Merry Christmas NBA Betting Fans
So here it is, Merry Christmas, everybody’s having fun. NBA fans are definitely having fun because after a rest day yesterday, there are a number of basketball games to look forward to today. If you are keen to add some basketball betting action to your turkey and festive fun, the NBA has exactly what you are looking for.
Washington Wizards @ New York Knicks
The Wizards hold a 19-8 record, with a 6-4 record away from home while the Knicks have a 5-25 record, and a home record of 3-12. This game should only be going one way but we all know that this is the time of year for Christmas miracles. The Knicks have lost their last five, while the Wizards have actually lost their last two, and they hold a 3-2 record in their most recent five games.
Christmas Day is a special time for the Knicks, they played in the first ever NBA game on Christmas Day, all the way back in 1947, and this game will be the Knick’s 50th on the big day! The team aren’t having a great run of form at home but they will be glad to be back in the Garden after losing 118-108 in Toronto on Sunday night. After two home losses, the Wizards will be delighted to get out on the road and John Wall and Paul Pierce are determined to make up for the two home losses.
Martell Webster may be a doubt for the Wizards while New York will be looking over the fitness of Amar’e Stoudemire and JR Smith.
Bet365 have the Wizards at odds of 1.90 with a handicap of -5, and this could be the festive treat you are looking for. Bet Now!
Los Angeles Lakers @ Chicago Bulls
The Lakers are 9-19, and are 5-9 away from Los Angeles and the Bulls are currently sitting on a 19-9 record, with a 6-5 record in Chicago. The teams have contrasting records at this stage of the season and the five game form guide is a slight contrast as well. The Lakers have a 2-3 record while the Bulls have a 4-1 record. The Lakers won their previous game coming into this match while the Bulls are on a run of four straight wins.
Pau Gasol has been a massive player for the Bulls this campaign and he was instrumental in the shock 91-99 win in Washington on Tuesday. Derrick Rose was also a big player, grabbing 25 points including 10 in the final quarter. This followed up from his 15 (of a total of 29) points in the final 12 minutes in the game against Toronto on Monday night.
Bryant was rested for the Lakers shock win against the Warriors on Tuesday night, and that 115-105 win certainly caught a few people by surprise. The Lakers have got slight concerns over Kobe Bryant who is being monitored closely, but is expected to play, while the Bulls have got a few more things to worry about. Derrick Rose and Taj Gibson are worries for the Bulls while players like Joakim Noah, Pau Gasol and Kirk Hinrich all have injuries that are being looked at on a regular basis.
The Bulls should be able to take care of matters convincingly in this one, but even then, taking the Lakers with a +10.5 handicap, with odds of 1.90, may add some extra festive sparkle to your day. Bet Now!
Christmas day basketball betting may not be a big tradition in your home but if these bets come off, it could become as commonplace as turkey and arguing with your in-laws.
Golden State Warriors @ Los Angeles Clippers
With a 23-4 record, including a 13-3 record away from home, the Warriors remain in great shape for the campaign. The Clippers have a 19-10 record, including a 11-3 record in Los Angeles, so they are doing quite well at this moment too. Both teams though are on a losing turn, well, the Warriors lost their last game and the Clippers have lost their last two matches. The Warriors are 3-2 in their last five while the Clippers are 2-3 in the same time frame.
The Warriors have been upfront over their loss to the Lakers on Tuesday, admitting they played poorly and with little energy. In the words of coach Steve Kerr, the Lakers kicked their butts! The Clippers lost out 118-125 at home to the Spurs on Monday and then were downed 107-104 by the Hawks in Atlanta on Tuesday.
Spencer Hawes is a slight concern for the Clippers while David Lee, Andrew Bogut and Festus Ezeli may be doubts for the Warriors.
This could be a close game and it will be interesting to see how the teams bounce back from a loss, but taking the Warriors at odds of 1.90 with a handicap of +2 is likely to be a smart way to bet on basketball on Christmas Day. Bet Now!