Line 1: Hawks ML (-130) vs. Bulls
Line 2: Raptors ML (-220) vs. Trail Blazers
Odds: (+155) ($20 to win $31)
Reasoning: Its Friday folks, you know what that means, time for a parlay to kick off your weekend. In line #1 of tonights parlay, The Hawks play host to The Bulls. There is one reason I really like Atlanta in this one, and that is… Trae Young. The rookie has been unguardable as of late, dropping 36 points in back to back games. Young is making a case for Rookie of the Year, even with Luka Doncic playing high level basketball. The duo of Trae Young and John Collins has been deadly, and I expect them to keep it rolling tonight against Chicago. While looking at Chicago’s roster, I am hard pressed to find anyone that can shut down the youngster from Atlanta. Take Atlanta (-130), to start off your parlay on the right foot.
In the night cap, The Trail Blazers look to continue their win streak while playing at Toronto. Portland has won five straight games, and possibly the hottest team in the league. Tonight, the streak ends, as The Blazers will be outmatched in a tough environment up North. With Evan Turner and Enes Kanter being unavailable in this game, I think The Raptors will be too much for Portland to handle. Expect dominant post play from Pascal Siakam and newly acquired Marc Gasol to lead Toronto to victory. The Raptors come in clutch tonight to complete Friday’s Parlay.