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NBA Christmas Day Parlay Best Bet: 4-Team Play A Slam Dunk

NBA Christmas Day Parlay Best Bet: 4-Team Play A Slam Dunk

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Yes, Christmastime has arrived, but we’ve also got five games on the NBA betting slate featuring 10 of the most intriguing teams in the league. With so much parity in the league—including wide-open MVP, Defensive Player of the Year, and Sixth Man of the Year races—it’s anyone’s guess as to which teams will come out on top Sunday.

But that’s what we’re here for. There’s money to be made on Christmas Day, so we’re putting together a four-leg parlay that we feel confident in. Our NBA pick? Bucks-Celtics under, Nuggets ATS, Lakers-Mavericks under, and Sixers-Knicks under for a +1228 NBA Christmas Day parlay.

Best NBA Christmas Day Parlay To Back

NBA Christmas Day Parlay Legs Odds
Bucks-Celtics O223.5-110
Nuggets ATS-110
Lakers-Mavs U225.5-110
Sixers-Knicks U219.5-110
Parlay Odds +1228 at BetMGM

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Leg 1: Bucks-Celtics, Over 223.5

These are two of the best defenses in the NBA, but we can’t stop thinking about the show that Jayson Tatum and Giannis Antetokounmpo are going to put on. They could top 80 combined points on their own.


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These teams played four times last season, averaging a total of 233.3 points (and going over this total three times). Expect some elite shot-making (and plenty of trips to the free throw line) as this one goes over.

Leg 2: Nuggets ATS over Suns

Wager against Nikola Jokic on sports betting apps at your own risk. The two-time reigning MVP has been nothing short of dominant over the last two weeks, and now he gets a Suns team dealing with lingering injuries to Devin Booker, Chris Paul, and Deandre Ayton.

Give us the momentum and the home team in the nightcap. Jokic makes another statement on national TV.

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Leg 3: Lakers-Mavericks Under 225.5

The Los Angeles defense took a major hit losing Anthony Davis, but so did the offense. The Mavs offense also has the tendency to get one dimensional with Luka Doncic (they’ve scored 90, 99, 106 and 104 points in games over the last two weeks). Two of three games went well under this total last season and we’ll bet on it happening again here.

Leg 4: Sixers-Knicks, Under 219.5

It’s the lowest total on the NBA odds board, but it’s one we really like. These two teams stalled to a 96-94 affair earlier this season, and that’s what we’re picturing this time around despite both offenses playing better of late.

These are two top-10 defenses, and we think the Sixers (26th in pace) will dictate tempo here. That’s good news for the under—and an early tip should also help our cause. Grab the under in a game where the first to 100 wins.

About the Author

Mark Strotman for Bookies.com
Mark Strotman
Mark is a veteran sports betting journalist who has covered the Bulls and the NBA since 2012. His work has appeared on ESPN.com, FoxSports.com, The Chicago Tribune and Yahoo Sports. He regularly provides NBA betting picks, as well as in-depth sportsbook reviews and the latest promo codes for all the major sports gambling operators, including Caesars Sportsbook, BetMGM, DraftKings, FanDuel and more.