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NBA expert Adam Taylor is back with a Valentine's Day edition of his NBA parlay picks, featuring a three-team parlay and two-same game parlays.

NBA Parlay Picks for Monday: Los Angeles Clippers vs. Golden State Warriors, Wizards vs. Piston, and More

Monday's Parlay Picks

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NBA Parlay Breakdown

Over the weekend I was sitting scrolling through League Pass when I came across a Wizards game. While watching the contest, something struck me. This Washington Wizards team has enough talent to be competitive most nights. Yet, for one reason or another, Washington can't figure it out. But tonight, the Wizards have a golden opportunity as they face the Detroit Pistons in the first leg of our parlay. When looking at these two rosters, the Wizards have a clear advantage, especially in terms of talent through their top 10 positions. Sure, the Pistons' are rebuilding and can't be expected to have a deep well of talent in their ranks, but that doesn't stop them from looking out-matched on a nightly basis. Of course, Bradley Beal won't be participating in tonight's game, or for the rest of the season for that matter. But the addition of Kristaps Porzingis means some of their star wings scoring production will be covered - but the Wizards won't get that luxury tonight, as their latest star is out with a bone bruise. While we're on the subject of injuries, outside of Porzingis, neither team has any new names on their reports, so we can be confident the expected result comes to pass. Look for a big night from either Kyle Kuzma or Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.

The New York Knicks are similar to the Washington Wizards, in the sense that they have too much talent to be struggling in the manner they are, but they also had higher expectations coming into the season, so things look worse in New York. Over the last 14 days, the Knicks have lost 5 of their 7 games, although they are hanging around, with the average deficit being just 3.8 points. Luckily, their opponents for the night, the Oklahoma City Thunder, aren't having the best of runs either, having lost 5 of their last 8 games, but again they're hanging around with an average deficit of 3.7 points. It's weird to think the Knicks are closer to the Thunder than they are the Celtics - who they finished last season side-by-side with, but poor recruitment over the summer has left them lacking. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is out of tonight's contest due to an ankle sprain, in what will be a hammer blow to the Thunder's chances of success, while the Knicks have a deep injury report, but luckily have nothing new to report. I can see New York finding a high gear in this game, as they look to build confidence and momentum heading into the All-Star break. Taking the Thunder on a +12-point spread screams value here, and we have multiple ways of ticking the second leg of this parlay off our list.

The final leg of our three-teamer sees the new-look New Orleans Pelicans take on the well-drilled Toronto Raptors, and I'm looking forward to a battle. Both teams project to have their primary rotation in place, and watching CJ McCollum and Brandon Ingram develop chemistry has been an interesting subplot for the Pelicans over the last few days. However, the Raptors are on a roll right now, winning 7 of their last 8 games and ranking 7th in offense and 9th in defense over the last two weeks - oh, and they're winning games by an average of 11 points during that span. The Pelicans, on the other hand, have won 4 of their last 7, but have been incredibly poor defensively, sitting 20th over the last 14 days. But still, New Orleans' defense has seen an improvement, as they're 29th for the season. Overall, I expect the Raptors to keep on rolling tonight, their athleticism and offensive execution are simply too good for the Pelicans to consistently shut down. However, I do see New Orleans hanging in there until the very end, which is why I'm opting for a +7 spread in this contest.

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Golden State Warriors Same-Game Parlay

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I'm not sure what's going on with the Golden State Warriors, but they keep hitting speed bumps in their road to glory. Sure, dropping a game here and there is inevitable, but Stephen Curry seems to have gone off the boil, and the Warriors aren't dominating teams, in the same way, they were to start the season. However, against the Los Angeles Clippers, Golden State has an opportunity to get back on track. Norman Powell will be a big miss for the Clippers tonight, as they will need all the perimeter shooting they can get, but Robert Covington's addition to the roster can't be understated. However, the Warriors have been getting vital production out of their bench unit recently, and the Clippers don't have the talent or depth to match up with Golden States' rotation. I have been loyal to the Warriors this season, often to a fault, but will be backing them to come good again tonight, as we give the Clippers a +11-point head start entering the game. And of course, with such a big spread, we're covering our backs in case the Warriors hit another one of those darn speed bumps.

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Clippers vs. Warriors Line Movement

Brooklyn Nets vs. Sacramento Kings Same-Game Parlay

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It comes to something when the Brooklyn Nets are the underdog against the Sacramento Kings, but that just shows how bad things have gotten for Kevin Durant and Co. Sure, we can't blame Durant, he's out injured, and these losses don't fall on his shoulders, but still, Brooklyn is in crisis, and things project to get worse before they get better. As I'm sure you're all aware by now, James Harden is no longer with the team, having moved to the Philadelphia 76ers at the trade deadline, meaning Brooklyn is waiting on Ben Simmons to return to game conditioning. The Nets are also without Joe Harris, Kyrie Irving, and possibly James Johnson for tonight, leaving them with very little talent to choose from heading into the contest.

The Sacramento Kings, on the other hand, have looked like a vastly improved team since revamping their roster last week, and the Domantas Sabonis and De'Aaron Fox partnership looks like one to watch moving forwards. The Kings enter tonight's game with almost a fully healthy roster, with just Jeremy Lamb (questionable) and Terence Davis (out) on the injury report for today. As such, the Kings will have a deep rotation of players they can lean on, along with some star talent to lead the way, which gives them a monumental edge heading into tonight's contest. I'm siding with the Kings here (I'm shocked too) and giving the Nets a +9 spread because while the Kings may be the better team, they have a habit of making things hard on themselves.

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Nets vs. Kings Line Movement

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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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