NBA Wednesday three-team mega parlay (+1529 odds): Cavs keep it up

Feb 27, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers center Jarrett Allen (31) dunks the ball against the Philadelphia 76ers during the first quarter at Wells Fargo Center. parlay
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Andrew Ortenberg

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I'm an editor here at Pickswise who was raised in a household full of sports fanatics. Since I unfortunately never had LeBron James' jumping ability I wasn't able to make it to the NBA, and chose writing about sports as the next best thing. An avid sports bettor myself, I'm excited to get to write about the industry as it gets set to take off across the country. Buckle up.

It feels good to be back. The new NBA season officially got started a few weeks ago, and we have another nice slate on Tuesday. What better way to celebrate the weekend 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.

Cleveland Cavaliers ML (+132)

Charlotte Hornets ML (+168)

Oklahoma City Thunder ML (+162)

Parlay odds: +1529

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

Cleveland Cavaliers ML (+132) over Washington Wizards

To start this mega parlay off we’ve got Cleveland. Continue to underestimate the Cavaliers at your own peril. I’ve had the Cavs several times recently in these mega parlays, and seemingly each time they’ve delivered — including as +250 underdogs over the Knicks on Sunday. Sure, Collin Sexton is out with a knee injury, but everyone is overreacting to that news. If you’ve followed the Cavs closely this year you’d know Sexton has been shooting the ball poorly and that the team has actually been much better with Ricky Rubio on the floor.

Rubio is coming off a ridiculous game where he dropped 37 points, and will transition seamlessly to the starting lineup. Rookie Evan Mobley looks like a star in the making, Jarrett Allen is one of the league’s most underrated players, and Darius Garland has taken a massive leap this season. There’s a lot to like about this team, and a lot to like about getting them as a significant home underdog here.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Washington Wizards vs Cleveland Cavaliers

Charlotte Hornets ML (+168) over Memphis Grizzlies

Adding another money line underdog to this parlay with the Hornets. I think the Grizzlies are being overrated. Memphis is 6-4, but dig deeper into their record. Only one of their six wins has come by more than nine points, and that was an 11-point win all the way back in their opener in what was actually a pretty close game. On the flip side, three of their four losses have come by at least 20 points.

A team that has a bunch of close wins and blowout losses is one that is due for some serious regression. Conversely, the Hornets are better than their 5-7 record indicates. They’ve played a tough schedule, and just lost back-to-back games to the Clippers and Lakers that both came down to the wire. I view this one as a toss-up, so getting close to 2/1 is too good to pass up.

Oklahoma City Thunder ML (+162) over New Orleans Pelicans

To wrap this mega parlay up I’m going with OKC. The Pelicans being this big of a favorite over anybody is a joke. Oklahoma City is one of the worst teams in the league, but New Orleans might be the worst team in the league when they don’t have Zion Williamson in the lineup. There’s just nothing there. The Pelicans are 1-10, and their one win came against the lowly Timberwolves weeks ago. They haven’t just been losing, they’ve been getting clowned.

They’ve failed to top 100 points in four straight games, which is hard to do in today’s NBA. There’s a chance Brandon Ingram returns here, but even if he does he’ll be on a minutes restriction. If he doesn’t, the Pels have virtually no offense. The Thunder have been much more competitive, and have even managed to beat the Lakers twice. They also led the Clippers virtually the entire way before losing in the final minute.

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