NBA Saturday same game parlay (+2406 odds): New Orleans Pelicans vs Brooklyn Nets

James Harden of the Brooklyn Nets
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Filip Tomic

NBA· 5 days ago

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Long time NBA fan, have been following the game closely for 21 years now. Joining the Pickswise writing staff for the 2020-21 season. Hopefully we can make some money together! Oh, and I firmly believe Lebron James is not one of the two best basketball players of all time. Yeah, I said it.

It’s a busy night in the NBA on a Saturday with 20 teams hitting the hardwood. I’ve been in really good form with the same-game parlays lately, landing 3 of them in the past 5 days and tonight I’m going for it again.

My focus is on the New Orleans Pelicans vs Brooklyn Nets game, tipping off at 7:30 pm ET. Continue reading below to find my same-game parlay, but also make sure you check our predictions on the side and total for the rest of Saturday’s 10-game slate

Let’s jump into it!

Jonas Valanciunas to score 25+ points (+350)

James Harden to score 35+ points (+510)

Parlay odds: +2406

Jonas Valanciunas to score 25+ points (+350)

Jonas Valanciunas has already had a 20-point game against the Nets this season and that was without him making a 3-pointer. Already in January he has scored 25 points twice against the Utah Jazz and Phoenix Suns, both of which were high-scoring games, something we expect to be the case tonight as well. The Nets aren’t exactly good at defending the paint this season, which is to be expected as they like to rely on small ball quite a lot. They rank only 16th when it comes to opponent points in the paint, allowing 46.2 per game. Against a mediocre Thunder team they allowed 130 points, and 48 of them were inside the paint. This is a good opportunity for Jonas to post huge numbers.

Read our full game preview for New Orleans Pelicans vs Brooklyn Nets

James Harden to score 35+ points (+510)

For some reason James Harden just loves playing the Pelicans. In the lone game this season he had 39 points and 12 assists against them while shooting 61% from the field and 60% from 3-point land. In his last 7 games against them he is averaging 36.1 points. The Pelicans rank only 29th in the NBA when it comes to defending the 3-point line allowing opponents to shoot 37.3% against them. Harden has drained at least 6 threes against them in 5 of his last 7 games. Kevin Durant sat out the previous game against Oklahoma City, and if that happens again tonight the Nets will need someone else to carry them offensively and that will be Harden as Kyrie Irving isn’t eligible to play in home games. Expect the Beard to have a big game.

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