NBA playoffs Monday mega parlay (+1002 odds): Can we make it 3 in a row after +1148 and +1093 winners?

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Andrew Ortenberg

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I'm an editor here at Pickswise who was raised in a household full of sports fanatics. Since I unfortunately never had LeBron James' jumping ability I wasn't able to make it to the NBA, and chose writing about sports as the next best thing. An avid sports bettor myself, I'm excited to get to write about the industry as it gets set to take off across the country. Buckle up.

Well, it sure has been a blast so far. The NBA playoffs are officially in full swing, and we’ve got another full slate of postseason games on Sunday with four great matchups. And what better way to celebrate than by going for a big payday? That’s right; we’re back with another mega parlay, NBA edition.

I just hit this mega parlay on Sunday at +1093, and I hit it on Saturday as well at north of 11/1. Now we’re going for three cashes in a row at odds of 10/1 or better. We’re going big and bold again, so let’s not waste any more time. But before we dive in, don’t forget to check out our free picks on the side and total for every NBA playoff game.

Boston Celtics -6.5 alt spread (+215)

Toronto Raptors ML (+250)

Parlay odds: +1002

Let’s break down each of the legs one by one.

Boston Celtics -6.5 alt spread (+215) over Brooklyn Nets

We’ve already seen a couple of teams like the Raptors and Nuggets stave off a sweep with a win in Game 4, but for a few reasons, I don’t think the Nets will be joining them. Things have gotten toxic quick in Brooklyn, and it doesn’t look like they have much fight left in them. The announcement on Sunday morning that Ben Simmons wouldn’t be playing here after all felt like the final nail in the coffin. If the Nets do lose on Monday I think it’s very likely that they roll over and get beat convincingly, which is why the Celtics make sense as an alt spread play here.

Boston only won Game 3 by six, but that final score doesn’t tell the full story. They were up by 15 with less than three minutes to play before some garbage time buckets made it closer, and they were in control for pretty much the entire game. The Nets aren’t capable of slowing down Jayson Tatum, and both Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving are being forced into a bunch of tough shots against Boston’s impenetrable defense. While Simmons is still on the shelf, the Celtics just got Robert Williams back for Game 3 and he should be more of a full-go here after shaking off the rust.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Boston Celtics vs Brooklyn Nets

Toronto Raptors ML (+250) over Philadelphia 76ers

To wrap this mega parlay up and hopefully bring us the home we’ve got the Raptors on the money line. Toronto didn’t just squeak out a fluke victory in Game 4. They very nearly beat the 76ers in Game 3, only falling by a single point in overtime, and that was before Joel Embiid hurt his thumb. Now Embiid is dealing with the finger injury that very much appeared to be limiting him on Saturday. James Harden isn’t of much use at the moment, as crazy as that feels to say, and he shot just 5/17 in Game 4.

With Embiid at far less than 100 percent, that’s going to be much more glaring of an issue. On the flip side, Scottie Barnes’ ankle should be a little bit better here. Pascal Siakam is coming off a 34-point game, and when he’s playing like that the Raps are really hard to beat. Tyrese Maxey has scored fewer points in each game of this series as it’s progressed, and that’s not a recipe for much success with Embiid ailing.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers

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