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 betting picks for Wednesday, February 12, 2020. We study the odds, the betting lines, and the teams, and to give you our recommended parlay bets.
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 NBA Parlay Picks
Parlay Odds: +250
$20 risk: $69.91 payout
This NBA parlay bet focuses on winning your stake back and then some. Therefore, 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.
7:00 p.m. EST – Detroit Pistons at Orlando Magic (ML: -305)
When favored by -7.5 or more this season, the Magic are 6-1 SU/4-3 ATS. As we all know, Orlando’s home games have the highest rate (69.2%) of going under the total. Not to mention, the Pistons roster has been dismantled and doesn’t have many offensive threats left on it. Detroit only managed to put up 76 points in its last game, so look for more of the same. We like the over but, for the sake of this parlay, we’ll take the Magic on the money line.
8:00 p.m. EST – Portland Trail Blazers at Memphis Grizzlies (ML: -195)
The Grizzlies should have their way with the Trail Blazers tonight. After all, Portland is on the back-end of a B2B and a stretch of five games in seven days. Meanwhile, the Grizzlies had two full days off before tonight’s game. Memphis is playing excellent ball at home lately, going 9-1 SU/8-2 ATS over the last 10. Overall, the Grizzlies are 14-4 SU/13-5 ATS over the last 18.
8:00 p.m. EST – Charlotte Hornets at Minnesota Timberwolves (ML: -335)
The eight-point spread is absolutely too much for a team like the T-Wolves, but they can still win outright on the moneyline. Sure, Minnesota has looked like a much different team lately. However, we’re not exactly sure who they are just yet. Let’s just play it safe and take the T-Wolves outright on the moneyline.
8:30 p.m. EST – Sacramento Kings at Dallas Mavericks (ML: -280)
The Mavericks have been a profitable favorite when they are price at -5 or more, going 19-6 SU/15-9-1 ATS this season. Meanwhile, The Kings have been playing much better basketball since moving Nemanja Bjelica to the center position. Over the last nine games, Sacramento is 6-3 SU/ATS.
However, we don’t expect them to win this one, and that’s important for this decision. In each of the Kings’ last 10 losses, the total has gone over. That’s quite a coincidence or, at least, lets us know that this team goes down fighting in defeat.
Medium-Risk NBA Parlay Picks
Parlay Odds: +593
$20 risk: $138.62 payout
This NBA parlay bet is for the bettor who prefers an evenly balanced payout/risk ratio. Therefore, if you’re a bettor who wants a decent payout, but is not reckless with their parlay picks, then these parlay picks are for you.
7:30 p.m. EST – Toronto Raptors at Brooklyn Nets – Over 224
The Raptors put their 15-game winning on the line in a road matchup against the Nets. Toronto has won all three matchups against Brooklyn this season. However, all three were tight matchups that wound up ending by a single-digit margin.
The Nets could’ve easily won the matchup on Saturday night, had it not been for some questionable decisions late. Caris LeVert is playing better than he ever has in his career, and that makes Brooklyn a much deadlier team.
Both teams have a lot at stake tonight, and that’s why we’re taking the total to go over – two of the previous three meetings have done so. This will likely end up being the most competitive game of the night. Don’t be surprised to see this game go into overtime.
7:30 p.m. EST – Washington Wizards at New York Knicks – Over 228.5
The Wizards are been solid on the back-end of B2Bs this season, going 3-3 SU/5-1 ATS. Tonight, they’ll face a Knicks team that is coming in on two-days full rest. New York’s record in that situation isn’t great, and neither are they overall.
Our top play is to take the over on the 228.5-total. Of those six Washington B2B games, the total has gone over in all but one of them. In fact, Wizards’ games have the third-highest percentage (60.8%) of going over the total. With New York having an extended break, we can probably expect their defense to be lackadaisical in the final game before the All-Star break.
9:00 p.m. EST – Miami Heat at Utah Jazz – Under 217.5
Both teams will be playing their third game over the last four days. Perhaps, we could see this one in turn into a crawl toward the finish line that is the All-Star break. Six of the last eight Miami games have gone under the total, so we think that could be the key here. Not to mention, Jazz games that have a total between 214 and 219 went under the total in 12 of the 14 games in that range.
Big-Payout NBA Parlay Picks
Parlay Odds: +1245
$20 risk: $268.97 payout
This recommended 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 -1.5 (-110) at Cleveland Cavaliers
The Cavs had two full days off before tonight’s game – a situation they are 3-8 SU/5-6 ATS in this season. It’ll be interesting to see which direction the spread goes in, considering Cleveland 1-6 SU/0-7 ATS as a home favorite this season. Not to mention, the Cavs are 2-10 ATS in their last 12 home games.
In any event, we still believe the Hawks have the better roster and wind up getting this win. Trae Young has been playing out of his mind recently and this will be the final game before he starts in the All-Star Game.
7:30 p.m. EST – Milwaukee Bucks at Indiana Pacers +2 (-110)
Giannis Antetokounmpo will miss tonight’s game for the Bucks due to the birth of his first child; he also missed Monday’s game. Obviously, the spread reflects just that, but this one is clearly trending in favor of the Pacers. Milwaukee has been running roughshod through their recent opponents all season, so this could possibly be a letdown game right before the All-Star break. The Bucks haven’t been this low of a favorite since Christmas Day, where they lost in Philly. We’re on to you, Vegas.
9:00 p.m. EST – Golden State Warriors +8 (-110) at Phoenix Suns
When looking at the Suns, their recent performances and historic trends as a huge favorite aren’t that great. Making matters worse, their star center Deandre Ayton is questionable to play with an ankle injury. Phoenix is still missing a good chunk of their quality bigs, and this team really hasn’t been the same since.
We believe the Warriors can keep this game close. It’s not that we have a ton of faith in them, but we have absolutely no faith in the Suns.
10:00 p.m. EST – Los Angeles Lakers at Denver Nuggets +2 (-110)
The Lakers haven’t been this small of a favorite in about a month – a road game at Boston where there were clobbered by 32 points. The three instances before that: vs. Clippers -3 (loss), vs. Nuggets -2.5 (loss), at Pacers -1 (loss).
Meanwhile, the Nuggets are rolling on a four-game winning streak and have also won eight of the last 10. We’re seeing a couple of these spreads that make no sense whatsoever, and this is certainly one of them. The All-Star break could certainly get started a bit early for some of these teams with comfortable playoff positioning.
As Chief Sports Writer at US-Odds, Al Walsh knows sports betting inside out. His expert eye for value bets and in-depth knowledge of sports have produced huge success in sports betting and daily fantasy sports. Al provides weekly betting picks on US-Odds, which he also breaks down for listeners on the Taking Sides podcast, which he hosts.