NBA Picks & Parlay for April 30-May 1

Dane Terrell
Dane Terrell
NBA Parlay of the Weekend
NBA Picks & Parlay for April 30-May 1


  • Expect Embiid to score over 32 points, but for the 76ers to lose
  • Look forward for the Pacers to cruise into the second round
  • Boston should easily put away the Heat in the second half

The latest week of the NBA playoffs began with a bang. After signing a record-breaking Nike endorsement deal, Caitlin Clark kicked off her first official practice with the Indiana Fever. Jamal Murray sent the Lakers packing for the summer with a last-minute shot. Already, rumors and talks are going on about whether or not Lebron James should retire.  

The PA sports betting world is waiting with bated breath to see if the 76ers can stave off elimination, while the Clippers faithful hope James Harden can force Game 6 without Kawhi Leonard. All of this means that it’s time for our expert NBA sports betting tips to where you come out the winner on your favorite sports betting apps, regardless of who advances or goes home.

Philadelphia 76ers vs. New York Knicks Best Bet: Knicks -4 | -110 at FanDuel Sportsbook

Every year since the Joel Embiid era began, the burning question is, could he get the 76ers into the Eastern Conference Finals since 2001 in the Allen Iverson era? That question seems doomed to repeat tonight because FanDuel Sportsbook, like other leading sports bookies, is picking the Knicks to close the door tonight with a -4 spread bet. If you’re on the Knicks train, a safer bet might be to go with the margin bet at +165 odds to win between a point and ten points. It might also be a sure bet to grab the money line at -164 odds.

But, if you still believe in Philly, you can go with the underdog bet at +136 odds for Embiid and company to force Game 6 and shock your friends and the balance of sports betting in PA. Speaking of Embiid, look for him to have a monster game to over 32 points at -118 points.

Indiana Pacers vs. Milwaukee Bucks Best Bet: Pacers – 4.5 | -105 at BetMGM Sportsbook

To say there is high drama heading into Game 5 for the Bucks is an understatement. It’s bad enough that they are facing elimination, with BetMGM Sportsbook picking the Pacers to send the Bucks fishing with -185 odds. The Bucks might be without the Greek Freak and Dame Dollar in this must-win Game 5. If this is the case, if you’re a Bucks fan, I wouldn’t get my hopes up too high about them forcing Game 6 with +150 odds for the moneyline. Besides, Indiana is winning the moneyline bet at an amazing 75%.

But, in our opinion, Indiana should wrap this up and comfortably fulfill the moneyline bet. To accompany the moneyline, you might consider Indiana winning by up to 5 points with the margin bet at +400 odds.  

Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics Best Bet: Celtics -14.5 | -109 SugarHouse Sportsbook

The odds speak for themselves. Look for Boston to take the smooth passing and aggressive scoring from Jason Tatum, who has had a monster series to the apex, and close the door on the Miami Heat. Sure, with their backs against the wall, the Heat will claw and scrape and look like they will pull out the underdog moneyline bet at +700 according to Sugar House Sportsbook, but we wouldn’t put money on it. Look for the Celtics to pull away in the second half and fulfill the moneyline bet at -1115 odds.

Dane is a 2003 graduate of San Francisco State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Radio and Television Broadcasting. During his college days, Dane interned for KRON 4 News, a major television station in the San Francisco Bay Area where he wrote sports copy for now-retired, and legendary sports broadcaster Gary Radnich. Post graduation, Dane kept writing and starting writing copy for the emerging iGaming industry. Dane also loves to write screenplays and loves to develop websites, with Laravel and React. And every know an then, Dane loves a peaceful train