NBA Thursday two-team mega parlay (+1035 odds): Clippers crush it
It feels good to be back. The new NBA season officially got underway the past couple of days, and we have a nice three-game slate here on Thursday. 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.
Dallas Mavericks -3.5 (+164)
Los Angeles Clippers -7.5 (+330)
Let’s break down each of the two legs one by one.
Dallas Mavericks -3.5 (+164) over Atlanta Hawks
To start this mega parlay off we’ve got the Mavericks -3.5. I hate to say it because they were so fun to watch in last year’s playoffs, but I’m skeptical of this Hawks team. Atlanta made a great run in the postseason, but now they’re being overrated as a result. They made virtually no additions this offseason other than bringing in Delon Wright. No offense to Wright, but I’m not sure that acquisition is going to take them to the next level.
It looks like officials will be a bit stricter with letting Trae Young get to the line this year, which is a huge part of his game. The Mavericks seem to be buying into what Jason Kidd is saying, and I’m expecting the Luka Doncic/Kristaps Porzingis partnership to be less awkward this year now that they’ve had more time together. Dallas is going to come out and make a statement here in Kidd’s first game as head coach.
Be sure to check out our full game preview for Dallas Mavericks vs Atlanta Hawks
Los Angeles Clippers -7.5 (+330) over Golden State Warriors
To wrap this mega parlay up and hopefully bring us home, we’ve got the Clippers on another alternate spread. What goes up must come down, as the old saying goes. And that’ll apply to the Warriors here. Golden State is riding high after their upset victory over the Lakers on Opening Night, and this is now a prime letdown spot for them. I argued in favor of taking the Warriors in that one, but even I think that win had more to do with the Lakers’ incompetence than anything else.
Stephen Curry shot 5/21 on Tuesday night, it’s not like they played particularly well. The Clippers won’t have Kawhi Leonard of course, but oddsmakers are underestimating them because of that. Remember, the Clips bounced the Jazz from the playoffs and then very nearly beat the Suns in the Western Conference Finals all without Leonard. This is still a very good team without him.
Be sure to check out our full game preview for Los Angeles Clippers over Golden State Warriors