With a busy NBA schedule for Friday, there are many opportunities to play and win. I’m looking at three games with point spreads as the foundation for today’s NBA Parlay Picks.
Friday’s NBA schedule offers a busy nine-game slate, with some opportunities to catch two favorites with relatively modest spreads and an underdog with a chance to cover a big number.
Here’s a look at my top NBA parlay picks for Friday’s action (odds via FanDuel Sportsbook; pick confidence is based on a 1-to-5 star scale).
Friday’s Top NBA Parlay Picks
Sacramento Kings -5.5 (-106) vs. Houston Rockets ★★★★
Memphis Grizzlies -2 (-110) vs. Dallas Mavericks ★★★
Orlando Magic +11 (-110) at Charlotte Hornets ★★★★
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Top NBA Parlay Picks
Kings -5.5 (-106)
The Houston Rockets are 5-18 on the road, an easy team to pick against. Yet they have a respectable 11-11-1 mark against the spread in away games. Houston is coming off a win at San Antonio Wednesday, but they have lost 11 of their past 13 games overall and each of those 11 losses has been by 10 points or more.
Things have not been great recently for the Sacramento Kings, either. They had lost five in a row before beating the Los Angeles Lakers Wednesday.
The Kings are 12-13 ATS at home this season but a home game against the team with the worst record in the Western Conference is a good opportunity to pick the Kings to cover and start our NBA parlay.
Grizzlies -2 (-110)
Although the Memphis Grizzlies played Thursday night, a back-to-back scenario does not equate to a schedule loss. The Grizzlies have won 11 games in a row and that includes three instances of back-to-back games, moving them to 5-3 in back-to-back games this season. Memphis is 14-10 ATS at home this season.
Getting Luka Doncic (24.7 points per game) back in the lineup has naturally helped the Dallas Mavericks and they had won six games in a row before Wednesday’s loss at the Knicks. The Mavericks are 12-10 ATS on the road this season but that may not be enough when facing the team with the longest active winning streak in the NBA.
Magic +11 (-110)
The Orlando Magic have recorded a miserable 7-35 record for the season. They have lost 10 games in a row, and it would be easy to pick against a team like that. However, in those 10 losses, only two were by a margin of more than 11 points.
Thanks to PG Cole Anthony, they have found the middle ground between staying close and getting routinely blown out. Orlando is 15-10 ATS on the road this season. The Magic could be missing bigs Wendell Carter Jr. and Mo Bamba Friday, but the Hornets are not necessarily equipped to take advantage of that relative lack of size.
On the other side, the Charlotte Hornets have won seven of their past nine games, including some wins against quality opposition. At the same time, the Hornets have won by more than 11 points just twice in the past 12 games and have defeated the Magic by seven and nine points in two games played in Orlando this season. On their home floor, the Hornets are 14-3 ATS this season, the best record in the league against the number, but that could also be an unsustainably high mark.
NBA Parlay Odds: Kings -5.5 (-106) + Grizzlies -2 (-110) + Magic +10.5 (-106) = +608
NBA parlay picks made 1/14/2022 at 1:35 p.m. ET.