NBA Friday parlay at mega (+869) odds, today 12/9: Cleveland Cavaliers cooking at home

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We are continuing the NBA week with a sizable 10-game slate on Friday. It is a highlighted by a double-header on ESPN that begins with the Lakers visiting the 76ers before Milwaukee goes on the road to face the Mavericks. Phoenix. Brooklyn, Memphis and Cleveland are also taking the court. Here is a look at today’s mega parlay.

Lakers +4 (-110)

Cavaliers -9.5 alternate spread (+160)

Mavericks ML (-105)

Parlay odds: +869

For this 3-team parlay we are going with 1 underdog on the money line and 2 favorites against the spread – 1 on an alternate number. Let’s break down each of the 3 legs.

Los Angeles Lakers +4 over Philadelphia 76ers (-110)

Prior to the Lakers’ 2 recent losses, they were 1 of the hottest teams in the league — going 8-2 to propel themselves up the standings in a season that had looked all but lost. Meanwhile, Philadelphia welcomed back James Harden for his first game since Nov. 2 but even that wasn’t enough in a 132-123 double-OT loss to the then-6-17 Rockets.

Both teams are clearly frustrated with their recent performances, but in the Lakers’ defense they lost to the Cavaliers and didn’t have LeBron James or Anthony Davis in their setback against the Raptors. Both LBJ and AD should be back in the lineup and Davis has been playing at an MVP-caliber level of late. He is still 1 of the best big men in the league when healthy, averaging 35.3 points and 15.6 rebounds over a 9-game span. The Lakers have played much better basketball of late while the Sixers are still acclimating Harden back into the lineup and are without Tyrese Maxey.

Check out all of our NBA picks for tonight’s 10-game slate

Cleveland Cavaliers -9.5 alternate spread over Sacramento Kings (+160)

After losing by 13 on the road in Milwaukee, the Kings continue their road trip with a visit to Cleveland. As underdogs in 12 games, they have recorded just 4 wins. Facing the Cavaliers on the road is a tough spot no matter what, and now De’Aaron Fox is questionable with a foot injury. The Cavs are 3rd in the East and at home they have won 11 times in 12 games. They spoiled LeBron’s homecoming in their last outing with a 116-102 win behind a season-high 43 points from Donovan Mitchell. This team just dominates opponents at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse; the Cavs boast a +12.2 Net Rating in home games (best in the league).

Be sure to read our full Sacramento Kings vs Cleveland Cavaliers predictions

Dallas Mavericks ML over Milwaukee Bucks (-105)

Over their last 19 games in Dallas, the Bucks have recorded a mere 4 wins. The Mavericks are much tougher when they are at home, with 10 wins in 13 games this season. Not too long ago the Mavs beat the Suns 130-111. They are on a 3-game winning streak following a tight road victory over the Nuggets. Luka Doncic is putting up big numbers on a nightly basis and is averaging close to 35 points at home. Home form has been very consistent this season for the Mavs, so they should be backed even against a tough opponent.

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Milwaukee Bucks vs Dallas Mavericks predictions

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