NBA Friday three-team mega parlay (+1013 odds): Pelicans fly high over Suns

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It’s another busy schedule for the NBA playoffs on Friday, when Game 3s are taking place in three different series. The Heat are looking to take complete control against the Nuggets, already with a 2-0 lead in hand. The Bucks-Bulls and Suns-Pelicans series are both tied up at 1-1.

Let’s take a look at our next mega parlay for the playoffs.

Hawks ML (+100)

Bucks -7 alternate spread (+165)

Pelicans ML (+110)

Parlay odds: +1013

For this parlay, we are going with two underdogs on the money line and one favorite against an alternate spread. Let’s break down each of the three legs one by one.

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Atlanta Hawks ML over Miami Heat (+100)

The Hawks had a great chance to steal Game 2. They failed, but that was in Miami. Things will likely be a whole lot different in Atlanta, where Trae Young and company went 27-14 during the regular season (compared to 16-25 on the road). The Hawks have been especially on fire at State Farm Arena in recent weeks, so they will have plenty of confidence despite trailing the series 2-0. John Collins has two games under his belt after missing a month because of a foot issue, so he should only be improving as the series progresses. Look for Atlanta to get back on track.

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Milwaukee Bucks -7 alternate spread over Chicago Bulls (+165)

The Bucks and Bulls head to Chicago with the series tied at a game apiece. This feels like one of the more surprising situations in all the first round of the NBA playoffs. How will the defending champs respond to a surprising home loss in Game 2? While the Bulls have shown the ability to limit some of Milwaukee’s offense, they still have no answer for Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Khris Middleton is out for the rest of the series, which is a considerable loss for the Eastern Conference’s No. 3 seed. However, this team dealt with injuries during last year’s playoffs and still went all the way. Middleton’s absence will only inspire the Greek Freak to take over to an even greater extent. Count on the Bucks bouncing back.

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New Orleans Pelicans ML over Phoenix Suns (+110)

The Suns were most people’s pick to represent the Western Conference again in the NBA Finals after doing so last year and running roughshod over the league during the regular season. They are tied 1-1 through two games against the Pelicans, though, and with Devin Booker out there is real cause for concern. All season the Suns’ depth has been a major advantage but replacing your top scorer is a tough ask at this time of year, even with a veteran point guard like Chris Paul leading the offense.

New Orleans got itself back into the series with a surprise road win in Game 2. Now the Pelicans are at home with a legitimate chance in a series that many thought would be a sweep. They are playing with a super big lineup and, with Brandon Ingram scoring as he has been, it has been working. I still think Phoenix takes this series in the end, but don’t be surprised if New Orleans adds to the scare with a win in Game 3.

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