NBA Parlay Picks for Tuesday: Digging for Value on a Small Slate

NBA expert Adam Taylor is here with two parlays to tail across Tuesday night's NBA action.
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Tue, December 14, 10:40 AM EST | 4 min read
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NBA Parlay Picks for Tuesday: Digging for Value on a Small Slate

Tuesday's NBA Parlay

We stuck to the strategy in yesterday's multi-team parlay and got a result out of it. But then I decided to go with outright winners for the two-single game parlay's, and things didn't go so well. So from now on, continuity is the name of the game. Today, a postponement to the Detroit Pistons vs. Chicago Bulls leaves us with just three games to look at for value, so we're going with a two-team parlay and a single-game parlay.

NBA Parlay Odds: -147

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NBA Parlay Breakdown

In our first game of this two-legged parlay, we have the Toronto Raptors facing off against the Brooklyn Nets in the season's first meeting for these two teams. Brooklyn has quickly recovered from their shocking loss against the Houston Rockets, winning their two subsequent games. The Raptors have struggled to match their early season form and find themselves dropping games too regularly for them to be considered serious threats, with their last loss coming against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Precious Achiuwa, OG Anunoby, Khem Birch, and Goran Dragic are all out for tonight's game, leaving the Raptors a little thin in the depth department, especially for players who can impact a game. Joe Harris will be a significant loss to the Nets tonight, but their strength off the bench will boost their chances against a Raptors team who currently sit 16th in defensive rating. We're backing the Raptors on a +14.5 spread because while the Nets are the far superior team, neither franchise is the epitome of consistency right now, which gives us enough reason to believe we need to hedge our bets for both a win or a loss.

The other part of this two-team parlay is the Portland Trail Blazers versus the Phoenix Suns in what will likely be a lop-sided affair. Phoenix is currently third in net rating and has one of the best offenses in the NBA, while Portland sits 25th in the league for net rating due to their porous defense allowing 112.6 points per 100 possessions. The loss of CJ McCollum for the season will hit the Trail Blazers hard, and while Devin Booker will likely not play tonight, the Suns are still the better team, in large part due to their ".5" offensive principles. Despite losing the Los Angeles Clippers in their last game, Phoenix has only lost five times this season, while the Trail Blazers are quickly approaching their 20th loss of the young season and have already lost to the Suns once this year, a 10-point butt-kicking back in early November. I can't look past the Suns winning tonight's game, they're one of the best teams in the NBA, and the Trail Blazers are going through a crisis from an organizational standpoint, which always manages to trickle down to the players. As such, we're backing the Trail Blazers on a +11.5 spread (if there were larger spreads, I would have taken them).

New York Knicks vs. Golden State Warriors Same-Game Parlay

  • New York Knicks +12
  • Over 210.5 Points
  • Odds: +137

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After limping past the Indiana Pacers yesterday, we're definitely not jumping on the Golden State Warriors bandwagon today, especially against a New York Knicks team that looks like world-beaters in one game and then rebuilding candidates in the next. Of course, the Warriors are still ranked as the best team in the league for net rating, along with boasting the best defense and fourth-best offense.

On the other hand, New York sits 23rd in net rating and has been one of the more disappointing teams in the league in terms of production versus expectation. With Obi Toppin and RJ Barrett, both are set to miss this game. In addition, the Knicks are losing one of their best defenders and their most athletic wing player, which will make it harder for them to break down such a tough defense. The Warriors have had something of a wobble in recent days and have struggled to overcome opposition which they have been easily beating through the year, which gives the Knicks a slither of hope in tonight's contest. However, I can look past Golden State in tonight's game, which has led me to give the Knicks a +12 spread, which we hope should be enough to keep us in with a chance of making some profit!

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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