NBA playoffs Saturday mega parlay (+1148 odds): Boston does it again

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Andrew Ortenberg

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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 Saturday 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.

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.

Toronto Raptors ML (+134)

Boston Celtics ML (+132)

Minnesota Timberwolves ML (+130)

Parlay odds: +1148

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

Toronto Raptors ML (+134) over Philadelphia 76ers

To start this mega parlay off we’ve got the Raptors as a home underdog. Toronto isn’t going to roll over just because they’re down 3-0. They’ve got way too much pride for that, especially in front of their home crowd. The Raps are going to do all they can to avoid a sweep, and they got a gift from the gods on Saturday with news of Joel Embiid’s finger injury. It looks like Embiid is going to play, but he won’t be at 100 percent.

And the Raptors very nearly won in Game 3 even with a fully healthy Embiid going off for 33 points. They ended up losing by just three points in overtime. James Harden can’t beat anyone off the dribble anymore, and if he has to shoulder more of the load with Embiid banged up then that’s bad news for Philly. Thankfully Gary Trent Jr was back healthy for the Raptors in Game 3, and he finished with 24 points.

Boston Celtics ML (+132) over Brooklyn Nets

It doesn’t matter that the Nets have Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant. The Celtics are clearly the better team in this series, it’s as simple as that. Boston is up 2-0, and they easily could’ve won both games by a lot more than the final scores indicated. The defense on Irving and Durant has been fantastic, and the Celtics have about eight guys who can all shoot and all defend. In Game 2, Durant went just 4/17 from the floor and didn’t make a field goal in the second half.

The Celtics have been physical with him off-ball and it’s been frustrating him. All of the Nets’ role players like Seth Curry, Andre Drummond and Bruce Brown do certain things very well but also have big flaws. Brooklyn doesn’t exactly draw the most raucous crowds either, so don’t give them too much credit for home court advantage here.

Minnesota Timberwolves ML (+130) over Memphis Grizzlies

To wrap this mega parlay up and hopefully bring us home we’ve got the Timberwolves. Minnesota choked away two 20-point leads in Game 3, that much is true. But they had multiple 20-point leads for a reason. And they managed to get those huge leads despite getting virtually nothing from Karl-Anthony Towns who finished with eight points. The T-Wolves have done a pretty good job defensively on Ja Morant, and they held him to 5/18 shooting and seven turnovers last time out.

After getting outscored 37-12 in the fourth quarter at home the other night, I’m expecting Minnesota to come out of the gates on fire here. KAT wasn’t the only one who was quiet on Thursday night, as Anthony Edwards also had a down game by his recent standards. Both of those guy should rebound here.

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