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Best NBA Picks & Parlays Today: Kyrie Irving Props & Betting Picks That PAY 12-1 TONIGHT

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The NBA slate tonight has just five games, and the matchup between the Milwaukee Bucks and Brooklyn Nets will dominate the headlines. The game has a total over 240 points and a spread of just 2, but it is far from the only important game. The Atlanta Hawks and Cleveland Cavaliers square off, in addition to the Philadelphia 76ers, Utah Jazz and the Los Angeles Clippers. That leaves the door open for plenty of NBA picks and parlays for Thursday.

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This is a perfect opportunity to use Awesemo OddsShopper to build some of the best NBA picks and parlays today. 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

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Kyrie Irving Over 5.5 Assists

The expected win rate from OddsShopper is right at 50%, but since the game is up to a 243-point total, it’s hard to not love the environment Kyrie Irving finds himself in tonight. Both teams are in the top 12 in pace, and while Milwaukee is ranked higher in defensive rating, it is just 13th. Since the trade deadline, Irving has had a 23.9% assist rate in 375 minutes on the court, and that has translated to 10.6 potential assists and six assists per game. Irving has been playing 40 minutes in competitive games, and Brooklyn could still host the play-in game if they can make up two games on the Cleveland Cavaliers. Milwaukee is only one game behind the Miami Heat for the No. 1 seed in the East, and with Irving making an average of 52.7 passes per game, at least six of those can be converted into made baskets.

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Darius Garland Over 24.5 Points

Not to be forgotten in the East, Darius Garland and the Cavaliers are running out of time to get out of the play-in scenario when they face the Hawks tonight. Unfortunately for the Cavaliers, they will be without Evan Mobley and Jarrett Allen once again tonight, which means Garland is going to have to carry this team to a win. Since the arrival of Caris LeVert around the trade deadline, Garland has a 32.8% usage rate when Mobley and Allen have been off the floor, and the Hawks are in the bottom five in defensive rating. Garland is driving to the basket 17.5 times per game this year and scoring 7.7 points, but he was passing nearly 50% of the time. Without Mobley and Allen, there are not as many options down low for easier shot attempts for Garland to dish the ball to. Atlanta is only 20th in points allowed in the paint per game, and Garland has an expected win rate of 52% from OddsShopper.

Nikola Vucevic Over 10.5 Rebounds

The Chicago Bulls are fighting for their seeding right now, as they’ve gone 4-6 in their last 10 games, falling to the fifth seed in the East and only two games in front of the seventh seed. They face the Los Angeles Clippers, who just got Paul George back in the lineup, but Nikola Vucevic is in an excellent spot to rebound the ball. Not only does he average 11.2 rebounds per game, but the Clippers are also just 24th in rebounds allowed in the paint this season. The majority of rebounds per game come from inside six feet (9.1) for Vucevic, and he’s 12th in the NBA in rebound chances with 17.3 per night. Additionally, Vucevic should be on the floor for 30 to 32 minutes at least tonight with a possibility of slightly more. The expected win rate is 62% from OddsShopper, and the number is just a little too low to not jump on the over.


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Donovan Mitchell Over 24.5 Points

The individual ROI is not spectacular, and it shouldn’t be since Donovan Mitchell averages 26 points per game for the Utah Jazz and the Los Angeles Lakers are a bottom-10 defense. However, adding it as a pick to the four-leg NBA parlay nets a return of +1236 from the Awesemo Parlay Calculator, and he matches Vucevic with a 62% expected win rate from OddsShopper. The Lakers might have Anthony Davis back for this game, but it will not be enough to stop Mitchell from getting his points. The Lakers are just average in defending the ball handler in the pick-and-roll, while Mitchell is second in the league in points scored in that play type this season. Lastly, Mitchell is also second in the league in 3-point attempts per game, and despite shooting just 35.7%, the volume leads him to score plenty. After losing to the other Los Angeles basketball team in horrific fashion last game, Mitchell should be ready to put that behind him tonight.


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