NBA Friday parlay at mega (+1046 odds) today 10/28: Bucks finally lose their first game

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A total of 22 teams are in action this Friday in the NBA as we prepare for the weekend. There’s a doubleheader on ESPN starting at 7:30 pm ET with Pacers vs Wizards, which I’ve included in this mega parlay. You can check out our NBA predictions for picks on the spread and total for all 11 games tonight, but let’s get into this mega parlay that pays over 10/1 odds at DraftKings Sportsbook.

New York Knicks ML (+220)

Detroit Pistons +6 (-110)

Washington Wizards -5 (-114)

Parlay odds: +1046

New York Knicks ML over Milwaukee Bucks (+220)

Optimism is back at Madison Square Garden as the Knicks are off to a 3-1 start following wins over Detroit, Orlando and Charlotte. Granted, the opponents weren’t exactly top-tier quality, but New York has looked solid so far. Jalen Brunson is proving to be a solid addition, averaging 20 points per game, joining 4 other Knicks players who are averaging double-digit scoring. After 4 games played, the Knicks rank 5th in net rating with +8.5, just 2.2 less than what tonight’s opponent the Bucks average.

The Knicks are on a run of covering the spread in 11 of their last 12 games away from home, plus they’ve beaten their last 5 Eastern Conference opponents. Milwaukee is undefeated after three games, but the win over Brooklyn has exerted a ton of energy. They are still missing Khris Middleton, which is bound to catch up to them eventually. New York did win one of the two games played in Milwaukee last season, and the Knicks are a much deeper team this time around. At +220 odds, let’s go with the Knicks as the first leg of this mega parlay.

Be sure to check out our full New York Knicks vs Milwaukee Bucks predictions

Detroit Pistons +6 over Atlanta Hawks (-110)

Next up I have the Detroit Pistons covering the spread against the Atlanta Hawks who beat them earlier in the week at Little Caesars Arena. I’ve seen some great things from Cade Cunningham in the past couple of games, plus the Pistons also have the NBA’s leading three-point shooter Bojan Bogdanovic, who they acquired from the Utah Jazz in the offseason. Wednesday’s game was a close one and the Hawks were able to pull it out thanks to a big night from Trae Young.

Detroit did cover in that game as 7.5 point underdogs, now the oddsmakers have shortened the line to 6 points which I still expect them to cover in front of the home fans. Detroit is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games vs Atlanta. Who knows, if Bogdanovic goes for 33 again, the Pistons might even win here, but let’s go with the spread as a safer option.

Be sure to check out our full Atlanta Hawks vs Detroit Pistons predictions

Washington Wizards -5 over Indiana Pacers (-114)

And finally, we have the Washington Wizards covering at home against the tank-happy Indiana Pacers. This scenario has happened in the last five meetings in Washington, and with the Pacers losing 14 of their last 15 games dating back to last season, I am confident we are in for more of the same here as well. Indiana is also 0-7 SU in their last 7 on the road, while the Wizards have won both home games against Chicago and Detroit.

In total, five players are averaging double-digit points for the Wizards, which means this team is no longer a one-man show with Bradley Beal leading the charge. Indiana’s defense has allowed 120+ points in their last two road games at Chicago and at Philadelphia, while their only win on the season came against a less-experienced Pistons team. With Washington winning the first meeting of the season 114-107 a week ago, I am expecting them to stay unbeaten and cover at home in front of a packed Capital One Arena.

Be sure to check out our full Indiana Pacers vs Washington Wizards predictions

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