We built Saturday’s same-game parlay around game three of the Western Conference Finals. When building that parlay, we were working under the premise the Western Conference Finals were going six or seven games while also factoring Anthony Davis into the equation.
While Davis had 28 points and 18 rebounds, Jamal Murray had 37 points, helping the Denver Nuggets win game three 119-108, ending the season-long streak of the home team winning. In one night, we went from envisioning a long series with the home team winning the first five games to the potential of a sweep.
Our picks? Funny that you should ask about them. We chose the Los Angeles Lakers as the home favorite to win and for the game to hit the under of 222.5. With the game ending with 227 total points and a Nuggets win, that’s two more losses on our record.
However, we did successfully predict the Nuggets would cover the spread.
After finishing last week a disappointing 0-7 on parlays and 8-12-1 on individual picks, we’re starting the quest for our parlay blog championship belt will new focus and optimism for Sunday’s multi-game parlay.
By the way, we’re not betting against Playoff Jimmy.
Miami Heat over Boston Celtics (+130)
The Miami Heat have won the last four head-to-head matchups and hold the edge in the season series 4-2.
The Heat have a 33-15 home record, while the Celtics have a 29-18 road record. The Heat are a 6-1 at home in the playoffs, including the play-in tournament, where Miami lost to Atlanta on home court.
Like you need the reminder, but Jimmy Butler plays for the Miami Heat and is on another planet right now.
Inspired by a mix of South Beach Vibes, Playoff Jimmy, the Nuggets taking a 3-0 series lead, and the opposition being the untrustworthy Boston Celtics, we’re taking the Heat to win as the home underdog.
Miami Heat +3.5 over Boston Celtics (-110)
Miami has a 41-52-2 ats record, while Boston has a 53-43-1 record.
Since we’re taking Jimmy Butler and the Butlerettes to win as the home underdog, we’re taking the easy layup and parlaying the Heat on the moneyline with Miami to cover the spread of 3.5 points.
After all, Miami will have to cover the spread to pull off the upset. We’re doubling up on the Butlerettes for Sunday’s parlay.
Dallas Stars versus Vegas Golden Knights Over 5.5 (-115)
In game one of the NHL’s Western Conference Finals, we followed the season head-to-head trends rather than the playoff trends and received an over/under loss.
The under is 3-1 in the head-to-head season series and 9-2-1 in the previous 12 matchups overall. However, Dallas has a 7-2-1 over/under record in the last ten games, while Vegas has a 7-3 over/under record.
We’re taking the Stars and Golden Knights to hit the over of 5.5 total goals.