There are nine games on Friday night’s NBA slate, giving parlay bettors plenty of opportunities to cook up some intriguing multi-leg wagers.
Here are our top NBA parlay picks for Friday.
NBA betting odds used for this basketball parlay bet are current as of Friday, March 1, and courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.
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- Warriors -3 (-115)
- Clippers -15.5 (-112)
Our best NBA parlay for Friday night tips off with the Golden State Warriors to defeat the Raptors in Toronto.
Stephen Curry and Co. held off the New York Knicks 110-99 last night at Madison Square Garden, earning the Dubs their seventh straight road victory. Golden State is 8-2 over its last 10 games and is finally healthy, with backup point guard Chris Paul providing a spark off the bench.
I would typically be a bit concerned about travel on the second night of a back-to-back, but the Warriors are 8-4 straight up with no rest this season and 7-4-1 against the spread. Steve Kerr‘s squad is playing its best basketball of the season right now, so it should be excited about the opportunity to keep things rolling.
Speaking of rolling, I’ll take the Los Angeles Clippers to roll the lowly Washington Wizards on Friday night. The Wizards have lost 12 straight games after falling to the Lakers in overtime last night, and unfortunately for them, the Clippers have a point to prove after dropping back-to-back games against the Lakers and Kings.
Washington has been particularly dreadful without rest this season, going 3-7 ATS and losing by an average margin of 17.2 points per game. Expect an angry LA squad to cover this extremely large spread.
How NBA Parlay Betting Works
Parlay betting can be one of the most lucrative ways to wager.
Combining multiple outcomes in a single wager is a great way to get a bigger payout. Parlay betting comes with added risk, but with bigger risk comes the chance for greater reward.
The NBA is one of the most popular sports for Americans to wager. With multiple games nearly every night, it is tailor-made for parlay betting.
Here’s a look at parlay betting for pro basketball.
Best NBA Parlay Bets
Here’s a look at each option for parlay betting.
All parlays are multi-leg wagers, but traditional parlay wagers are when a player combines multiple bets in a single wager.
Every leg must hit for a traditional parlay to be paid out.
Traditional parlays have longer odds because it is harder to predict multiple outcomes to all be successful. Thus, the payouts are more lucrative.
Parlay betting is even tricky in the NBA since there are upsets every night during the regular season and even during the playoffs.
Same Game Parlays
Same game parlays are multi-leg bets from one game. They have become one of the pillars of online sports betting since FanDuel Sportsbook rolled out this type of wager in 2018.
Same game parlays typically combine a game outcome with one or more prop bets. These types of wagers are perfect for special events like Christmas, the All-Star Game, or NBA Finals since parlay bettors can’t wager on multiple outcomes during those days.
Round robins are multi-leg bets where a bettor can be wrong with one or more options.
In round robins, a bettor must put out an enhanced stake, depending on the number of outcomes there are.
There is no shortage of potential wagers, and the practice may seem confusing, but each online sportsbook will walk players through them before they place these types of parlay bets.
NBA Parlay Betting Strategy
I always advocate teasing totals, spreads, and props — or making the numbers more favorable for hitting — in parlay wagers. The odds will dip, but your chances of winning will go up.
Keep in mind that the more wagers you add, the less likely the parlay is to hit. I recommend only adding legs you love in a parlay bet.
Be sure to do your homework and check any potential injury developments that come through before placing a parlay bet. You don’t want a moneyline or spread bet relying on a team that is resting its stars.
Also, make sure to tread lightly with your betting stake when parlay betting. Sure, you can win more by putting out more, but you can also lose a lot when parlay betting due to the wager’s long odds.