NBA Odds: Christmas Day Battle Marks LeBron’s Return to South Beach

The NBA’s annual Christmas Day offering has become somewhat of a tradition for sports fans this time of year, and this season’s much hyped itinerary is no different. In addition to the special holiday themed jerseys players will wear on the court, the day also marks a chance for the NBA betting community to weigh in on some of the year’s most highly anticipated matchups.
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Action starts at noon and runs past midnight, and the most notable matchup will be the Cleveland Cavaliers with the Miami Heat.
The Cavaliers are 13/4 to win the NBA Championship as we go to press. When they travel to South Beach, they’ll have a chance to prove that Lebron James made the right decision when he left Florida through free agency this summer.Despite struggling at times throughout the season so far, Cleveland seems to have landed on its feet. They’ve posted a 16-10 record straight up, but they’re only 10-16 against the spread.
Miami, in contrast, is 100/1 to win the NBA Championship and has a measly 13-15 record. Yet, they’re well within the Eastern Conference playoff picture.See James in action against his former club at 5:00 PM ET on December 25.