Boxing Day NBA Basketball Betting Action
Boxing Day may be a lazy day for many people but you will find that there is plenty of great NBA action to keep you interested and invigorated. There were some Christmas Day games for basketball fans to enjoy and there has been no shortage of betting options over the festive period.
The Knicks slumped to a home defeat against the Wizards, going down 91-102. The Cavs lost on their road, ensuring the Heat fans grabbed a Merry Christmas with a 101-91 win in Miami. The Golden State Warriors also lot on the road, with the Clippers grabbing a 100-86 in. The Thunder won in San Antonio, defeating the Spurs by a score of 106-114. The Bulls showed more of their fine form of late by defeating the Lakers by a score of 113-93.
Indiana Pacers @ Detroit Pistons
The Pacers have a 10-19 record, which includes a 4-11 record away from Indiana while the Pistons have an even poorer record, coming in with a 5-23, which includes a 2-13 record in Detroit. The Pacers come into this game on the back of two wins but the Pistons have lost their last four matches. The Pacers can boast of a 2-3 record in their last five games while the Pistons hold a 1-4 record.
The Pacers grabbed an important win against the Pelicans on Tuesday, winning 96-84 with George Hill grabbing 15 points in just 21 minutes. The Pistons are on a poor run of defensive form and their 110-105 loss in Brooklyn on Sunday was the fourth game in a row where they had shipped at least 110 points.
The Pistons don’t have any injury concerns for the Boxing Day game but the Pacers have concerns over Roy Hibbert, George Hill and Damjan Rudez.
Taking the Pacers with a handicap of -2.5 at odds of 1.90 is likely to be a smart bet for basketball fans. Bet Now!
Milwaukee Bucks @ Atlanta Hawks
The Bucks hold a 14-15 record, with a 7-10 record away from home, while the Hawks hold a 21-7 record, which includes a 13-2 record in Atlanta. The Bucks have lost their last two games, and hold a 2-3 record in their last five games while the Hawks are on a five game winning streak.
With 14 wins out of 15 games, the Hawks have shown remarkable form of late and on Tuesday night, they managed to overturn a 13 point deficit against the Clippers to eventually win 107-104. DeMarre Carroll grabbed 25 points, a career high for him, while Al Horford managed to offer 20 points.
The Bucks had a disappointing loss on Tuesday night at home to the Hornets, losing 101-108. Brandon Knight managed to deliver the first 30 point game of the season for the Bucks, but the other four starting players only managed to serve up 27 points between them.
Milwaukee have concerns over Ersan Ilyasova while the Hawks will monitor Pero Antic and Jeff Teague.
The Hawks should have more than enough to take care of this game, but taking the Bucks with a +8.5 handicap at odds of 1.90 should be a sensible basketball bet for Boxing Day. Bet Now!
Philadelphia 76ers @ Portland Trail Blazers
With a 4-23 record, and a 4-9 record away from home, the 76ers have grabbed some good wins of late, but they are still looking to find some consistency in their campaign. The Trail Blazers are virtually at the opposite end of the spectrum, holding a 23-7 record, which includes a 12-2 record in Portland. The strange thing about this game is the fact that the 76ers come into this game with a longer winning streak, of 2 games, than the Trail Blazers can boast of, currently sitting on just one win.
The 87-91 win in Miami on Tuesday was the second fewest number of points that the 76ers have given up this season. Damiam Lillard was just three points of a career high on Friday night, eventually grabbing 40 points in the 111-115 OT win against Oklahoma City Thunder.
The 76ers are looking at Tony Wroten, Andrei Kirilenko, Hollis Thompson and Furkan Aldemir. The Trail Blazers are currently looking at the fitness of LaMarcus Aldridge and Nicola Batum.
You would think that the Trail Blazers can take care of their Philadelphia opponents but taking the 76ers with a -14.5 handicap at odds of 1.90 is worth looking at. Bet Now!