NBA Parlay Picks for Monday: Backing the Underdogs

NBA expert Adam Taylor is here with two same-game parlays and one multi-game parlay to tail across Monday's NBA action.
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Mon, November 29, 10:36 AM EST | 4 min read
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NBA Parlay Picks for Monday: Backing the Underdogs

Monday's NBA Parlay

Some wonky results threw our game plan out the window yesterday, with only our single game parlay hitting for the Boston Celtics. Still, we're almost at the end of November and want to finish the month strong as we head into the holiday season.

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NBA Parlay Breakdown

Things aren't looking good for the Orlando Magic as they enter tonight's contest against the Philadelphia 76ers. Cole Anthony and Michael Carter-Williams are out while Mo Bamba and Terrance Ross are questionable to start the day, with those three joining the Magic's list of injured players that now stands at 7 players. On the other hand, the Sixers have no new injuries to their primary rotations. They will be ready to start stacking some wins after navigating a mini-injury crisis throughout November that saw Tobias Harris and Joel Embiid miss considerable time. I can't see any world in which the Magic win tonight, and a +16 spread might be a little too low also, so feel free to increase this to something you're more comfortable with.

In what will be an exciting game displaying two different brands of basketball, the Denver Nuggets, and Miami Heat, do battle tonight, yet similar to Orlando, Denver has some serious questions around the health of their roster. PJ Dozer is now out for the remainder of the season, Bones Hyland and Nikola Jokic are questionable, and Michael Porter Jr. has been ruled out of the contest due to lower back pain. Fortunately for the Nuggets, the Heat are sweating on the availability of Jimmy Butler and Tyler Herro, while Markieff Morris is also out. Jokic will be the swing factor here, which you would expect from the reigning MVP, but with or without Jokic, the Heat should have enough depth and offensive weaponry to defeat a hobbled Nuggets roster. We're not expecting a blowout because the Nuggets still have some excellent pieces which can slot into the starting five or move up into a more prominent bench role, but a +9 spread should see us in good stead for the game tonight.

Finally, we have the Charlotte Hornets against the Chicago Bulls, two teams with an exceptional offense, but only the latter has a defense to match their offensive ability. Neither team has any new and notable injury worries, and both will roll out a strong starting five. In terms of net rating, the Bulls currently sit 5th with a +4.3 point average, while the Hornets are 15th with a +0.5 point average. Losing to the Houston Rockets over the weekend will have rocked the Hornets and will likely cause some form of reaction from them; there's just no telling if that's going to be good or bad. Interestingly, the Rockets, who have only won 3 games all season, defeated the Bulls last week too, but Chicago responded with two wins on the bounce after their defeat. I think the Bulls have the better roster, especially considering the young age of the Hornets' best players, so we're backing the Bulls to win by covering the Hornets with a +12 spread.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Indiana Pacers Same-Game Parlay

  • Indiana Pacers +12
  • Under 222.5 Points
  • Odds: -103

Timberwolves vs. Pacers Odds

At the start of the season, if you had told me the Minnesota Timberwolves would be favored to win against the Indiana Pacers in late November, I would have thought you were pulling my chain – yet, here we are.

The Timberwolves have rediscovered their defensive intensity from the beginning of the season, and D'Angelo Russell has found a new gear, showing signs of developing into an elite point guard. Throw in the exceptional play of both Karl Anthony-Towns and Anthony, and it's understandable why the Timberwolves are finally figuring things out. The Pacers, on the other hand, are very much a team in flux.

However, after a slow start to the season, the team has managed to drag themselves back to a respectable record of 9-13. If we're being honest, the Pacers have a similar talent level to the Timberwolves; they lack the ability to push the pace like their Western Conference counterparts. You can never bank of Minnesota winning games, so we're taking the Pacers on a +12 spread which should cover our backs for any outcome except a blowout.

San Antonio Spurs vs. Washington Wizards Same-Game Parlay

  • San Antonio Spurs +13
  • Under 222.5 Points
  • Odds: -128

Spurs vs. Wizards Odds

The Washington Wizards and San Antonio Spurs have some injury issues, but their core rotations remain intact. For the Spurs, Keldon Johnson and Dejounte Murray will be relied upon to have solid games, while the Wizards can lean on Bradley Beal to shoulder their scoring load. Washington has the deeper roster.

San Antonio has only won 5 games all season, with their last outing being an impressive victory over the Boston Celtics. However, the Wizards are a much more functional roster at present. They have been playing a stringent brand of basketball under new head coach Wes Unseld Jr. Washington are on a two-game winning streak, occupy the 14th spot in the league's net rating, and are 0.2 points per 100 possessions outside of the top-10 for defense.

In previous years, the Spurs struggling in the Western Conference would have counted for something. Still, the Eastern Conference is arguably the stronger conference this year, which only adds to what the Wizards have achieved over the season's first quarter. Sure, the Spurs can lean on Greg Popovich's coaching ability to keep things respectable, but it's clear Washington is the better team heading into this contest. As such, we're backing them to win. Taking the Spurs on a +13 spread, I think we're covering all our bases as we round out today's parlay picks.

Adam Taylor
@AdamTaylorNBA

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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