Merry Christmas to our faithful constituents! Peace on Earth, good tidings to men, and good luck on your wagers today. If you think Jesus didn’t preface his miracles by saying things like “Bet you $20 I can turn this water in to wine” then you’re off your rocker. With that being said, let’s not forget the reason for the season – making all that money back that you spent on candles for your grandmother, facebook Portals and baby clothes for your nephew. The NBA gives us a great slate today and some great opportunities to earn some cash. Let’s get it poppin!
Bucks @ Knicks +9.5
Tipping off at noon Eastern is a appetizer that has just as much blowout potential as it does intriguing potential. The Freak is a must watch any time he is on national television and constantly wired for the kill. I’m not a trend gambler but a few things that I love here: the Bucks are 7-2 ATS after a loss (They lost in Miami 3 days ago), the Knicks are 1-9 in their last 10 games straight up and the last time these two teams met the Knicks came out on top 134-136. I like the Bucks looking for some revenge, coming off a loss, and enjoying Christmas in NYC instead of Milwaukee. I’m buying 2 points to get the line to Bucks -7.5 and parlaying it with Celtics ML and Jazz ML.
76ers @ Celtics -4.5
Ight so look, several dudes I follow took the Celtics -4 but that number has since jumped to -4.5 and is just a little higher than I think it should be (would have been all over a -2 here). With that being said, I think the Celts get it done today and at least win the game, probably even cover. Everyone is very proud of the Sixers and what they have accomplished and blah blah blah, but the Celts are the real deal. Tatum, Hayward, Kyrie and crew will come out scrong and I expect them to close it out too. Parlay the moneyline with the game above and the Jazz.If you aint with the parlay, the Celtics -4 aren’t a bad bet either.
Lakers +9 @ Warriors
Wanna watch a bunch of pussies that have essentially ruined the game of basketball by being soft and pulling up from 40 constantly? Kidding… kind of. In the marquee matchup of the day, LeGod and GodZo stroll up to San Fran for a showdown with Team BitchMade(insert trademark symbol). Are the Lakers ready to go toe to toe with the Warriors in the playoffs? Hell nah. But are they ready to show up for a Christmas day game with all eyes on them? I think so (notice I didn’t say I think they can win). One thing that is for certain in this game, LeGod will let it fly 40+ times. So, this bet will hinge a lot on if the King can make em fall. The Lakers and Warriors are both a pathetic ~14-20 ATS this season and Both teams are coming off stretches with several tough games. In the end, I think the Warriors close this one out but my money will be on the Lakers +9
Portland @ Utah -7
The Trail Blazers scare the eff out of me, but for some reason I think the Jazz show up tonight. There were some high expectations in Utah this year and so far they have had a bit of a let down season. With that being said, so has Portland. A team perennially stuck in mediocrity, with two playmakers that individually can give you instant offense, but a supporting cast that has lacked the continuity necessary to take that final step. Because of this, we are going with the Jazz as the final ML of the parlay with the Bucks and the Celtics.
Parlay: Bucks -7.5, Celtics ML, Jazz ML – $100 to win $250
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