NBA Playoffs Monday mega parlay (+1036 odds): Let's cash our 4th of the postseason

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The second round of the NBA playoffs is officially in full swing, and we’ve got another slate of postseason games on Monday with two 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.

We’ve had a ton of success so far with these in the postseason, and I just hit the mega parlay again on Tuesday at +1121. That was my third time cashing it in a 9-day span. Now we’re going for our fourth hit of the playoffs. 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 -3.5 (+132)

Memphis Grizzlies ML (+390)

Parlay odds: +1036

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

Boston Celtics -3.5 (+132) over Milwaukee Bucks

To start this mega parlay we’ve got the Celtics on an alternate spread. Boston had the best point differential in the Eastern Conference this season and were only a hair behind the Suns for the best mark in the NBA, so they certainly fit the profile of a team you’d want to back on an alt. spread. They struggled in Game 1, but showed in Game 2 there was no reason to be concerned. They completely smothered the Bucks defensively, and without Khris Middleton the Bucks just aren’t able to exploit any potential weak spots the Celtics might have.

Boston’s entire starting lineup is strong defensively, and they’ve been doing a great job defending Giannis Antetokounmpo by going under every screen. Giannis is just 20-for-52 (38.4%) from the floor in the series. It also looks like Marcus Smart is going to return from his thigh injury, which is huge. Both Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown scored at least 29 points in Game 2, and this team is virtually impossible to beat when those guys are clicking like that with how well they play defensively.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks

Memphis Grizzlies ML (+390) over Golden State Warriors

To wrap up this parlay and hopefully bring us home, we’ve got the Grizzlies on the money line. Memphis isn’t being given much of a chance here, and I’m not sure why. The Grizzlies were a +240 underdog for Game 3, and now this money line has ballooned out to nearly 4/1. Everyone is overreacting to one dominant game from Golden State in Game 3. The Grizzlies won Game 2 and in Game 1 they lost by only a single point. This isn’t a mismatch by any means.

The Warriors have great shooting, but they probably aren’t going to be hitting at better than 53% from deep on Monday night like they were in Game 3. Memphis will also be getting Dillon Brooks back after he served a 1-game suspension, and they were missing his scoring punch on Saturday. Klay Thompson is coming off a very solid game, but he was just 11-for-38 through the first 2 contests in this series. Stephen Curry hasn’t been shooting particularly well either, and I’m not ready to declare the Warriors a juggernaut just because they picked up one blowout win.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Memphis Grizzlies vs Golden State Warriors

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