NBA Thursday parlay at mega (+1437 odds) today 12/29: Rockets lift off in Dallas

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Long-time NBA fan, following the game closely for 21 years now. Joined the Pickswise writing staff for the 2020-21 season and have given out winning picks since. 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. For Filip Tomic media enquiries, please email

There are just 3 more days left in 2022 and we are hoping to close out the year on a strong note by landing an NBA mega parlay. For tonight, I’ve settled for two underdog picks, which I feel have a really solid chance of winning. Head over to our NBA predictions page for picks on the side and total for all 6 matchups on Thursday, but for now, let’s dive into my NBA mega parlay.

Indiana Pacers ML (+190)

Houston Rockets ML (+430)

Parlay odds: +1437

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Indiana Pacers ML over Cleveland Cavaliers (+190)

The Pacers are a very deep team — they’ve had 3 different top scorers in their last 3 games. They opened a 4-game home stand with a convincing win over the Hawks, but with their next 4 of 5 games being against teams with playoff aspirations, they’ll need to be on top of their game. This team has been solid at home with 10 wins and 7 losses this year, and they are also 10-5 ATS in their last 15.

Cleveland is coming off back-to-back home losses, which is very unusual for a team that’s been dominant in their own arena for most of the season. It’s been a different story on the road, where they are just 6-9 SU in 15 played, plus in their last 10, they’ve covered the spread just twice. The Cavs did win the 1st meeting of the season by 6 points, and I think it’s now Indiana’s turn to get revenge here. Tyrese Haliburton has the size advantage over both Darius Garland and Donovan Mitchell, which should work well for his vision. Expect a big game from him and an upset win for the Pacers on their home court.

Be sure to check out our full Cleveland Cavaliers vs Indiana Pacers predictions

Houston Rockets ML over Dallas Mavericks (+430)

This could be a tricky spot for the Dallas Mavericks, who have already lost a game to the Rockets on their home court earlier this season. Luka Doncic and company spent a ton of energy in their last game against the Knicks, which went to overtime. Dallas clawed its way back after being down by 9 points with under a minute to go, and comebacks like that take a lot of effort. That’s exactly what I’m counting on here.

A total of 4 Mavs starters logged 40+ minutes in that game, Doncic played 47 and even he said after the game he needs to rest up. Although the Rockets lack the experience that Dallas has, they more than make up for it with their enthusiasm and youth, especially on the offensive end. They play at the 10th-fastest pace in the NBA this season, so if they throw everything they have at the fatigued Mavs, it might just be enough to pull off the upset here.

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