Loading scores...
Odds and Ends

NBA Christmas Day Odds

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

The App is Back! Don’t forget to download the NBC Sports EDGE app to receive real-time player news, mobile alerts and track your favorite players. Plus, now you can check out articles and player cards. Get it here!


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.