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NBA parlay picks and predictions for Black Friday. Handicapper Adam Taylor gives us three different parlays with great value for the day after Thanksgiving

NBA Parlay Picks for Friday: Three Different Black Friday NBA Parlays

Friday’s NBA Parlay Picks

Friday's NBA Parlay Odds: +186

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As you all recover from Thanksgiving dinner and begin to move past that bloated feeling that's traversed your body for nearly 24 hours, you can start to look forward to another slate of NBA games that are bursting with value. So, here we are, looking to get back on track, and today we're sticking with the plan that's been working so well in recent weeks and backing the underdogs to lose but to lose with pride. Let's jump right in.

Killian Hayes is the biggest concern for the Detroit Pistons to start the day, as he's listed as doubtful for tonight's contest against the Los Angeles Clippers. However, Hayes has been struggling this season, only averaging 5.6 points, 3.5 assists, and 3.5 rebounds per game in 24.8 minutes, so how much his presence will be missed is up for debate. On the other hand, the Clippers are showing signs of inconsistency after a good start to the month and will be hoping to use the Pistons as a springboard to another win streak. With the Pistons being ranked 28th in the league for net rating, the 7th rated Clippers will come into this contest feeling confident of getting the W. I've mentioned Paul George's level of play in recent weeks and continue to be impressed by how he's leading the team in Kawhi Leonard's absence. We should expect that to continue against one of the worst defenses in the NBA. With such a gulf in talent, we're not expecting the Pistons to win this one, we're also not expecting the game to have a reasonable scoreline, but we envision them keeping the game within 16 points, which isn't too much to ask, surely!

Moving on, we have the Orlando Magic against the Chicago Bulls in what projects to be a lopsided Eastern Conference matchup. The Bulls have answered their critics with their performances this season, and the trio of Lonzo Ball, Zach Lavine, and DeMar DeRozan have been fantastic, performing far beyond most people's expectations. The Magic, on the other hand, has been a fun team to watch, with Cole Anthony becoming one of the most underrated young guards in the league and Mo Bamba showing signs of a potentially solid big man. However, we're still waiting on the returns of Markelle Fultz and Jonathan Isaac to get a feel for what this team is capable of. Talking of Anthony, he's currently listed as questionable heading into the day. Without him, the Magic will struggle for scoring and shot creation, especially when the Bulls are at full health minus Patrick Williams. From a net rating standpoint, we're looking at the 6th rated Bulls to dominate the 29th rated Magic, with any other result being a huge upset. Taking Orlando to keep the game within 14 points seems fair and logical, but with Nikola Vucevic now back in the rotation, the Magic's inside-out defense will need to be locked in if they wish to avoid a blow-out.

The final piece of our multi-team parlay is the New York Knicks, who we're backing to stay within touching distance of an incredibly talented Phoenix Suns team. Derrick Rose, Mitchell Robinson, and Taj Gibson are all essential parts of the Knicks rotation, but start the day listed as questionable, while the Suns have no new additions to their injury report. Furthermore, the Suns are undefeated in 14 games and have looked every bit like the championship contender since recovering from the patchy start to the season. In New York, things have been the total opposite, with a solid start to the season giving way to uncertainty around the team's core and where they're heading. Facing off against the 2nd best team in the NBA (the Golden State Warriors hold the top spot right now.) The thing about the Knicks is that they're unpredictable and often show up when their backs are against the wall, which they will be tonight when facing off against Devin Booker and Chris Paul, which is why we're taking the Knicks on a +10 spread, giving us wiggle room no matter how the game pans out.

Same-Game Parlay: Boston Celtics vs. San Antonio Spurs

  • Boston Celtics -6
  • Boston Celtics Money Line

Odds: +287

Celtics vs. Spurs odds

After a mauling at the hands of the Brooklyn Nets, the Boston Celtics need to get back in the win column, especially after showing some promise in their previous four games. Jaylen Brown is questionable to start the day, while Josh Richardson remains doubtful to participate while the Spurs are sweating on the availability of Doug McDermott and Devin Vassell. As a sub-plot to tonight's contest, Ime Udoka will face his former mentor in Greg Popovich as the disciple takes on his former mentor in a battle of X's and O's. Beyond the coaching battle, all eyes will be on Jayson Tatum, who looked to have shaken off a slow start to the year before laying a goose egg against the Nets. Unfortunately, the Celtics require him to be firing on all cylinders if they want to get back in the win column. The Spurs aren't a good team at present and hold the 23rd spot in net rating across the league while finding themselves sitting 13th in the West after losing 13 of their first 17 games. The Celtics should have too much talent and depth for the Spurs to contend with tonight. If Tatum can provide a reasonable production level, Boston should have no problem winning this game by 7 or more points – especially if their defense rediscovers its mojo.

Same-Game Parlay: New Orleans Pelicans vs. Utah Jazz

  • New Orleans Pelicans +19
  • Over 206.5 points

Odds: -133

Pelicans vs. Jazz odds

Taking the Pelicans on a +19 spread should tell you all that you need to know, and even then, we might be cutting it fine. New Orleans has been a shambles to start the season, especially for a team that boasts Brandon Ingram and Devonte' Graham. Sure Zion Williamson hasn't laced up his sneakers yet, but the team has enough pieces to be far more competitive than what it has been. Yet, the Utah Jazz won't care about their opponent's struggles; they will be coming into this game smelling blood in the water and looking to take an emphatic victory against the teams ranked 14th in the Western Conference. Neither team has any new additions to their injury report, but Royce O'Neale being listed as questionable will be a slight blow to the Jazz's defense. However, if we're being honest with ourselves, the Jazz winning tonight's contest is a close to a sure thing as it gets. The Pelicans will have no answer for Rudy Gobert, both on offense and defense, while Donovan Mitchell will likely run riot in the half-court. We're taking the Pelicans on a +19 spread because we need some way of feeling confident about backing the biggest underdog of the night. Hopefully, the spread is big enough for us to walk away with a little bit of profit afterward.

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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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