NBA Thursday three-team mega parlay (+1784 odds): Knicks defend MSG

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The NBA has a small slate on Thursday with five games, but there are still plenty of opportunities for value. What better way to celebrate than by going for a big payday? 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.

Milwaukee Bucks -4.5 (-105)

New York Knicks ML (+110)

Oklahoma City Thunder ML (+360)

Parlay odds: +1784

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

Milwaukee Bucks -4.5 (-105) over Toronto Raptors

To start off this mega parlay, we have the Bucks on the spread. Milwaukee is starting to play a lot better after a slow start, while the Raptors are heading in the opposite direction. The Bucks have won eight in a row, and just beat a tough Hornets team their last time out. Toronto is really banged up and starting to spiral. Leading scorer OG Anunoby is out for this one with a hip injury, and Gary Trent Jr is dealing with a calf issue. Without those two guys, there’s just not enough offense. The Raptors have lost three in a row, failing to top 97 points in any of those games. That’s not a recipe for pulling off an upset here.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Milwaukee Bucks vs Toronto Raptors

New York Knicks ML (+110) over Chicago Bulls

For this to truly be a mega parlay, we need a couple of money line ‘dogs. Let’s start with the Knicks. New York very nearly pulled off a big upset over the Nets as underdogs of nearly 3/1 in their most recent game. They ended up losing by just two points on the road. Right before that, they had beaten the Hawks on the road. The Knicks are a very tough team to beat at Madison Square Garden and I haven’t been as impressed with the Bulls as everyone else has. Chicago got off to a hot start with all of their flashy new pieces, but now they have cooled off a bit.

They’re just 2-3 in their last five games, and one of those wins was over the lowly Magic. The Bulls have only played two games on the road recently, and they were against the Magic and Rockets, two of the worst teams in the league. They actually even lost to Houston. And now this environment is going to be a completely different animal.

Oklahoma City Thunder ML (+360) over Memphis Grizzlies

Wrapping this parlay up with the leg that gets us the huge odds boost. Call me crazy, but the Thunder are being undervalued here. Sure Oklahoma City has lost seven in a row, but right before that they had won five of seven. They’ve been a lot more competitive than most people thought they would be, and even during this losing streak five of their seven losses have come by 7 points or fewer. They only lost by 6 to the Jazz, by 6 on the road in Boston, and by 7 on the road in Milwaukee.

They can hang with many of the league’s top teams, so getting them at almost 4/1 against a Grizzlies team playing without Ja Morant is too good to pass up. The Grizzlies have beaten the Kings and Raptors without Morant, but that’s not saying much. Right before that they looked terrible. They shouldn’t be this large of a favorite without their best player in the lineup.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Oklahoma City Thunder vs Memphis Grizzlies

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