NBA Best Parlays of Week 20

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NBA Week 20

The Nets can’t afford to lose a fourth straight, so we like them to win and get back on the horse, a moneyline pick that we’re pairing with another straight up wager on the Wizards, who are being given mouth-watering odds against the tanking Raptors. We’re going with the Grizzlies spread in our mix it up parlay almost purely based on the Pistons’ tank job, and we also like the Durantula and Scary Terry to have big scoring nights out there.

NBA Stay Safe Double Parlay

The Brooklyn Nets cannot be feeling very swell after dropping their third straight game overall and second in a row to the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday. This is going to be an angry team come Thursday, when they’ll head to Dallas to take on the Mavericks for their next outing and serve as the first of our top picks

We believe it’s safe to assume that these guys are going into this clash with a bit of a chip on their shoulder considering all of the punditry running amok about their title chances after their two most recent defeats. It helps that Kevin Durant and company will be taking on a Western Conference team, a group against whom they’ve gone 20-7 this season, the highest winning percentage against the West of any team in the NBA, Western or Eastern.

Considering how much quality there is in the West compared to the East, that is no small feat, especially considering that the Mavericks have gone just 20-19 against the tough squads on the West Coast. While Brooklyn has won six of seven games against the top four in the West, the Mavs have gone just 2-3 against the big three in the Eastern Conference.

Luka Doncic and the lads haven’t exactly enjoyed playing at the American Airlines Center lately either, going just 2-7 against the spread in their last eight games at home in Texas. Before the rude awakening in Milwaukee, the Nets had won three of their past four road games. 

The Nets are all set up for a big bounce back win on the road against a subpar home squad in the Mavs, so let’s go with the Brooklyn moneyline at solid -121 NBA odds as one of our best bets for today and the first leg of this week’s stay safe parlay.

We’ll be pairing that moneyline wager with another NBA pick of the moneyline variety to complete this safe double wager. The pick in question will be on the Washington Wizards, who travel south to take on the Toronto Raptors (weird to say, I know) on Thursday night. 

The Raptors have been resting top guys left and right since the All-Star break despite holding onto one of their biggest assets, veteran Kyle Lowry, at the trade deadline. A player who has been resting A LOT lately. You’re more likely to see Malachi Flynn out there running point for the Dinos than you are Fred VanVleet or Lowry right now. Which is nothing against Malachi, we love the kid.

Meanwhile, the Wizards have won 13 of their past 16 games on the backs of historic performances from the likes of Bradley Beal and Russell Westbrook as they make a run at a more ideal spot in the Eastern Conference’s play-in tournament. If both teams had their way, I truly believe that would result in a Wizards win on Thursday night.

Apart from the New York Knicks and Denver Nuggets, there is no team hotter than the Wizards right now, and there are few teams that are as aloof about the play-in as Nick Nurse and his boys. We like the Wizards to win this duel straight up, so our top pick for this tilt is the Wiz’s moneyline at lovely -102 NBA odds, which fills out our stay safe double parlay.

NBA Big Money Mix It Up Treble Parlay

For our more spicy mix it up parlay this week, we’re going to start off with an NBA pick in Charlotte, where we expect Terry Rozier to bounce back after a couple of rough outings. Scary Terry and his Charlotte Hornets take on the Chicago Bulls in a game that definitely has big-time play-in tournament implications in the Eastern Conference. 

That means that the players that can play are going to be going all out on Thursday night. The Hornets are still without Gordon Hayward and will now be missing Miles Bridges for the foreseeable future, so there are a lot of extra points to be dished out by LaMelo Ball. We would expect Scary to be one of the biggest beneficiaries there.

Since the start of February, Rozier has not scored under 20 points in more than two straight games, and he comes into Thursday night having scored 18 and 14 points in his last two contests. Scary is due for a big showing, so we’re going along for the ride with the over on his 21.5 points prop at beautiful -110 NBA odds.

Next up is another of our top picks for this awesome NBA slate, and for this one we return to Big D, where the Mavs and Nets are getting ready to dance on Thursday night. As we said earlier, the Nets are coming into this one a tad desperate after dropping three on the bounce, and you can expect their top player to lead the charge.

While you could make the argument that the Nets lost their last three despite Durant—who averaged 38.7 points during the stretch—that doesn’t mean that he didn’t feel the sting of defeat as much as his comrades. Durant has now scored 32+ in four of his five games since returning to the lineup after a week’s absence.

The Durantula is pretty much always efficient, but when he catches fire he can really turn into a fireball, as evidenced by the fact that he’s shot 49 percent or better from the field in nine straight games. We’re going to roll with Durant to keep groovin’ in Dallas and hit the over on his 29.5 points prop at standard -125 NBA odds.

The last of our best bets for today and the third leg of our mix it up treble is a spread play that takes us from Dallas up to MoTown. The Detroit Pistons are hosting the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday, and they plan on being the best hosts of all-time. The tank job the Pistons are currently putting on is making what the Raptors did look almost chivalrous.

After Hamidou Diallo put up 35 points and nearly led the Pistons to a win on Tuesday, he was benched for Thursday’s game alongside Jerami Grant, Wayne Ellington, Josh Jackson, Cory Joseph, and Mason Plumlee. They’re really just leaving head coach Dwayne Casey with the young scraps to work with and it’s been a rough go lately, with Detroit having dropped eight of their last 10.

Not only that, but they are 3-14 ATS in the last 17 meetings with the Grizzlies in the Motor City, and 5-17 ATS in the last 22 overall meetings with the Grizzlies. Considering those numbers and the fact that Ja Morant and the Grizz have everything to play for as they sit in the center of the Western Conference play-in picture made picking Memphis’ -9.5 NBA point spread at lovely -109 NBA odds one of our easiest NBA picks of the day.

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Free Picks: Toronto Raptors vs. Los Angeles Clippers

The Toronto Raptors will host Kawhi Leonard and the Los Angeles Clippers in their fake home at Amalie Arena for the second Tuesday in as many weeks.

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Bulls vs Nets NBA week 21

Free Picks: Chicago Bulls vs. Brooklyn Nets

The Brooklyn Nets will head over to the Windy City to take on the Chicago Bulls as they jockey for playoff and play-in positioning, respectively.

The Brooklyn Nets will head over to the Windy City to take on the Chicago Bulls as they jockey for playoff and play-in positioning, respectively.

Warriors vs Jazz NBA week 21

Free Picks: Golden State Warriors vs. Utah Jazz

The Golden State Warriors will welcome the Utah Jazz to the Bay for a clash as both look to strengthen their positions in the West’s playoff picture.

The Golden State Warriors will welcome the Utah Jazz to the Bay for a clash as both look to strengthen their positions in the West’s playoff picture.

Celtics vs Heat NBA week 20

Free Picks: Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat

The Miami Heat head to the TD Garden on Sunday afternoon where they will clash with the Boston Celtics as both sides jockey for playoff seeding.

The Miami Heat head to the TD Garden on Sunday afternoon where they will clash with the Boston Celtics as both sides jockey for playoff seeding.

Alex is an alumnus of Ryerson University's RTA Sport Media program, a contributing NHL, NBA, and MLB writer in the BetPicks.ca team. He has been writing on sports, betting, and fantasy contests for several years, including pitstops as an NFL Editor for theScore and as one of the lead NBA news writers for fantasy sports site FantasyPros. As a lifelong athlete, bettor, and sports fan, Alex is uniquely qualified to help you reach the sports betting success that you've always dreamed of and your wife never believed you could achieve. Follow Alex on Twitter

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