NBA Roundup – Dec. 23

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It is Christmas week in the NBA and while there may not be any games on Tuesday night’s schedule, the action heats right back up with the traditional big name matchups on Christmas Day starting with a 12 noon tip between Chicago and Brooklyn.

Each of these teams were expected to chase Miami for the Eastern Conference title this year, but devastating injures to both lineups have the Bulls and the Nets buried in the current standings. Chicago heads into this game with a straight-up record of 10-16 overall and a 3-7 SU record in its last 10 games. Brooklyn will face Indiana on Monday night as a 6.5-point home underdog on VietBet’s current board before hosting the Bulls. The Nets are 9-17 SU on the year with an 11-15 record against the spread.

The Oklahoma City Thunder are a half game out of the lead in the Western Conference at 22-5 SU heading into a Christmas Day clash with the New York Knicks. New York has been another major disappointment so far with a dismal 8-18 SU mark in its first 26 games. VietBet has opened the Knicks as one-point road favorites against Orlando for this Monday night, but look for them to open as heavy underdogs at home when the Thunder come to town.

The third game on Wednesday’s slate pits the Miami Heat on the road against the Los Angeles Lakers. The Heat are chasing the Pacers in the East at 20-6 SU with a 7-3 record in their last 10 games, while the loss of Kobe Bryant (again) has the Lakers one game under .500 at 13-14 SU. Miami will play host to Atlanta on Monday night while Los Angeles travels to Phoenix to face the Suns. VietBet has opened the Heat as 8.5-point favorites while the Lakers game remains off the board at this time.

It will be a Texas-sized battle in San Antonio on Christmas night when the Rockets come to the AT&T Center to play the Spurs. Houston is fifth in the West at 18-10 and San Antonio is 1.5 games out of the lead at 21-6. Houston won the first meeting this season 112-106 on Nov. 30 as a 6.5-point road underdog.

The final game on Christmas is a Pacific Division showdown between the Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State. Be sure to check the VietBet’s lines using bonus code AMPOKER for this game as the Best NBA Betting sites for USA Players. The Clippers are 20-9 SU on the year and riding a five game winning streak into this game. The 15-13 Warriors will have to make a stop at Denver this Monday night as 2.5-point road underdogs before returning home to play Los Angeles.

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