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NBA Same Game Parlay Odds: 3 Christmas Expert Picks for Bucks vs. Celtics (December 25)

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Mike Stobe/Getty Images. Pictured: Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks.

  • Monique is back with a three-leg same game parlay for Bucks vs. Celtics.
  • She's expected a high-scoring matchup in what could be an Eastern Conference Finals preview.
  • Check out her picks and analysis below.

Bucks vs. Celtics Odds

Bucks Odds +5
Celtics Odds -5
Moneyline +172/-205
Over/Under 224.5
Time 5 p.m. ET
TV ABC
Odds via FanDuel. Get up-to-the-minute NBA odds here.

The Milwaukee Bucks travel to Boston to take on the Celtics in what puts two of the top Eastern Conference contenders set to do battle.

This game features two of the league’s top five leading scorers in Giannis Antetokounmpo for the Bucks ranked fourth in points per game at 31.4, and Jayson Tatum for the Celtics ranking fifth averaging 30.5.

Boston finds themselves as 5-point home favorites in one of the most exciting day Christmas matchups. Let’s dig into our NBA Same Game Parlay that features three Christmas picks for Bucks vs. Celtics.

NBA Same Game Parlay Odds

The Parlay: (+436)

  • First Quarter Total Points Over 54.5 (-115)
  • Jayson Tatum Over 3.5 Made 3-Point Shots (+126)
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo To Record 1+ Block (-240)

First Quarter Total Points Over 54.5 (-110)

Both teams like to get off to quick starts and have found a lot of success early on. The Celtics average the third highest first quarter points per game at 30.8, and the Bucks rank sixth averaging 30.1.

Although these are two teams ranked in the top 10 defensively in opponent first quarter points per game, both have been vulnerable defensively in the first quarter over their last three contests. The Bucks have given up 27, 35 and 36 points to start games, and the Celtics 26, 42, and 29 first quarter points over their last three contests.

Digging further into this stat, last time we saw these two teams meet up on April 7, we saw a first quarter score of 36-29 in favor of Milwaukee. The over looks like a good spot.


Jayson Tatum Over 3.5 Made 3-Point Shots (+126)

Jayson Tatum has put up big numbers against the Bucks eclipsing 30 or more points in three of the last six in the head-to-head. What is most notable for Tatum against the Bucks is his shooting from beyond the arc.

In five of the last six in the head-to-head versus the Bucks Tatum has logged at least four made 3-point shots. The number of attempts from deep has also been high, with Tatum attempting 10 or more in four of the last six games against Milwaukee. He’s in a great spot to connect on a few from deep.


Giannis Antetokounmpo to Record 1+ Blocks (-230)

Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging a block a game. He has logged two or more blocks in two straight contests in the head-to-head against the Celtics. The Bucks are a good defense in the paint tied for seventh in the Association allowing 47.4 points per game.

For Boston, the Celtics are a team that don’t do a lot of scoring from inside the paint and attempt a lot of perimeter shots. This bodes well that Giannis could have quite a few opportunities inside on one-on-one matchups. He looks to be in a great spot to log at least one block and help to spice up the odds on our SGP.

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