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Adam Taylor shares his three NBA parlays for Sunday's slate of games.
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NBA Parlay Picks For Sunday: Believe in the Underdog

Sunday's NBA Parlay Picks

Odds: +198

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A quiet Sunday in NBA terms, with only five games to choose from, gives us an excellent opportunity to find some value by mixing and matching our recent strategies! If you're looking for recommended viewing, I highly advise catching the Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Clippers game later today, and it's going to be awesome! Anyway, on to our parlay's!

The Indiana Pacers face off against the Milwaukee Bucks for their second contest of the season, with Indiana currently 0-1 against the reigning NBA champions. Milwaukee continues to be without Donte DiVincenzo, Brook Lopez, and Semi Ojeleye, while the Pacers are without T.J. Warren – most of these injuries have been long-term. They don't project to alter either of these teams' recent approaches. Milwaukee is currently on a 6-game winning streak after navigating the injury issues that derailed their start to the season but have climbed the statistical rankings recently and now sit in the top-10 for net rating. The Pacers also struggled to begin the season but are surging towards a .500 record thanks to some gritty play from Myles Turner and Domantas Sabonis. Given Milwaukee's current form and how well Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton have been playing of late, the Bucks enter tonight as favorites. Still, the Pacers are a formidable opponent, which gives us hope in backing them on a +9 spread.

Whenever the Detroit Pistons are playing one of the better teams in the league, it's only fair to bet against them, given their lackluster roster and season record. Against the Los Angeles Lakers, we could be in for some fireworks, given what happened when these two teams faced off earlier this week. However, LeBron James is listed as questionable for this game. While Anthony Davis is probable to start the day, it makes sense that either James or Isaiah Stewart of the Pistons miss this contest as the wounds of their scuffle are likely still fresh. From a basketball perspective, the Lakers are a far superior team, with or with James, and should have no issue coming out of this game with a W. Cade Cunningham is still adjusting to the NBA game. While he's been flashing signs of the elite-level guard he will undoubtedly become, we're not going to see game-changing performances from him anytime soon. We know that the Pistons are a gritty unit and won't hesitate to play a physical basketball brand, which could somewhat throw the Lakers off their game, which is why we're backing the Hollywood outfit on a relatively modest -7 spread.

Finally, in what is the pick of tonight's games, we've got the Los Angeles Clippers facing off against the Golden State Warriors; grab your popcorn! Both teams enter the contest missing some key rotational pieces from an injury standpoint, but this isn't new for either side. However, Andre Iguodala might be missed by the Warriors in this contest. These two teams have already faced off once this season, with the Warriors walking out victorious on that occasion. Given the Clippers' inconsistent play over the last two weeks, a similar result is likely on the cards. Since the start of November, the Clippers have gone 10-4, but 3 of those losses have occurred in their previous 5 games, while the Warriors have been dominant, losing only twice all season. Given the Warriors dominance, the growth of Andrew Wiggins game, Draymond Green rolling back the clock, and yet another MVP caliber season from Steph Curry, you will be hard-pressed to find a reason why you should back the Clippers. We're hedging our bets on this one, as two Western Conference titans face-off by taking Paul George and the Clippers on a +9 spread, giving us wiggle room to round out this parlay on both ends of the spectrum.

Boston Celtics vs. Toronto Raptors Same-Game Parlay

Celtics vs Raptors Odds

  • Boston Celtics +9
  • Over 204.5 Points

Odds: +112

The Boston Celtics are on a two-game losing streak and have looked awful on offense, struggling to get Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown going while struggling to see shots fall across the board. The Toronto Raptors won their first meeting against the Celtics but lost their second, tying the season series up at 1-1, while Nick Nurse will be happy about it given the perceived dearth in talent between the two sides. Robert Williams remains out for Boston, along with Dennis Schroder and potentially Jaylen Brown, who is questionable to start the day, further hindering the Celtics' ability to find scoring and playmaking within their roster. The Raptors have a healthy squad despite OG Anunoby and Gary Trent Jr. being listed as questionable. They will look to punish the Celtics with high-energy play that starts with Scottie Barnes and Pascal Siakam. While Boston's defense has been fantastic, they've begun to leak points in transition again, something that hurt them to start the year, and given how the Raptors like to play, the Celtics could find themselves in yet another sticky situation. As such, we're taking the Celtics on a +9 spread, which puts a lot of hope in their defensive approach while also feeling good about clearing the 204.5 points mark given the pace this game projects to be played.

Sacramento Kings vs. Memphis Grizzlies Same-Game Parlay

Kings vs Grizzlies Odds

  • Sacramento Kings +8
  • Under 222.5 points

Odds: +184

The Sacramento Kings have been a peculiar outfit to begin this season, sometimes looking like a much-improved roster and other times showing the same issues that have blighted them for close to a decade. Meanwhile, the Memphis Grizzlies continue to develop their young talent and improve on their own timeline, with their future success centered around the development of Ja Morant and Jaren Jackson Jr. Unfortunately for the Grizzlies, Morant is out for tonight's contest, yet, the Kings have some injury issues of their own with Richaun Holmes out and both Harrison Barnes and Maurice Harkless likely to be game-time decisions. The Kings are currently adjusting to a new head coach in Alvin Gentry and haven't lost in their first two games under Luke Walton's replacement, meaning there may be some feel-good factors at play, along with guys trying to impress their new boss. However, neither of these teams scream consistency, and both can either put in an impressive performance or stink the arena up, depending on which way the wind blows. As such, you have to hedge your bets, and due to Morant's absence, I'm leaning towards the Kings here, backing them on a +9 spread, which seems more than reasonable under the current circumstances.

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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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