NBA Oklahoma City Thunder vs Orlando Magic Same Game Parlay picks: Chet Holmgren sends back the Magic at +630 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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The Oklahoma City Thunder are coming into tonight’s game after taking down the Sacramento Kings — their first win against them after dropping 8 straight. They will be looking to beat the Orlando Magic on the road tonight to keep the pressure on the Minnesota Timberwolves, as the visitors are just a game behind them for the lead in the Western Conference. You can check out all of our NBA picks for today’s games, but for now, let’s jump into my Thunder vs Magic Same Game Parlay. We cashed our Timberwolves vs Clippers Same Game Parlay last night so let’s make it 2 in 2 days!

Jalen Williams over 18.5 points (-108)

Chet Holmgren to record 3+ blocks (+105)

Markelle Fultz over 3.5 assists (+124)

NBA parlay odds: +630

Jalen Williams over 18.5 points (-108)

The Thunder have been getting a great bit of offensive production from Jalen Williams. He has recorded 20 or more points in 4 of his last 5 games, including a 32-point outing last time. During that stretch, he has made at least 50% of his 3-point attempts in 4 of those games. It should leave him well-positioned to keep that form going against the Magic. The hosts tonight do not have a particularly sizable starting backcourt with Jalen Suggs and Markelle Fultz. They should therefore have issues affecting Williams’ shot tonight and dealing with his physicality when driving to the paint. In Williams’ current form, this looks like a great addition to the Same Game Parlay.

Read our full Oklahoma City Thunder vs Orlando Magic predictions

Chet Holmgren to record 3+ blocks (+105)

The Magic are not a great 3-point shooting team, ranking 28th in 3-point percentage. It should mean they focus more on attacking the paint, where they will run into Chet Holmgren. He is currently 4th in the league in blocks, averaging 2.6 per game. He has managed 4 or more blocks in 2 of his last 3 games and should be getting close to those numbers here too. The lack of floor spacing on this Magic team should allow him to stay close to the paint and not have to drift out to the perimeter. The Magic do not have great size on the interior, with no one that would be able to consistently back him down in the post. He should be well set up for several blocks tonight.

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Markelle Fultz over 3.5 assists (+124)

With the rim protection offered by Holmgren, I expect the Magic guards to increasingly kick the ball out when they get to the paint. That should be especially true for Markelle Fultz, who is shooting just 14.7% from beyond the arc this season. With driving to the rim being his main weapon, and with resistance at the rim, he should dish the ball off more. That will likely create more assist opportunities for his teammates to convert. He has recorded 4 or more assists in 5 of his last 7 games. Considering his role as a ball handler for the team, he should be well-placed to keep that streak alive.

We also have a Kings vs Suns Same Game Parlay for tonight’s other matchup on TNT

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