Friday NBA Parlay: Ride Joel Embiid, Luka Doncic in This +3319 YOLO Parlay
This website needs a YOLO. That's all there is to it. After all, we've been through in the last 24 hours with no NBA. It's just what the doctor ordered. Before you read further, just know that this bet has no chance of hitting. We're talking about a +3319 lottery ticket. I've tied together three bets that are simply pipe dreams. You would literally have to be an idiot to think this thing has a chance at winning. If it were easy to hit a +3319 three-leg parlay, then people would do it all the time. That's just how +3319 bets work. Still, when you think about it, the only time +3319 bets hit is when you least expect them to. Like when people say "you'd have to be an idiot to think this bet will hit." That's what makes this +3319 YOLO parlay interesting.
NBA Playoff 3-Leg Parlay (+3319) (Bet $100 to win $3319)
Joel Embiid 30+ Points
Obviously, we'll need something for the early game since it would be dumb to watch that one with no leg of this parlay going. We can all agree on that. After thinking long and hard, mental simulation after mental simulation, I've convinced myself that Joel Embiid 30+ points is the way to go. First off, we don't even know if he's going to play. Most will say that's a reason not to play this but I disagree. We have action before the game even starts! Will he or won't he all the way until tip-off.
The thing is, he just played a week ago and Philly needs this game like I need action. They will play Embiid big minutes if they have to. Again, they legit can't lose this game or their season is over. I know Miami was first in the NBA in points allowed to opposing centers but that doesn't matter now. Plus Embiid went for 32 against them this season. He's not some random center. We're talking Joel Embiid here people. He could dump 30 on any night. Even tonight.
Luka Doncic 5+ Made Threes
Once the first game is over, we'll have that feeling like we already won. All you have to do to get that feeling is cash the first leg of a parlay. Works every time. Do you know what else works every time? Luka shooting a ton of threes in a playoff game. He's taken at least 10 in every playoff game he's played this season. I know he only hit five in one of them but he did get to four in all but one playoff game so far. He's literally right there every time. Being at home in a must-win spot, it's not crazy to think he could drop five tonight. He did it last game.
Reggie Bullock 4+ Made Threes
Now here comes the double sweat. We don't have to get mad when someone besides Doncic hits a three because we have Reggie Bullock 4+ made threes as well. The Mavericks want to shoot the three-ball. Everyone knows that. They shot the seventh most on a per-game basis this season. They've got the home rims working for them tonight where Bullock hits the three at a 37% clip. He's taken as many as nine in a single game in these playoffs so the volume is there. If he's on like he was last game (he hit four), then we could actually cash this ticket even though it's stupid to think it's going to win.
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