Tuesday's Betting Tips
Tuesday's Betting Tips
NBA Betting Odds and Matchups: Dec. 25
Top Betting Odds for Dec. 25
First of all, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from our family at ATSwins to yours. Enjoy the time with family and friends and the food. Yes, there is one sport that takes precedence on one day of the year and that's the NBA. There are five games going from 12pmET to 10:30pmET, all on national TV. So sit back, relax and check out our betting primer and preview of the games today listed below.
Boston (13-13 SU, 9-15-2 ATS, 15-10-1 O/U) at Brooklyn (14-12 SU, 12-12-2 ATS, 9-16-1 O/U)
Last game (Nov.28): Brooklyn (+3.5) over BOSTON, 95-83. Boston enters on a five-game road skid and has lost both matchups with Brooklyn this season. The Nets won 95-83 in Boston on Nov. 28 in a game that featured plenty of drama. Brooklyn forward Kris Humphries fouled Kevin Garnett in the second quarter, and Rajon Rondo retaliated with a two-handed shove that sent Humphries into the courtside seats before the Nets' Gerald Wallace shoved Garnett. Humphries actually sat out of Sunday's 95-92 Nets' win over Philadelphia due to his ineffectiveness and Keith Bogans moved into the starting lineup. while the Nets are 4-3.Boston is 9-3-1 ATS last 13 in Brooklyn. NBA Line: Brooklyn is a 3.5-point favorite. Total: 186.5.
New York (20-7 SU, 15-12 ATS, 14-11-2 O/U) at LA Lakers (13-14 SU, 11-15-1 ATS, 15-12 O/U)
Last game: (Dec. 13): NEW YORK (-5.5) over Los Angeles Lakers, 116-107. This should be the most-watched game of the day. Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks got the best of Kobe Bryant and a Los Angeles Lakers team that was without two of its best players earlier this month.But Steve Nash and Pau Gasol are both back on the court. The surging Lakers try to extend their longest winning streak of the season to five games. Bryant had 31 points, 10 rebounds and six assists while Dwight Howard and Metta World Peace scored a combined 43, but Los Angeles couldn't keep up at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 13, falling 116-107 in coach Mike D'Antoni's first game against New York since his resignation in March. Lakers are 2-14 ATS Last 16 Tuesday games. Pro Hoops Lines: Lakers are a 3.5-point favorite. Total: 214.5.
Oklahoma City (21-5 SU, 16-9-1 ATS, 13-13 O/U) at Miami (19-6 SU, 13-11ATS, 12-12 O/U)
This is a rematch between the matchup of the NBA Finals last year. Both teams should return as the Thunder are playing great basketball, even though they fell on Dec. 20 at Minnesota, 99-93, giving 2. That snapped their 12-game winning streak. Miami has won four straight and are averaging 105 points during their winning streak and allowing just 87 per game. This is a battle between LeBron James, who hasn't fouled anybody in five games, against Kevin Durant, has helped the Thunder rank second in the league in scoring at 105.1 points per game. Will Miami's defense hold the Thunder down again or will OkC run away with with the win? Miami is 4-0 ATS last 4 at home in series. Pro Hoops Odds: Miami is a 2-point favorite. Total: 206.
Houston (14-12 SU, 13-12-1 ATS, 14-12 O/U) at Chicago (15-11 SU, 10-16 ATS, 9-17 O/U)
Last game: HOUSTON (-1) over Chicago, 93-89. This is high-powered offense against a defensive-minded team (Houston). The Bulls are 7-0 all-time at home on Christmas, but they'll first have to find a way to slow down the league's top offense (105.4 per game) after Houston ran past Memphis 121-96 on Saturday night for its third straight win. The Bulls are allowing just 12.5 fast break points per game and also owns the NBA's second-best scoring defense (88.3 per game) at home. The Rockets, who have won five of six, are averaging 118.3 points during their three-game winning streak. After an impressive 110-106 victory at New York for their ninth win in 12 games, the Bulls look to bounce back following a 92-75 blowout loss at Atlanta on Saturday night. Houston is 7-2 ATS Last 9 on the road in series. Basketball lines: Chicago is a 4.5-point favorite. Total: 197.
Denver(15-13SU, 17-11ATS,15-13 O/U) at LA Clippers(21-6SU, 17-10ATS, 14-13 O/U)
The Clippers are looking for their 14th straight win, facing a Nuggets team that has won four of five games. Los Angeles snapped a 10-game losing streak in Phoenix with a 103-77 rout Sunday. The Clippers have won by an average of 15.7 points during their streak, also setting a club record with six straight road wins. Blake Griffin has been one of the major catalysts, averaging 20.7 points while shooting 59.4 percent from the field in his last 11 games. He finished with 23 points on 8-of-12 shooting against the Suns, adding 11 rebounds and four steals. Danilo Gallinari, the team's leader with 15.6 points per game, scored 12 in just 22 minutes Saturday night as the Nuggets rolled past Charlotte, 110-88. He's shooting just 39% from the field this year and only 31% from three-point range. Clippers are 7-2 ATS last 9 meetings. Basketball Odds: LA Clippers are a 7-point favorite. Total: 201.5.
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