NBA Parlay Picks for Wednesday: The Dogs Are Barking
NBA Parlay Picks for Wednesday: The Dogs Are Barking
Wednesday's NBA Parlay
Since we moved away from our underdog strategy, we've been burnt more times than I care to count, so we're going back to a method that saw us regularly run out as winners. Today, the NBA has a busy schedule, so let's get to it!
- Charlotte Hornets +12 (Hornets vs 76ers Odds)
- New York Knicks +9 (Pacers vs Knicks Odds)
- Miami Heat +14 (Heat vs Bucks Odds)
NBA Parlay Odds: +143: Risk $100 to win $143
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NBA Parlay Breakdown
The Charlotte Hornets are the epitome of an underdog in tonight's game. Missing LaMelo Ball, Terry Rozier, Ish Smith, Mason Plumlee, and Jalen McDaniel's, the Hornets are down to bare bones, especially at the guard position. As such, we should expect Gordon Hayward to initiate the majority of James Borrego's offensive schemes against the Philadelphia 76ers, but with only Miles Bridges as a tried and tested scorer, the Sixers will feel good about it their defense tonight. Philadelphia has won their last two games thanks to Tobias Harris and Joel Embiid being healthy again, and both are expected to feature tonight. Tyrese Maxey is questionable, which could hinder the Sixers perimeter defense. However, Philadelphia has multiple defensive specialists on their roster, allowing them to shut the Hornets down early and come out of this contest victorious. Therefore, we're giving the Hornets a +12 spread, as their lack of depth will be an enormous hurdle for them to overcome tonight.
There are no new injuries for either the New York Knicks or the Indiana Pacers as these two teams face off later today. Both the Knicks and Pacers struggle to live up to their pre-season expectations, and neither has much clarity on what the future holds. Yesterday, rumors surfaced about the Pacers potentially hitting the reset button and entering a complete rebuild, which will either motivate their players to increase their trade value or put them in a state of nonchalant. On the other hand, New York is still struggling to find the right mix of players in their rotation but will be encouraged by Julius Randle's recent return to good form. These teams have played each other twice already this season, with the teams sharing the spoils at one win apiece. I like the Knicks to win tonight's game, but having the ability to take them on a +9 spread makes things all the sweeter, so that's what we're going to do!
Finally, we have the Miami Heat, who continue to be without multiple stars taking on the Milwaukee Bucks, who knows all about playing shorthanded. Miami will miss Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo, Markieff Morris, and Victor Oladipo continues to rehab from his knee injury. Of course, expecting Kyle Lowry and Tyler Herro to lead the Heat past the Bucks is a tall order, especially considering how dominant they have been since getting through their injury issues. The Bucks have won five of their last six games, including a win against the Heat last weekend. The Heat have dropped 3 of their last 5 games as they try to remain competitive while waiting for their star players to return to the rotation. I never like the idea of backing the Heat to lose, so we're adding them into our underdog strategy on a +14 spread as we look to get back to winning ways.
Los Angeles Clippers vs. Boston Celtics Same-Game Parlay
- Celtics +11.5
- Over 210.5 points
- Odds: +127
All of the Celtics' hard work over the last 10 days became undone against the Los Angeles Lakers last night, as Boston struggled to find ways to score on a pesky and resilient Lakers defense. The Celtics are back in the staples center again tonight, but this time to face off against the Los Angeles Clippers, who have won just 2 of their last 5 games. However, Ty Lue has been earning plaudits for his creative play-calling and ability to get his team pulling in the same direction, which could spell trouble for a Celtics team that sometimes looks like they're built on quicksand.
Jayson Tatum has rediscovered his All-Star level form and will command attention from the Clippers' defense, but he will need to be at his best to outshine Paul George, who has one of the best seasons of his career from an impact standpoint. Throughout their roster, the Clippers have depth, experience, and talent, while Ime Udoka clearly has little trust in the 9th-15th men on his bench.
Nevertheless, I like the Clippers for tonight's game, which is why we're giving the Celtics a +11.5 spread. If Boston can rediscover their defensive identity without sacrificing too much of their offense, they have a chance to win tonight, but that's a lot of adjustments to make in under 24 hours.
Golden State Warriors vs. Portland Trail Blazers Same-Game Parlay
- Trail Blazers +18.5
- Over 214.5 points
- Odds: +158
Damian Lillard wants more money. Chauncey Billups has called out his starting unit for lack of effort and energy. Neil Olshey has been removed from his role as GM, and CJ McCollum has a collapsed lung – the Portland Trail Blazers are the definition of a franchise in crisis. Furthermore, Lillard and McCollum will not participate in tonight's game against the Golden State Warriors, while Ben McLemore, Cody Zeller, and Anfernee Simons are all questionable heading into the game.
The Warriors, however, have no new additions to their injury list and have quickly recovered from a couple of losses to win 4 of their last five games. Steph Curry is chasing the all-time record in made three's and will be hoping to close the gap in tonight's game with a solid shooting performance, while the Warriors as a unit are still a top-three team in both offense and defense and command the top spot in net rating as a result.
Honestly, I can't see how the Trail Blazers win tonight's game; heck, some of the Warriors' rookies in the G-League would walk onto Portland's roster without Lillard and McCollum. As such, we're giving the Trail Blazers an enormous +18.5 spread, which you would hope, is enough to cover us and get us another win as we chase that elusive 100% mark on our days' parlays.