With March Madness now in full swing, it’s easy to forget that there is a ton of other stuff to wager on this St. Patrick’s Day weekend. We suggest getting all your picks in before hitting your local sports pub to drink some green beer and watch all that this sports weekend has to offer. The busy calendar includes a bunch of great NBA match-ups. The NBA season end is almost upon us and playoff spots are filling up quickly. Every game seems important right now, which is why we are delivering a trio of parlay picks for the weekend, one for each day, Friday through Sunday. You can play these parlay selections as suggestions or go with some of your own but get in on that action.
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NBA Friday Parlay – Celtics, 76ers, Raptors
Perhaps not the highest paying parlay ticket in the world, but it looks like a pretty sure thing. The Celtics have lost back to back games but should be getting some of their sick players back. Even at half-strength, Boston should still be more than good enough to take care of the awful Orlando Magic on Friday night.
The 76ers have cooled off a little of late, going just 5-5 in their last 10. That said, they are in much better shape than a Brooklyn Nets team that has only 2 wins in its last 10. The Nets have yet to reach double-digit wins on the road this season and should not get there this weekend.
The Toronto Raptors are in cruise control atop the Eastern Conference, winning 10 in a row and taking their lead over Boston to 5 games. They have what looks to be a rather straightforward affair against the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night.
NBA Saturday Parlay – Bucks, Nuggets, Cavaliers
There is perhaps a little bit of panic starting to set in for the Milwaukee Bucks as they slide down towards the playoff line after just 3 wins in their last 10. I like them to get back to winning ways this weekend with a win over the Atlanta Hawks, who are currently on a 5-game losing skid.
I think we can all readily agree that the Memphis Grizzlies are in full tanking mode after losing each of their last 19 games. They will host a Denver Nuggets team just a game below the playoff line this weekend in a game that means a whole lot more to the Nuggets than it does to Memphis.
Could we be seeing the end of LeBron James’ time in Cleveland? Reports seem to suggest that this might be the case, as the Cavaliers continue to struggle. I am always wary about betting on the Cavs on the road, but I think they will beat the Bulls in Chicago on Saturday.
NBA Sunday Parlay – Raptors, Rockets, Trail Blazers
We already have the Raptors on one of our parlay tickets this weekend, but given how well they are playing right now, it’s tough to leave them off whenever they play. I like them to continue to dominate at home with a win over OKC on Sunday.
It is beginning to look as though the Houston Rockets are going to outlast the Golden State Warriors atop the Western Conference this season. The Rockets have a tricky road game in Minnesota on Sunday, but it’s a challenge I think they will overcome.
There is no team in the NBA hotter than the Portland Trail Blazers right now. They come into the weekend on an 11-game winning streak that has taken them all the way up to #3 in the West. I like them to consolidate that position with a road win over the LA Clippers on Sunday.