NBA Wednesday same game parlay (+856 odds): Boston Celtics vs New York Knicks

Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) looks on against the Phoenix Suns during the second half at Phoenix Suns Arena
Photo of Ricky Dimon

Ricky Dimon

NBA

Show Bio

Since graduating from Davidson (The College That Stephen Curry Built), I have been writing about sports--just about any and all you can think of!--and coaching tennis in Atlanta, Ga. Beyond the four major sports, I am an avid tennis fan and cover the ATP Tour on a daily basis. If I'm not busy writing, you can generally find me on a tennis court or traveling the world wherever a sporting event takes me.

The second night of 2021-22 NBA action includes a doubleheader on ESPN that beings with this showdown between the Boston Celtics and New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Let’s take a look at the best same game parlay option for Celtics vs Knicks, and also be sure to check out our full game preview for picks on the side and total.

Boston Celtics ML (+110)

Jayson Tatum Over 27.5 points (-108)

Kemba Walker to make 3+ three-pointers (+172)

Parlay odds: +856

Part of the value in same game parlays, of course, is that all of its components can be correlated if you so choose. That is some of the plan here, as Jayson Tatum pouring in a bunch of points would obviously work well with a Boston win. At the same time, plays that aren’t correlated drive up the overall payout of the parlay. That is the case with betting on New York newcomer Kemba Walker to rain threes. But even if Walker does dial long distance a few times, there is no reason why the Celtics can’t take care of business. Let’s break down each of the three legs one by one.

Boston Celtics ML (+110)

Even though the Knicks are coming off a more successful season (relative to each team’s respective expectations, at least) and have home-court advantage, their roster remains far less inspiring than that of the Celtics. For New York, Julius Randle emerged as the top offensive option last year. Randle led his team with 24.1 points, 10.2 rebounds, and 6.0 assists per game. Still, the Knicks struggle mightily to put the ball in the basket at times, ranking only 22nd in offensive efficiency. New additions Walker and Evan Fournier are likely to help the offense, but neither is particularly skilled defensively—which could mean regression in store for head coach Tom Thibodeau’s fourth-ranked defense from 2020-21.

Despite finishing the regular season at only .500, Boston ranked 10th in the NBA in offensive efficiency and 13th in defensive efficiency. Adding Dennis Schroder to the mix this offseason is likely to make this group even better on the defensive end of the floor. On offense, Tatum and Jaylen Brown are legitimate stars—young stars that are capable of continued growth. Brown is listed as active after recovering from Covid-19.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Boston Celtics vs New York Knicks

Jayson Tatum Over 27.5 points (-108)

Brown is reportedly good to go tonight, but it remains to be seen if he is 100 percent. Tatum should go over this number regardless, but if Brown isn’t his normal self it would be a borderline lock. Al Horford has already been ruled out, which means most of Boston’s scoring will have to come from the backcourt (which it normally does anyway). Tatum averaged 26.4 points per game last season, including 28.3 on at least three days of rest. Well, this is the season opener; obviously, he is well-rested.

Kemba Walker to make 3+ three-pointers (+172)

We all know how much Walker likes to play in Madison Square Garden, as seen from his collegiate playing days with UConn. Now it’s his home, and he will want to treat the New York faithful to a strong performance in his debut. In each of the last three seasons, Walker has made at least 3.0 threes per game while attempting at least 8.2 per contest. You have to think there is a good chance he matches or even exceeds those numbers in the 2021-22 opener. Boston was in the bottom half of the league in three-pointers allowed per game last season and 22nd in opponents’ three-point percentage.

Don’t forget to read our three-team NBA mega parlay (+1853 odds!)

Pickswise is the home of free NBA Picks and NBA Predictions. Check out the latest NBA Prop Bets and NBA Parlays as well as NBA Best Bets from our NBA experts.

Virginia Bonuses

See All
Unibet

$100

Get a $100 Risk-Free Bet!

Register for a new Unibet account & make a deposit

Place your first bet up to $100 risk-free!

Get refunded up if you lose up to $100

New players only. Terms & conditions apply. 21+. VA only.

FanDuel Sportsbook

$1,000

Get a $1,000 No Sweat First Bet

Sign up for a new FanDuel Sportsbook account and make your first deposit of $10+

Place your first bet up to $1,000!

Get refunded if you lose up to $1,000

Must be 21+. First online real money wager only. $10 first deposit required. Bonus issued as non-withdrawable free bets that expire 14 days after receipt. See full terms at fanduel.com/sportsbook.

BetRivers

$500

Get a $500 Risk-Free Bet

Sign up for a new BetRivers account using promo code PICKSWISE

Make your first deposit & get up to $500 in free bets

To get $500 in free bets, wager $500

Must be 21+. Play in IA Only. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-BETS OFF

BetMGM

$200

Bet $10, Win $200 if Any NBA Team Hits a Three Pointer!

Sign up for a new betting account with BetMGM

Place a pre-game moneyline wager of at least $10 on a NBA game

Win $200 in free bets if any team hits a three pointer

21+. Terms & conditions apply.

DraftKings

$150

Bet $5 & Win $150 If Your First Moneyline Bet Wins!

Sign up for a new account with DraftKings Sportsbook and make your first deposit

Bet $5+ on the pre-game Moneyline in any sport

Win $200 if your team wins

Offer valid for new players only. Must be 21 years or older to play. Reward paid in site credit. Full terms available at DraftKings Sportsbook.

PointsBet

$500

Get 5x $100 in Free Bets

Sign up for a new PointsBet account

Make a bet of up to $100 and receive a refund if you lose

Get this offer once a day for the first 5 days you sign up

Must be 21+. Full terms are available at PointsBet.

Caesars Sportsbook

$1,250

Get a $1,250 risk-free bet

Sign up for a new Caesars Sportsbook account

Place your first bet of $10 or more

If your first bet loses, you’ll receive a refund up to $1,250 from Caesars in free bets

21+. Terms and conditions apply.

BetMGM

$200

Bet $10, Get $200 if Any NHL Team Scores A Goal

Sign up for a new betting account with BetMGM

Place a pre-game moneyline wager of at least $10 on a NHL game

Win $200 in free bets if any teams scores a goal

21+. Terms & conditions apply.

BetMGM

$1,000

Get a $1,000 Risk Free Bet

Register for a new BetMGM & deposit

Place your first bet up to $1,000 risk-free!

Get refunded up if you lose up to $1,000

21+. Terms & conditions apply.

DraftKings

$1,000

Get a $1,000 Deposit Bonus

Register for a new DraftKings Sportsbook account & deposit

DraftKings will match 20% of your deposit up to $1,000 total

To get a $100 bonus, deposit $500

21+. Terms & conditions apply.

PointsBet

$2,000

Get $2,000 in Free Bets

Register for a new PointsBet account & deposit

Receive a free bet refund up to $500 if your first fixed odds bet loses

& a free bet refund up to $1,500 if your first two PointsBetting Wager loses

Must be 21+. Full terms are available at PointsBet.

Monkey Knife Fight

$100

Claim Instant Deposit Match up to $100 + Free $5 game

Register for a Monkey Knife Fight account & deposit using promo code PICKSWISE100

Monkey Knife Fight will match your first deposit up to $100

Deposit $100 and you'll get $100 bonus + a free $5 game

18+. Terms and conditions apply. You must live in one of the states where real money DFS is legal.

TVG

$200

Get Your First Single-Horse Win Wager Back Up to $200 if you don't win

Register for a new TVG account and make a deposit

Place your first single horse win-type bet up to $200

If your horse doesn't win you'll get a refund up to $300

21+. T&C's apply. Please gamble responsibly.

TwinSpires

$200

Get a $200 Sign-Up Bonus with Twinspires Racebook!

Open your TwinSpires.com account using offer code BET200

$200 bonus cash will be credited in increments of $100 for every $400 wagered

To earn the full $200 bonus players must wager $800 within 30 days

21+. Terms and conditions apply.

Underdog Fantasy

$100

First deposit is 100% matched up to $100 with Underdog Fantasy

Sign up for a new account with Underdog Fantasy

Make your first deposit

Every dollar (up to $100) will be matched! Deposit $25, get $50; deposit $100, get $200, etc

Must be 21+ to play. Terms & conditions apply