The NBA will give us their usual Christmas Day treat, with five games on tap, including LeBron James and the Cavaliers visiting the Warriors in a Finals Rematch and we have you covered with relevant betting trends to beat the NBA odds.
This year's slate of games provides a nice extra present under the tree, as there won't be a shortage of star power.
The day kicks off with Anthony Davis and the Pelicans visiting the Heat. New Orleans may be experiencing a down year, but watching Davis is always fun and Miami is a solid contender in the Eastern Conference.
Another can't miss clash features Derrick Rose, Jimmy Butler and the Bulls visiting Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and the Thunder, followed by the highly anticipated Cavaliers vs. Warriors matchup. LeBron's favorite Christmas present would be a win against the Warriors but Golden State wants to prove that their Championship win was not a fluke.
Texas rivals continue the action when the Spurs visit the Rockets. Both teams have plenty of stars and they always put on a show when they face each other. Last but not least, we have the Los Angeles showdown between the Clippers and Lakers in Kobe Bryant's final Christmas Day game.
Below you will find a comprehensive list of stats, betting trends and information about how these teams and their star players have performed on Christmas Day.
Other Stats to Consider
Before placing your NBA picks for Friday, keep in mind that home teams are 40-25 SU and 35-30 ATS since the inception of the Christmas Day games in the 1993-94 season. You can also beat the NBA odds at sportsbooks like 5Dimes by considering that the Over/Under has gone 26-34-5.
Merry Christmas from SBR Picks and enjoy the games!