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For Monday, Adam Taylor is taking a look at some underdogs for his same-game NBA parlay picks.
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NBA Parlay Picks For Monday: Back on the Underdogs

Monday's NBA Parlay

After a rough week, parlay-wise, we start afresh today, with some great games to look forward to and some incredible upside on today's multi-team parlay.

Odds: +333 (Risk $100 to win $333)

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NBA Parlay Breakdown

The Charlotte Hornets overcame a tough Atlanta Hawks team last night but now face the Philadelphia 76ers. Tobias Harris is questionable to start the day, but the remaining rotation is similar to what we've seen in recent weeks. At the same time, the Hornets continue to plod on without LaMelo Ball and Terry Rozier. Without their two guards last night, Charlotte looked to Miles Bridges for their scoring punch, and he delivered with 32 on 73.3% shooting while Kelly Oubre Jr also got in on the action, dropping 28 on 64.7% shooting. However, doing that against a porous Hawks defense isn't the same as trying to score on Tyrese Maxey and Matisse Thybulle – especially when Joel Embiid is protecting the rim. The Sixers have been in good form recently and should feel confident about exploiting the Hornets' lack of offense, especially since they also rank 29th in defensive rating. We're expecting nothing less than a 76ers victory tonight and are backing them on a -6 spread.

Since Ja Morant went down with an injury, the Memphis Grizzlies have been playing with a point to prove and have tallied some impressive wins as a result. Now, the Miami Heat will try to bring them back down to earth. Still, without Bam Adebayo and Jimmy Butler listed as questionable, it could be a difficult job for the Eastern Conference hopefuls. To make matters worse for Memphis, Kyle Anderson is also missing for tonight's contest, which will hurt their potency on the wing both offensively and defensively. With both teams missing some of their star players, this game will come down to bench depth and coaching rotations, meaning the contest will play into Erik Spoelstra's hand. Of course, we can't count the Grizzlies out, as they have been steadily proving they're more than just a one-man team. A +8 spread for Memphis gives us the best of both worlds – if the Heat wins a tightly fought contest, we win, and if the Grizzlies continue upsetting the odds, we win. The only thing we don't want to happen is a blowout.

Finally, we have another team on a bit of a winning streak, the San Antonio Spurs, who will be facing off against the very impressive Phoenix Suns. The Spurs did manage to beat the Golden State Warriors last night, but on the second night of a back-to-back, against a Suns team who will be looking to bounce back after losing to the Warriors last week. In what will be a considerable blow to Phoenix, Devin Booker will miss the contest, and the Spurs, who have now won four straight, may feel like they can scalp another Conference titan. Statistically, these two teams are worlds apart, with the Suns ranking 3rd in net rating compared to the Spurs languishing down in 15th. Phoenix will look to play with immense pace, which will suit the Spurs (the two teams are almost neck-and-neck for pace, ranking 4th, and 5th respectively) but will have the upper hand in the size department as the Spurs are missing big man Zach Collins. I can't see lightning striking twice for San Antonio, but a +11 spread will give us plenty of room to cash out should Greg Popovich find a way to get his team fired up like they were last night against the Warriors.

Orlando Magic vs. Golden State Warriors Same-Game Parlay

  • Orlando Magic +15.5
  • Over 216 points

Odds: +235

Magic vs Warriors Odds

I wouldn't want to be the Orlando Magic today, facing off against a wounded Golden State Warriors team who enter tonight's contest with a bruised ego after losing to the San Antonio Spurs last night. In reality, this game shouldn't even be close, neither team has any new injuries to report, and the Warriors have been dominant all season – one loss isn't going to change how they approach this game. Furthermore, we have the 3rd ranked offense (Warriors) going up against the 26th ranked defense (Magic) in what is truly a David vs. Goliath type of match-up. Sure, the Magic have their primary ball-handler and scorer back from injury, but regardless of how well Cole Anthony has been playing, asking him to keep pace with Steph Curry, who is chasing the All-Time record for made three's, is a little too much pressure on his young shoulders. We're backing the Warriors to win by a large margin but want to give ourselves an out if the Magic decided to harness some of that Disney power, so a +15.5 spread should be enough to get us over the line, regardless of the outcome.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Milwaukee Bucks Same-Game Parlay

  • Cleveland Cavaliers +17.5
  • Over 215 points

Odds: +132

Cavaliers vs Bucks Odds

We're looking at the Cleveland Cavaliers facing off against the Milwaukee Bucks for our final parlay of the day. Both teams have giant players on their roster, all of whom are capable scorers from multiple areas of the floor; the only difference is that one of these rosters won an NBA championship last season while the other is punching above its weight. Evan Mobley returning from injury has been an enormous bonus for Cleveland, as is the fact that Giannis Antetokounmpo, Grayson Allen, and George Hill are all questionable heading into tonight's game. Of course, the Cavaliers are still without Collin Sexton due to injury, but Darius Garland has been fantastic in accepting increased responsibility on the offensive end. The Bucks will like the notion of playing the Cavaliers on the second night of a back-to-back, as they will push the pace and try to tire out their younger opponents before upping the intensity in the final stretch. I can't look past the Bucks for tonight's game – they've been excellent since the roster returned to some form of health, and assuming Giannis plays tonight, it will be too much for the Cavaliers to handle. However, we have to account for the fact that Giannis might not participate in this contest, which changes the narrative entirely, so a massive +17.5 for the Cavaliers should have us feeling excellent about whatever outcome comes to fruition.

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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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