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Underdog NBA Parlay Picks Tonight: Best Longshot Bets & Player Props Friday 1/14/22

There are nine games for the NBA tonight, which is a perfect opportunity to use Awesemo OddsShopper to make some of the best NBA parlay picks 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, as it guides you in how to bet on sports since you can find the best bet in 30 seconds or less.

Longshot NBA Parlay Picks & Player Props Today

The first step is finding the brand new Parlay Builder for OddsShopper. It is located on the top banner and is just one click away. This tool is a game changer because the Awesemo data scientists have built the parlay already. The user has the choice of what type of parlay they prefer to chase, and the state is customizable along with the sportsbook. Though it is rare, underdogs eventually have their day, and when they do, the payouts are oh so nice. Here are our best bets for underdogs if you like to fade the favs and cheer for the upset at high odds. As a reminder, betting the props individually is always a smart way to build your bankroll. An underdog parlay is not exactly the most stable return if it is always being bet just as a parlay. Let us find out what the best-projected bets are for Friday and build some NBA parlay picks.

Joel Embiid Under 28.5 Points

Joel Embiid has been otherworldly for the Philadelphia 76ers lately, scoring over 30 points in eight straight games. OddsShopper has an expected win rate of 74% which is the highest of the parlay and this wager is a strong indication of past results having no bearing on future outcomes. Even with this streak, Embiid is still averaging 27.1 points per game and that would be a good bit under this wager, bringing some comfort. He faces the Boston Celtics tonight who rank ninth in points allowed in the paint. Embiid is scoring 4.4 points per game in the paint this year and if Boston can trim that back, they should be able to hold him under the 29 points need to win this bet.

Onyeka Okongwu Under 8.5 Rebounds

The Atlanta Hawks will be without starting center Clint Capela tonight when they take on the Miami Heat, meaning Okongwu will fill in that role. It is not the most ideal spot for Okongwu to hit the glass since Miami is in the top five in rebounds allowed in the paint so far this season. That is impressive considering they have been without starting center Bam Adebayo for a significant chunk of the season and the duo of Dewayne Dedmon and Omer Yurtseven have done an admirable job of filling in. Okongwu has only played eight games this year and averages just 6.3 rebounds per game and has cleared nine rebounds just once. Since Dec. 23 (the first time Okongwu played more than 19 minutes), he has averaged 11 rebound chances per game at a conversion rate of 62.1%. Even in an enhanced role, the matchup is not kind for him, and he has not shown the consistent ability to hit the glass to this level. OddsShopper has an expected win rate of 65%, making this a strong addition to the parlay.

Ja Morant Under 5.5 Rebounds

While the Memphis Grizzlies are a major mismatch against the Dallas Mavericks in rebounding overall (Memphis ranks first, Dallas ranks 25th), that is not a guarantee that Morant will be the one leading the charge for rebounds. He does average 5.8 per game on the season but most of his rebounds come from outside the paint. Dallas comes up to 10th in rebounds allowed outside the paint as most of the damage comes inside the paint, where they rank 18th. Morant is only averaging 0.8 rebounds per game inside the paint so even from the team mismatch perspective, Morant has a much more difficult matchup than it would appear on the surface.

Cade Cunningham Over 5.5 Rebounds

The final leg of the parlay gives a return of +1843 according to the Awesemo Parlay Calculator and has an expected win rate of 70%, an outstanding combo. The Toronto Raptors are 17th in rebounding overall and the Detroit Pistons are 29th, and that somewhat reflects neither team playing the most traditional center for a ton of minutes for the majority of their games. Cade Cunningham has been involved in just about every aspect of the game for the Pistons as he is averaging over 15 points, five rebounds, and five assists per game with a 26.5% usage rate. Cunningham averages 2.4 rebounds per game within six feet of the basket while Toronto is 27th in rebounds allowed in paint, so the path is there for him to snag six or more in this matchup. When the games stay competitive, Cunningham plays 32 minutes or more and the spread is 10 points, so the expectation is it stays close into the fourth quarter.

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