NBA Christmas Day Previews & Odds

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Christmas day matchups

 

Bucks
Boston Celtics fell to Milwaukee Bucks

New York Knicks vs Milwaukee Bucks

 

Bucks 1.21 vs Knicks 5.10*

*Odds are topic to vary. Discover the newest odds right here.

The New York Knicks play host to the Milwaukee Bucks at Madison Sq. Backyard on Christmas Day.

The Bucks are unlikely to reward the Knicks one other shock victory for Christmas. On 1st December the Bucks travelled to what’s allegedly nonetheless the mecca of basketball and have been handed a stunning 136-134 loss. It is going to positively be on their minds after they hit the courtroom on Tuesday. With the loss, Milwaukee fell to 22-10 on the season and Eight-7 on the street.

Milwaukee sits proper behind the Golden State and Toronto in offensive effectivity, scoring 109.9 factors per 100 possessions.

In the meantime, the New York Knicks have been in an actual stoop recently as they’ve misplaced 9 of their final 10 video games and they are going to be hoping to place a halt to a four-game skid after falling to the Hawks in a 114-107 house loss on Friday.

New York permits 110.1 factors each 100 possessions and they’ll have their fingers full with a Milwaukee crew that can head into the Backyard with two full days of relaxation.

 

Rockets
Houston Rockets

Houston Rockets vs Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder

 

Thunder 2.08 vs Rockets 1.85*

*Odds are topic to vary. Discover the newest odds right here.

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The 17-15 Houston Rockets will host the 21-10 Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder in Christmas Day’s second recreation.

The Thunder have been one of many league’s greatest groups this 12 months, sitting second behind solely the Bucks with a +7.6 level differential. They boast simply the league’s greatest defence and clearly have explosive offensive potential with Russell Westbrook and Paul George.

The Rockets, in the meantime, have been maybe the league’s most disappointing crew, solely only in the near past scraping above .500. Their offence is catching again as much as its ranges from a 12 months in the past, however the defence has been terrible, rating 24th within the league.

Regardless of all of that, the Rockets are house favourites, even with level guard Chris Paul out for this affair.

The Houston Rockets search for one other victory after successful six of their final seven video games.

 

Celtics
Celtics

Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers

 

76ers 2.52 vs Celtics 1.62*

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Boston get pleasure from a protracted custom of video games on Christmas Day, enjoying 31 instances on the date since 1954. Nevertheless, the Celtics have struggled in latest vacation contests going 2-Eight straight up of their previous 10 forward of Tuesday’s matchup.

The Celtics have fallen in need of expectations over the primary two months, dropping three straight earlier than beating Charlotte Sunday night time. At 19-13 Boston is now two video games behind Philadelphia within the standings. Shifting ahead although, the Celtics maintain the sting.

The depth and training lean Boston’s path. The Sixers haven’t made an effort to improve the bench but, letting the Austin Rivers sweepstakes go with none reported curiosity.

 

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