The NBA officially tips off in less than two weeks, so let’s take a look at the early line moves and betting trends data for the slate of Christmas Day games.
|Heat||72%||pk||-3||Bettors have already forgotten last season with 72% of spread bets taking visiting Miami, moving the line a full three
|Bulls||40%||+3||+3||The line has yet to move as everyone waits to see if the Lakers can land Dwight Howard.|
|Clippers||64%||+2||+1.5||Not surprisingly, public action is on the Clippers and Blake Griffin, dropping the Warriors to a 1.5-point favorite.|
|Celtics||53%||-1||pk||A day after opening, this game moved to a pick, and, with the even spread betting, has not moved since.|
|Magic||36%||+7||+7.5||With uncertainty surrounding Howard, public bettors are wary to take Orlando on the road, even though it’s the biggest spread of the Christmas Day games.|
* Betting Percentages reflect Sports Insights’ NBA Betting Trends.
** Opening and Current Lines from 5Dimes.