Yesterday, we built parlay around this weekend’s upcoming NFC and AFC Championship games, picking Who Dey all day and setting up a Bengals vs. 49ers Super Bowl. While we eagerly await the results of that parlay, we’re still winless on the week with our daily parlays (0-5) but 9-6 in our overall picks.
For Saturday’s parlay, we’re heading to back to the NBA: the site of some of our best wins and our most disappointing losses. We’ve also decided to ratchet up the difficulty by picking one of the most even games on Saturday’s schedule, selecting the Denver Nuggets vs. Philadelphia 76ers for our same-game parlay.
Philadelphia 76ers over Denver Nuggets (-159)
The Denver Nuggets continue their road trip, entering Saturday with a 34-15 record, and have won eight of the last ten games. However, the Nuggets have alternated wins and losses in the last four games and were without Nikola Jokic in their last game.
The Philadelphia 76ers enter Saturday with a 31-16 record, on a six-game winning streak, and have won eight of the last ten games.
A few impact names listed on the NBA injury report as questionable or probable for both sides, including Joel Embiid for the Sixers and Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic for the Nuggets, potentially eliminating over 60 points and 30 rebounds from the game.
Statistically, both teams’ offenses match well against each other’s defenses. Denver will need to lean heavier than normal on their shooting offense, which is shooting 50.7% from the field (second) and 39.5% from the field. However, we think the potential absences of Murray and Jokic will create too much of a deficit for the Nuggets to overcome.
We’re taking the 76ers, who are 18-7 on home court, to defeat the Denver Nuggets.
Philadelphia 76ers -3.5 over Denver Nuggets (-110)
Denver has a 26-23 ats record but are 2-3 ats in the last five games. Philly has a 27-20 ats record and has gone 3-2 ats in the last five games. The Nuggets are 6-4 ats in the last ten games, while the 76ers are 5-5 ats.
The Nuggets are 1-3-1 ats in the last five games in Philadelphia and 4-11-2 in the last 17 meetings overall.
Again, we recommend checking roster updates closer to tip-off. Still, we see Philadelphia winning this game by four or five points, especially considering the absences from the Nuggets lineup as of publication.
We’re taking the 76ers -3.5.
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Denver Nuggets Under 232.0 (-115)
While the 76ers have hit the over in three of the last five games and eight of the last ten, the Nuggets have hit the under in three straight games and eight of the last ten.
The under is 6-1 in the last seven meetings and 4-1-1 in the last six games in Philly, with no game being listed over 231.0 total points.
While the over is 7-0 in the 76ers’ last seven games at home, the under is 6-0 against teams with a straight-up winning record. The under is 6-1 in Denver’s last seven games against teams with a straight-up winning record.
We’re following the betting trends and paying close attention to the injury report, picking the Nuggets vs. 76ers to hit the under.
All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!
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