Live NBA Playoff Betting Odds

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You’ve come to the right place to see live NBA betting odds at major US sportsbooks across the industry. Our odds table below automatically updates, so you’re guaranteed to see the freshest numbers available. Whether you’re making futures bets on the 2023 NBA Playoffs or NBA Finals, this page will serve as a one-stop shop for all of your needs.

The NBA Playoffs represent some of the best of sports betting, and they can potentially be very profitable.

Live NBA Odds

Bet TypeSpreads
Open
Tue (10/18) @ 7:30pm ET PHI 76ers +185 +145 +165 +170 +145 +156
BOS Celtics -227 -169 -200 -204 -179 -185
Tue (10/18) @ 10:00pm ET LA Lakers +220 +200 +195 +210 +188 +215
GS Warriors -278 -238 -250 -263 -233 -256
Wed (10/19) @ 7:10pm ET ORL Magic +135 +150 +145 +152 +138 +148
DET Pistons -161 -175 -175 -179 -164 -175
Wed (10/19) @ 7:10pm ET WAS Wizards -141 -135 -141 -130 -127 -139
IND Pacers +115 +115 +115 +110 +107 +118
Wed (10/19) @ 7:30pm ET NO Pelicans +155 +150 +155 +152 +148 +148
BKN Nets -189 -175 -189 -179 -179 -175
Wed (10/19) @ 7:30pm ET NY Knicks +240 +235 +240 +250 +240 +250
MEM Grizzlies -303 -278 -303 -323 -294 -313
Wed (10/19) @ 7:40pm ET HOU Rockets +350 +370 +350 +360 +350 +385
ATL Hawks -455 -455 -455 -476 -455 -500
Wed (10/19) @ 7:40pm ET CHI Bulls +180 +190 +180 +185 +188 +198
MIA Heat -227 -227 -227 -227 -233 -238
Wed (10/19) @ 7:40pm ET CLE Cavaliers +155 +125 +115 +122 +120 +118
TOR Raptors -189 -145 -141 -145 -143 -139
Wed (10/19) @ 8:10pm ET OKC Thunder +350 +460 +400 +400 +460 +500
MIN Timberwolves -455 -625 -556 -556 -667 -714
Wed (10/19) @ 8:10pm ET CHA Hornets -161 -149 -161 -154 -143 -147
SA Spurs +135 +130 +135 +130 +120 +124
Wed (10/19) @ 9:10pm ET DEN Nuggets -278 -303 -303 -323 -278 -313
UTA Jazz +220 +255 +240 +250 +225 +250
Wed (10/19) @ 10:10pm ET DAL Mavericks +180 +170 +180 +185 +175 +194
PHO Suns -227 -200 -227 -227 -208 -233
Wed (10/19) @ 10:10pm ET POR Trail Blazers +105 +100 +100 +100 +102 +102
SAC Kings -125 -120 -120 -120 -120 -120
Thu (10/20) @ 7:30pm ET MIL Bucks +110 +120 +120 +115 +107 +122
PHI 76ers -135 -141 -145 -135 -127 -145
Thu (10/20) @ 10:00pm ET LA Clippers -149 -154 -149 -154 -147 -175
LA Lakers +125 +135 +125 +130 +125 +148
Sun (12/25) @ 12:00pm ET PHI 76ers -167 -169 -169 -167
NY Knicks +140 +145 +143 +140
Sun (12/25) @ 2:30pm ET LA Lakers +140 +145 +152 +140
DAL Mavericks -167 -169 -179 -167
Sun (12/25) @ 5:00pm ET MIL Bucks +145 +145 +143 +145
BOS Celtics -179 -169 -169 -179
Sun (12/25) @ 8:00pm ET MEM Grizzlies +155 +155 +162 +155
GS Warriors -189 -179 -196 -189
Sun (12/25) @ 10:30pm ET PHO Suns +120 +125 +118 +120
DEN Nuggets -143 -145 -141 -143
Tue (10/18) @ 7:30pm ET PHI 76ers +4.5 -110 +3.5 -110 +3.5 -110 +3.5 -110 +3.5 -110 +4.0 -110
BOS Celtics -4.5 -110 -3.5 -110 -3.5 -110 -3.5 -110 -3.5 -110 -4.0 -110
Tue (10/18) @ 10:00pm ET LA Lakers +6.5 -110 +5.5 -105 +6.5 -110 +6.0 -110 +6.0 -110 +6.0 -110
GS Warriors -6.5 -110 -5.5 -115 -6.5 -110 -6.0 -110 -6.0 -110 -6.0 -110
Wed (10/19) @ 7:10pm ET ORL Magic +3.5 -110 +4.0 -110 +4.5 -110 +4.0 -110 +4.0 -109 +4.0 -112
DET Pistons -3.5 -110 -4.0 -110 -4.5 -110 -4.0 -110 -4.0 -112 -4.0 -108
Wed (10/19) @ 7:10pm ET WAS Wizards -2.5 -110 -2.0 -110 -2.5 -110 -2.0 -110 -2.0 -112 -2.5 -110
IND Pacers +2.5 -110 +2.0 -110 +2.5 -110 +2.0 -110 +2.0 -110 +2.5 -110
Wed (10/19) @ 7:30pm ET NO Pelicans +4.5 -110 +4.0 -110 +4.5 -110 +4.0 -110 +4.5 -109 +4.0 -110
BKN Nets -4.5 -110 -4.0 -110 -4.5 -110 -4.0 -110 -4.5 -112 -4.0 -110
Wed (10/19) @ 7:30pm ET NY Knicks +7.5 -110 +6.5 -110 +7.5 -110 +7.0 -110 +7.5 -110 +7.5 -112
MEM Grizzlies -7.5 -110 -6.5 -110 -7.5 -110 -7.0 -110 -7.5 -110 -7.5 -108
Wed (10/19) @ 7:40pm ET HOU Rockets +9.5 -110 +9.5 -110 +9.5 -110 +9.5 -110 +9.5 -110 +10.0 -110
ATL Hawks -9.5 -110 -9.5 -110 -9.5 -110 -9.5 -110 -9.5 -110 -10.0 -110
Wed (10/19) @ 7:40pm ET CHI Bulls +5.5 -110 +5.5 -110 +5.5 -110 +6.0 -110 +6.0 -110 +5.5 -110
MIA Heat -5.5 -110 -5.5 -110 -5.5 -110 -6.0 -110 -6.0 -110 -5.5 -110
Wed (10/19) @ 7:40pm ET CLE Cavaliers +4.5 -110 +2.5 -105 +2.5 -110 +2.5 -110 +3.0 -109 +2.5 -110
TOR Raptors -4.5 -110 -2.5 -115 -2.5 -110 -2.5 -110 -3.0 -112 -2.5 -110
Wed (10/19) @ 8:10pm ET OKC Thunder +9.5 -110 +11.5 -105 +10.5 -110 +11.0 -110 +11.0 -110 +11.5 -112
MIN Timberwolves -9.5 -110 -11.5 -115 -10.5 -110 -11.0 -110 -11.0 -110 -11.5 -108
Wed (10/19) @ 8:10pm ET CHA Hornets -3.5 -110 -3.0 -110 -3.5 -110 -3.0 -110 -3.0 -112 -3.0 -108
SA Spurs +3.5 -110 +3.0 -110 +3.5 -110 +3.0 -110 +3.0 -109 +3.0 -112
Wed (10/19) @ 9:10pm ET DEN Nuggets -6.5 -110 -7.5 -110 -7.5 -110 -7.5 -110 -7.5 -110 -7.5 -110
UTA Jazz +6.5 -110 +7.5 -110 +7.5 -110 +7.5 -110 +7.5 -110 +7.5 -110
Wed (10/19) @ 10:10pm ET DAL Mavericks +5.5 -110 +5.0 -110 +5.5 -110 +5.5 -110 +5.5 -110 +5.5 -110
PHO Suns -5.5 -110 -5.0 -110 -5.5 -110 -5.5 -110 -5.5 -110 -5.5 -110
Wed (10/19) @ 10:10pm ET POR Trail Blazers +1.5 -105 +1.0 -110 +1.5 -115 +1.0 -110 +1.5 -110 +1.5 -110
SAC Kings -1.5 -115 -1.0 -110 -1.5 -105 -1.0 -110 -1.5 -110 -1.5 -110
Thu (10/20) @ 7:30pm ET MIL Bucks +2.5 -115 +2.5 -110 +2.5 -105 +2.5 -110 +2.0 -110 +3.0 -112
PHI 76ers -2.5 -105 -2.5 -110 -2.5 -115 -2.5 -110 -2.0 -112 -3.0 -108
Thu (10/20) @ 10:00pm ET LA Clippers -3.5 -105 -3.5 -105 -3.5 -105 -3.0 -110 -3.5 -108 -4.0 -110
LA Lakers +3.5 -115 +3.5 -115 +3.5 -115 +3.0 -110 +3.5 -114 +4.0 -110
Sun (12/25) @ 12:00pm ET PHI 76ers -3.5 -112 -3.5 -110 -3.5 -110 -3.5 -112
NY Knicks +3.5 -109 +3.5 -110 +3.5 -110 +3.5 -109
Sun (12/25) @ 2:30pm ET LA Lakers +3.5 -109 +4.0 -110 +4.0 -110 +3.5 -109
DAL Mavericks -3.5 -112 -4.0 -110 -4.0 -110 -3.5 -112
Sun (12/25) @ 5:00pm ET MIL Bucks +4.0 -114 +3.5 -110 +3.5 -110 +4.0 -114
BOS Celtics -4.0 -108 -3.5 -110 -3.5 -110 -4.0 -108
Sun (12/25) @ 8:00pm ET MEM Grizzlies +4.5 -109 +4.0 -110 +4.5 -110 +4.5 -109
GS Warriors -4.5 -112 -4.0 -110 -4.5 -110 -4.5 -112
Sun (12/25) @ 10:30pm ET PHO Suns +2.5 -109 +2.5 -110 +2.5 -110 +2.5 -109
DEN Nuggets -2.5 -112 -2.5 -110 -2.5 -110 -2.5 -112
Tue (10/18) @ 7:30pm ET PHI 76ers u213.5 -110 u213.5 -110 u213.5 -110 u213 -110 u213.0 -109 u213 -108
BOS Celtics o213.5 -110 o213.5 -110 o213.5 -110 o213 -110 o213.0 -112 o213 -112
Tue (10/18) @ 10:00pm ET LA Lakers u227.5 -110 u227 -110 u227.5 -110 u227 -110 u227.5 -110 u227.5 -110
GS Warriors o227.5 -110 o227 -110 o227.5 -110 o227 -110 o227.5 -110 o227.5 -110
Wed (10/19) @ 7:10pm ET ORL Magic u218.5 -110 u218 -110 u218.5 -110 u218 -110 u218.0 -112
DET Pistons o218.5 -110 o218 -110 o218.5 -110 o218 -110 o218.0 -110
Wed (10/19) @ 7:10pm ET WAS Wizards u227.5 -110 u227 -110 u227.5 -110 u226.5 -110 u227.0 -110
IND Pacers o227.5 -110 o227 -110 o227.5 -110 o226.5 -110 o227.0 -110
Wed (10/19) @ 7:30pm ET NO Pelicans u229.5 -110 u229.5 -110 u229.5 -110 u229 -110 u229.0 -110
BKN Nets o229.5 -110 o229.5 -110 o229.5 -110 o229 -110 o229.0 -112
Wed (10/19) @ 7:30pm ET NY Knicks u226.5 -110 u226.5 -110 u226.5 -110 u226.5 -110 u226.5 -110
MEM Grizzlies o226.5 -110 o226.5 -110 o226.5 -110 o226.5 -110 o226.5 -110
Wed (10/19) @ 7:40pm ET HOU Rockets u232.5 -110 u234 -110 u233.5 -110 u233.5 -110 u233.5 -109
ATL Hawks o232.5 -110 o234 -110 o233.5 -110 o233.5 -110 o233.5 -112
Wed (10/19) @ 7:40pm ET CHI Bulls o216.5 -115 o216.5 -110 o216.5 -110 o216.5 -110 o216.5 -110
MIA Heat u216.5 -105 u216.5 -110 u216.5 -110 u216.5 -110 u216.5 -112
Wed (10/19) @ 7:40pm ET CLE Cavaliers o214.5 -110 o215 -110 o214.5 -110 o215 -110 o215.0 -110
TOR Raptors u214.5 -110 u215 -110 u214.5 -110 u215 -110 u215.0 -110
Wed (10/19) @ 8:10pm ET OKC Thunder u232.5 -110 u229 -110 u231.5 -110 u229.5 -110 u230.5 -109
MIN Timberwolves o232.5 -110 o229 -110 o231.5 -110 o229.5 -110 o230.5 -112
Wed (10/19) @ 8:10pm ET CHA Hornets o231.5 -110 o230.5 -110 o230.5 -110 o231 -110 o231.0 -110
SA Spurs u231.5 -110 u230.5 -110 u230.5 -110 u231 -110 u231.0 -110
Wed (10/19) @ 9:10pm ET DEN Nuggets o218.5 -115 o218 -110 o217.5 -110 o218.5 -110 o218.0 -110
UTA Jazz u218.5 -105 u218 -110 u217.5 -110 u218.5 -110 u218.0 -110
Wed (10/19) @ 10:10pm ET DAL Mavericks o216.5 -115 o216.5 -110 o216.5 -110 o216.5 -110 o216.5 -110
PHO Suns u216.5 -105 u216.5 -110 u216.5 -110 u216.5 -110 u216.5 -112
Wed (10/19) @ 10:10pm ET POR Trail Blazers o224.5 -110 o224 -110 o224.5 -110 o224 -110 o224.0 -110
SAC Kings u224.5 -110 u224 -110 u224.5 -110 u224 -110 u224.0 -110
Thu (10/20) @ 7:30pm ET MIL Bucks o225.5 -105 o225 -110 o224.5 -115 o225 -110 o225.0 -110
PHI 76ers u225.5 -115 u225 -110 u224.5 -105 u225 -110 u225.0 -110
Thu (10/20) @ 10:00pm ET LA Clippers o220.5 -110 o220.5 -110 o220.5 -110 o220.5 -110 o220.5 -110
LA Lakers u220.5 -110 u220.5 -110 u220.5 -110 u220.5 -110 u220.5 -110
Sun (12/25) @ 12:00pm ET PHI 76ers u219.5 -108 u219.5 -110 u219.5 -110 u219.5 -108
NY Knicks o219.5 -114 o219.5 -110 o219.5 -110 o219.5 -114
Sun (12/25) @ 2:30pm ET LA Lakers u218.5 -108 u218.5 -110 u218.5 -110 u218.5 -108
DAL Mavericks o218.5 -114 o218.5 -110 o218.5 -110 o218.5 -114
Sun (12/25) @ 5:00pm ET MIL Bucks u219.5 -109 u219.5 -110 u219.5 -110 u219.5 -109
BOS Celtics o219.5 -114 o219.5 -110 o219.5 -110 o219.5 -114
Sun (12/25) @ 8:00pm ET MEM Grizzlies u225.5 -110 u225.5 -110 u225.5 -110 u225.5 -110
GS Warriors o225.5 -112 o225.5 -110 o225.5 -110 o225.5 -112
Sun (12/25) @ 10:30pm ET PHO Suns u232.0 -114 u231.5 -110 u231.5 -110 u232.0 -114
DEN Nuggets o232.0 -108 o231.5 -110 o231.5 -110 o232.0 -108

NBA Odds - News & Updates

Current NBA Championship Odds

Here are the top-10 betting favorites at DraftKings as of August 23, 2022.

TeamDraftKings
Celtics+550
Clippers+600
Warriors+600
Nets+700
Bucks+750
Suns+1000
76ers+1500
Heat+1600
Lakers+1600
Nuggets+1900

Boston Celtics (+550)

When Kevin Durant was rumored to be headed to Boston, the Celtics climbed to the top of the betting board. But the Brooklyn Nets issued a statement on August 23 that Durant is remaining with the team.

Boston’s odds lengthened from +450 to +550, but the Celtics remained the betting favorite. Meanwhile, Brooklyn’s odds shortened from +1400 to +700 on the news.

The Celtics came up just shy of a title in 2022 after losing 4-2 to Golden State in the NBA Finals.

Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown were the standout players for the Celtics last season. Boston also got inspired play from Marcus Smart and Al Horford.

Boston swept Brooklyn in the opening round of the NBA Playoffs before beating the defending NBA Champion Milwaukee Bucks in seven games to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals.

The Celtics needed seven games to defeat the Miami Heat and advance to the 2022 NBA Finals.

Los Angeles Clippers (+600)

The Clippers will make a bid for their first NBA title in 2023. Stars Kawhi Leonard and with Paul George are expected to be healthy to start the season. The Clippers also made a nice offseason move in acquiring John Wall to upgrade their starting lineup at point guard.

Golden State Warriors (+600)

Steph Curry remains the lynchpin for Golden State. The Warriors captured another NBA title last year after defeating the Boston Celtics in the NBA Finals. Golden State did take a hit in the offseason when Gary Payton II joined the Portland TrailBlazers. They filled that void nicely, however, by signing Donte DiVincenzo to a two-year, $9.3 million deal shortly afterward.

Sportsbooks With The Best Basketball Odds

The best sites and apps for NBA sports betting include:

These NBA sportsbooks consistently offer the most creative and competitive NBA picks and parlays. Any of them can offer the best NBA odds depending on the day and the game. 

NBA betting predictions can help you be more successful. But an often-overlooked strategy involves comparing the lines at the top NBA sportsbooks. You never know where you’ll find the best odds booster or parlay accumulators, which is why joining multiple sportsbooks is an approach that can seriously pay off.

Best NBA Sportsbooks

The sportsbook app with the most basketball betting action is DraftKings Sportsbook, where you can bet on over a dozen different basketball leagues from around the world. This includes NCAA lines and NBA betting odds, of course.

However, the title for best NBA lines is shared between a handful of online NBA betting platforms, including DraftKings. PointsBet Sportsbook offers some of the best NBA futures lines right now, beating out DraftKings by as much as +50 on some of the most popular picks.

Online Sportsbooks With Best NBA Lines

SportsbookBonus OfferNBA Betting OffersAccessible States
DraftKingsClaim a $50 free bet with $5 deposit + a 20% match up to $1,000Integrated with Daily Fantasy BasketballAZ, CO, IL, IN, IA, MI, NH, NJ, PA, TN, VA, WV & WY
BetMGMClaim a risk-free bet up to $1,000 (Risk-free bet not available in NY or PA)Single-game NBA parlay insurance up to $25; Profit boost up to 40% on 4-7 leg NBA parlaysAZ, CO, DC, IN, IA, MI, MS, NV, NJ, PA, TN, VA, WV & WY
BetRiversClaim a 100% match up to $250 with code 250MATCH20% profit boost every Monday with code BBALLAZ, CO, IL, IN, IA, MI, PA & VA
FanDuelClaim a risk-free bet up to $1,000Place a 4+ same-game parlay on any NBA game for a refund in site credit if one leg loses up to $25; Integrated with DFSAZ, CO, CT, IL, IN, IA, MI, NJ, PA, TN, VA & WV

NBA Finals Betting Odds

You can find odds for the NBA Finals all season long in the form of “futures,” where you bet on the future NBA Championship before the Draft even begins. That means you can wager on the NBA 365 days per year, and things really start heating up during the NBA Playoffs.

Example Of Odds For NBA Finals

The most common NBA bet is the “point spread,” where the favorite team needs to win by a minimum number of points while the underdog can either win or lose by the points spread or fewer. But you can also bet who will win on the straight moneyline, where points don’t matter.

Let’s examine the point spread for Game 1 of the Celtics-Warriors series at DraftKings.

  • Celtics +3.5 (-105)
  • Warriors -3.5 (-115)

The Celtics are a small underdog as they are getting 3.5 points on the spread. A $105 bet on the Celtics will return $100 if they lose by less than four points or win outright, of course. The Warriors have to win by at least four points to cover the spread. A $115 bet on Golden State will pay out $100 if that happens. 

When Should You Bet On The NBA Finals?

The odds for the NBA Finals are set immediately after the two teams win their respective conference championships. 

Each sportsbook can have its own NBA lines, so make sure to shop around before placing a bet. The odds will also change based on a multitude of factors, including how people end up betting on the teams. 

Keep all that in mind when you’re considering when to lock in the odds for the NBA Finals.

NBA Playoff Betting Odds

Each of the NBA playoff series odds will differ wildly between each matchup and each team’s postseason form. But that means an even bigger variety of bets than that on the NBA Finals.

The NBA series odds include straight moneyline bets, points spreads, and tons of player props. However, this is a great time for NBA playoff parlays. Bettors can do a parlay across multiple series, one series, or a single game. 

All US sportsbooks take NBA playoff parlays and a wide range of other NBA series odds. You’ll also usually find a few relevant promotions, particularly odds boosters and insurance offers.

NBA Game Odds

The most popular NBA game lines are the NBA point spread and the NBA moneyline. NBA futures odds are also common picks and can change dramatically as the season progresses. 

An NBA moneyline works similarly to a points spread, except that the score doesn’t matter. If the team you chose wins, you win the payout, whether they won by one point or 20.

NBA futures odds are essentially a bet on a title. The most obvious is the winner of the NBA Championship, but several online sportsbooks also take bets on who will win NBA MVP, Rookie of the Year, 6th Man of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, and even the Coach of the Year.

All the NBA game lines, from the NBA moneyline to the NBA futures odds, can change at the drop of a hat. If a key player is injured, someone sits out because of a COVID-19 scare, or a trade is made, it can make the odds dip or rise with up-to-the-minute accuracy. 

NBA Live Odds

All online sportsbooks accept live, in-game betting for NBA games. This is where you place bets on a game that’s already underway (anytime after opening tipoff).

For NBA live betting, the sports betting odds can change based on every aspect of the game. Beyond the score, odds can change based on who’s in possession, the players on the court, the number of fouls, and a range of other factors. 

Bettors can place all sorts of bets as the game progresses, and the sportsbook will update the odds every second of the game to reflect the chances of a result. 

Most online sportsbooks will also allow you to stream the game directly on their platform, so you can do in-game betting while watching the game, all on your mobile device.

Placing NBA Prop Bets

Like in-game live betting, NBA prop bets are available at all legal NBA sports betting apps and websites in the US.

NBA player props involve betting on a player’s performance, which can be based on a single game, a series, or the entire season. The best time for the most NBA player props is during the playoffs and the finals, which is when the sportsbooks list the most lines.

Right now, you can check the NBA Rookie of the Year odds for futures prop betting. You can also see if the NBA MVP odds are to your liking as well, as your favorite player could be undervalued for a large payout if they’re awarded MVP.

What To Look For On An NBA Betting Site

You can’t implement your NBA betting strategies without finding the best NBA sportsbook. Thankfully, you can look at the NBA lines at the different online sportsbooks before joining.

Before you choose an NBA betting site, make sure that it’s:

  • Accessible in your state
  • Available on your preferred device (iOS app, Android app, or web browser)
  • Offering competitive NBA picks (compare with the other sportsbooks in your state)
  • A reliable platform (check the App Store reviews)
  • Listing other sports you like to bet on

When you’re making your NBA game picks but don’t have a go-to sportsbook yet, consider going with the one with the best welcome bonus. For example, BetRivers Sportsbook doubles your first deposit up to $250 with a 1x wagering requirement (NBA lines must have odds of -200 or longer to qualify).

NBA Gambling Bonus Offers

The best NBA betting strategies involve getting the most for your money. Here are some bonuses designed to help you do exactly that:

  • Deposit Bonus: New members at a few NBA sportsbooks can have their first deposit matched by a certain percentage up to a maximum amount.
  • No-Deposit Bonus: Some NBA betting sites give you a free bet just for verifying your new account, no deposit required.
  • Risk-Free Bet: New members at many NBA sportsbooks can place their first bet risk-free (lost bets are usually refunded in bonus money).
  • Bet Boosters: The most common promotion at NBA sports betting sites, an odds booster simply increases the win potential on select games.

The list goes on, and it’s always a good idea to regularly check the promotions page at the sportsbooks. But make sure to read all terms and conditions.

How To Sign Up For An NBA Betting App

1. Find The Right NBA Sportsbook

NBA betting tips may identify the smartest bets, but it’s up to you to make sure you find the best odds on those bets. Find the NBA betting app with the most competitive odds available in your state, and make sure it’s available for your preferred device.

2. Download The App

While the Google Play store used to restrict gambling apps, that’s not the case anymore. Most online sports gambling apps are now available in Google Play for Android devices as well as the App Store for iOS devices. You can also use the direct links to the app downloads on the sportsbook’s website. In some cases, you may need to download the Android app directly from the sportsbook’s website as well.

3. Register And Claim The Bonus

The signup at NBA sportsbooks is fast and simple. Provide the required information, and make sure to utilize your bonus code if you’re opting in for the welcome bonus, especially if it’s a no deposit bonus.

4. Make A Deposit

Online sportsbooks accept a range of payment methods, including debit and credit cards, online bank transfer, PayPal, and more. You can also usually deposit and withdraw in cash at the cashier inside the sportsbook’s partnering casino.

5. Place The Right Bets

Utilize a range of NBA betting tips, compare the odds at other sportsbooks, and make sure the bet qualifies for your bonus’s wagering requirement (usually odds -200 or longer). You can’t pull from too many NBA betting tips either, as the smartest NBA picks and parlays are placed by those with the most knowledge.

Other Types Of NBA Bets That Can Be Placed

NBA Totals

NBA betting on the over/under means you’re guessing whether the total points will be higher or lower than the sportsbook’s prediction. For example, if you’re NBA betting on the over/under that’s set at 210.5 points, you’re guessing that the score of both teams add together to be at least 211 points (over) or no more than 210 points (under).

NBA Parlay

An NBA parlay is a combination of bets (referred to as “legs”) that all need to be correct to win. If even one leg loses, the whole NBA parlay loses. For this reason, an NBA parlay usually offers the biggest win potential in NBA betting. 

You can create a single-game NBA parlay at some sportsbooks as well. But most NBA parlays involve selecting multiple games, such as four NBA point spreads in the regular season. 

FAQs – NBA Odds And Picks

Is NBA betting legal in the US?

Yes, in states with legal sports betting. NBA betting is legal online in several states in the US, including New York, New Jersey, Nevada, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Illinois, and more. Additionally, some states allow retail, in-person NBA betting but not online sports betting, such as New Mexico.

Who sets the odds to win the NBA Championship?

Bookmakers. Sportsbooks hire teams of NBA experts and analysts known as bookmakers to set the odds to win the NBA Championship. Many will also utilize AI technology to create the most accurate and competitive odds for the NBA Championship in real-time. How bettors are wagering will also affect the odds.

How far in advance can I place NBA future bets on the Finals?

A full year. You can bet on next year’s NBA Finals before the current NBA Finals are even over. But the odds can change significantly as it gets closer to the Championship, with the NBA Draft, trades, free agency, injuries, regular season form, postseason form, and other factors affecting the odds on a near-daily basis.

Where can I find the best NBA Finals odds? 

Online sportsbooks offer the best NBA Finals odds because you can shop for the best NBA lines before placing a bet. That means you’ll need to be in a state with legal online sports betting. The best online sportsbooks for NBA Finals odds include PointsBet, DraftKings, FanDuel, BetRivers, and BetMGM

Do online sportsbooks offer NBA Draft odds?

Yes, you can bet on the NBA Draft depending on your state. NBA Draft odds are available at several online sportsbooks in the US, including BetMGM, DraftKings, FanDuel, and BetRivers. However, different states have different restrictions on specific types of bets, and the NBA Draft may need to be approved by the regulator for states with newly legalized sports betting.

Does DraftKings offer NBA odds?

Yes. DraftKings Sportsbook offers high-quality, highly competitive NBA odds via the online platform as well as their retail sportsbook locations. DraftKings Sportsbook will also offer special promotions and NBA odds surrounding the NBA Playoffs and the NBA Finals. DraftKings DFS also offers daily fantasy basketball in addition to NBA sports betting.

Does FanDuel offer live NBA odds during a game? 

Yes. FanDuel Sportsbook offers in-game live betting for all NBA games in several states. You can wager on the FanDuel NBA odds after the game has begun in Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and more. Retail in-person FanDuel Sportsbook locations also offer live in-game betting for NBA games.

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Mike Epifani

Mike Epifani

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Mike Epifani is an experienced online gambling writer who specializes in online casinos and sports betting sites. From the nuances of bonus offers to winning strategies, his insights have helped countless bettors keep more of their money while having fun and staying safe.

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