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Three parlay and same-game parlay picks from NBA expert Adam Taylor, breaking down tonight's action from around the NBA.

NBA Picks and Parlays: 3 NBA Parlay and Same-Game Picks for Tuesday

Tuesday's NBA Parlay

It's Tuesday, and as we approach the mid-week point, I thought, "why not go large?" So, today we have a four-team parlay, with some overs on points scored that nets you odds of +3641. Crazy, I know, but we're primarily backing underdogs and giving them all a healthy head start as we try to land a tasty winner.

NBA Parlay Odds: +3641: Risk $100 to win $3641

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NBA Parlay Breakdown

First up, we have the current NBA champions facing off against the Detroit Pistons in what's sure to be a lop-sided affair. This is the only bet on the parlay, where we're not backing the underdog because, despite the Milwaukee Bucks injury list, they're still more than capable of cooking the Pistons by a large margin. Detroit's young backcourt is struggling to score, which is piling the pressure onto Jerami Grant – who is taking some questionable shots as a result. Sitting at 1-5, we can't reasonably expect to see the Pistons pose a threat to the Bucks in this contest, and as such, we're banking on Giannis Antetokounmpo and company winning by 7 points or greater. We're also expecting this game to surpass 213.5 points, which is right around the scoring margin for the Pistons' recent games, while the Bucks have comfortably exceeded this amount in half of their games so far.

No matter how improved the Sacramento Kings have looked thus far, they're not on the level of the Utah Jazz, who sit atop of the Western Conference after six games. Sitting fourth in offense and second in defense, the Jazz continues to be a fearsome regular-season opponent and will be too strong for the 23rd ranked defense. In terms of injuries, Rudy Gay is the only regular contributor scheduled to miss the contest, but the Jazz has been winning without him and should have no reason not to continue in the same form. Sacramento currently sits 8th in the West with a 3-3 record and has been playing above expectations to start this season; however, against superior talent, water often finds its level. We're backing the Kings to keep things *somewhat* close by giving them a +10.5 head start in tonight's game, which should be enough to see them cover the spread.

Neither Phoenix nor New Orleans has had the start they hoped for, with both teams sitting towards the bottom end of their conference. However, the Suns have shown signs of progress in recent games, as they look to rediscover the form which saw them crowned Western Conference champions just a few months ago. Now, we're going to see the 20th ranked offense and 18th ranked defense (Suns) take on the 25th ranked offense and 26th ranked defense – it's going to be ugly, but likely high-scoring too. That's why we're expecting this contest to have over 217.5 points despite it being 9.3 points higher than these two averages when combining their per 100 points totals. Of course, the Suns have a far superior rotation and aren't missing their best player, while Zion Williamson's return can't come quick enough for the Pelicans. And here, in the face of yet another loss for the Pelicans, we're giving them a +12.5 head start as we bid to cover the spread and chase our monster parlay.

Finally, we have the Houston Rockets facing off against the Los Angles Lakers for the second time in as many games. The Lakers won their last meeting with the Rockets by 10 points in a low-scoring affair as they moved to 4-3 on the season. The Rockets, however, have now only won once in six games and have little hope against the Lakers star-studded rotation. After a rough start to the season, the Lakers are slowly figuring things out, and are now "middle of the road" in both offense and defense and will be sure to continue trending upwards in the coming weeks. Houston, on the other hand, is one of the worst offensive teams (28th) and will likely remain so for the duration of the season, as they focus on internal development. As such, we're expecting a Lakers victory, but going off the last meeting between these two teams and understanding injury absences remain the same. Thus, we're expecting a similar result, which is why a +13 head start gives the Rockets every chance of covering today's spread.

Dallas Mavericks vs. Miami Heat Same-Game Parlay

  • Miami Heat +7
  • Over 204.5 points
  • Odds: +102

Mavericks vs. Heat Odds

A conservative parlay that will help you double your money. The Miami Heat currently sit at 5-1 on the season and will be facing off against the inconsistent Dallas Mavericks, who at 4-2 are finding ways to win despite their struggles.

Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis make tonight's contest exciting and lead us to favor the Mavericks winning the game slightly. Still, the Miami Heat are, well, the Miami Heat and are capable of winning on any given night. With the best defense in the NBA (as things stand), the Heat will like their chances of shutting down a Mavericks offense currently rated at 27th in the league.

With Bam Adebayo questionable heading into tonight's game, there's every reason to expect Dallas to win. Still, when you dig a little deeper and see that Porzingis is also questionable, the tides start to sway back towards South Beach. As such, we're covering our bases! Miami at +7 is incredibly generous, and 204.5 points is a highly achievable target also. Usually, I would offer an inverted parlay odd, but with this parlay's value, we should be covered on all bases.

Detroit Pistons vs. Milwaukee Bucks Same-Game Parlay

  • Detroit Pistons +12
  • Milwaukee Bucks Moneyline
  • Odds: +101

Pistons vs. Bucks Odds

Not a fan of the monster multi-team parlay? Want something a little safer? We've got you covered with this+101 parlay for the Pistons to keep the game within 12 points while still losing to the Milwaukee Bucks.

Continuing to struggle with injury, the Bucks are without Donte DiVincenzo, Jrue Holiday, Brook Lopez, and Khris Middleton, while Grayson Allen, Rodney Hood, and Giannis Antetokounmpo are all probable. Taking these injuries into account, it's fair to expect a close-fought game between these two teams, with the Pistons likely covering the spread due to the lack of firepower within the Bucks likely rotation tonight.

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Adam has been covering the Boston Celtics since 2015 but has been an NBA fan since 1994. Never one to get too high, or too low, Adam likes to blend video and stats together for a clearer picture of the NBA game.


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