After two nights of nothing but In-Season Tournament play, the rest of the league gets back to action Wednesday night. Everyone will be well-rested with at least three full days off. That should yield some quality play and plenty of energy. It’s a great night for some viewing, and to help you enjoy it all we’ve put together the best NBA parlay today.
Ride the Rested Nets in Atlanta…
We’ve liked Brooklyn most of the season compared to the Las Vegas NBA odds. Because of that, we’ve had some nice payouts on one of the best teams in the NBA against the spread (14-4-1). It seems like there’s a hangover at the sportsbook from the Harden-Kyrie-KD era, but this is a new crew and a competitive one.
The Nets have won four of their last five, including a rout of the red-hot Orlando Magic on Saturday. They’re relatively healthy and shooting about as well as a team can, ranking first in the East from the arc at 39 percent.
Brooklyn took Atlanta to overtime in a shootout a couple of weeks ago before falling 147-145. The Hawks are 2-3 since and the wins were against Washington and San Antonio (by two points), so they’re not exactly playing great ball.
While those backing the Nets this season with their NBA picks have been able to take advantage of the oddsmakers, the opposite is true for anyone backing Atlanta. The Hawks are an NBA-worst 5-14 against the spread, 1-8 in their last nine.
These trends may shift at some point, but we’ll stick with them tonight to start our NBA parlay picks.
NBA Parlay Pick: Brooklyn Nets +3½
…And Take the Heat to Stay Close in Toronto
Miami will be without Bam Adebayo (hip), Tyler Herro (ankle), and Haywood Highsmith (back) in this one. Hence the line, which is giving the Heat three points.
Erik Spoelstra has had three days to figure out a rotation that will work for this one. Recent Miami history is littered with games such as this where the team gets something huge from an unexpected source and surprises the many who wrote them off due to injuries or a slump.
In a recent game at Cleveland with Adebayo sidelined, Kyle Lowry went off for 28 points while making seven 3-pointers, leading the Heat to a runaway win. Adebayo also sat out the second half of last Thursday’s home matchup with Indiana, and rookie Jaime Jaquez Jr. responded with 19 points after the break in a victory over the Pacers. Jimmy Butler, always a threat to go off, added 24 in the second half.
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— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) December 6, 2023
So while the injuries are a concern, we’ll take Spoelstra’s preparation over first-year coach Darko Rajakovic. Miami has also been a pretty solid road team so far, going 6-6 overall and 7-4-1 against the spread.
Toronto has lost three of its last four. It has knocked off a few good teams but also has a third of its victories against Washington, San Antonio, and Detroit. The Raptors have enough to get by a banged-up Heat squad, to be sure, but we think it’ll be a tight one.
NBA Parlay Pick: Miami Heat +4
…And Lean on Coby White vs Charlotte
We’re going to ride a hot hand in Chicago, as the Bulls seek a third straight win while hosting the Hornets.
We were a bit higher than others on Chicago in the preseason, in part because this felt like a season in which Coby White would take a big step. The Lonzo Ball situation has dragged on and White isn’t looking over his shoulder anymore to see if Ball is coming back.
Indeed, White has been pouring in the points lately as Chicago tries to dig itself out of an early hole. He had 23 in a big win over Milwaukee two games ago before piling up a season-high 31 against New Orleans on Saturday.
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Coby White 17.5 Pts “O”
De’Andre Hunter 13.5 Pts “O”
Nicolas Claxton 21.5 PR “O”
Paul George 5.5 Rebs “O”
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— Austin⚡️ (@austinsprops) December 6, 2023
In three games without Zach LaVine this season, White is averaging 25.7 points. LaVine (foot) won’t be back for this one, so we like that trend to continue, especially when you consider the Hornets’ relative inability to stop anyone.
There will be plenty of points scored on Chicago’s end and after DeMar DeRozan, Coby White is perhaps the best option right now. Find his line at our props builder page and cap the parlay there.
NBA Parlay Pick: Coby White over 18½ points
Questions Of The Day
Which teams are considered to be weak parlay plays on NBA Wednesday?
Aside from Atlanta and Toronto, we are wary of the struggling Warriors giving away 12½ points to a Portland team that’s been playing better of late.
Which players are considered to be breakout candidates on NBA Wednesday?
Killian Hayes has started the last two games in Detroit and given the woeful Pistons a bit of a spark. He’s averaged 18 points on 67% shooting in those contests and has an over/under of 8½ points on our props page.