NBA Picks & Parlay for May 6-7

Dane Terrell
Dane Terrell
NBA Sports News
NBA Picks & Parlay for May 6-7


  • Expect Jokic and Murrey to come up big
  • Anthony Edwards is set for another high-scoring game
  • Look for the Knicks to take Game 1 against the Pacers

After bouncing the Lakers from the playoffs, the defending NBA champions, the Nuggets, quickly find themselves in a 0-1 hole to the Timberwolves thanks to Anthony Edwards's 43-point explosion. The PA sports betting world is mourning after the 76ers shocking first-round exit to the Knicks. Donovan Mitchell rises to the moment to lead Cleveland over the Magic in a physical seven-game series. For the NBA betting experts at Play-Pennsylvania, it's another night at the office getting you ready on all the winning parlays and sports bets on your Pennsylvania sports betting apps for the second round of the NBA Playoffs.

Indiana Pacers vs. New York Knicks Best Bet: Knicks -5.5 | -110 at Caesars Sportsbook

Once upon a time, in the extremely physical era of 1990s basketball, the Knicks and the Pacers had one of the fiercest rivalries the league has ever known. From epic last-second shots to advancing to the NBA Finals, the Knicks and the Pacers delivered some of the most unforgettable moments in playoff history. But this is a new generation of Knicks players. Poised to win the Eastern Conference at +320 odds at Caesars Sportsbook, you should feel good about the Knicks taking Game 1 quietly.  

Jalen Brunson has been on a tear, and look for him to fulfill many prop bets tonight, especially with him going off with 111 odds to score under 36.5 points. But, if you feel that Brunson will carry over his first-round dominance, then by all means, go for broke with him scoring over 36 points at -123 odds. When all else fails, make the safe bet with New York winning straight up at -235 odds. 

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets Best Bet: Nuggets – 6.5 | -110 at BetRivers Sportsbook

There's no question that Anthony Edwards and Karl Anthony Towns made their presence felt in Game 1. While the Wolves stole home-court advantage, we sincerely doubt that Jokic and Jamal Murrey will let the Nuggets fall into a 0-2 hole with the series shifting to Minnesota.  

This season, Anthony Edwards silences all the draft critics about his consistency and his ability to rise during big games. Look for Anthony Edwards to continue his hot-scoring ways by delivering one leg of a parlay bet, with him scoring over 24 points at generous -315 odds, according to BetRivers Sportsbook. Look for the Nuggets to trap Edwards to force the ball out of his hands.  

Speaking about hands, look for Jokic to take the battle to Anthony Towns by dropping over 26 points at -265 odds to form the second leg of the same-game parlay. Overall, the safest bet in the battle of the big men remains with the Nuggets evening the series at -250 odds for the moneyline bet.  

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics Best Bet: Celtics – 11.5 | -110 at FanDuel Sportsbook

The only drawback of winning a thrilling seven-game series is that often, you're due for a letdown in the next series. The Celtics have had plenty of time to rest and gameplan for Donovan Mitchell and the red-hot Cavaliers. Jason Tatum and Marcus Smart have NBA Finals experience, so look for them to be up to the challenge to take Game 1 according to FanDuel Sportsbook's -650 odds to win the moneyline bet.  

In fact, the Celtics have dominated the moneyline bet, winning them with a 68-19 record. They have also won the spread bet just shy of 60% of the time. Speaking of the spread, FanDuel Sportsbook is going with Boston at -11.5.

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