Yesterday’s article outlined my prediction and some best bets between the New Orleans Pelicans and Oklahoma City Thunder in conjunction with the 2023 NBA Play-In Tournament. Today, you’ll enjoy a best bet and longshot parlay.
Without further ado, let’s take a deep dive and examine two value-based parlays between the Pelicans and Thunder.
Pelicans vs Thunder Best Same Game Parlay
Pelicans vs Thunder Best Same Game Parlay (+280) • DraftKings Sportsbook
WAGER: 0.2 units
- Thunder +5.5 (-125)
- Under 228.5 Total Points (-110)
My top same-game parlay features the Thunder against the spread and the game total. Let’s start with OKC.
In a winner takes all matchup, I’m targeting the Thunder to keep it close. I love the number you’re locking OKC in at, so we’ll ride with the spread here.
To conclude the top same game parlay, I’m banking on the stingy Pels defense to keep the total below 228.5 and OKC’s high-octane and high-paced offense at bay. Given how New Orleans is one of the best defensive teams in basketball (ranked sixth in Defensive Efficiency per NBAstuffer), I’m confident this also hits to complete the NBA pick of the day.
Pelicans vs Thunder Longshot Parlay
Pelicans vs Thunder Longshot Same Game Parlay (+425) • DraftKings Sportsbook
WAGER: 0.2 units
- Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: Under 29.5 Points (+160)
- Brandon Ingram: Under 29.5 Points (+110)
My longshot parlay carries a value of +425 where I’m emphasizing two key players to remain below their point prop. Let’s start off with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.
Although SGA has been on a tear as of late, he’ll likely get a face full of Herbert Jones on Wednesday. Jones is an all-world on-ball defender who ranks in the 98th percentile in deflections and 90th percentile in versatility (Via CraftedNBA).
Once again, we should see the dominant Pelicans defense limit one of basketball’s premier scorers. At +160, this one seems like a no-brainer.
Rounding out our longshot parlay is Brandon Ingram. numberFire has Ingram projected at 25.7 points against the Thunder tomorrow evening on 44.6% shooting from the field.
Although I think he’ll be efficient all game long against OKC, I’m confident the Under hits on his point prop.