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NBA Christmas Day Odds

by Corey Parson
Updated On: August 17, 2021, 5:36 pm ET

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No day during the NBA regular season sees more betting action than Christmas Day. PointsBet has released some of their early lines for the NBA Christmas Day matchups, so let's take a look.

 

Brooklyn Nets vs. Los Angeles Lakers (-1.5) 

The two teams with the shortest odds to win the 2021-2022 NBA Title will meet on Christmas Day. PointsBet has the Brooklyn Nets to win the NBA Title at +225 while the Los Angeles Lakers are second at +300. 

 

Atlanta Hawks vs. New York Kicks (-1.5) 

The New York Knicks' breakthrough 2020-2021 season came to an end at the hands of the Atlanta Hawks in a very spirited first-round playoff series. Now, the Madison Square Garden crowd will get another shot at Atlanta Hawks superstar Trae Young on Christmas Day. Currently, PointsBet has Young at +1800 to win the 2022 league MVP award. 

 

Boston Celtics vs. Milwaukee Bucks (-7.5)

The defending champion Milwaukee Bucks will host the Boston Celtics on Christmas Day. PointsBet has the Bucks at +800 to win back-to-back championships. 

 

Golden State Warriors vs. Phoenix Suns (-4.5)

The defending Western Conference Champion Phoenix Suns will host Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors on Christmas Day. We could witness a backcourt battle between Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson vs. Chris Paul and Devin Booker. PointsBet has Curry at +850 to win the 2022 MVP, while the Suns are +900 to repeat as Western Conference champs. 

 

Dallas Mavericks vs. Utah Jazz (-5.5) 

The NBA Christmas Day slate concludes when 2022 MVP frontrunner Luka Doncic (+400) leads the Dallas Mavericks into Utah to face the Jazz. Utah star Donovan Mitchell is +3300 to win the league's MVP award, while his team is +1400 to win it all on PointsBet. 

Corey Parson

Corey Parson is an award-winning, multi-sport fantasy and sports betting expert who has worked for SiriusXM, The Athletic, Sports Illustrated and more. He is from Harlem, NY, yet is somehow a Dallas Cowboys fan. You can follow him on Twitter @thefantasyexec.