The two-game NBA slate tonight features a possibility of the Golden State Warriors becoming the first team to reach the Conference Finals, as they lead the Memphis Grizzlies in their series 3-1. The fifth game of the Milwaukee Bucks and Boston Celtics series is likely to be another slugfest since that series is tied at two games each. Both games offer plenty of routes to explore in the NBA betting markets to start making some NBA picks and parlays today.
Best NBA Picks and Parlays Tonight
Giannis Antetokounmpo O/U 31.5 Points
The series shifts back to Boston tonight, and it goes without saying the winner of tonight is likely heading to the Eastern Conference Finals. It should be expected that Giannis Antetokounmpo will play close to 40 minutes, and if the past games in this series are any indication, he is going to take a ton of shots. Through four games, Antetokounmpo has taken 114 total shots and has added 43 free-throw attempts as well. The scoring potential has just been through the roof in every game, and even in his worst game shooting he scored 24 points. The loss of Khris Middleton has put an inordinate amount on the shoulders of Giannis as far as shot taking. Despite a strong Boston defense, OddsShopper has an expected win rate of 52%, and the Bucks will need a monster performance to win Game 5 on the road.
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Betting Pick for NBA Parlays: Giannis Antetokounmpo
Player Prop Pick | OVER 31.5 points
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Tyus Jones O/U 6.5 Assists
The Grizzlies face elimination tonight on their home court and will continue to try to win without their star point guard, Ja Morant. He missed Game 4 with a knee injury, and that opened up Tyus Jones to play 41 minutes. While Jones only had five assists in Game 4, he had 12 potential assists and easily paced the Grizzlies in passes made at 71. Jones averaged 6.6 assists per game when Morant was out of the lineup this season, and he was not logging over 40 minutes in the vast majority of those games. Jones had an assist rate of 29.8% during the regular season and no other Memphis player was over 18%, so it is clear where the ball distribution is coming from. The Awesemo Parlay Calculator gives a return of +250 if these two wagers hit, and Jones has an expected win rate from OddsShopper of 65%, one of the highest of the evening.
Betting Pick for NBA Parlays: Tyus Jones Player Prop Pick | OVER 6.5 assists
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