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Best NBA Picks & Parlays Today: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Player Props & Betting Picks That PAY OFF BIG




The NBA schedule has been pretty loaded over the past few days and tonight is no exception. There are seven games this evening, and all of them feature totals of at least 217 points. Only one game has a spread over 10. Additionally, some injuries have opened up different roles for players that could potentially be exploited at the sportsbook tonight.

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This is a perfect opportunity to use Awesemo OddsShopper to make some of the best NBA picks today for parlays. Using this fantastic site can help place smart wagers in an easy-to-use fashion and maximize the ROI on the wagers. It is truly betting made simple since you can find the best bet in 30 seconds or less. Take these NBA betting today, then head to OddsShopper and find your best odds.

NBA Picks and Parlays Today: Player Props & Betting Picks

The first step is finding the brand new Parlay Builder for OddsShopper. It is located on the top banner and is just one click away. This tool is a game changer because the Awesemo data scientists have built the parlay already. The user has the choice of what type of parlay they prefer to chase, and the slate is customizable along with the sportsbook. The parlay is built based on the top ROI bets based on Awesemo simulations and to exceed at least 10 times your initial bet. As a reminder, betting the NBA player props individually is always a smart way to build your bankroll. A 10x parlay is not exactly the most stable return if it is always being bet just as a parlay. Let us find out what the best-projected bets are for Monday and build some NBA parlay picks. This particular parlay was listed at around 12:45 p.m. ET on Feb. 28. OddsShopper updates the parlay constantly, so this is a guideline, and all plays will be linked to build the particular parlay.

Seth Curry Over 16.5 Points

The first leg of the NBA parlay is a direct result of a player being inactive, although it is not because of an injury. The Brooklyn Nets host the Toronto Raptors, and that means that Kyrie Irving will be out. Plus, Kevin Durant is still recovering from his knee injury. This means that Seth Curry will have a much larger role in the Brooklyn offense, and he has a 24.2% usage rate as a Net in 103 minutes with Irving off the floor. The Raptors are average in defensive rating (15th), and the Nets will push the pace (11th). Curry is averaging 19.2 points per game through his five games with Brooklyn, and only one of those has come with Irving on the floor with him. OddsShopper has an expected win rate of 62%, and Curry should be able to take advantage of the Raptors typically playing a zone defense.

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Buddy Hield Over 3.5 3-Pointers

It is very appealing whenever OddsShopper gives an expected win rate of at least 60% on a 3-point wager, and that is the number Buddy Hield is at tonight when the Indiana Pacers take on the Orlando Magic. The game itself has a total of 233 points and a spread of just 1 point, so there are going to be plenty of opportunities to go around. Hield is fifth in 3-point field goal attempts per game (nine), and he is shooting 36.8% on the season. That mark has improved a bit in Indiana through six games, and Hield is at 37.5% shooting as a Pacer. That includes an egregious 1-for-13 game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, and the minutes Hield is playing are incredibly appealing. He is played at least 37 minutes in each of the last six games and has four games of 39 minutes or more. Lastly, the Magic allow the third-worst field goal percentage from 3-point distance and are 24th in defensive rating overall.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Over 27.5 Points

Another player that enters the NBA parlay in part because of injuries around him, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is in an excellent spot to pour in the points tonight. For one, his teammates Josh Giddey and Luguentz Dort remain out tonight when the Oklahoma City Thunder face the Sacramento Kings. In that scenario Gilgeous-Alexander is up to a 37% usage rate, which is a bump of nearly 7%. Secondly, both of these teams are in the top half of the league in pace, and the Kings are in the bottom five in defensive rating (29th). OddsShopper has an expected win rate of 58% tonight, and Gilgeous-Alexander is projected for 29.3 points. He took 24 attempts from the field and got to the free-throw line 12 times last game. If he can replicate that style of game, or come close to it, he stands an excellent chance of approaching 30 real points.

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Brandon Goodwin Over 11.5 Points

The last leg of the four-leg NBA parlay is another result of injuries around a player, as Brandon Goodwin will log heavy minutes for the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight when they face the Minnesota Timberwolves. The trio of Darius Garland, Caris LeVert and Rajon Rondo are all out for the Cavaliers, and Goodwin played 38 minutes the last game that had this scenario. It may seem discouraging to see he scored just 8 points, but he took 11 shot attempts and only hit two of them, including an 0-for-4 performance from 3. The Timberwolves are just 16th in defensive rating, but they play fast, ranking third in pace. That is a big upgrade for the Cavaliers since they are just 25th on the season, and the Awesemo Parlay Calculator gives a return of +1187. OddsShopper has an expected win rate of 64% for the over on Goodwin’s points, and if he is going to play over 35 minutes tonight, he has a great chance to score 12 points or more.

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