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Adam Taylor shares his Tuesday same-game parlay and NBA parlay for today's action. He's heavy on the underdogs this week.

NBA Parlay Picks For Tuesday: Riding Heavy Underdogs

Tuesday's NBA Parlay Picks

Odds: +231 (Bet $100 to win $231)

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NBA Parlay Breakdown

We hit the multi-team parlay yesterday but fell short on both single-game parlays, but with today being a quiet day in NBA terms, we're looking to get back into the 100% win column. Only four games are taking place today, so we're going to do a 3-team parlay, followed by a single game parlay. Let's dig in.

The Detroit Pistons had an eventful outing in their last game due to the scuffle that broke out between LeBron James and Isaiah Stewart, and they're likely itching to get back on the floor to put that game behind them. Unfortunately, the Pistons' next game is against the 11-6 Miami Heat, who are coming off a tough loss to the Washington Wizards. If we go by net rating, the Miami Heat are currently the third-best team in the NBA, while the Pistons are the 27th. Isaiah Stewart will begin his league-enforced suspension in this game and join Killian Hayes and Kelly Olynyk in being unavailable for the contest. The Heat will miss Markieff Morris and Victor Oladipo, with Duncan Robinson making the day off questionable. Detroit has been struggling to put wins on the board all season, and there's little reason to think that will change tonight; as such, we're covering them on a +15 spread to give ourselves every chance of hitting on today's parlay.

I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the New York Knicks were favored for tonight's game against the Los Angeles Lakers, but we're rolling with it and embracing the chaos. LeBron James will not be suiting up in this contest, as he serves his suspension for his part in the scuffle earlier this week, and he will be joined by the usual list of missing participants for the Lakers. The Knicks will be sweating on Derrick Rose's availability, with him starting the day listed as questionable while also being without powerful big man Mitchell Robinson. Neither team has had an excellent start to the season, both being blighted by inconsistency and injuries, and both sit around the .500 mark. In terms of net rating, the Knicks are a slightly better unit, sitting 17th in the league as opposed to the Lakers at 24th, and the Knicks also rank better both offensively and defensively. However, the Lakers have far more star power within the roster, and while it hasn't meshed yet, they're not going to struggle forever. We're backing the Lakers on a +8 spread, which I think should be more than enough to keep us moving forwards today.

Finally, we have the Dallas Mavericks taking on the Los Angeles Clippers, with Luka Doncic questionable at the start of the day. Kristaps Porzingis has done a fantastic job of deputizing for the Mavericks superstar, but without Doncic, the Clippers should prove too much to handle. Despite missing Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and the Clippers are 10-7 on the season and are 9-3 in the month of November. Statistically, the Clippers are also the better team, ranking 6th in net rating instead of the Mavericks down in 21st. That difference was displayed when these two teams faced off last Sunday, with the Clippers winning by a 6 point margin. We're expecting another Clippers win here today, and most likely by another close game, so we're taking the Mavericks on a +10 spread while accepting that if Doncic is healthy, they could win the game, but that doesn't matter because we win if they win!

Denver Nuggets vs. Portland Trail Blazers Same-Game Parlay

  • Denver Nuggets +11
  • Under 220.5 points

Odds: +116 (Bet $100 to win $116)

Nuggets vs Trail Blazers Odds

Nikola Jokic is questionable to start the day, while Bones Hyland, Zeke Nnaji, and Michael Porter Jr are missing from the Denver Nuggets rotation. On the other hand, the Portland Trail Blazers project to be healthy heading into tonight's contest and will want to keep their three-game mini win-streak alive. On the other hand, Denver has been struggling in Jokic's absence, dropping their last four games, which is to be expected when three of your four best players are in street clothes each night. Jokic's availability will be the significant swing factor in this game. Still, we have to operate under the assumption that he's not going to play, meaning we expect the Nuggets to be the underdogs while understanding that narrative could flip quite quickly. In terms of net rating, both the Nuggets and Trail Blazers are tied for 15th with a +0.5 over their first 17 games, so, when taking into account injuries and current momentum heading into tonight, it makes sense to expect a Portland victory. We're taking the Nuggets on a +11 spread, which gives us value regardless of whether they win or lose.

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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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