The NBA odds from William Hill Sportsbook are out for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day schedule, and bettors are on the hunt for value as intriguing matchups like Lakers vs. Warriors, Bucks vs. Nets and Mavericks vs. Raptors are set to unfold. LeBron James and the Lakers look to bolster their 11-3 record, and they'll enter Monday's matchup against Golden State favored by 8.5 points. The Lakers are 11-4 in their last 15 games at home, however Los Angeles has lost four of its last five meetings against Golden State at the STAPLES Center.
In the Eastern Conference, James Harden, Kevin Durant and the new-look Nets take the court after dropping 122 points against the Magic on Friday and Brooklyn is a two-point underdog at home against the Bucks. Fans across the nation will be making NBA picks on these star-studded showdowns, but if you're feeling truly bold, SportsLine's proven computer model is going huge, putting together a five-team parlay of NBA best bets that could return a monster 20-to-1 payout.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times, and it returned over $5,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks last season. The model is up nearly $8,100 over the past two-plus seasons. Dating back to last season, it is also on a stunning 67-38 roll on top-rated picks against the spread, returning almost $2,500 on those selections alone. Anybody who has followed it has seen huge returns.
Now, it has set its sights on Monday's NBA on MLK Day action and revealed its best bets. If you parlay its picks, you could be looking at payout of 20-1. You can only see them here.
Top NBA on MLK Day picks
One of the top 2021 MLK Day NBA picks the model recommends: The Bucks cover as two-point favorites on the road against the Nets. Milwaukee enters Monday's matchup having won seven of their last eight games. The Bucks have also dominated the Nets away from home, winning eight consecutive meetings against Brooklyn on the road.
The Bucks feature the NBA's second-ranked scoring offense, averaging 120.2 points per game this season. Giannis Antetokounmpo has been the catalyst for Milwaukee's explosive offense, averaging 26.6 points and 10.0 rebounds per game. Khris Middleton, a two-time NBA All-Star, is also having a strong season, scoring 21.8 points while grabbing 6.5 rebounds and dishing 5.5 assists per game.
Milwaukee has also been great from behind the arc, knocking down 41.1 percent of its 3-point attempts, which ranks second in the league. In addition, the Bucks have dominated this series over the years, winning 14 of their last 17 meetings against the Nets. Brooklyn's defense, meanwhile, ranks 22nd in the league, giving up 113.1 points per contest.
SportsLine's model says Antetokounmpo and Middleton will combine for nearly 50 points on Monday, resulting in the Bucks covering the spread in well over 50 percent of simulations.
How to make NBA on MLK Day parlays
The model also has identified four other extremely strong picks that need to be in your NBA parlays, including an underdog that has plenty of value, making this team a must-back. You can only see the model's best bets here.
What are the top NBA picks for Monday? And which underdog do you need to jump all over? Visit SportsLine now to see the NBA best bets for MLK Day, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.