With the NBA dominating the Christmas Day sports schedule, our parlay for December 25th is an all-NBA ticket, and we’ve focused on the most interesting games of the night for our parlay picks. We hope our final holiday wish is granted and our multi-game parlay hits for a Christmas miracle!
Without further hesitation, let’s dive into our picks.
Denver Nuggets vs. Phoenix Suns Under 231.0 (-115)
Christmas Day’s NBA schedule finishes with the Phoenix Suns (19-14) facing the Denver Nuggets (20-11). The Nuggets average 115.6 points per game, while the Suns average 115.2 points per game. However, Denver has a 14-17 over/under record, and the under is 4-0 in the last four games.
Phoenix has only surpassed 115 points in four of the previous ten matchups, while Dallas has hit 115 points in six of the previous ten games. While the over is 9-4 in the last thirteen meetings between the Suns and Nuggets, we’re taking the under as 231 seems a little high for the over, especially considering both teams’ recent performances.
Milwaukee Bucks +5 (-115) over Boston Celtics
The Celtics and Bucks are both 1-5-1 against the spread (ats) in the last seven games, while Boston is 0-5-1 ats when the opponent has scored 100 points or more in the last game. The Bucks are 2-6 ats during the previous eight games in Boston and 5-1 ats after an ats loss.
Yet, overall the Bucks have a 17-13-2 ats record, and the Celtics have an 18-14-1 ats record this season. We expect the Celtics and Bucks to be a close game and expect Milwaukee to keep it close and cover the +5 point spread.
Philadelphia 76ers -141 over New York Knicks
The New York Knicks (18-15) have lost the last two games after an eight-game losing streak, while the Philadelphia 76ers (19-12) have won seven straight games and ten of the last 13 games. The 76ers are 5-7 on the road, but the Knicks have a worse record at home (8-9) than on the road (10-6).
The Kicks might have taken the first matchup 106-104 on November 4th, but we’re thinking the 76ers will keep their winning streak going on Christmas Day and get the straight-up win on the moneyline.
All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!
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