A demeanour during a lines for a large Christmas Day games in a NBA. Lines around SportsBook.com.
WASHINGTON WIZARDS (-5.5) AT NEW YORK KNICKERBOCKERS; OVER/UNDER 192.5: Did John Wall trip on some egg nog? Is Marcin Gortat on a run after assaulting Old Saint Nick? This is so low it creates me nervous. The Knicks are 3-7 as home dogs opposite a spread. They’re also a fiery sight mutilate of disaster. Carmelo Anthony continues to play, for some reason, averaging 39.8 mins per diversion over a past 5 games, while Amar’e Stoudemire and J.R. Smith missed their final game. The bigger problem for New York here is that defensively, they don’t compare adult with Washington during all. The Wizards should be means to flow it in a paint, and John Wall is so many improved than any of New York’s indicate guards, that alone should tip it 6 points.
But again, it seems too obvious, right?
The over is unequivocally a play here. New York gives adult 100 points per game, and a Wizards have one of a improved descent units in a league. It’s tough to suppose a slugfest between these two.
OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER AT SAN ANTONIO SPURS (-5.5), OVER/UNDER 196: Oklahoma City has busted San Antonio in a unchanging season, San Antonio is a improved group altogether as evidenced by a playoffs (even with Serge Ibaka’s injury), a Spurs are banged up, a Thunder (notably Kevin Durant) are banged up, it’s in San Antonio where a Spurs are usually 5-8 opposite a widespread as a favorite, while a Thunder are usually 2-6 as highway dogs.
So what am we saying? STAY AS FAR AWAY FROM THIS GAME AS POSSIBLE.
The underneath seems like a good bet, though, given many of these games spin into startling slugfests, instead of descent shootouts.
CLEVELAND CAVALIERS (-6.5) AT MIAMI HEAT, YOU KNOW, THE TEAM LEBRON USED TO PLAY FOR; OVER/UNDER 196: we hatred picking Cavs games ATS. It’s a nightmare. They’re so inconsistent, not usually in their struggles, nonetheless they’re even unsuitable in not covering. They’ve usually lonesome 4 of their past 10 games, nonetheless they’ve lonesome their final two. They’re 11-16 opposite a widespread this season.
The Heat are nonetheless Chris Bosh and Josh McRoberts, though. Dwyane Wade is as many a maybe as he ever is. Miami’s 3 games underneath .500, and could unequivocally use a tank pursuit to keep their pick.
But over it is this: This is a two-possession widespread with LeBron in a diversion in that he has something to prove. James might be a same actor he’s always been, he might have mislaid a step; it doesn’t matter. He’ll get adult for this game. How does he do on Christmas?
So, yeah. Cleveland’s a play here. Go with a over, as well. Miami’s invulnerability has a robe of descending detached and Cleveland puts consistent vigour on their opponents.
CHICAGO BULLS (-11.5) AT LOS ANGELES LAKERS; UNDER/OVER 207.5: So… a Bulls are not good opposite a spread. They’ve lonesome their final 3 games, nonetheless they’re 14-14 altogether this season. More importantly? The Lakers are indeed winning with Swaggy P behind and as a home dog opposite a widespread this season? 6-5-1. The Bulls will win, so if we can get a good parlay going with a Bulls’ income line, I’d go that route.
But 11.5? Too many for a Swag-Infused Lakeshow. Grab a points. Ride a under, though. This is still Chicago’s invulnerability we’re articulate about.
GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS AT LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS (-2.5); OVER/UNDER 216.5: The Warriors are removing points? Grab them! Grab them adult as fast as we can! This is like final year’s moving rivalry, usually a Warriors have an tangible coach! The Clippers don’t have a singular marquee win on their whole resume! This should be a many up-in-the-air diversion given it’s a usually one between dual unequivocally great, full-strength teams, and nonetheless a Warriors removing points usually seems nuts to me, even on a road, even during usually 2.5. Take ’em and float a Steph Curry express.
Stay divided from that over/under, though. It’s too high to feel good about it, nonetheless these are dual good offenses, and a contingency of an overtime diversion are flattering decent. Keep that one over there with a presents you’ll never use that we got from your relatives.
(OKC-San Antonio line was taken during a time of this posting. We’ll refurbish after with it.)