Check out our sports betting experts' top picks for today's slate based on the odds from our top-rated sportsbooks. Top picks from college basketball, the NBA, and the NHL.
There's plenty of action on the hardcourt Wednesday, with a full NBA slate and lots of intriguing college basketball matchups. There are only four NHL games, but that includes a potentially high-scoring affair between the Toronto Maple Leafs and San Jose Sharks.
Read on for our best bets for Wednesday, Nov. 30 based on the odds from our top-rated sportsbooks.
Today's Best Bets
- College Basketball: North Carolina (+200 via Caesars Sportsbook) vs. Indiana
- NHL: Maple Leafs -1.5 (-115 via DraftKings Sportsbook) vs. Sharks
- NBA: Clippers (+230 via FanDuel Sportsbook) vs. Jazz
Wednesday's College Basketball Best Bet
North Carolina (+200) ★★★
This is not a knock against Indiana, as we peg it as the favorite to win the Big Ten. However, Mike Woodson's end-of-game decisions in big games have been shaky. In addition, we are not as down on the Tar Heels as many are despite back-to-back losses, as they had several opportunities to walk out of the Phil Knight Invitational with just one loss but had some bad bounces in a quadruple-overtime loss to Alabama.
North Carolina has had three days to rest its legs after that tough loss, and the Tar Heels are one of the few teams with a better frontcourt than Indiana, as we like their tandem of Pete Nance and Armando Bacot better than Trayce Jackson-Davis and Race Thompson.
Though this is North Carolina's first true road game, we trust its four returning starters with experience playing in the national championship not to let the atmosphere rattle them.
Caesars offers by far the best value, as bettors can get upward of $20 value on the Tar Heels’ Moneyline compared to the +180 odds or worse at competing sportsbooks.
Wednesday's college basketball best bets made by Mike Spector
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Wednesday's NHL Best Bet
Maple Leafs -1.5 (-115) ★★★★★
The Sharks snapped a three-game losing streak with Tuesday’s 4-0 win at Montreal. Oddly enough, the Sharks have been better on the road this season, posting a 6-5 record, compared to winning just two of 14 home games. During five-on-five play, the Sharks are pulling 49.9% of expected goals.
There are concerns about the Maple Leafs. There are significant injuries on defense and Auston Matthews is not matching last season’s goal-scoring pace, but Toronto still ranks sixth in the league with a .688 points percentage.
The Maple Leafs are 7-2-3 on home ice and have one regulation loss in the past 14 games. Toronto is earning 53.1% of five-on-five score-and-venue-adjusted expected goals.
Since the Maple Leafs are -270 on the consensus Moneyline, it makes more financial sense to try Toronto -1.5 at -115 with DraftKings. Seven of Toronto’s 14 wins have been by more than one goal and most of the other top sportsbooks have Toronto at -120 on the puck line.
Wednesday's Sharks-Maple Leafs picks made by Scott Cullen.
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Wednesday's NBA Best Bet
Clippers (+230) ★★★★
Life comes at you fast. The Jazz have gone from the No. 1 seed to No. 8 over the last two weeks after five straight losses. While Utah has been competitive, they just haven’t been closing the deal.
Meanwhile, the Clippers continue to win games and sit at 13-9 despite missing Paul George and Kawhi Leonard for extended periods. Both George and Leonard will be out on Wednesday. But Los Angeles’ defense and strong offensive contributions from Norman Powell, Reggie Jackson, and Ivica Zubac should keep the Clippers in this one. They can hand the Jazz a sixth straight loss in Salt Lake City.
Wednesday's NBA Best Bets made by Zachary Hanshew
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