NBA Wednesday three-team mega parlay (+1853 odds): Nuggets pull upset

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I'm an NFL handicapper 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 underway Tuesday night with a fun doubleheader, and the real action will begin with a full slate here on Wednesday. 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.

Philadelphia 76ers -3 (-115)

Cleveland Cavaliers ML (+250)

Denver Nuggets ML (+200)

Parlay odds: +1853

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

Philadelphia 76ers -3 (-115) over New Orleans Pelicans

To start this mega parlay off, we’ve got the 76ers on the spread. I think Philly is going to want to make a statement here. All offseason they’ve been engulfed by the Ben Simmons drama, and now they’re getting to play their opener without Simmons after he was suspended for the team’s first game. Joel Embiid isn’t going to waste this opportunity.

New Orleans on the other hand did virtually nothing to upgrade a team that was highly underwhelming last year. Swapping Steven Adams for Jonas Valanciunas and adding Devonte’ Graham isn’t going to be enough to take this team to the next level. I’m skeptical of this Pelicans team. They just don’t have enough shooting, and their guards are underwhelming. Philly should win this one easily.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Philadelphia 76ers vs New Orleans Pelicans

Cleveland Cavaliers ML (+250) over Memphis Grizzlies

To give us the odds to help truly make this a mega parlay, we’ve got the Cavaliers on the money line. Cleveland has a very good chance to pull off the upset here. Everybody is sleeping on this Cavs team, but they’ve quietly got some talent. I’m expecting a big leap from Darius Garland this year, Collin Sexton is still a great scorer, and they added some nice pieces this offseason.

Lauri Markkanen, Ricky Rubio and Evan Mobley will all help a ton. Kevin Love is also healthy and playing here on Wednesday after barely featuring last season. I think the Grizzlies are being overhyped a bit, and they’re also just running it back with the same roster as last year. Getting 2.5/1 here is too good to pass up.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Cleveland Cavaliers vs Memphis Grizzlies

Denver Nuggets ML (+200) over Phoenix Suns

The Nuggets being this big of an underdog seems strange. Denver has revenge on their minds here after the Suns swept them in the playoffs last year, so they should come out on fire. Phoenix was an amazing story last season, but they overachieved. They’re a prime candidate for regression in my opinion.

There’s just no reason for Nikola Jokic to be getting 2/1 here. The Nuggets might’ve gotten swept in the playoffs, but they won both of their games in Phoenix during the regular season. The offseason addition of Jeff Green is a really nice one for Denver even though it flew a bit under the radar. Green shot over 41 percent from three with Brooklyn last year.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Denver Nuggets vs Phoenix Suns

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