NBA Playoff Same-Game Parlay Picks: LeBron Finds the Range

The Lakers are one of three teams facing absolute must-wins tonight, and our NBA same-game parlay picks for tonight's action are backing LeBron James to go down gunning.

Apr 25, 2024 • 13:58 ET • 4 min read
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It's do-or-die tonight in the NBA playoffs, with our NBA picks for same-game parlays leaning on some desperate teams.

If any of the Magic, 76ers, or Lakers lose tonight, they'll fall into that 0-3 hole that no team has ever dug itself out of (close as the Celtics came last year), meaning peak urgency for these reeling teams. 

How do our experts see that affecting NBA SGPs for tonight's action? We've got your best same-game parlay picks for Wednesday's NBA playoff odds

Tonight's NBA same-game parlay picks

Our betting experts have scoured through today's NBA odds to find your best SGP bets for Thursday's NBA lineup:

Cavaliers vs Magic same-game parlay (SGP)

Magic -2

Gary Harris Over 1.5 threes

Moritz Wagner Over 9.5 points

The key to the Magic covering the spread is their ability to make 3-point shots, so I'm adding Harris Over 1.5 threes to our same-game parlay. Harris is in the starting lineup to knock down shots and help space the floor. The Magic opened Game 2 with a play to get Harris a corner three, knowing his shooting is crucial to their success.

I'm also adding Moritz Wagner Over 9.5 points to the SGP because he is the exact type of emotional player Jamahl Mosley will turn to fire up this crowd. I'm specifically going after his points prop because Wagner used his size and footwork to score on the interior against Jarrett Allen in Game 2.

Knicks vs 76ers same-game parlay (SGP)

Knicks moneyline

76ers first half moneyline

Jalen Brunson Under 28.5 points

Our Jason Logan spent some time this week focusing on how sportsbooks have adjusted the first-half spreads when a team goes home for Game 3 down 2-0. Tonight’s full-game spread is Philadelphia -5.5, but the first-half spread is -4.5. Normally, the first-half spread would be about, ya know, half the full-game spread.

The value in betting on the home team in that situation is gone, but there is still some trust in its moneyline. Combining that with the Knicks to win the game creates an escalated payout in this same-game parlay.

Adding a fade of Brunson's points prop furthers that value, even if it is also the sensical play. Brunson has scored 22 and 24 points in the first two games of this series, shooting a woeful 29.1% from the field. Tyrese Maxey has made his life miserable, but Brunson has still found ways to positively impact games.

He should lean into that latter approach tonight and take fewer than the 27.5 shots averaged in the first two games.

Nuggets vs Lakers same-game parlay (SGP)

Austin Reaves Over 13.5 points

Rui Hachimura Over 4.5 rebounds

LeBron James Over 1.5 threes

Reaves will look to attack on offense and a few of his scoring forecasts call for outputs in the 16-17 range.

Hachimura’s offensive struggles find him contributing in other ways. He was big on the boards for L.A. down the stretch and I call for five-plus rebounds tonight.

LeBron James may have to take over if the rest of the Lakers don’t show up. James has made three triples in each of the first two games, shooting a collective 6-for-11 from downtown.

Learn how to bet a same-game parlay with these helpful tips and strategies.

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