NBA Sunday mega parlay (+1263 odds): Boston bashes Indiana
At long last, the NBA is back from the all-star break. And what better way to celebrate than by going for a big payday on Sunday as we wrap up the weekend? 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 game today.
New York Knicks ML (+240)
Boston Celtics -7 (-110)
New Orleans Pelicans ML (+110)
Let’s break down each of the legs one by one.
New York Knicks ML (+240) over Philadelphia 76ers
To start this mega parlay off, I’ve got the Knicks over the 76ers. The hype around Philly has gotten out of control just one game into the James Harden/Joel Embiid partnership. What goes up must come down. Everyone was ready to crown them NBA champions after their win over the Timberwolves the other night, but we should pump the brakes a bit. MSG is still a tough place to play, and the Knicks aren’t nearly as bad as their recent record indicates.
A lot of their ineptitude lately was due to the absence of RJ Barrett, who just returned in their most recent game. In his first game back, Barrett dropped 46 points against the Heat. Now is the time to sell high on the 76ers when their market perception is at an all-time high. That win over Minnesota felt more like an off night from the Timberwolves than anything else.
Boston Celtics -7 (-110) over Indiana Pacers
For the next leg of this parlay, I’ve got the Celtics winning comfortably over the Pacers. Boston isn’t getting enough credit for how they’re playing right now, and they’ve won 11 of their past 12 games. Their only loss in that span came by just a single point. Fourteen of the Celtics’ last 16 wins have come by at least nine points, so I’m not worried about laying a spread this large with them.
The last time these teams played each other the game was also in Indiana, and the Celtics won in a 19-point blowout. And that was when the Pacers had Myles Turner, Damontas Sabonis, Malcolm Brogdon and Caris LeVert. They won’t have any of those guys here. Indiana has lost eight of their past nine games, and the only win in that span was a narrow one against a spiraling Wizards team. This one isn’t going to be particularly close.
New Orleans Pelicans ML (+110) over Los Angeles Lakers
How long are we going to keep pretending that the Lakers might figure things out? Personally, I’m done, so give me the Pelicans for the final leg of this mega parlay. Los Angeles was looking mediocre at best even with Anthony Davis in the lineup, and now Davis is sidelined again. The Lakers are just 3-8 in their last 11 games, and all three of those wins were in very close games. It easily could’ve been a lot worse, and I’m not sure why they’re a favorite at all here.
The Pelicans have been much better lately, and their two most recent losses were to surging Mavericks and Grizzlies team. New Orleans is coming off a huge 15-point road win over the Suns, and prized acquisition CJ McCollum had 32 points in that one. I’ll keep fading the Lakers until the market catches up to the fact that they just aren’t a very good team.
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