NBA Christmas Day Player Props

The most anticipated day of the NBA regular season has arrived, the NBA Christmas Day games! Let’s take a look at the props market for the games happening on Christmas Day and give out some player prop best bets!

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NBA Christmas Day Player Props

Philadelphia 76ers @ New York Knicks

The 76ers travel to the Garden for the opening day on Christmas Day as winners of seven straight. The main reason for the Sixers run as of late is their MVP candidate big man, Joel Embiid. Embiid is averaging a dominant 36 points and 10 rebounds for the month of December so far. The two teams met back in early November, but Embiid didn’t play due to an illness. I like for the momentum to continue for Embiid and the Sixers and would like to take the over for his points and rebounds!

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Pick: Joel Embiid (Over 40.5 PTS & REB)

Los Angeles Lakers @ Dallas Mavericks

A familiar face returns to the Christmas Day spotlight in Dallas, where LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers will take on the Dallas Mavericks. LeBron is set to become the all-time leader in Christmas Day appearances (passing Kobe Bryant). In his career, James has owned the Christmas Day scene going 10-6 while being the all-time leader in points, field goals made, and many other statistical categories. Recently, James has gone over the 30-point mark in six straight games. I like for the strong LeBron Christmas Day trends to continue on Sunday in Big D!

Best Bet: LeBron James (+120 Double/Double & +1400 Triple/Double)

Milwaukee Bucks @ Boston Celtics

In the primetime Christmas Day slot, the two best teams in the NBA are ready to face off in Boston. This will be the first time that these two have met since their epic 7-game playoff series last May. Milwaukee enters Christmas Day as the best defensive team in the league. These two opponents are very familiar with each other so I anticipate a lower-scoring game because of how well each will have the other scouted. I can only look to the under’s for the stars of this game in a game where I believe points will be at a premium!

Best Bet: Jayson Tatum (Under 29.5 Points) & Giannis Antetokounmpo (Under 30.5 Points)

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Memphis Grizzlies @ Golden State Warriors

In another playoff rematch, the Memphis Grizzlies head to the Bay Area to take on the Golden State Warriors. Last May, the young Grizzlies team gave the Warriors all they could handle in a 6-game series. Those in Memphis left that series left thinking what if Ja Morant had not gone down in Game 3, where he was sidelined with a knee injury for the remainder of the series? Morant averaged 38 points and 8 assists in 2 1/2 games that he played against this older Warriors team. I think this is a bad matchup for the Warriors against the young, fast, and explosive Ja Morant and Memphis Grizzlies. I will take over for Morant!

Best Bet: Ja Morant (Over 37.5 PTS & AST)

Phoenix Suns @ Denver Nuggets

The Christmas Day finale features two of the best big men in the NBA Nikola Jokic and DeAndre Ayton. The Joker is having another MVP-like season for the Nuggets so far headed into the holiday. However, if there’s a big that can match up with him on the defensive end it’s Ayton. Jokic has failed to score 30 points in 10 out of the last 11 games against these Suns. I like for that trend to continue and will take the under for Jokic tomorrow in the matchup of the bigs!

Best Bet: Nikola Jokic (Under 27.5 Points)


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