NBA Thursday mega parlay (+1303 odds): Pistons pull it out

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Andrew Ortenberg

NBA· 2 months ago

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The NBA is in full swing and we’ve got a great slate on Thursday with 7 interesting games to pore over. And what better way to celebrate than by going for a big payday? That’s right; we’re back with another mega parlay, NBA edition. I just hit the mega parlay for college basketball at +1125 on Wednesday, now let’s do it in the pros on Thursday.

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.

Detroit Pistons ML (+325)

Sacramento Kings ML (+230)

Parlay odds: +1303

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

Detroit Pistons ML (+325) over Toronto Raptors

To start this mega parlay off, we’ve got the lowly Detroit Pistons. The Pistons are still very much in the middle of their rebuild and are just playing out the string, but they’ve shown some flashes recently. Detroit appears to be playing genuinely better, as they’ve now won 3 of their past 5 games. Their losses in that span were both really close games, so they easily could be riding a 5-game win streak.

Jerami Grant has dropped 26 points in back-to-back games, Cade Cunningham is getting more comfortable in the offense and Saddiq Bey is balling. There’s more there than you might think. And I’m just not scared of the Raptors, who have had some ugly performances recently. Each of Toronto’s last 3 losses has come by at least 27 points, which shows they have a very low floor. That is exactly what we’re looking for when targeting a money-line upset.

Find out our first basket best bets for tonight, including a +6650 parlay!

Sacramento Kings ML (+230) over San Antonio Spurs

We’re looking at the other lowest-profile game on the card for the second leg of this parlay. A lot of people criticized the Kings for their deadline acquisition of Domantas Sabonis, but I like what he brings to the team and I’m intrigued by his partnership with De’Aaron Fox. They’re coming off a bad loss on the road against the Pelicans, but New Orleans is picking up serious steam right now.

On the other end, the Spurs just aren’t good enough to be this large of a favorite against just about anybody. San Antonio is just 24-38, they’re only 2 games ahead of Sacramento in the standings. The last time these teams played was in December, and the Kings won by 7 points. I certainly don’t see any reason to believe there will be a mismatch in favor of the Spurs. Sure this is a back-to-back for the Kings, but oddsmakers appear to be overcompensating for that.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Sacramento Kings vs San Antonio Spurs

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