NBA Sunday four-team mega parlay (+1417): Another high-scoring game for the Lakers

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Filip Tomic

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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.

A total of 14 teams will be in action this Sunday in the NBA as we close out the week. After doing an extensive analysis I’ve come up with a 4-leg mega parlay that I’m feeling really confident about.

I’d also recommend checking out our full predictions on the spread and total for all 7 games, but without any further ado let’s jump straight into it.

Indiana Pacers ML (+120)

MIN Timberwolves @ LA Lakers – Over 224 Pts (-110)

Dallas Mavericks -9 Point Spread (-110)

Boston Celtics -11.5 Point Spread (-110)

Parlay odds: +1417

Indiana Pacers ML (+122)

Normally I would stay away from backing the road team here, but they’ve been on such a good run against the Cavaliers and it’s really hard to ignore that. They have beaten the Cavs in 8 of the last 10 meetings, including the last 5 in a row. In games played in Cleveland the Pacers are 5-1 SU in the last 6 visits. They are coming off a heartbreaking loss at the buzzer against the Chicago Bulls, so the team will be eager to bounce back here. Cleveland is also struggling right now; it has dropped 4 of 5, including 3 straight. Ricky Rubio tore his ACL and will miss the remainder of the season. The Cavs scrambled and traded for Rajon Rondo for some guard depth, but it could take them a while to adjust to a new point guard. I’m thinking the Pacers end their losing streak on the road and continue their superior run in head-to-head meetings here.

Don’t forget to check our Indiana Pacers vs Cleveland Cavaliers picks.

MIN Timberwolves @ LA Lakers – Over 224 Pts (-110)

If there’s one thing that’s been consistent in Laker games this season, it’s scoring and high-point outcomes. Tonight’s total has been set at 223.5 points, and both the Lakers and Timberwolves are coming off games in which that number has been surpassed. L.A.’s leaky defense has meant that 8 of its last 11 home games have all gone over the total. Its last 4 of 5 overall have also cashed on that bet, while for Minnesota this has happened in 9 of its last 12 — including 5 straight on the road. Russell and Towns are both expected to miss this one; that hurts them on the offensive end a bit, but the defense is also suffering. Even a shorthanded roster should put up a decent number of points vs a Lakers defense, which ranks only 28th in points allowed per game at home this season. The Lakers given up 113 per game in their own building, plus in the last 3 overall teams are scoring 111 against them. I’m expecting a fast-paced game, so backing the over is the smart bet.

In-depth analysis of Minnesota Timberwolves vs LA Lakers is up on our website.

Trae Young guarding Luka Doncic during a Hawks vs. Mavericks game.

Dallas Mavericks -9 Point Spread (-110)

After splitting their last 10 games, the Mavericks finally get back their biggest star — Luka Doncic — who has finally cleared the health and safety protocols. Also coming back is Tim Hardaway Jr. who will add much needed depth to a depleted backcourt. They are facing a Thunder team that just lost their best player and leading scorer Shai Gilgeous-Alexander to quarantine. Darius Bazley also joins him and Luguentz Dort is questionable with a knee problem. This would mean that 3 of the top 4 scorers on the team are out, so the Thunder have very little chance here as they already rank just 29th in the NBA in offensive rating. The Mavs are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games and 4-1 ATS/SU in the last 5 vs Oklahoma City.

Be sure to read our Spread and Total picks for Dallas Mavericks vs Oklahoma City Thunder.

Boston Celtics -11.5 Point Spread (-110)

Boston will once again be without its best player, Jayson Tatum, but that hasn’t hindered it in its previous game as it took care of business at home against the Phoenix Suns 123-108. They Celtics have now won 10 of 14 games at home and in head-to-head meetings with the Magic they are 17-3 in the last 20 at TD Garden. Orlando has serious issues even filling out its roster at the moment. They’ve lost 4 straight and teams are absolutely destroying them. Against the Celtics they have covered just one time in the last 7 meetings and in their last 12 overall they are just 4-8 ATS.

Our Orlando Magic vs Boston Celtics Predictions are live on site.

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