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[The Duel will come out with a $10 parlay angle every day, tracking success on a rolling seven-day span. In the last seven days, The Duel staff has gone 1-6 in parlay bets with a -$37.03 payout differential. Overall, we're +$16.78].


Game 1: Memphis Grizzlies @ Indiana Pacers (-6.5; -110), 7:00 p.m. EST

Whenever I see a potential playoff team taking on a likely bottom-feeder, I have to jump on it. The Pacers surprised everyone last season, ending up as the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference and went as far as taking the then-LeBron led Cavs to seven games. Look for them to ride that momentum into the season opener at home, with a spread of just 6.5 for Victor Oladipo and Co.

Game 2: Brooklyn Nets @ Detroit Pistons (-5.5; -110), 7:00 p.m. EST
The Pistons are at home and the spread is fairly attainable at just 5.5. It's the first game of the Dwane Casey era in Detroit so look for him to rely on All-Star bigs Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond as well as point guard Reggie Jackson. The Nets will also be missing a few key players in DeMarre Carroll and Allen Crabbe, plus Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is questionable.

$10 2-Team Parlay Payout = $26.45

And if you're feeling lucky, you could add a third game into your parlay tonight.

Game 3: Minnesota Timberwolves @ San Antonio Spurs (-2.5; -110), 8:30 p.m. EST

The Spurs and Timberwolves have been two of the most talked about teams in the NBA this offseason so it's poetic that they open up against one another. San Antonio will look much different without Kawhi Leonard, Danny Green, Manu Ginobili, and Tony Parker but they added an All-Star in DeMar DeRozan and have a history of dominating at home under coach Gregg Popovich. They were 33-8 at home, despite an underwhelming 47-35 record overall last season. This game is a battle of potential playoff teams, so give the advantage to the Spurs at home in a close one.

$10 3-Team Parlay Payout = $59.58

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