So far, so good on the NBA’s new In-Season Tournament. Players and coaches have sensed an uptick in intensity, and it could become a popular feature going forward. Consider those slightly more intense vibes on off-tournament nights when creating your NBA picks and parlays. Below is a suggestion for a Wednesday parlay we think can lead to a solid payout.
Take the Lakers at home…
This one’s not without peril. To start, the Lakers played Tuesday night, so they’re not well-rested. Additionally, they’re 4-7 against the spread in the early going.
We think they can overcome those situations for a few reasons. One, Los Angeles is unbeaten at home (5-0), whereas Sacramento is 1-3 on the road. All we really need here is for the Lakers to win by one, so it’s not too far-fetched to think they can’t simply defend home court against a good but not great Sacramento squad.
Second, Los Angeles had just about the most ideal situation on the front end of its back-to-back. It crushed Memphis with a barrage of 3-pointers, which allowed all the regulars to sit out the fourth quarter. In fact, no Laker played 30 or more minutes.
NBA Parlay Pick: Lakers pick ‘em
…And Keep Pushing the Timberwolves Button
You could make a case that Minnesota is one of the best teams in the NBA right now. They’re 8-2 and just came off back-to-back wins at Golden State, which ran the team’s winning streak to seven.
Phoenix, meanwhile, has yet to get it going and has lost two in a row to fall to 4-6. Sure, the Suns will have some nice moments down the road when their Big 3 get it all together. That could happen in this one, as Devin Booker is probable to play after missing several games with a calf issue.
We expect just enough rust in the Phoenix engine to keep the Timberwolves in it. The visitors from Minnesota are getting 5½ points, and while they’re finishing up a back-to-back we just love the way they’re playing right now and think they’ll keep it close.
Lock up another solid bet online with the Timberwolves to cover.
NBA Parlay Pick: Timberwolves +6 (-110)
…And Take the Raptors at Home vs Milwaukee
The last time Milwaukee went to Toronto it lost by 19 points. The Bucks are giving away 4½ points here against a Raptors squad that’s surprised many of us early on. It’ll be closer than last time, but we know Toronto has what it takes to exploit Milwaukee’s horrendous defense and keep it close. This is a solid option to complete your NBA parlay picks for Nov. 15.
NBA Parlay Pick: Raptors +4½ (-110)
Questions Of The Day
How do you place an NBA parlay?
Simply combine more than one pick on the same slip at the BetUS sportsbook. Multiple wins might be harder to come by, but the payout increases.
Which NBA teams have the best chances of winning the season?
Denver in the West and Boston in the East are the favorites to win the title.