It’s a special Christmas Day for sports fans this year, with a pair of NFL Week 16 games added to the traditional helping of mouthwatering NBA matchups. The NFL is in the midst of one of the greatest playoff races in years, while several NBA title contenders will be in action on the court. There is a full day of NBA, starting with Hawks vs. Knicks at noon ET, followed by Celtics vs. Bucks at 2:30 p.m. ET. The must-see matchups of the day are Warriors vs. Suns at 5 p.m. ET and Nets vs. Lakers at 8 p.m. ET. The Christmas Day NBA schedule wraps up with Mavericks vs. Jazz at 10:30 p.m. ET. 

Meanwhile, the fight for NFL postseason berths continue with Browns vs. Packers at 4:30 p.m. ET and Colts vs. Cardinals at 8:15 p.m. ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Packers as 7.5-point favorites, while Arizona is favored by one in its latest Week 16 NFL odds. Before you consider any 2021 Christmas Day picks or parlays, you need to see what SportsLine’s advanced computer model has to say. 

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every game 10,000 times, and the NBA model is up well over $10,000 for $100 players over the past three-plus seasons. It is on a stunning 46-23 run this season on top-rated NBA picks against the spread. 

Meanwhile, the NFL model is up more than $7,000 on top-rated NFL picks since its inception six-plus years ago and is on an incredible 133-96 run that dates back to the 2017 season. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on the Christmas Day sports schedule and locked in its best bets. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. If you parlay these picks, you could be looking at a payout of more than 24-1. 

Top NBA and NFL Christmas Day picks 

After simulating every game 10,000 times, the model is high the Jazz to cover as a 12-point favorite against the Mavericks to close out Saturday’s NBA schedule. Utah is the league’s…



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