuggets for the best offensive efficiency in the NBA, scoring 115.5 points per 100 possessions. Both teams rank in the top 10 in pace of play too. Don’t count on a lot of defense being played. Check out our full Kings vs Timberwolves predictions.

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As mentioned above, we’re already looking ahead to the Super Bowl odds, while today’s coverage includes our NBA mega parlay and NHL player props, with our experts currently on a 16-6 run!

Keep an eye out for more great sports analysis as it arrives throughout the day on the tab.


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.

Lauren Jbara and Jared Smith are your hosts today and they will be joined by Ben Brown (@PFF_BenBrown), betting and data analyst for PFF, to react to last night’s NFL games and look ahead to the Super Bowl before revealing their Plays of the Day.

You can also access the shows at any time through Spotify and Apple Podcasts (search for Let’s Bet It Presented By Pickswise).

Stat of the Day

Of the last 16 games between the Lakers and Nets at Barclays Center, 13 have gone under the total.

Quote of the Day

“I gotta know not to get close to that quarterback when he’s close to that sideline. I gotta do better.”

Bengals DE Joseph Ossai committed a crucial penalty that helped the Chiefs to score their winning field goal.

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