Best NBA parlay picks today, Wednesday 11/8: 3-leg parlay at mega +1139 odds: Can our expert win back-to-back mega parlays?
In an odd scheduling quirk, the entire NBA had Tuesday off. Usually, there are at least two games per day, but yesterday was an anomaly. However, that means today’s slate is a big one. There are 28 of the 30 teams taking the court today, so I had plenty of games to choose from for today’s parlay.
This will be my second parlay of the season, and if you don’t remember my first, I cashed a +1412 parlay that featured a +230 underdog win. So, why not go big again? Here’s my parlay for Wednesday that pays out at over 11/1 odds at FanDuel.
Celtics -1.5 (-110)
Clippers win by 11+ (+240)
Heat -1 (-110)
Boston Celtics -1.5 (-110) over Philadelphia 76ers
The Celtics were co-favorites to win the NBA Finals before the season started, and through the first few games of the season, they have been even better than we expected. Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Kristaps Porziņģis have jelled brilliantly in a short time, and having Derrick White and Jrue Holiday to round out the starting five creates one of the most dominant starting lineups in the sport. White has missed the last few games due to the birth of his child, but the playmaker is expected to be back in the lineup on Wednesday.
Against the Sixers last season, the Celtics shifted between Robert Williams and Al Horford to guard Joel Embiid, and neither option did that great. Wednesday will be a completely different story since Porziņģis will be under the rim and be able to match up much better with Embiid. Philadelphia doesn’t have the depth that they did last season, and without James Harden, the starting five isn’t as strong either. Plus, the 76ers just can’t seem to beat the Celtics in the last few seasons.
Los Angeles Clippers win by 11+ (+240) over Brooklyn Nets
The Los Angeles Clippers are the latest super team in the Western Conference. On paper, the Clippers are the best team in the league. However, in James Harden’s debut on Monday, they suffered a 14-point loss to the Knicks. Turnovers were a huge problem for a team that has normally done a good job of minimizing mistakes, but the addition of Harden will undoubtedly create more errors. With that said, Harden added 17 points and 6 assists in 31 minutes, so he was solid on the offensive end of the court.
Between him, Paul George, Kawhi Leonard, Russell Westbrook and Norman Powell, the Clippers have more than enough talent on offense to blow out any team in the league. Los Angeles’ opponent on Wednesday will be the Brooklyn Nets, who are without their primary rim defender, Nic Claxton. In 7 games this season, the Nets have the 6th-worst rated defense. Ben Simmons can only do so much on defense, and if Cam Thomas and Mikal Bridges are having an off-shooting night, the Nets could find themselves in a substantial deficit very quickly.
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Miami Heat -1 (-110) over Memphis Grizzlies
It took until their 7th game of the season, but the Grizzlies finally won. Memphis started the season 0-6, and its biggest problem was on offense. The Grizzlies are still without Ja Morant, which has caused Desmond Bane to become the main playmaker on offense, and while Bane has been great this season, the rest of the starting five hasn’t been as good. Jaren Jackson Jr. is the anchor of the Memphis defense and routinely adds 20 points a night while offseason acquisition Marcus Smart has had a less-than-ideal start to his Grizzlies career.
Heading into Wednesday night’s game, the Grizzlies have the 2nd-worst offense while also ranking 25th in EFG% and 26th in true shooting percentage. Memphis also has the 8th-highest turnover rate in basketball, so not only are the Grizzlies not producing quality possessions on offense, but they are also turning over the ball at an extremely high rate. Memphis’ opponent on Wednesday is the Miami Heat, who also have a losing record, but the trio of Tyler Herro, Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo should have a field day against the Memphis defense that appears to have zero chemistry thus far. I’ll happily take the Heat to win by a bucket against a 1-6 team.
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