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NBA Best Bets: Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds to Consider on DraftKings Sportsbook for May 21

Julian Edlow gives his best bets on DraftKings Sportsbook for Friday’s NBA betting card.

The Golden State Warriors face the Memphis Grizzlies at 9:00 p.m. ET on Friday to determine the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Below is a potential play to take us into the weekend.

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Friday: Memphis Grizzlies at Golden State Warriors

Saturday: Boston Celtics at Brooklyn Nets

GSW/BKN Moneyline Parlay (+111)

First off, to be clear, this parlay is for the Warriors to win Friday’s play-in game against the Grizzlies, and then the Nets to defeat the Celtics in Game 1 of their first-round series on Saturday.

I’m pretty bullish on this parlay, and will likely have a multi-unit play on it. I was very high on the Warriors in Sunday’s regular season finale, hosting Memphis to land in the eight-seed of the play-in tournament, and I think we get a similar result here with even more on the line. The Warriors were masterful defensively in their narrow loss to the Lakers, and Stephen Curry will continue to present a huge mismatch.

There’s a chance we really see the Warriors roll on Friday, but I want to play it safe with the moneyline. The way to get that juice back, and even push this to plus-money, is by getting the Nets involved. Jayson Tatum got hot in Boston’s play-in win over the Wizards, but Brooklyn won’t be as kind a matchup. Tatum may score, but keeping up with a motivated Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving should prove much too tall a task. I expect the Nets to finish this in four or five, but they’ll never be trailing in this series.

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