NBA Parlay Picks for Wednesday: Who Let the Dogs Out?
NBA Parlay Picks for Wednesday: Who Let the Dogs Out?
Wednesday's NBA Parlay
We've been finding success backing the underdogs recently and coming off a double winner yesterday, and it makes sense to continue the strategy. So we're taking three big underdogs to cover the spread tonight, and in return, we get odds of +203, let's dive in.
- Orlando Magic +13.5 (Magic vs. Nets Odds)
- Minnesota Timberwolves +14 (Warriors vs. Timberwolves Odds)
- Oklahoma City Thunder +8.5 (Pelicans vs. Thunder Odds)
NBA Parlay Odds: +203: Risk $100 to win $203
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NBA Parlay Breakdown
Brooklyn had their five-game win streak snapped by the Chicago Bulls earlier this week and will be looking to get back on track against an impressive yet limited Orlando Magic team. Surprisingly, despite boasting a starting five that includes James Harden and Kevin Durant, the Nets currently sit 20th in offensive rating. Still, with the Magic allowing 109.7 points per 100 possessions, they should have no problems climbing that table tonight. Neither team has any new injuries to speak of but are both missing key rotation players who have missed multiple games leading up to tonight's contest. In what is the first meeting between these two Eastern Conference teams, we're taking the Magic to lose by 13 points or less.
Next up, we have the Golden State Warriors, leading the NBA in net rating and sitting atop the Western Conference with nine wins from their first ten games. Their opponents, the Minnesota Timberwolves, are a vastly improved unit from last year but have rediscovered some of their bad defensive habits in recent games, falling to 11th in defensive rating as a result. Klay Thompson continues his recovery from an Achilles injury. In contrast, James Wiseman continues to be out with a right knee issue – neither of these players has featured in the Warriors' early run, so we can expect them to continue dominating in their absence. The Timberwolves have no injury concerns heading into tonight, allowing them to focus on slowing down a Warriors offense that's currently scoring 111.4 per 100 possessions on average – that's a tough ask. It's hard to go against Golden State in tonight's game, yet with Karl Anthony-Towns and Anthony Edwards both playing well, we're expecting the Timberwolves to keep this game within 14 points.
Finally, we have a battle between the rebuilding Oklahoma City Thunder and struggling New Orleans Pelicans in what is certainly considered a "league pass game." We're being a bit crafty with this one, as the Thunder are more likely to win this game, but you can never bank on consistency when it comes to a rebuilding team. In their first 11 games, the Pelicans have won just once, which was back on October 26th, as they continue to generate offense without Zion Williamson and sit 29th in the NBA in net rating. Brandon Ingram and Herbert Jones make the Pelicans' task more difficult, both being listed as questionable heading into tonight's game. We're banking on the Thunder to either win this game or keep the score within 8 points to get our parlay over the finish line.
Boston Celtics vs. Toronto Raptors Same-Game Parlay
- Boston Celtics +7
- Over 206.5 points
- Odds: +140
I should feel far more confident about the Boston Celtics winning their revenge game against the Toronto Raptors; however, after their last humiliation at the hands of Nick Nurse's men, I am approaching the game with caution. Missing Jaylen Brown, the Celtics are without one of their best two players and will feel the pinch on offense and when guarding the perimeter. From the Raptors' standpoint, having Pascal Siakam available again is a massive boost to their chances of continuing their impressive start to the season.
Toronto has won six of their first eleven games, while the Celtics currently only boast four wins from their first ten games as they continue to adjust to their new coaches and rotation. We're expecting the Celtics to either win or keep things far more respectable than when the Raptors beat them 115-83 in the second game of the season. As such, Boston to either win or lose by seven or less is a value bet that should see us take some profit from this contest.
New York Knicks vs. Milwaukee Bucks Same-Game Parlay
- Milwaukee Bucks +9
- Under 215.5
- Odds: +169
You have to respect how the Milwaukee Bucks have handled their injuries to start the season, and somehow, they still have five wins in their first eleven games. New York, on the other hand, well, they have surprised people with their offense-first approach – the polar opposite of what saw them become a Cinderella story last season. Despite the Knicks' hot start to the season, their form has become patchy in recent days, with them losing three of their five games to start the month of November. Jrue Holiday is listed as probable to return to the Bucks lineup, leaving just Donte DiVincenzo and Brook Lopez on the injury list as the team begins to come out the other side of their injury crisis.
The Knicks have a clean bill of health for the contest, but questions remain over how many minutes Kemba Walker could play as he continues to struggle with an arthritic knee issue that has affected him for a couple of seasons at this point. With the Bucks starting to regain some of their core starters, now is an excellent time to start backing them to make a surge up the Eastern Conference table. However, the Knicks are a physical and well-drilled opponent, so we're hedging our bets here by asking the Bucks to win or keep the game within 9 points.
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.