Christmas Day is one of the busiest NBA betting days of the year with bets spanning 5 games all day. With lines and totals moving throughout the day after opening late Thursday night, what sportsbooks and underdogs will the top/bottom teams and teams go against and against?
WynnBET Sportsbook just released their latest breakdowns for the original game pool today, which includes the following three matches (all time ET):
Let’s take a look at each of the three games and see where the open and responsive bettors go, as well as which team or total is most responsible for sports betting:
After opening as a 5-point favorite, the Knicks moved to -7 this morning at WynnBET. Public bettors; It’s likely to be surprising to see a team that was fixed in the NBA Finals a season ago, like such big underdogs, siding with the Hawks, with 61.3% of tickets bets on Atlanta. The sharks jumped on the Knicks, however, as 72.5% of betting revenue is in New York.
Moneyline bets have been in favor of the Knicks throughout the past few days, with 84.5% going into New York at -270 odds ($270 bet to win $100). Atlanta on today’s payline is currently listed at +220 ($100 bet to win $220).
Overall, the Hawks could have up to 12 players absent today due to injury and health and safety regulations from COVID-19. After opening at 213, BetSided’s Peter Dewey wrote to summarize, it went down to 207; a six-point swing. 95% of the bet is now BELOW.
The second game of the day has also seen significant movement towards the favorite game. After opening at Bucks -3.5 at WynnBET, the bookies had to shift all the way up to -7 for today’s match. Both the betting world and the public are on Milwaukee’s side, with 53.5% betting on the Bucks, along with 71.2% of the money.
However, there are some sharks who believe that Milwaukee may be ripe for relief. Although 71.1% bet on Bucks at -280 odds, 57.9% bet went to Boston (+225).
The total in this match actually increased from 219.5 to 221; often rarely considered underline in the original intercept just under 75% since 2005. It’s almost even split on bets, with 50.5% under, but 60.3% over 221 at WynnBET.
Find out why BetSided’s Donnavan Smoot leans towards the team under the Celtics on the road in Milwaukee this afternoon.
The top two teams at the Western Conference meet for the third time this year with a draw of one each. Both teams run the business at home, with the previous 118-96 win at the Chase Center in San Francisco.
According to WynnBET’s latest analyzes, the game opened with the Suns at -5, and has since gone further for a favorite of -6.5. Just like in the Celtics-Bucks, the public and the sharks are on the same side as Phoenix; get 57% of the bet, but a whopping 85.7% of the bet. This could be due to Warriors face some important players with injuries; including Jordan Poole and Andrew Wiggins.
If the bettors want to take the Golden State (+225) to make it difficult for Phoenix (-280), they will also be among the few bettors. 64.8% of tickets went to Phoenix, while 77% of bettors backed the Suns for a straight win.
Ultimately, the total fell three points to 214.5 since opening at 217.5. The public liked it better with 67.6% of tickets, but spiked again on an afternoon block BELOW, with 60.9%.
BetSided’s Donnavan Smoot also played Game #3 of the day, looking at another dog in the Golden State to steal victory from the Valley of the Sun.
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