NBA Sunday three-team mega parlay (+1048 odds): Jazz get back on track

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We have a small slate in the NBA today, but there are still plenty of opportunities for value. And what better way to celebrate the end of the weekend than by going for a big payday on Sunday? That’s right; we’re back with another mega parlay, NBA edition.

I just cashed this mega parlay at +1157 the last time I wrote it on Friday, now let’s make it two in a row! We also came so close to cashing the mega parlay at north of 19/1 on Tuesday, but the Thunder couldn’t hold on in the closing seconds. 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.

Houston Rockets ML (+215)

Minnesota Timberwolves -4.5 (-110)

Utah Jazz -4 (-110)

Parlay odds: +1048

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

Houston Rockets ML (+215) over Sacramento Kings

Give me the Rockets to start off this mega parlay. I’m just skeptical that the Kings should be this large of a favorite over just about anybody. These teams just played against each other on Friday, and Houston certainly didn’t look overmatched. It was a pretty even game most of the way until Sacramento eventually pulled away.

Right before that, the Rockets had beat the Spurs on the road. The Kings are 7-13 in their last 20 and have a very low floor. They’re the perfect team to target when they’re a big favorite. All the talk surrounding Sacramento is about how they’re about to trade away Buddy Hield or Harrison Barnes. They’ve thrown in the towel, and De’Aaron Fox has declined sharply from last season.

Minnesota Timberwolves -4.5 (-110) over Golden State Warriors

Give me the Timberwolves for the next leg of our parlay. Minnesota being a favorite over Golden State would normally sound crazy, but Stephen Curry is going to miss this game due to a hand injury. Draymond Green is also out for the Warriors, and obviously those are two massive absences. The team had already been struggling somewhat recently even with Curry. Klay Thompson is back and will reportedly play an increased role in this one, but that might not be such a great thing.

Thompson has understandably been rusty in his first game action since missing over two years with injuries, and is shooting just 35.7 percent from the field in his first three contests. The T-Wolves have D’Angelo Russell and Karl-Anthony Towns back from COVID protocols, and are 4-2 in their last six. Thompson and Andrew Wiggins are unlikely to gut out a win here without Curry.

Utah Jazz -4 (-110) over Denver Nuggets

To wrap this mega parlay up and hopefully bring us home, we’ve got the Jazz. Utah has struggled recently, but that’s because they were without Rudy Gobert. As soon as Gobert entered COVID protocols, the defense collapsed. But with him back in the lineup now, things should pick up quickly. Utah has lost four in a row, but this is a team that has had the top offense in the NBA for much of the season for a reason.

The Jazz just won in Denver on January 5th, and that was without Gobert, Rudy Gay and Joe Ingles. All three of those guys are back now. This is also the second half of a back-to-back for the Nuggets while Utah had the day off on Saturday. Denver’s recent record looks a bit better, but look at who they’ve been beating. Their last five wins have been against the Lakers, Trail Blazers, Thunder, Kings and Rockets. Not exactly a murderer’s row.

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