NBA Christmas three-team mega parlay (+1851 odds): Warriors upset Suns

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Andrew Ortenberg

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We have a slate unlike any other here. NBA Christmas is a truly special time of year. And what better way to celebrate than by going for a big payday? That’s right; we’re back with another mega parlay, NBA Christmas edition. We’re going big and bold again, so let’s not waste any more time.

But before we dive in, don’t forget to check out our free picks on the side and total for every NBA game today.

Boston Celtics ML (+240)

Golden State Warriors ML (+220)

Los Angeles Lakers ML (-126)

Parlay odds: +1851

Let’s break down each of the legs one by one.

Boston Celtics ML (+240) over Milwaukee Bucks

Give me the Celtics at an inflated price to start this mega parlay off. Yes, Boston has been hit by COVID — but thankfully for its chances here most of the guys who have entered protocols aren’t key players. The Celtics have Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown both available; that’s what really matters. It looks like Giannis Antetokounmpo will make his return here, but who knows if he’ll be a full-go and the team certainly didn’t look unbeatable with him in the lineup.

These same teams just played in Boston a couple of weeks ago with Giannis playing, and the Celtics won by 14. Right after beating the Bucks in that game, the Celtics played the Warriors right down to the wire. They’ve been having a disappointing season overall, but have showed plenty of flashes lately.

Golden State Warriors ML (+220) over Phoenix Suns

We need at least one more money line ‘dog for this to really be a mega parlay. The Suns have been great, but I’m not sure the Warriors should be this large of an underdog against anybody. Golden State is 26-6 for a reason, and Stephen Curry always loves to show out in these big nationally televised games.

This is going to be a hard-fought game between two contenders, and I expect it to go down to the wire. I really think this game is a toss-up, so getting better than 2/1 with one side is too good to pass up. The Suns have been humming — don’t get me wrong — but to be fair they also have played a really easy schedule lately.

Los Angeles Lakers ML (-126) over Brooklyn Nets

To wrap up this mega parlay and hopefully bring us home we have…the Lakers. It pains me to say it, but I think Los Angeles is the side here. Most importantly, the Nets are going to be playing without Kevin Durant. Brooklyn is 1-2 without Durant so far this season, and those two losses came to the Magic and Rockets. Clearly, they have a very low floor when Durant is out of the lineup.

This feels like something of a last stand for the Lakers after all the negative press they’ve been getting lately. You can count on a fired up and motivated LeBron James, which is never something an opposing team wants to see. He should be able to will even this uninspired Lakers team to a victory here against a really depleted Brooklyn squad.

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