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Adam Taylor is back with a three-team parlay, and two single-game parlays

NBA Parlay Picks For Sunday: Boston Celtics vs. Washington Wizards, Warriors vs Jazz, and More

Sunday's NBA Parlay

Odds: +270 (Bet $100 to win $270)

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NBA Parlay Breakdown

We're moving away from the money line parlays now that teams are reasonably healthy again. So, today, we're diving into a three-team parlay where we opt to cover the spread, which gives us a little more wiggle room in our predictions.

We'll start off by looking at the Los Angeles Clippers game against the New York Knicks, which is a contest that Vegas believes New York should be winning. The problem is, you never know what version of the Clippers you're going to get! Earlier this week, we backed the Philadelphia 76ers to beat them, and suddenly, Ty Lue's men are walking away with the "W" despite missing their best players. While it's unlikely that the Clippers find success again tonight, but this time we're hedging our bets by backing them on a +10 spread. In terms of injuries, the Clippers are healthier than they have been for a while, and will only be missing their two star wings in Paul George and Kawhi Leonard. The Knicks, on the other hand, will be sweating on Kemba Walker, Nerlens Noel, and Cam Reddish, while Derrick Rose remains out of the rotation due to injury. Both teams are hovering around .500 over the last two weeks, and neither project to be good value for money, but the Knicks have been the more productive team during that span, boasting a top-7 defense over the last 14 days. I'm expecting the Knicks to win tonight, but the spread makes me feel a lot more confident about our chances.

Now we can dive into the second leg of this parlay, where the Chicago Bulls face the Orlando Magic. If the Bulls were healthy, this game wouldn't be in question, but they're not, so we can dive into it a little more. Chicago will be without Lonzo Ball, Alex Caruso, Zach Lavine, Derrick Jones Jr., and Patrick Williams for tonight's game, which undoubtedly leaves them short-handed. However, the Bulls can still lean on Coby White, Nikola Vucevic, and DeMar DeRozan to lead the way for them, while the Magic will be hoping Terrance Ross can be cleared to play. Sure, the loss of RJ Hampton will hit Orlando hard, but they're a team that's been fighting an uphill struggle all season and have done commendably well considering some of their best players are yet to bounce a ball. Chicago, who was considered the best team in the Eastern Conference a few weeks ago, has lost 6 of their last 8 games due to their injury issues, while the Magic have lost 6 of their last 7 (both over a two-week period). Cole Anthony will continue to carry a huge scoring burden for the Flordia-based team, but the Bulls will come into tonight's game confident that their two healthy stars and plethora of role players can get the job done. But I don't expect a blow-out, which is why we're backing the Bulls on a reasonable -4 spread.

Finally, we have the contest between the Brooklyn Nets and Minnesota Timberwolves. At the start of the season, I would never have expected to see the Nets considered underdogs against a Western Conference team fighting to make the playoffs, but it's been a peculiar season, and I've learned to roll with the punches, so here we are. Kevin Durant, Joe Harris, and Paul Millsap are all missing for Brooklyn tonight, but Kyrie Irving and James Harden are both available to suit up, while the Timberwolves are awaiting decisions on Patrick Beverley and Jordan McLaughlin. So, why are the Nets, who have two top-15 players available, considered the underdogs? Well, honestly, I have no idea. Over the last two weeks, Cleaning The Glass has the Nets as the best offensive team in the league, but their defense has left a lot to be desired. Anyway, this is the same Brooklyn team that sits 4th in offensive rating for the season, and they're facing off against a Timberwolves team whose defense changes intensity like the wind. However, Minnesota is a top-10 defensive team on the season, and that isn't an easy feat to achieve. Perhaps the oddsmakers see Durant as an insurmountable loss, or maybe the Timberwolves' athleticism is what gives them an edge - who knows? All I know is that I favor Brooklyn in this contest, but will hedge my bets by taking them on a +9 spread.

Boston Celtics vs. Washington Wizards Same-Game Parlay

  • Boston Celtics +8.5
  • Robert Williams Over 10.5 Points
  • Jayson Tatum Over 3.5 Assists

Odds: +394 (Bet $100 to win $394)

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No team has burned us more than the Boston Celtics this season, as they continually find a way to lose games from a winning position. Their 7-minute scoreless run to end the game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday was another kick in the teeth for our parlay bets, which makes me happy we're returning to the spread! Jayson Tatum is currently working his way through the biggest shooting slump of his career but has been exceptional when initiating the offense as a point-forward in recent weeks, and it's that playmaking skill that's convinced me to take his assist numbers on a prop bet.

With how often the ball is in Tatum's hands, asking him to make 4 or more assists seems to be a perfectly reasonable expectation, and one I would expect him to achieve tonight. Robert Williams is another player defying expectations this year, except for him, it's for all the right reasons! And I feel extremely confident he can drop 11 or more points on the Wizards' defense tonight. Another boost for the Celtics is the return of Marcus Smart, who has missed the last few games due to health and safety protocols and the subsequent re-conditioning required to operate at an NBA level. The Wizards are fully healthy and have no players on their injury report, which means we should be in for a good contest between the two .500 teams. It's worth noting that these two teams have faced each other twice already this season, and the Wizards have run out winners on both occasions, which is why giving Boston an 8.5-point head start makes so much sense to me.

Golden State Warriors vs Utah Jazz Same-Game Parlay

  • Utah Jazz +10.5 Points
  • Over 220 Points Scored

Odds: +157

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Donovan Mitchell's absence is a huge blow to the Utah Jazz's chances of getting a win against the Golden State Warriors tonight. And with Rudy Gobert questionable to participate, you can understand why the Warriors are heavy favorites to start the day. With Stephen Curry edging back to top form, and Klay Thompson looking like he never missed two years of basketball, the Warriors are poised to go on another run, as they did to begin the season - they're just waiting on Draymond Green to return, which currently doesn't have a timeline. Neither of the Western Conference Giants has been themselves recently, with the Jazz losing 4 of their last 6 contests and the Warriors going 4-of-8 over the last two weeks. Both rosters have dealt with injuries and loss of form as they entered the halfway point of the season, and will be looking for a statement win to get them back on track. With no Mitchell, and possibly no Gobert, I can look past the Warriors tonight. Even if Gobert is cleared to play, I still think Golden State leave with the W, it's just by a closer margin. I'm giving the Jazz a +10.5-point head start tonight, and hoping that's enough to see this single-game parlay over the finish line.

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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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