So, the good news is that when you dedicate a daily parlay for an event two days ahead of time, you don’t have to report any losses from the night before. Since we didn’t have a parlay, we didn’t lose, which we count as a win to boost our spirits and confidence for Saturday’s same-game parlay.
However, as a reminder, we are on an epic losing streak of near-hits and underdog upsets, having an 0-5 parlay record and a 7-12 record on individual picks. We tend to do pretty well on a same-game parlay, so we’ve searched the NHL and NBA schedules to find a game our target for a same-game parlay.
While we wanted to feature one of our parlay favorites, the Buffalo Sabres, in this parlay, they have a very early puck drop against the Calgary Flames (take the Sabres ML +105). So, we looked elsewhere and found something different.
Let’s head to the center of the sports news world over the last week for our same-game parlay.
Philadelphia 76ers over Brooklyn Nets (-120)
While the Brooklyn Nets made tsunami-sized waves in the NBA trade market, you don’t get better trading Kevin Durant, let alone getting rid of Kyrie Irving a few days before. The Nets might be a more cohesive team, but they aren’t better.
Philly remains one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference, bouncing back from a loss to the Boston Celtics (and a loss on our parlay record) with a win over the New York Knicks last night.
The 76ers have won three of the previous five games and seven of the last ten games. The Nets have lost three of the previous five games and are 5-5 in the last ten. The Nets that posted a 17-10 record at home aren’t the Nets squad that will take the floor tonight against the 76ers.
We’re taking the 76ers to win on the moneyline because they are the better team overall and should have everyone in the lineup.
Philadelphia 76ers -1.5 over Brooklyn Nets (-110)
Philly has a 5-3 ATS record when facing a 1-2.5 point spread as the favorite, while Brooklyn is 5-5 as a 1-2.5 point spread underdog. The 76ers are 31-23 ATS this season, while the Nets are 28-25-2 ATS.
Philly is 6-4 ATS in the last ten games, while Brooklyn has covered the spread in four straight games and eight of the last ten. Again, this is a different Nets roster than the one that has put up these ATS records.
A 1.5-point spread is very narrow, and since we’re taking the 76ers to win on the moneyline, we’re taking them to win by at least a basket on Saturday, despite the 76ers being 2-5 ATS in the last seven matchups with the Nets.
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Brooklyn Nets Over 224.5 (-110)
The 76ers are averaging 114.4 points per game and have a 5-5 over/under record in the last ten games and a 31-23 over/under record overall.
The former Nets roster averaged 114.4 points per game, has a 7-3 over/under form in the last ten games, and a 25-29-1 over/under record overall.
The 76ers are 4-5 over/under recently when facing a total points number of 224.0 points or higher, while the Nets are 4-1-1 over/under.
We’re going to take the over of 224.5. We expect Philly’s offense to put up 116 to 120 points, leaving the rest of the points – and our parlay hopes – in the hands of the new-look Nets.
All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!
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**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.