NBA Thursday four-team mega parlay (+1990 odds): Thunder pull off upset

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Andrew Ortenberg

NBA· 7 months ago

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We’ve got an awesome NBA Thursday slate this week with nine games, the last day before the All-Star break, and we’re looking for a big payday here. That’s right, we’re back with another NBA mega parlay, this time a four-teamer with a payout just short of 20/1 where we’re counting on the Thunder to pull off a money line upset. We’ve been rolling recently, with a college basketball parlay win at 23/1, and a couple of big NBA same game parlay wins so why not follow it up with even more winners on Thursday?

We’re going big and bold, so let’s not waste any more time. We’re diving in, but don’t forget to check out our picks for the side and total on every NBA game.

Los Angeles Clippers -6 (-110)

New York Knicks -5 (-110)

Oklahoma City Thunder ML (+200)

Phoenix Suns -5.5 (-110)

Parlay odds: +1990

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

Los Angeles Clippers -6 (-110)

To start this parlay off we’ve got the Clippers. Now is the perfect time to buy-low on Los Angeles as they’re coming off back to back losses to the Bucks and Celtics. Both those losses were by only five points, and both were to two of the league’s most talented teams. They’re going to be highly motivated to avoid a third straight loss, and they may get Kawhi Leonard back for this one after he missed the game against Boston. A lot of people bought back into the Wizards hype-train after their brief resurgence, but they’ve now lost back to back games, falling by 14 to the Grizzlies most recently. Fade them as they start to unravel again.

New York Knicks -5 (-110)

While we’re buying low on the Clippers, now is the time to sell-high on the Pistons. Detroit is riding high off their dominant win over the Raptors, but we can’t give them too much credit for it. Toronto is dealing with big-time COVID-19 issues, and was playing without a good chunk of their team. Right before that lucky win Detroit had lost six of seven games, with the only victory in that span coming against Orlando. This is also the second half of a back to back for the Pistons, while the Knicks are well-rested. New York is 7-3 in their last ten games, and they’ll roll to an easy win here.

Oklahoma City Thunder ML (+200)

To really give the parlay the big odds boost it needs, we’ve got the Thunder on the money line pulling off the upset. These teams just played a few games ago and Oklahoma City won, so I think getting 2/1 here presents a lot of value. San Antonio’s record looks pretty impressive, but I think it’s a bit fraudulent. Their last seven wins have come against the Knicks, Pelicans, Hornets, Hawks, Warriors, Rockets, and Timberwolves, not exactly a murderer’s row. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 42 points when these teams just played, and if he’s hot again here then OKC is going to win. The Thunder have also been a lot better on the road than at home this season, which isn’t being factored in.

Phoenix Suns -5.5 (-110)

To wrap this parlay up in one of the West Coast nightcaps we’ve got arguably the NBA’s hottest team, the Phoenix Suns. Phoenix has incredibly gone 15-3 in their last 18 games, with two of those three losses coming by four points or fewer. Most recently, the Suns beat the Lakers by double digits despite Devin Booker getting ejected early on. Golden State has lost two in a row, and this is the second half of a road back to back for them while the Suns were off on Wednesday. Steph Curry is a one-man show right now, and when you throw in the fact that Kelly Oubre Jr has a wrist injury, I see Phoenix winning this one big.

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