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NBA Christmas Game Trend Picks to Bet + $20K Parlay Contest

Scott Morris | December 23, 2021
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One of the traditions in sports which has become somewhat popular is watching/betting the NBA on Christmas Day. Granted, the NBA isn’t a family friendly product that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. But it does offer you the ability to thrown down some cash and win some money. And winning money always makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside.

There are five NBA match-ups on Christmas Day of 2021. Below we are listing the trends which exist for each matchup and a play if there is one to be made.


New York Knicks vs Atlanta Hawks

12:00 Noon EST on December 25, 2021

Spread: Knicks -7 at (moved from Atlanta -2 because of covid)
Total: 215 (Is now 209 because Covid)

Atlanta has won 5 of the last 6 vs New York.
Atlanta has won 7 of the last 8 vs New York.
Atlanta is 7-0-1 against the spread New York in the last 8 games.
But, Hawks are 2-8 Against The Spread in their last 10 games as a road underdog.

There is some conflicting data but it is pretty apparent that the Knicks struggle with Atlanta and taking the Hawks is probably the best play here.

Milwaukee Bucks vs Boston Celtics

2:45p EST on December 25, 2021

Spread: Bucks -6.5 at (moved from Bucks -5 because of covid)

Boston has won the last 4 out of 5 games between these two teams.
Boston is 8-1 ATS in their last 9 vs Milwaukee.
The home team has won 8 of the last 9 meeting between these two teams.

Milwaukee is at home and can still win this game but not cover the 5. The trends say to throw down your cash on Boston plus the points.

Phoenix Suns vs Golden State Warriors

5:05p EST on December 25, 2021

Spread: Phoenix-5.5 at

Golden State has won and covered 2 of the last 3 matchups between these teams.
Golden State is 10-1 Against The Spread in their last 11 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.

There isn’t a whole lot of trend data to bet here but what little there is says to bet the Warriors plus the points.

L.A. Lakers vs Brooklyn Nets

8:00p EST on December 25, 2021

Spread: Lakers PK at (moved from Lakers -2.5 because of covid)

The Lakers have lost 4 of their last 6 games against the Nets also failing to cover in 4 of those six games.
Nets are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games as an underdog.
Lakers are 3-11 Against The Spread in their last 14 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.

It seems pretty clear that the Nets are the Bet to make.

Utah Jazz vs Dallas Mavs

10:30p on December 25, 2021

Spread: Utah -12.5 at (moved from Utah -9 because of covid)

Utah has won 5 of their last 7 against Dallas.
Utah is 4-2-1 ATS in that same stretch.
The home team has won 7 of the last 10 in this series.
But, Utah is just 4-12 at home against teams with a winning record. The Mavs are 15-15 however so this stat is irrelevant.

The numbers say to back the Jazz here.

$20,000 NBA Parlay Contest is giving away $20,000 for the person who picks all sides and totals correctly on Christmas day for these NBA games.

You must have an account and have placed at least a $25 bet on any NBA game on this day. So, it will basically cost you $25 pay to play. But you can also win that bet so it will cost you nothing in that case.

If you do not have an account with here is how you enter this contest

  1. Sign up at
  2. Deposit & place a $25 minimum NBA bet
  3. Navigate to “Contests”
  4. Enter NBA Parlay Contest & Make Your Picks

Good Luck!


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