NBA Cleveland Cavaliers vs Phoenix Suns Same Game Parlay picks: Devin Booker stays on fire at +1600 odds

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Like most Lithuanians, I started watching basketball from the age of six. I'm based out in London and played basketball at the University of Lincoln here in the UK. I had always had an interest in the NBA but things really took off in the summer of 2010. That year Linas Kleiza led Lithuania to 3rd place at the World Championships and signed with the Toronto Raptors to replace the departing Chris Bosh. I've been a Raptors fan since that day and I've not missed a game since. I've been handicapping games for more than a decade, specializing in player props. For Germantas Kneita media enquiries, please email
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With just 7 games remaining for the Phoenix Suns, it feels time for the team to make a push for an automatic playoff berth. They currently sit in the play-in positions but just a game behind the 5th and 6th seeds. A win streak now would be timely. That might not come easy tonight against the Cleveland Cavaliers, who occupy the 3rd spot in the East. The visitors do have the Orlando Magic and New York Knicks hot on their heels and will be motivated to keep pushing at the end of the season too. All of this should make for a fascinating encounter tonight. You can check out all of our NBA picks for today’s games, but for now, let’s jump into my Cavaliers vs Suns Same Game Parlay.

Devin Booker 35+ points (+375)

Under 222.5 (+130)

Same Game Parlay odds: +1600

Devin Booker 35+ points (+375)

Devin Booker went ballistic in his last outing against the New Orleans Pelicans, dropping a 52-point performance. He shot 50% from beyond the arc in that game, and if he can keep that going tonight against the Cavaliers, he should have a great chance of hitting the 35-point mark. He dropped 28 against this very Cavaliers team last month while making just 1 of 7 shots from deep. A return to anywhere close to his season average of 36.8% from there should set this over to hit well.

With Bradley Beal taking a backseat offensively, managing more than 13 shots just once over his last 9 outings, Booker should be free to take over. With the fact that the Cavaliers have a relatively undersized backcourt in Darius Garland and Donovan Mitchell, with longer defenders like Evan Mobley being tasked with guarding Kevin Durant, Booker should not have any issues getting his shot off. I expect the Suns to lean heavily on him tonight, and he has the tools to deliver a strong scoring performance.

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Under 222.5 (+130)

Over the last 10 games, the Cavaliers have played at the slowest pace in the NBA. With the team on the 2nd night of a back-to-back set, it is hard to envision them picking that up tonight. During that same stretch of games, they have been in the bottom 10 in the league in offensive rating. In his 2 games since his return from injury, Mitchell has yet to surpass the 15-point mark in a game, despite playing at least 30 minutes in each. If he continues to struggle to shake off the rust tonight, it is hard to see how the Cavaliers can do their part for the over to hit tonight.

Over the last 10 games, these teams also rank 26th and 30th in fast-break points per game respectively. They both have great size in the paint too which should make it difficult for them to finish effectively in the paint. In what looks set to turn into a half-court battle, it does not bode well for this to be a high-scoring encounter. I believe the Cavaliers will just about get to the 100-point mark, leaving the Suns with too much to do to surpass the 223-point mark, especially with the limited number of possessions due to the pace.

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