Parlay bets are a great way to switch up your sports betting and combine a few betting picks together to bump up your payout. In this article, we’ll provide you with our top NBA parlay bets for Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. We study the odds, the betting lines, and the teams, and to give you our recommended parlay bets.
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The following three NBA parlay picks offer a low, medium, or high payout. Our low payout parlays try to minimize risk and odds start near +200 or higher in an effort to double our stake. Likewise, our medium and high payout parlays offer higher payouts with higher odds, but higher odds mean a smaller chance of winning.
In other words, are you after the big payout or more consistent wins?
Low-Risk Parlay Wager
Parlay Odds: +184 odds
$20 risk: $36.83 payout
This NBA parlay bet focuses on winning your stake back and then some. This parlay is for the bettor who prefers low risk/low yield parlay bets. Remember the saying “slow and steady wins the race?” Well, this parlay bet won’t set the world alight, but it’s your best chance of beating the NJ sportsbooks.
7:30 p.m. EST – Miami Heat at Brooklyn Nets (ML: +126)
This could very well be the end of the Nets seven-game losing streak. After all, they are a perfect 5-0 ATS/4-1 SU as a home underdog this season. That one outright loss did come against the Heat back on Dec. 1, but the Nets were leading late before collapsing. While Brooklyn may not be everyone’s favorite bet at the moment, Miami has gotten plastered in some recent road games. The Nets even have a perfect 6-0 record on Fridays this season.
9:00 p.m. EST – Charlotte Hornets at Utah Jazz (ML: -800) – Total: 212.5
The Jazz comes into this game having won seven straight and 12 of the last 13. While the Hornets can be pesky at times, this isn’t one of those games we should be worried about. For one, we’re taking the Jazz on the moneyline, and Utah is one of the toughest places to play in the NBA. Charlotte has only won once outright in eight tries as a double-digit underdog and it looks unlikely that it’ll happen in this spot. The Jazz are surprisingly playing better without Mike Conley with an 11-3 record in the games he has missed since Dec. 4. Guys like Donovan Mitchell and Emmanuel Mudiay have stepped up in his absence.
10:30 p.m. EST – Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Clippers (ML: -850)
This is the biggest mismatch of the night, so let’s not even worry about the spread. The Clippers will take care of a Warriors team that is basically hosting NBA tryouts on their roster at this point. Paul George won’t suit up for this game because of a hamstring injury. That’s fine, the Clippers still have Kawhi Leonard, Lou Williams and Montrezl Harrell that will make quick work of the Warriors.
Medium-Risk NBA Parlay Bet
Parlay Odds: +428
$20 risk: $85.60 payout
This parlay bet focuses on winning your stake back and then some. This NBA parlay bet is for the bettor who prefers an evenly balanced payout/risk ratio. The bettor who wants a decent payout, but is not reckless with their parlay picks.
7:15 p.m. EST – New Orleans Pelicans (-5.5) at New York Knicks
The Pelicans have been playing incredibly well over the last 10 games with a 7-3 SU/8-1-1 ATS record. Tonight, they’ll hit the road to face a Knicks team that is just returning home from a disastrous four-game West Coast road trip. Most teams will struggle in that first game back home, and the Knicks often struggle in any scenario. The Knicks will also be without their best player, Julius Randle, and we saw how that went in Utah the other night. Even with Jrue Holiday out for the Pelicans and Brandon Ingram playing with a jammed finger, it shouldn’t be a problem to cover this spread.
9:45 p.m. EST – Los Angeles Lakers (ML: +104) at Dallas Mavericks
If you’re wondering why the Mavericks are favored, that’s because Anthony Davis probably won’t suit up. However, it has been a dangerous proposition going against LeBron James and the Lakers in this spot. LA has a 3-1 SU record as an underdog or in pick-em games this season – one of those coming in Dallas. This will actually be the final meeting of the regular season already between the teams, so look for LeBron to remind Luka Doncic that he’s still the NBA’s best player; and that his Lakers are in first place of the Western Conference. While the Lakers have won six straight, the Mavs are trending in opposite direction with a 2-4 record in their last six.
10:00 p.m. EST – Milwaukee Bucks (ML: -340) at Sacramento Kings
The Bucks haven’t been their usually-dominant selves in the new year but all we need them to do is win the ball game. And that’s good, considering the Kings are 6-1 ATS when underdogs of +7.5 or more; they’re only 2-5 SU in that spot. Richaun Holmes (shoulder) and Bogdan Bogdanovic (ankle) are both out while Marvin Bagley (foot) is still questionable. Those are a lot of missing pieces, especially Holmes and Bagley with the height to counteract the Bucks’ big bodies. Giannis Antetokounmpo has dealt with a lingering back injury but he should be just fine tonight. Milwaukee is still winning games, just not crushing teams by double-digits.
Big-Payout NBA Parlay Bet
Parlay Odds: +1176
$20 risk: $235.12
This NBA parlay bet focuses on maximizing your winnings. This NBA parlay bet is for the bettor who is looking for the big payout from the NJ sportsbooks. The higher odds mean beats but we’re shooting for the stars here! No one ever bragged they won $10 and as such, so this is for the bettor looking for the big parlay win.
7:00 p.m. EST – Atlanta Hawks at Washington Wizards (-1.5)
The Wizards haven’t been a good favorite this season, going 2-5 SU/ATS in those rare situations. However, it’s worth noting most of those games were earlier on the schedule and Washington hasn’t been favored since Dec. 18. The Wizards have actually played some good ball this week, winning games outright at home against the Nuggets and Celtics. We believe they’re onto something and get the win convincingly tonight.
8:00 p.m. EST – Indiana Pacers at Chicago Bulls – Over 213.5
The Pacers’ defense hasn’t been the same of late and that’s why we’ve seen the totals go over in their last four games. And it also happened in six of Indy’s last eight, with a push mixed in there. The Bulls have also been allergic to defense lately, allowing an average of 115.4 points per game over the last five. It’s no surprise that the total went over in four of those five games. We like the same thing to happen tonight. These are solid matchups for guys like Domantas Sabonis and Zach LaVine and that’ll lead the scoring.
8:00 p.m. EST – San Antonio Spurs at Memphis Grizzlies – Over 231.5
Both teams have hit the over in five of their last six games. In fact, the Spurs have even done it in eight of the last 10 while the Grizzlies have done the same in 10 of their last 13. The total actually moved down from 234 to 231.5 right after the open, so we’re getting quite the bargain here. This is also a good matchup of pace, where the Grizzlies rank fourth-fastest, and offensive efficiency, where the Spurs rank fourth-best. It will also be a fun matchup of point guards between Ja Morant and Dejounte Murray.
9:00 p.m. EST – Orlando Magic (+2.5) at Phoenix Suns
The Magic typically do most of their damage at home, but they can certainly make an exception tonight. In games with minimal spreads, the Suns have been absolutely terrible this season. When listed at/in between -3.5 or +3.5, Phoenix owns a 5-12 overall record. We’d typically be looking for Orlando to win the game outright. After all, the Magic have done that in four of the last five games while the Suns have lost three of the last four and 11 of the last 14. But we’re getting 2.5 points here, so let’s be thankful for that.
As Chief Sportswriter at US-Odds, Al Walsh knows sports betting inside out. For years, he’s been a successful sports bettors and DFS player across football, baseball, basketball, and ice hockey through an expert eye for value bets. Al provides weekly betting picks on US-Odds, which he also breaks down for listeners on his weekly podcast called Taking Sides that analyses the NFL betting week ahead.