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After hitting on both of yesterday's single-game parlays, and falling just short in the three-team parlay, Adam Taylor is back with Tuesday's best picks.

NBA Parlay Picks For Tuesday: Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers, Mavericks vs. Heat, and More

Tuesday's Parlay Picks

Odds: +157 (Bet $100 to win $157)

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NBA Parlay Breakdown

The first game in our multi-team parlay is the type of game that I always enjoy watching. We have the Atlanta Hawks, one of the best offensive teams in the NBA, against the Cleveland Cavaliers, who are one of the best defensive teams in the league. Games like this always come down to which team executes their strategy best, and I for one, find them to be highly entertaining. However, we have to pick a winner here, and despite the Hawks potentially being without Bogdan Bogdanovic, I can't see them dropping this game. Cleveland is an excellent team this year and will have Darius Garland leading their line, but their defense is predicated around the rim and mid-range, while Trae Young can light you up from the parking lot if he gets hot. Of course, the Hawks have found themselves in a difficult spot recently, losing 4 of their last 6 games, so the momentum isn't flowing right now, and the Cavaliers come into the contest having won 4 of their last 6. Still, I think the Hawks will be looking to get back on track after a promising start to 2022 and will see tonight as the perfect opportunity. I'm under no illusion that the Cavaliers are the surprise package of the season, and fully expect them to fight until the final possession, which is why I'm giving them a +7-point spread, to get this parlay off to a hot start.

The next game on our list sees another offensively gifted team take on a surprisingly good defensive unit. The Charlotte Hornets currently reside in 10th place for offensive rating but have been higher up the rankings when healthy, however, their defense leaves a lot to be desired, and that's what's holding them back from taking the next step in their development. Their opponents for tonight, the Minnesota Timberwolves, are gifted on both sides of the floor, with the team ranking 8th in offense and 16th in defense. Sure, the Timberwolves are hit-or-miss on most nights but when they hit, not many teams can deal with the versatility of their offense, or the athleticism on the defensive end. Gordon Hayward continues to be a big loss for Charlotte, as he is a steadying force for the team, and without him, the Hornets are relying on the collective to remain composed throughout the game. Sure, LaMelo Ball can wow you, and get hot in an instant, but Minnesota has their own player in that mold in Anthony Edwards. I am expecting the Timberwolves to win tonight, I think they're a talented team that exposes poor defensive units, and this game should be no different. However, I'm inclined to give the Hornets a fighting chance, and a +8-spread seems a reasonable way of doing just that.

The final game in this multi-team parlay sees the Milwaukee Bucks take on the Indiana Pacers, and I can only see one outcome here: a Bucks victory. After trading away Caris LeVert and Domontas Sabonis (among others) the Pacers signaled to the rest of the league that their priorities have shifted and that for the remainder of this season, their focus is on talent evaluation. Tyrese Haliburton is an excellent building block for Indiana, especially when paired with Myles Turner, but that isn't going to be enough when facing a fully healthy version of the current NBA champions. I mean, the Bucks are currently fighting to make up lost ground after an injury-ravaged start to the season, and have won 4 of their last 6 games, but their defense is nowhere near the level we saw from them last year. In terms of form, the Pacers have lost all 6 of their games over the last two weeks, and have one of the worst defensives in the NBA for that period. Despite the Bucks still figuring out some of the kinks in their rotation, they will be far too talented for the Pacers to hang with, which is why taking Milwaukee on the money line was the only logical outcome for this game. And if you're looking for some additional reasoning on why to take the money line, the Pacers are missing T.J. Warren, T.J. McConnell, Myles Turner, Chris Duarte, and possibly Malcolm Brogdon for tonight's game.

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Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers Same-Game Parlay

  • Boston Celtics +8
  • Robert Williams Over 9.5 Points
  • Jayson Tatum Over 2.5 Threes

Odds: +310 (Bet $100 to win $310)

Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers Line Movement

The Boston Celtics are currently riding an 8-game win streak, and come into tonight's contest against a stern Philadelphia 76ers team full of momentum. Furthermore, the Celtics will be boosted by the news that James Harden will not be making his debut in this game. That leaves Joel Embiid and Tobias Harris to be the two star players who match up with Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, but this game will be won or lost by the role players.

In their last meeting, the Sixers stifled Boston's offense thanks to great pressure defense from Matisse Thybulle and Shake Milton, while Embiid does what Embiid always does - dominates the post. However, Boston's defense is vastly improved since that meeting, and their offensive execution has been crisp too. So, this game is anybody's contest. From an injury standpoint, the Celtics have a clean bill of health, and the Sixers are only missing Harden, which we've already touched on. In terms of form, we know Boston is riding their wave at the moment, but things haven't been so smooth for the Sixers, who are 3-and-3 over the last two weeks and are desperately waiting for the All-Star break so they can re-group.

This game is a hard one to call, but Boston's inability to hit shots consistently has me leaning slightly in favor of Philadelphia - however, if the Celtics limit the Sixers' offense, the way they have against so many other opponents, things could go either way. So, a +8-point head start for Boston feels like we're playing with found money, and both player props look reasonable heading into this contest.

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Miami Heat vs. Dallas Mavericks Same-Game Parlay

  • Miami Heat Money Line
  • Over 209.5 Points

Odds:+214 (Bet $100 to win $214)

Miami Heat vs. Dallas Mavericks Line Movement

I'm playing with fire a little bit here because while the Miami Heat is indeed the favorites for tonight's game against the Dallas Mavericks, expecting them to win comfortably might be a step too far. Sure, the Mavericks no longer have Kristaps Porzingis, but they have added some valuable rotation players around Luka Doncic, and that's never a bad thing. However, the Heat have won 5 of their last 6 games and sit 7th in offense and 2nd in defense over the last two weeks, while the Mavericks have won 4 of their last 6 and sit 4th in defense and 12 in offense over the same time period.

Tonight's game might be closer than you think. Still, the Heat have the deeper roster, and despite Jimmy Butler being questionable, and Tyler Herro missing tonight's game, should have more than enough firepower to down the Mavericks. Of course, Miami will need to watch out for Doncic, but their job is made easier by Tim Hardaway Jr's absence, which limits some of the elite spacing Dallas needs to get the best out of Doncic. If you're not a fan of taking the Heat on the money line here, then backing the Mavericks on a +7 spread seems reasonable, and will give you plenty of rope as you follow along hoping for a win!

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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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