The NBA is back with another Christmas special, and so are my best bets. But for those who have been good this year, Santa is bringing the very first Christmas Day Stocking Stuffer Accumulator. There won’t be a Monday Night best bets article on January 3rd, so make sure you take advantage of this special Christmas edition. Happy holidays everyone, and see you on Tuesday with more basketball action.
NBA Christmas Day Best Bets:
|Match||Time (UK)||Selection||Stakes||Best Odds||Bookmaker|
|Milwaukee Bucks vs Boston Celtics||21:30||Celtics +3.5||6/10||1.92||Marathonbet|
|Phoenix Suns vs Golden State Warriors||23:00||GSW +3.5||8/10||2.13||Marathonbet|
|Los Angeles Lakers vs Brooklyn Nets||01:00||Nets -1.5||9/10||2.16||Marathonbet|
Odds available as at 3 pm December 24th 2021. Odds may now differ
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Milwaukee Bucks vs Boston Celtics
The Milwaukee Bucks are having a solid all-around season, sitting 3rd in the east with 21 wins and 13 losses. They’ve managed to play well on both sides of the floor, ranking top 10 in both offensive and defensive rating. But they have been dealing with a lot of injury/health& safety issues recently and will likely be with a shortened lineup in this one as well. Although they play well enough at home and usually get wins, their performance against the spread has been one of the worst in the league, covering in just 37.5% of their games.
The Boston Celtics are on those teams that no one can exactly pinpoint as to how good they are, as their performances can vary greatly from night to night. But their recent performances have been very impressive, and they are coming off a crucial 111-101 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Celtics have fared well against the Bucks this season, beating them in both encounters. They are also solid ATS in road games this season, covering in 56.3% of their games. What’s more, 90% of bettors are favouring Milwaukee tonight, making the Celtics an excellent value pick ATS.
Tip: Boston Celtics +3.5 at 1.92 odds
Phoenix Suns vs Golden State Warriors
The Phoenix Suns are the top team in the Western Conference at the moment with 26 wins and just 5 losses on the season. They’ve won 8 of their last 10 games, are riding a 5-game winning streak, and coming off a 113-101 win over the OKC Thunder. But as good as this team is, their record ATS in home games is at 52.9%, and they don’t cover as much as one would expect from a team that made it to the NBA finals last year. The last time they faced the Warriors, Steve Kerr’s side celebrated a dominant 118-96 win.
Meanwhile, the Golden State Warriors are cruising through the NBA season even without Klay Thompson, and with 26 wins and 6 losses, they are 2nd in the Western Conference standings. They have the best defence in the league that allows just 101.1 points per game, whilst also remaining one of the most dangerous teams from beyond the arc. The Phoenix Suns rely a lot on 2-pointers and mid-range jumpers, whilst the Warriors never hesitate to let it go for 3, and have a very dynamic and free-flowing offence. The Warriors are one of the best teams ATS this year, covering in 66.7% of their games, and their style of play should allow them to keep the Suns at bay in this one.
Tip: Golden State Warriors +3.5 at 2.13 odds
Los Angeles Lakers vs Brooklyn Nets
The Los Angeles Lakers have had a very difficult season so far, and their troubles simply aren’t ending. Their last game saw them losing 138-110 to the San Antonio Spurs, and they are now 6th in the west and riding a 4-game losing streak. They have been the worst-ranked offensive team in the league in the last 5 games with a rating of just 97.5. They are also the worst team in the NBA ATS this year, covering the spread in just 36.4% of their games. On top of that, their injury/health&safety issues have really set them back, and they are struggling to find consistency.
The Brooklyn Nets have remained atop the western conference with 21 wins and 9 losses, despite struggling mightily with injuries and health&safety protocols. A record 13 players are on their injury report at the moment but after a week’s rest from action, they should be getting a lot of their top guys back, including Kevin Durant who is at ‘Game Time Decision’ due to an ankle injury. The bookmakers see a coin toss in this one, but the Brooklyn Nets will benefit greatly from their recent break, and come back fresh and ready to play. They are definitely the team with more value tonight.
Tip: Brooklyn Nets -1.5 at 2.16 odds
NBA Christmas Day Stocking Stuffer Acca
|New York Knicks vs Atlanta Hawks||17:00||Hawks +4.5||1.90|
|Milwaukee Bucks vs Boston Celtics||21:30||Celtics +3.5||1.86|
|Phoenix Suns vs Golden State Warriors||23:00||Warriors +3.5||1.95|
|LA Lakers vs Brooklyn Nets||01:00||Nets -1.5||2.00|
|Utah Jazz vs Dallas Mavericks||03:30||Mavericks +11.5||1.90|
Odds available at Bet365 as at 3 pm December 24th 2021. Odds may now differ.