Odds format
United States
Share to Facebook
Share to Twitter
Copy Link
Adam Taylor brings you another round of parlay picks for Friday's NBA action. Check out his plays from Bucks vs Bulls, Cavs vs 76ers, and more

NBA Parlay Picks For Friday: Milwaukee Bucks vs. Chicago Bulls, Cavaliers vs. 76ers, And More

Friday's NBA Parlay

  • Indiana Pacers ML
  • Atlanta Hawks ML
  • Toronto Raptors ML

Odds: +251 (Bet $100 to win $251)

Error fetching data.

NBA Parlay Breakdown

Another day of NBA games where we should see some clear-cut favorites take care of business, so the multi-team money line returns as we chase a good start to the weekend.

Since acquiring Tyrese Haliburton and freeing up minutes for Myles Turner at the center position, the Indiana Pacers have looked like a far better team, sure they're still not swatting opponents aside, but they look far better on the defensive end, ranking 9th in defensive rating over the last two weeks as opposed to their 26th rated defense on the season.

Tonight, the Pacers face off against the Detroit Pistons, who have struggled all season long as they chase another high draft pick to eventually pair with Cade Cunningham. Indiana will need to weather a physical storm if they want to come out of their game with the W, as the Pistons are one of the most physical teams in the league right now, and Isaiah "beef stew" Stewart is their tone-setter. This game might not be a rubber-stamped victory for the Pacers, as Cunningham is rapidly improving his control over games and ability to create offense for himself, but with Haliburton leading the charge, I'm confident enough in their chances to lean into the money line. Turner's absence will hit the Pacers hard, but they should still have enough in the tank to keep pace with one of the league's worst offenses.

Get $200 if Washington Scores a 3-Pointer. Click here to claim this BetMGM Sportsbook promotion.

The Washington Wizards had grand ideas of a competitive rebuild this past summer, adding numerous veterans to try and inject some life into their flailing offense, and to begin the year, it looked like it had worked. Fast forward a few months, and things don't look so rosy as the team ranks 21st in offense and 22nd in defense. Add Bradley Beal's season-ending surgery, and you don't have high hopes for the roster for the remainder of this season - especially when Kristaps Porzingis is also struggling to stay healthy.

This is why when the Wizards take on the Atlanta Hawks tonight there should only be one outcome - a Hawks victory. The Hawks are yet to submit their injury report at the time of writing, but assuming Trae Young is healthy, they should be in a good spot offensively. Of course, John Collins' absence still hurts the Hawks' control of the glass, but this team has always been about outscoring their opponents, and Bogdan Bogdanovic has proven to be an exceptional second option in Atlanta. I'm rolling with the Hawks to take care of business against a struggling Wizards team tonight, and I wouldn't be shocked if it was by a healthy margin.

Finally, we have the Toronto Raptors facing off against the Orlando Magic in another game that should be one-sided. The Magic are a fun team to watch, and will certainly improve in the coming years, but right now, they're just another rebuilding team trying to stay afloat on a nightly basis. Markelle Fultz's return will help the Magic remain competitive, but after so long away from basketball with injury, it's going to take him more than a few games to start having a positive impact.

Click here to claim the best free offers in your state

The Raptors, on the other hand, have been impressive this year - more so than many expected them to be. Built around rangy, athleticism at every position, Toronto has become one of those teams you hate to play against. As a credit to the Raptors roster construction, they're very much a middling team, with their offense and defense both ranking 15th in the efficiency ratings, but you all know how much of a sucker I am for balance. The Raptors might not excel on either side of the floor, but they have minimal weaknesses, and the Magic will struggle to get or maintain a foothold in this contest. I'm comfortable adding this game into our money line parlay, and hopefully, you are too.

Error fetching data.

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Chicago Bulls Same-Game Parlay

  • Chicago Bulls +7
  • Under 238.5 Points

Odds: +197 (Bet $100 to win $197)

Milwaukee Bucks vs Chicago Bulls Line Movement

The Eastern Conference is so wide open that every time two of its better teams face-off, it feels like a potential conference finals preview, and tonight is no different as the Milwaukee Bucks and Chicago Bulls go head-to-head. This is only the second time these two teams have faced each other this season, with the Bucks winning the first contest - and there's still another two meetings to come between these two championship hopefuls.

Luckily, there are no new injuries to report at the time of writing, so we're in for a good spectacle of basketball. But picking a winner here is difficult, both rosters have players that can constitute a "Big Three" and both rosters have been impressive when healthy. Milwaukee ranks 4th in offense on the season, Chicago sits 5th.

However, the biggest difference between these two teams comes on the defensive end, as the Bucks are ranked 11th and the Bulls are all the way down in 21st - and that could be the difference tonight because if you can't slow down Giannis Antetokounmpo, it's going to be a long night for your team. I'm leaning towards a Bucks victory tonight, but want to give the Bulls a chance, so a +7-point spread feels realistic and reasonable - but if you're super high on Milwaukee here, the money line isn't a bad choice either.

Error fetching data.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Philadelphia 76ers Same-Game Parlay

  • Cleveland Cavaliers +11
  • James Harden Over 24.5 Points
  • James Harden Under 10.5 Assists

Odds: +494 (Bet $100 to win $494)

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Philadelphia 76ers Line Movement

Do I think the Cleveland Cavaliers are one of the best defensive teams in the NBA right now? Yes, yes I do. Do I think that defense can limit a Joel Embiid and James Harden pairing with tons of momentum behind them? No, no I don't.

As a big boost to the Cavaliers, Darius Garland is back in the rotation, which should give Cleveland some offensive balance after the team had some rough patches in his absence. But, the Sixers are on another level after adding James Harden around the trade deadline, and they can hurt you in hundreds of different ways. Sure, Evan Mobley projects to be one of the best centers in the league a few years from now, but tonight, he's got to try and stop the best center in the league, and that's not going to be an easy task.

Bet $1, Get $150 on the NBA

The Cavaliers' defense is primarily set up to limit drives and make every three as tough as possible - but what happens when you face two scoring machines that draw fouls at a breathtaking rate? I don't know either, but we're going to find out tonight! I'm expecting a comfortable win for Philadelphia here, with James Harden having his fingerprints all over the contest. A +11-point spread still feels like it may not be enough, but giving the Cavaliers any more of a head start than that feels disingenuous to the progress they've made as a team this season, and their capabilities to shock us in tonight's game.

Article Author


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.


Almost there!

We are loading your bets, and they will be here in a second.