Sportsbooks For NBA Finals

Ah, the NBA Finals. It’s a bittersweet time, albeit mostly sweet. You’re watching the latter stages of the quest for a title unfold, and yet, as much as you enjoy it, you lament the notion that the NBA season is officially coming to end. And that means it’s your last chance to get ahead of the sportsbooks before enjoying a (brief) sabbatical from professional basketball betting. If you’re a consistent basketball bettor, you’ll want to make the most of this opportunity, by throwing down as many bets, within reason of course, as possible. [+]

Before the Finals even tips off, decide whether you’re picking a series winner. The odds will usually be about even for each team, since they’re the best of the best.

But if for some reason there is a demonstartive favorite, as their could be so long as the Golden State Warriors are playing like they are, only bother with a series winner bet if you’re partial to the underdog.

Sure, you could roll with the favorite. But you’ll have to bet so much money on a team like the Warriors, or the San Antonio Spurs, just to win a modest, often neglible, stack of cash.

This is not to say you should be betting on the underdog all the time in this situation. Play the matchup; if you think a team is going to lose, don’t bet on it just because the favorite is favored by too much.

Once the series starts, marry the spreads, moneylines, overs and unders. Bet one of them per game. If you’re an expert, go with two or three.

In the event you’re feeling super explorative, or just plain confident in your knowledge, parlay two or three of those bets per game. Your returns will be markedly higher on any victories.

Best NBA Finals Sportsbook Odds

Keep track of the NBA Finals progression right here. This will help you stay on top of moneylines, spreads, overs and unders for individual games throughout. [+]

When placing single game bets, pay special attention to what’s happened in the Finals round thus far. If it’s the first game, look back at each team’s conference journey for some much needed insight.

The same holds true if you’re looking to crown a champion before the series tips off. See how these teams fared against one another during the regular season and also how they performed before the Finals.

Was their road to the Finals easy? Especially hard? Have they been dominant at home? Vulnerable on the road? Vice versa?

There is no such thing as asking too many questions in these instances. Because the more questions you ask, the more answers you’re forced to look for.

And the more answers you’re forced to look for, the more answers you’ll inevitably get, turning your NBA Finals betting, no matter the wager, into an enjoyable, and hopefully profitable, experience.

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Away Score Home Money Line
Monday 23 October
FT Philadelphia 76ers 97 - 86 Detroit Pistons +145 -154 Odds
FT Atlanta Hawks 93 - 104 Miami Heat +500 -667 Odds
FT Memphis Grizzlies 98 - 90 Houston Rockets +290 -345 Odds
FT Charlotte Hornets 94 - 103 Milwaukee Bucks +220 -250 Odds
FT Warriors 133 - 103 Dallas Mavericks -1111 +800 Odds
FT Toronto Raptors 97 - 101 San Antonio Spurs +135 -141 Odds
FT Washington Wizards 109 - 104 Denver Nuggets +175 -189 Odds
FT Sacramento Kings 115 - 117 Phoenix Suns -141 +120 Odds
Tuesday 24 October
FT Chicago Bulls 112 - 119 Cleveland Cavaliers +1350 -1667 Odds
FT Brooklyn Nets 121 - 125 Orlando Magic +165 -189 Odds
FT New York Knicks 89 - 110 Boston Celtics +265 -278 Odds
FT Indiana Pacers 130 - 107 Wolves +480 -526 Odds
FT Pelicans 93 - 103 Blazers +175 -189 Odds
FT Utah Jazz 84 - 102 L.A. Clippers +175 -189 Odds
Wednesday 25 October
FT Denver Nuggets 93 - 110 Charlotte Hornets -127 +117 Odds
FT Wolves 101 - 122 Detroit Pistons +130 -145 Odds
FT Houston Rockets 105 - 104 Philadelphia 76ers -154 +135 Odds
FT Cleveland Cavaliers 107 - 112 Brooklyn Nets -294 +280 Odds
FT San Antonio Spurs 117 - 100 Miami Heat -152 +142 Odds
FT Indiana Pacers 96 - 114 Thunder +755 -1000 Odds
FT Memphis Grizzlies 94 - 103 Dallas Mavericks -149 +140 Odds
FT Utah Jazz 88 - 97 Phoenix Suns -294 +265 Odds
AOT Washington Wizards 99 - 102 L.A. Lakers -208 +198 Odds
FT Toronto Raptors 112 - 117 Warriors +700 -909 Odds
Thursday 26 October
FT Atlanta Hawks 86 - 91 Chicago Bulls +115 -125 Odds
FT Dallas Mavericks 91 - 96 Memphis Grizzlies +290 -303 Odds
FT Boston Celtics 96 - 89 Milwaukee Bucks +167 -179 Odds
FT L.A. Clippers 104 - 103 Blazers +115 -125 Odds
FT Pelicans 114 - 106 Sacramento Kings -102 -115 Odds
Friday 27 October
FT Houston Rockets 109 - 93 Charlotte Hornets -145 +125 Odds
FT San Antonio Spurs 87 - 114 Orlando Magic -208 +190 Odds
FT Denver Nuggets 105 - 100 Atlanta Hawks -256 +240 Odds
FT Brooklyn Nets 86 - 107 New York Knicks +120 -130 Odds
FT Thunder 116 - 119 Wolves -125 +115 Odds
FT Washington Wizards 117 - 120 Warriors +575 -714 Odds
FT Toronto Raptors 101 - 92 L.A. Lakers -233 +205 Odds
Saturday 28 October
FT Cleveland Cavaliers 101 - 123 Pelicans -135 +125 Odds
FT Boston Celtics 96 - 90 Miami Heat -112 +102 Odds
FT Thunder 101 - 69 Chicago Bulls -357 +335 Odds
FT Houston Rockets 89 - 103 Memphis Grizzlies +115 -125 Odds
FT L.A. Lakers 81 - 96 Utah Jazz +540 -556 Odds
FT Philadelphia 76ers 112 - 110 Dallas Mavericks -112 +102 Odds
FT Phoenix Suns 107 - 114 Blazers +635 -769 Odds
FT Detroit Pistons 95 - 87 L.A. Clippers +280 -313 Odds
Sunday 29 October
FT Milwaukee Bucks 117 - 106 Atlanta Hawks -217 Odds
FT San Antonio Spurs 94 - 97 Indiana Pacers -250 Odds
FT Denver Nuggets 124 - 111 Brooklyn Nets -204 +175 Odds
FT Orlando Magic 113 - 120 Charlotte Hornets +158 -169 Odds
FT Washington Wizards 110 - 83 Sacramento Kings -294 +245 Odds
FT New York Knicks 114 - 95 Cleveland Cavaliers +480 -556 Odds
FT Detroit Pistons 115 - 107 Warriors +1075 -1429 Odds

What Is The NBA Finals Matchup

Never lose sight of the NBA Finals’ series score. [+]

This widget guarantees you’ll know the stakes and the standings, ensuring the basis for your research is up to date and, therefore, accurate.

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EC - Atlantic Division
1 Boston Celtics Boston Celtics 6 4 2 603 570 0.667
2 Toronto Raptors Toronto Raptors 5 3 2 555 504 0.600
3 Brooklyn Nets Brooklyn Nets 7 3 4 803 828 0.429
4 New York Knicks New York Knicks 5 2 3 501 507 0.400
5 Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia 76ers 6 2 4 614 651 0.333
EC - Central Division
1 Detroit Pistons Detroit Pistons 7 5 2 742 704 0.714
2 Milwaukee Bucks Milwaukee Bucks 6 4 2 627 622 0.667
3 Indiana Pacers Indiana Pacers 6 3 3 667 672 0.500
4 Cleveland Cavaliers Cleveland Cavaliers 7 3 4 733 771 0.429
5 Chicago Bulls Chicago Bulls 5 1 4 449 510 0.200
EC - Southeast Division
1 Orlando Magic Orlando Magic 6 4 2 703 656 0.667
2 Washington Wizards Washington Wizards 6 4 2 670 635 0.667
3 Charlotte Hornets Charlotte Hornets 6 3 3 616 611 0.500
4 Miami Heat Miami Heat 5 2 3 515 530 0.400
5 Atlanta Hawks Atlanta Hawks 7 1 6 697 753 0.143
WC - Northwest Division
1 Portland Trailblazers Portland Trailblazers 6 4 2 668 589 0.667
2 Minnesota Timberwolves Minnesota Timberwolves 6 3 3 641 685 0.500
3 Utah Jazz Utah Jazz 6 3 3 567 563 0.500
4 Oklahoma City Thunder Oklahoma City Thunder 6 3 3 636 579 0.500
5 Denver Nuggets Denver Nuggets 6 3 3 618 615 0.500
WC - Pacific Division
1 L.A. Clippers L.A. Clippers 5 4 1 531 462 0.800
2 Golden State Warriors Golden State Warriors 7 4 3 827 800 0.571
3 L.A. Lakers L.A. Lakers 6 2 4 611 653 0.333
4 Phoenix Suns Phoenix Suns 6 2 4 615 703 0.333
5 Sacramento Kings Sacramento Kings 6 1 5 576 630 0.167
WC - Southwest Division
1 Memphis Grizzlies Memphis Grizzlies 6 5 1 605 565 0.833
2 Houston Rockets Houston Rockets 7 5 2 727 710 0.714
3 San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs 6 4 2 593 584 0.667
4 New Orleans Pelicans New Orleans Pelicans 6 3 3 660 653 0.500
5 Dallas Mavericks Dallas Mavericks 7 1 6 697 752 0.143

How To Make Money Betting On NBA Finals

Certain sportsbooks will let you pick an NBA Finals round winner even after the series starts. Not all, but some. When considering these wagers, there are a couple of things to keep in mind.

The first rule of thumb is to toss out betting on the favorites unless the odds are, for some reason, skewed in your favor. This rarely happens, but sometimes, if the initial underdog jumps out to the series lead, or if the series is just at 1-0, the overall odds won’t have shifted much from the pre-Finals lines. 

Mostly, though, mid-series bets are for taking a flyer on the underdog.

Like all mid-series playoff bets, you’ll want to steer completely clear of picking the underdog when they’re trailing 3-0. We don’t endorse rolling the dice on a 3-1 hole either. No team has ever relinquished a 3-0 lead, and it’s just about the same story for squads that get out to 3-1 advantages.

Any other series deficits give you a chance to lay down some money on declining stock. It’s a risk, to be sure, and should only be done when you’re comfortable doing it. But if there is ever a time to take these chances it’s in the NBA Finals.

After all, you’re watching two of the best teams in the league. The gap between them is seldom enormous. Either one should have the potential to beat the other one. So when you see a team fall down 1-0, or 2-0, or 2-1, or 3-2, don’t hesitate to at least consider tossing a Finals future play their way.