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Wednesday NBA Playoff Parlay Bets: Tatum, Celtics to Bury Cavs

Our NBA predictions have been consistently successful, delivering wins as we closed the regular season. On Tuesday night, we missed cashing our massive NBA parlay bet by just one point. The New York Knicks delivered a win, and Jalen Brunson soared over his 32½ points prop. The Timberwolves let us down in the first quarter against Denver, failing to cover +1 as they were down 28-26 after the first. It’s an agonizing setback, but we’re determined to bounce back tonight.

We’re still making top-notch predictions every day of the playoffs, and this string of successes has given us significant momentum. We’re heading into the remaining high-stakes second-round playoff games with optimism and confidence.

Wednesday NBA Playoff Parlay Bets: Tatum, Celtics to Bury Cavs
ayson Tatum #0 of the Boston Celtics - Nick Cammett/Getty Images/AFP

On Wednesday night, we tip off at 7:00 p.m. ET with a clash between Jayson Tatum’s Boston Celtics and the Cleveland Cavaliers. We cap things off with the Dallas Mavericks against the Oklahoma City Thunder, with the series tied up at 2-2. Remember, when the series is tied 2-2, the winner of Game 5 has gone on to win 82% of best-of-7 series in NBA history. Tonight is a game-changer for these teams.

I’ve secured the top spots for our NBA same-game parlay bet. The playoff atmosphere is ignited with these second-round matchups set to tip, and there’s a plethora of bets to explore.

I will stick to our winning strategy, which has been consistently successful all season, and construct our best NBA parlay today using a combo of NBA game picks and player props. I’ve meticulously reviewed all the odds and have assembled a three-leg parlay. Let’s dive into the top NBA picks for tonight.

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Wednesday NBA Bets

Celtics (-14½) vs Cavaliers

History tells us that Game 5’s are typically tight in a best-of-seven series. I’m confidently rolling with the Boston Celtics again at home in Game 5 against the Cleveland Cavaliers. While I usually loathe laying double digits in the playoffs, this is a time to do it. This Cleveland team is cooked. The Cavaliers will likely be without Donovan Mitchell again, who suffered a strained calf, and they expended all of their energy in Game 4 when they covered but lost at home.

The Cavs have been gassed all postseason after going seven games with the Orlando Magic in the first round. I expect Boston to roll to another double-digit win at TD Garden. The Cavaliers will likely give the Celtics their best punch early, but Boston will be able to withstand it and coast to a win tonight.

There are already Donovan Mitchell trade rumors surrounding the team.


The Cavs were the sixth-worst ATS team on the road this season, at just 20-25-1. Boston was the fifth-best ATS team at home, at 25-19-2. An interesting trend I noted before this series was if a team won 52 games or less (Cavaliers 48 wins) and is playing a team that won 53 or more (Boston 64 wins) during the regular season, it has gone just 2-16 in the second round of the playoffs since 2014.

Boston will wrap up this series tonight and get plenty of time to rest before they play the winner of the Knicks and Pacers in the Eastern Conference finals. There is a reason the Celtics are the favorites to win the NBA Finals, according to the latest odds at the sportsbook.

Trends suggest we should back the Cavs because teams that are favorites of 5½ points or more in Game 5’s in the second round have gone just 11-16 ATS over the previous 10 seasons. However, the Cavs’ season is dead without Jarrett Allen and Spida Mitchell. Bank on Boston.

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Celtics SF Jayson Tatum to Record a Double-Double (-205)

Our second leg will be Jayson Tatum to finish with a double-double in Game 5. We have trusted Tatum all series long and he keeps delivering. Tatum has stepped up his rebounding this season and finished with double-digit rebounds in four of five games against the Miami Heat in Round 1.

Tatum recorded five consecutive double-doubles against the Cavaliers in the regular season and has a double-double in three of four games in this series. Tatum is leading the Celtics with 16 rebound chances per game in this series; the next closest Celtic is Al Horford, who has just 11.5 rebound chances.

He has a double-double in eight of his last 16 games without Kristaps Porzingis. The Cavs are a top-10 rebounding team with Jarrett Allen on the floor, but he is listed as questionable again and reports suggest he won’t be available. The Cavs allowed the fourth-most rebounds per game to opposing small forwards during the regular season. Trust Tatum to continue to lead his team on a path to the Finals.



Cavaliers PF Evan Mobley to Record Double-Double (-136)

I just touched on Jarrett Allen’s absence. Cleveland has played seven of 11 playoff games without him, and his absence is being felt in the paint. Allen continues to do little at practice, and I expect he will sit again tonight. Evan Mobley has stepped up as Cleveland’s lone big man. Mobley played five games without Allen during the regular season and finished with a double-double twice. He did reach double-digit points or rebounds in the three misses.

Dating back to last season, Mobley finished with a double-double in 13 of 26 games without Allen. Mobley has double-doubles in Games 1 and 2 in this series in Boston. Mobley finished short of a double-double with eight and nine rebounds in Games 3 and 4. He is averaging the second-most rebound chances per game of any player in the second round. I’m confident this leg will hit if we get confirmation that Allen sits again.



Questions of the Day

Which NBA playoff team is the least profitable to bet on in road games?

The least profitable playoff team to bet on in the NBA in road games is the Cleveland Cavaliers, who have gone 20-25-1 ATS.

Which NBA playoff team is the most profitable to bet on regarding the total to go under?

The Denver Nuggets are the most profitable playoff team to bet their game total under, having gone to the under 53-39-0.

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