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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 2-5 in parlay bets with a -$5.97 payout differential. This month, we're up $55.65].


Game 1: Chicago Bulls (+8.5, -110) at Orlando Magic, 7 p.m. EST

I'm sorry, but the Bulls are not 8.5 points worse than the Magic, especially after ​the trade that landed them Otto Porter. Sure, the Bulls have failed to cover four of their last six games, but most of those were against teams heading for the ​NBA playoffs. The Magic are hovering in that area in the East, but just aren't quite there yet. Chicago has been scoring a ton lately, hitting the over in six of its last eight games, and those points should be able to match Orlando and keep this one within eight.

Game 2: Detroit Pistons at Atlanta Hawks (+164), 7:30 p.m. EST

Attention, basketball bettors – the Hawks aren't that bad. They have clearly taken themselves out of the running for the No. 1 overall pick and now have an added sense of motivation to actually starting building a winning mentality for the future. Tonight's matchup against Detroit is one that Atlanta can handle with all of the individual matchups, so look for the outright upset despite being 4.5-points underdogs, according to ​FanDuel Sportsbook.

Game 3: Utah Jazz at Oklahoma City Thunder (-4, -110), 9:30 p.m. EST

Revenge is one hell of a motivating factor and that's exactly what ​OKC has this evening in the Utah Jazz. The Jazz knocked them out of the playoffs last season and you know Russell Westbrook and Paul George are two of the most vengeful players in the NBA. With only a 4-point spread to cover, OKC has tremendous value, especially winning each of the first two meetings between these teams this season.

$10 Parlay Payout = $86.22


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