NBA Playoffs Thursday mega parlay (+1392 odds): Can we secure our 3rd winner in a week?

New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram (14) drives to the basket against Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul (3) during the first quarter during game two of the first round for the 2022 NBA playoffs.
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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 slate of postseason games on Thursday 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.

I just hit this mega parlay on Sunday at +1093, and I hit it on Saturday as well at north of 11/1. Then we came up just a few points shy from hitting it three days in a row on Monday. Now we’re going for three cashes in six days. 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 (+104)

Phoenix Suns -9.5 (+280)

Dallas Mavericks ML (-108)

Parlay odds: +1392

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

Toronto Raptors ML (+104) over Philadelphia 76ers

Give me the Raptors to start off this mega parlay. To say Toronto has the momentum in this series would be a dramatic understatement. First 76ers star Joel Embiid hurt his thumb in practice, and now the Raptors have won each of the past two games. They just beat Philly convincingly on their home court, limiting them to 88 points. James Harden just isn’t his old self anymore, and he’s pretty much the fourth option at this point behind Embiid, Tobias Harris and Tyrese Maxey.

Speaking of Maxey, he’s been declining with each successive game. He had a coming-out party in Game 1 with 38 points and then dropped 23 more in Game 2. But in Game 3 his shooting efficiency dipped and over the past two games he’s just 9/26 for 23 total points. The Raptors are banged up but they’re playing with a ton of confidence, and their crowd is going to be rocking. It looks like we’ve got another Doc Rivers choke job on our hands here folks.

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

Phoenix Suns -9.5 (+280) over New Orleans Pelicans

The Pelicans have been a great story. But all good things must come to an end, including this New Orleans playoff run. Which is why we’re taking the Suns on an alt spread here. The Pels are scrappy but Phoenix is starting to adjust to life without Devin Booker, which they showed in a big way in Game 5. Phoenix won by 15 in that game, and don’t forget that they were still great all year even when they were without one of Booker or Chris Paul.

It might feel like this series has been neck and neck the entire way, but in reality four of the five games have been decided by at least 11 points. I like Jose Alvarado as much as the next guy, but the Suns are just the much better team with or without Booker. Mikal Bridges stepped up big time in Game 5, and if he plays anywhere near that level on Thursday then the Suns won’t have any trouble winning by double digits.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Phoenix Suns vs New Orleans Pelicans

Dallas Mavericks ML (-108) over Utah Jazz

To wrap this mega parlay up and hopefully bring us home, we’ve got the Mavericks on the money line. Utah just doesn’t have any fight left in them, and everyone knows they’re about to blow things up in the offseason. The Jazz have a toxic stench on them, and it would be very surprising if they mustered a great effort with their backs up against the wall. Dallas won by 25 in Game 5 despite shooting just 28 percent from beyond the arc, which doesn’t bode well for Utah’s chances here.

Donovan Mitchell is questionable here, and even if he plays he definitely won’t be 100 percent. Even at 100 percent, he’s only been shooting 37 percent from the floor in this series. I don’t see how the Jazz are supposed to keep up on offense here without a peak-performance Mitchell. Not with Mike Conley being a complete non-factor and only averaging 8.8 points per game. The Mavericks should advance to the second round without breaking too much of a sweat.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Dallas Mavericks vs Utah Jazz

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