Sportsbooks For NBA

Gambling on the NBA is an incredibly popular form of sportsbetting. The NBA has taken the world by storm over the last few years. Not just the United States, but the world. Players, such as the retiring Kobe Bryant, the indelible LeBron James and the unprecedented Stephen Curry, have global brands, which has made the NBA ubiquitous. And because it’s so prevalent around the world, you’re going to want to know how to bet on it. There are, usually, five forms of betting on the NBA—not including prop wagers. [+]

Moneylines are the simplest bets. You’re just picking the winner. You bet on the favorite or the underdog, and that’s it.

Spreads have you decide how many points will separate the the two teams in question.

For instance, if the Thunder are 12 point favorites (-12) over the Rockets (+12), you’re betting either that Oklahoma City will win by more than 12 or that Houston will lose by less than 12.

Overs and unders ask you to determine the total score.

If that Thunder and Rockets matchup has an over/under of 198 points, you must choose whether the two squads will total more than 198 points or less than 198 points between them.

Futures will ask you to bet on an outcome in the distant or semi-distant future.

Division, conference and championship plays are the most common futures. They’re also the most lucrative.

Since people use futures as a way of picking long shots, though, they’re also the most difficult to win. 

The fifth and final type of common bet in NBA circles is the parlay.

Parlays let you roll multiple bets into one, allowing you to increase the return on your wager. Combining moneylines, as opposed to spreads and over/under plays, is the most sound approach here.

Best NBA Sportsbook Odds

Consider this your all access guide to every possible NBA bet imaginable. Surf moneylines, spreads and over/unders, and then figure out which bets you’ll be placing.

This macro view of the NBA’s happenings also lets you plan ahead. You can see games in advance on the schedule, and even if you don’t have odds to work with, you can at least begin preliminary research.

The most important, yet basic, part of research is determining the identity of each opponent.

Is Team A an offensive or defensive specialist? How about Team B? Are either, or both, of the teams exceptional on both sides of the hardwood?

Asking and answering those questions not only shapes your research, but it steers you in the direction of your bet. Will you bet the over/under? The spread? How about moneylines?

Is tonight’s schedule, based on all the teams and matchups, worth rolling the dice on parlays?

 

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Away Score Home Money Line
Monday 06 March
FT Milwaukee Bucks 112 - 98 Philadelphia 76ers -208 +195 Odds
FT New York Knicks 113 - 105 Orlando Magic +144 -149 Odds
FT Miami Heat 106 - 98 Cleveland Cavaliers +450 -526 Odds
FT Chicago Bulls 95 - 109 Detroit Pistons +211 -227 Odds
FT Warriors 119 - 111 Atlanta Hawks -213 +200 Odds
FT Indiana Pacers 88 - 100 Charlotte Hornets +165 -175 Odds
Ppd Blazers 20:00 Wolves +165 -179 Odds
FT Brooklyn Nets 122 - 109 Memphis Grizzlies +614 -714 Odds
FT Houston Rockets 110 - 112 San Antonio Spurs +150 -161 Odds
FT Pelicans 83 - 88 Utah Jazz +185 -196 Odds
FT Sacramento Kings 96 - 108 Denver Nuggets +495 -588 Odds
FT Boston Celtics 102 - 116 L.A. Clippers +290 -303 Odds
Tuesday 07 March
FT Blazers 126 - 121 Thunder +260 -270 Odds
FT L.A. Lakers 111 - 122 Dallas Mavericks +380 -435 Odds
FT Washington Wizards 131 - 127 Phoenix Suns -213 +195 Odds
Wednesday 08 March
FT Chicago Bulls 91 - 98 Orlando Magic -105 -104 Odds
FT Charlotte Hornets 101 - 108 Miami Heat +155 -172 Odds
FT Brooklyn Nets 105 - 110 Atlanta Hawks +450 -526 Odds
FT Utah Jazz 115 - 108 Houston Rockets +340 -385 Odds
FT Toronto Raptors 94 - 87 Pelicans +150 -149 Odds
FT New York Knicks 93 - 104 Milwaukee Bucks +240 -256 Odds
FT L.A. Clippers 91 - 107 Wolves -154 +150 Odds
FT Detroit Pistons 98 - 115 Indiana Pacers +155 -164 Odds
FT Sacramento Kings 104 - 114 San Antonio Spurs +615 -769 Odds
FT Washington Wizards 123 - 113 Denver Nuggets -120 +110 Odds
FT Boston Celtics 99 - 86 Warriors +305 -333 Odds
Thursday 09 March
FT Cleveland Cavaliers 101 - 106 Detroit Pistons Odds
FT San Antonio Spurs 92 - 102 Thunder -137 +127 Odds
FT L.A. Clippers 114 - 98 Memphis Grizzlies +122 -132 Odds
AOT Philadelphia 76ers 108 - 114 Blazers +415 -476 Odds
FT L.A. Lakers 122 - 110 Phoenix Suns +235 -250 Odds
Friday 10 March
FT Orlando Magic 81 - 121 Charlotte Hornets +420 -455 Odds
FT Houston Rockets 115 - 94 Chicago Bulls -250 +210 Odds
FT Toronto Raptors 99 - 105 Atlanta Hawks +140 -149 Odds
FT Warriors 102 - 103 Wolves -213 +190 Odds
FT Indiana Pacers 85 - 99 Milwaukee Bucks +110 -118 Odds
FT Brooklyn Nets 96 - 105 Dallas Mavericks +468 -556 Odds
FT Boston Celtics 99 - 119 Denver Nuggets -130 +120 Odds
AOT Washington Wizards 130 - 122 Sacramento Kings -357 +328 Odds
Saturday 11 March
FT Utah Jazz 104 - 112 Thunder +175 -185 Odds
FT Philadelphia 76ers 100 - 112 L.A. Clippers +1150 -1429 Odds
FT New York Knicks 92 - 112 Detroit Pistons +225 -244 Odds
AOT Pelicans 125 - 122 Charlotte Hornets +145 -154 Odds
FT Cleveland Cavaliers 116 - 104 Orlando Magic -400 +355 Odds
FT Toronto Raptors 89 - 104 Miami Heat +210 -227 Odds
FT Wolves 95 - 102 Milwaukee Bucks +130 -141 Odds
FT Warriors 85 - 107 San Antonio Spurs +515 -556 Odds
FT Phoenix Suns 100 - 98 Dallas Mavericks +195 -213 Odds
FT Atlanta Hawks 107 - 90 Memphis Grizzlies +235 -256 Odds
AOT Washington Wizards 125 - 124 Blazers +166 -175 Odds
FT Denver Nuggets 105 - 92 Sacramento Kings -200 +185 Odds
Sunday 12 March
FT Chicago Bulls 80 - 100 Boston Celtics +290 -313 Odds
FT New York Knicks 112 - 120 Brooklyn Nets +103 -112 Odds
FT Miami Heat 98 - 102 Indiana Pacers +220 -233 Odds
FT Blazers 110 - 101 Phoenix Suns -125 +115 Odds
FT Cleveland Cavaliers 112 - 117 Houston Rockets +255 -278 Odds
FT Philadelphia 76ers 118 - 116 L.A. Lakers +170 -189 Odds

What Are The NBA Standings Today

Make looking at the NBA’s standings a part of your betting routine. These standings help you see which teams are better or worse than one another, whicn can help shape your bets. [+]

Don’t use this as a betting gospel; it’s more like a guideline. Look at it see to what else (team identity, schedule, past matchups, etc.) you should be looking at. 

Also, you can use this to keep track of the playoff race. Taking stock of potential first-round dates in advance will give you a jump start on where you’ll be funneling your postseason betting purse.

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# team P W L + - %
EC - Atlantic Division
1 Boston Celtics Boston Celtics 67 42 25 7201 7044 0.627
2 Toronto Raptors Toronto Raptors 66 38 28 7080 6849 0.576
3 New York Knicks New York Knicks 67 26 41 7069 7292 0.388
4 Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia 76ers 66 24 42 6736 7138 0.364
5 Brooklyn Nets Brooklyn Nets 65 12 53 6875 7415 0.185
EC - Central Division
1 Cleveland Cavaliers Cleveland Cavaliers 65 43 22 7197 6930 0.662
2 Indiana Pacers Indiana Pacers 66 34 32 6913 6969 0.515
3 Detroit Pistons Detroit Pistons 66 33 33 6750 6739 0.500
4 Milwaukee Bucks Milwaukee Bucks 65 32 33 6830 6780 0.492
5 Chicago Bulls Chicago Bulls 66 31 35 6719 6815 0.470
EC - Southeast Division
1 Washington Wizards Washington Wizards 65 41 24 7095 6930 0.631
2 Atlanta Hawks Atlanta Hawks 66 37 29 6861 6889 0.561
3 Miami Heat Miami Heat 67 32 35 6854 6812 0.478
4 Charlotte Hornets Charlotte Hornets 66 29 37 6946 6887 0.439
5 Orlando Magic Orlando Magic 67 24 43 6681 7107 0.358
WC - Northwest Division
1 Utah Jazz Utah Jazz 66 41 25 6639 6366 0.621
2 Oklahoma City Thunder Oklahoma City Thunder 66 37 29 7019 7011 0.561
3 Denver Nuggets Denver Nuggets 66 31 35 7305 7319 0.470
4 Portland Trailblazers Portland Trailblazers 65 29 36 7057 7180 0.446
5 Minnesota Timberwolves Minnesota Timberwolves 65 27 38 6804 6810 0.415
WC - Pacific Division
1 Golden State Warriors Golden State Warriors 66 52 14 7674 6950 0.788
2 L.A. Clippers L.A. Clippers 66 40 26 7116 6912 0.606
3 Sacramento Kings Sacramento Kings 66 25 41 6782 7002 0.379
4 Phoenix Suns Phoenix Suns 67 22 45 7210 7546 0.328
5 L.A. Lakers L.A. Lakers 66 20 46 6895 7331 0.303
WC - Southwest Division
1 San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs 65 51 14 6923 6391 0.785
2 Houston Rockets Houston Rockets 67 46 21 7712 7254 0.687
3 Memphis Grizzlies Memphis Grizzlies 66 36 30 6680 6655 0.545
4 Dallas Mavericks Dallas Mavericks 65 28 37 6397 6486 0.431
5 New Orleans Pelicans New Orleans Pelicans 66 26 40 6791 7002 0.394

How To Make Money Betting On NBA

If you’re interested in making NBA futures bets, don’t ignore the league’s landscape right now. Ergo, do not ignore the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs. Both teams are primed to dominate the championship discussion for years to come. They are historically good, and you should bank on one of them snagging the most imminent championship trophy until another challenger proves otherwise.

Taking chances on the overs and unders for win totals throughout the league is fine. Bad teams, mediocre teams, good teams—it almost doesn’t matter. Those future bets, when you’re not betting on the Spurs or Warriors, aren’t as risky as the championship ones. You’ll want to be smart about them, of course, avoiding any teams, such as tankers (Philadelphia 76ers) and wild cards (New York Knicks), that are impossible to get a hold on before the season is underway.

Stop short of dabbling in championship or even conference futures, though. Just as the Spurs and Warriors are set to dominate the West, the Cleveland Cavaliers have yet to meet their maker in the East. It’s too risky to bet against them until a real challenger to their throne emerges.

Resist the urge say you’ve found these hypothetical challengers over the offseason, when free agency and trades can make you overly optimistic about a team’s chances. Additions to a roster, however seemingly awesome, take time to coalesce.

You’re much better off waiting until the middle of the season to make any contrarian conference or championship wagers. It’s then that you’ll have a strong idea of which teams might have what it takes to crack into the Spurs, Warriors and Cavs’ exclusive futures bubble.