NBA Tuesday three-team mega parlay (+1620 odds): Can Timberwolves make it 2-0?

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Game 2s in 3 different NBA playoff series will tip off on Tuesday night. It’s Atlanta at Miami, Minnesota at Memphis and New Orleans at Phoenix. The Heat, Timberwolves and Suns have opportunities to take commanding 2-0 leads.

Let’s take a look at our next mega parlay for the playoffs.

Hawks +7.5 (-110)

Timberwolves ML (+240)

Suns -14.5 alternate spread (+165)

Parlay odds: +1620

For this parlay we are going with two underdogs – one on the point spread and one on the money line – and one favorite against an alternate spread. Let’s break down each of the three legs one by one.

Hawks +7.5 over Heat (-110)

The Heat unsurprisingly took full advantage of a tired Hawks team and dominated Game 1 at home. Miami’s defense was stifling, limiting Trae Young to just 8 points – with the end result being head coach Nate McMillan putting his star on the bench for the entire 4th quarter. Some good news for Atlanta is that John Collins played his first game in a month, logging 21 minutes and scoring 10 points. The Hawks seemed to fall victim to having traveled to 3 different cities for 3 games in 6 days (2 play-in wins). They should be better prepared and rested for this game. Look for both Young and Collins to improve on Tuesday and for the visitors to cover a sizable spread.

Check out our Hawks vs Heat preview

Timberwolves ML over Grizzlies (+240)

After a thrilling upset in Game 1, the Timberwolves look to pull off another huge win in Game 2 before the series heads back to Minnesota. The Grizzlies earned the #2 seed for a reason (they were one of the league’s most well-rounded teams all season), but the Timberwolves are an extremely dangerous first-round matchup and a very underrated #7 seed. They proved that in Game 1. There wasn’t anything strange or unknown about Minnesota’s strategy in Game 1; the visitors simply fed the ball to their best playmakers and relied on their high-scoring offense to overwhelm Memphis. Anthony Edwards was a huge part of the success, recording 36 points. All of the pressure is on the Grizzlies; it already was even before Game 1, and now it is to an even greater extent. If they feel it too much, another upset is possible.

Check out our Timberwolves vs Grizzlies preview

Suns -14.5 alternate spread (+165)

Game 1 wasn’t the most efficient for the New Orleans’ best players. Brandon Ingram, CJ McCollum and Jonas Valanciunas combined to shoot just 22-for-63 from the field. If the Pelicans want to get anything out of Game 2, they will have to score a lot more than the 34 points they had at the half during Sunday’s 110-99 loss. They may not be able to against what is by far the best team in the NBA – at least according to the regular-season records. Phoenix led by 19 points after just 2 quarters the opener before losing focus in the third. You can be sure the home team won’t make that same mistake again. Don’t be shocked if this is a rout.

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