Live NBA Playoff Betting Odds

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Find the latest live NBA betting odds across the major US sportsbooks here at Gaming Today. Our odds table below automatically updates so you can quickly and easily see the best lines available. Planning on placing a futures bet on the 2022 NBA Playoffs or NBA Finals? You’ve come to the right place.

While the Milwaukee Bucks were accepting the O’Brien Trophy after winning the 2021 NBA Finals—and as Giannis Antetokounmpo received the NBA Finals MVP Award—sports betting sites were already offering bets on the 2022 NBA Finals.

The action is already underway, and the unpredictability of the NBA Draft, free agency, trading, and many other factors make NBA sports betting incredibly exciting – and potentially very profitable.

Live NBA Odds

Bet TypeSpreads
Open
Tue (10/19) @ 7:40pm ET BKN Nets -110 -110 -110 -110 +100 -102 -115
MIL Bucks -110 -110 -110 -110 -120 -116 -105
Tue (10/19) @ 10:10pm ET GS Warriors +155 +170 +165 +180 +170 +180 +170
LA Lakers -189 -200 -200 -222 -204 -213 -217
Wed (10/20) @ 7:10pm ET IND Pacers +110 +110 +110 +110 +108 +110 +110
CHA Hornets -135 -130 -135 -130 -130 -130 -132
Wed (10/20) @ 7:10pm ET CHI Bulls -149 -141 -149 -145 -135 -139 -145
DET Pistons +125 +120 +125 +125 +114 +118 +125
Wed (10/20) @ 7:40pm ET BOS Celtics +100 +100 +100 +100 -103 +100 +100
NY Knicks -120 -120 -120 -120 -118 -118 -120
Wed (10/20) @ 7:40pm ET WAS Wizards +125 +135 +125 +140 +130 +136 +135
TOR Raptors -149 -154 -149 -161 -154 -161 -161
Wed (10/20) @ 8:10pm ET CLE Cavaliers +240 +230 +240 +280 +270 +280 +270
MEM Grizzlies -303 -294 -303 -345 -333 -345 -357
Wed (10/20) @ 8:10pm ET HOU Rockets +155 +165 +155 +160 +148 +166 +165
MIN Timberwolves -189 -196 -189 -189 -179 -196 -196
Wed (10/20) @ 8:10pm ET PHI 76ers -125 -125 -125 -125 -122 -120 -125
NO Pelicans +105 +105 +105 +105 +102 +102 +105
Wed (10/20) @ 8:40pm ET ORL Magic +180 +170 +180 +190 +180 +194 +185
SA Spurs -227 -200 -227 -233 -222 -233 -238
Wed (10/20) @ 9:10pm ET OKC Thunder +475 +475 +475 +550 +480 +520
UTA Jazz -667 -667 -667 -833 -667 -769
Wed (10/20) @ 10:10pm ET DEN Nuggets +200 +205 +200 +220 +210 +215
PHO Suns -250 -256 -250 -270 -256 -270
Wed (10/20) @ 10:10pm ET SAC Kings +180 +185 +180 +190 +200 +185
POR Trail Blazers -227 -227 -227 -233 -244 -238
Thu (10/21) @ 7:40pm ET DAL Mavericks +115 +120 +115 +120 +118 +125
ATL Hawks -141 -141 -141 -141 -139 -145
Thu (10/21) @ 8:10pm ET MIL Bucks -125 -120 -125 -125 -118 -125
MIA Heat +105 +100 +105 +105 +100 +105
Thu (10/21) @ 10:10pm ET LA Clippers +140 +120 +125 +140 +118 +135
GS Warriors -164 -141 -149 -161 -139 -161
Sat (12/25) @ 12:10pm ET ATL Hawks +100 +100 +100 -105 -102 +100
NY Knicks -120 -120 -120 -115 -116 -120
Sat (12/25) @ 2:40pm ET BOS Celtics +230 +225 +230 +250 +240 +240
MIL Bucks -303 -278 -303 -323 -294 -303
Sat (12/25) @ 5:10pm ET GS Warriors +165 +155 +135 +145 +136 +145
PHO Suns -200 -179 -161 -169 -161 -172
Sat (12/25) @ 8:10pm ET BKN Nets +100 +100 +100 +105 -102 +105
LA Lakers -120 -120 -120 -125 -116 -125
Sat (12/25) @ 10:40pm ET DAL Mavericks +190 +170 +165 +180 +194 +170
UTA Jazz -227 -200 -200 -222 -233 -217
Tue (10/19) @ 7:40pm ET BKN Nets +1.0 -115 0.0 -110 +1.0 -115 -1.0 -110 +1.5 -110 +1.0 -110 -1.0 -110
MIL Bucks -1.0 -105 0.0 -110 -1.0 -105 +1.0 -110 -1.5 -112 -1.0 -110 +1.0 -110
Tue (10/19) @ 10:10pm ET GS Warriors +4.5 -110 +4.5 -110 +5.0 -110 +5.0 -110 +5.5 -114 +5.0 -110 +5.0 -110
LA Lakers -4.5 -110 -4.5 -110 -5.0 -110 -5.0 -110 -5.5 -108 -5.0 -110 -5.0 -110
Wed (10/20) @ 7:10pm ET IND Pacers +2.0 -110 +2.0 -110 +2.0 -110 +2.0 -110 +2.0 -108 +2.0 -110 +2.0 -110
CHA Hornets -2.0 -110 -2.0 -110 -2.0 -110 -2.0 -110 -2.0 -114 -2.0 -110 -2.0 -110
Wed (10/20) @ 7:10pm ET CHI Bulls -3.0 -110 -2.5 -110 -3.0 -110 -2.5 -110 -2.5 -112 -2.5 -110 -2.5 -110
DET Pistons +3.0 -110 +2.5 -110 +3.0 -110 +2.5 -110 +2.5 -109 +2.5 -110 +2.5 -110
Wed (10/20) @ 7:40pm ET BOS Celtics +1.0 -110 +1.0 -110 +1.0 -110 +1.0 -110 +1.0 -109 +1.0 -108 +1.0 -110
NY Knicks -1.0 -110 -1.0 -110 -1.0 -110 -1.0 -110 -1.0 -114 -1.0 -112 -1.0 -110
Wed (10/20) @ 7:40pm ET WAS Wizards +3.0 -110 +3.0 -110 +3.0 -110 +3.5 -110 +3.5 -109 +3.5 -110 +3.5 -110
TOR Raptors -3.0 -110 -3.0 -110 -3.0 -110 -3.5 -110 -3.5 -112 -3.5 -110 -3.5 -110
Wed (10/20) @ 8:10pm ET CLE Cavaliers +7.5 -110 +7.0 -110 +7.5 -110 +8.0 -110 +8.0 -110 +8.0 -110 +8.0 -110
MEM Grizzlies -7.5 -110 -7.0 -110 -7.5 -110 -8.0 -110 -8.0 -110 -8.0 -110 -8.0 -110
Wed (10/20) @ 8:10pm ET HOU Rockets +4.5 -110 +4.5 -110 +4.5 -110 +4.5 -110 +4.5 -109 +4.5 -110 +4.5 -110
MIN Timberwolves -4.5 -110 -4.5 -110 -4.5 -110 -4.5 -110 -4.5 -112 -4.5 -110 -4.5 -110
Wed (10/20) @ 8:10pm ET PHI 76ers -1.5 -110 -1.5 -110 -1.5 -110 -1.5 -110 -1.5 -114 -1.5 -110 -1.5 -110
NO Pelicans +1.5 -110 +1.5 -110 +1.5 -110 +1.5 -110 +1.5 -109 +1.5 -110 +1.5 -110
Wed (10/20) @ 8:40pm ET ORL Magic +5.5 -110 +4.5 -110 +5.5 -110 +5.5 -110 +5.5 -108 +5.5 -110 +5.5 -110
SA Spurs -5.5 -110 -4.5 -110 -5.5 -110 -5.5 -110 -5.5 -114 -5.5 -110 -5.5 -110
Wed (10/20) @ 9:10pm ET OKC Thunder +11.5 -110 +10.5 -110 +11.5 -110 +11.5 -110 +11.5 -110 +11.5 -110
UTA Jazz -11.5 -110 -10.5 -110 -11.5 -110 -11.5 -110 -11.5 -110 -11.5 -110
Wed (10/20) @ 10:10pm ET DEN Nuggets +6.5 -110 +5.5 -110 +6.5 -110 +6.5 -110 +6.0 -110 +6.5 -110
PHO Suns -6.5 -110 -5.5 -110 -6.5 -110 -6.5 -110 -6.0 -110 -6.5 -110
Wed (10/20) @ 10:10pm ET SAC Kings +5.5 -110 +5.5 -110 +5.5 -110 +5.5 -110 +6.0 -114 +5.5 -110
POR Trail Blazers -5.5 -110 -5.5 -110 -5.5 -110 -5.5 -110 -6.0 -106 -5.5 -110
Thu (10/21) @ 7:40pm ET DAL Mavericks +2.5 -110 +2.5 -110 +2.5 -110 +2.5 -110 +2.5 -110 +2.5 -110
ATL Hawks -2.5 -110 -2.5 -110 -2.5 -110 -2.5 -110 -2.5 -110 -2.5 -110
Thu (10/21) @ 8:10pm ET MIL Bucks -1.5 -110 -1.0 -110 -1.5 -110 -1.5 -110 -1.5 -110 -1.5 -110
MIA Heat +1.5 -110 +1.0 -110 +1.5 -110 +1.5 -110 +1.5 -110 +1.5 -110
Thu (10/21) @ 10:10pm ET LA Clippers +3.5 -110 +2.5 -110 +2.5 +100 +3.0 -110 +2.5 -110 +3.0 -110
GS Warriors -3.5 -110 -2.5 -110 -2.5 -120 -3.0 -110 -2.5 -110 -3.0 -110
Sat (12/25) @ 12:10pm ET ATL Hawks +1.5 -110 +1.5 -110 +1.5 -110 +1.0 -110 +1.0 -110 +1.0 -110
NY Knicks -1.5 -110 -1.5 -110 -1.5 -110 -1.0 -110 -1.0 -110 -1.0 -110
Sat (12/25) @ 2:40pm ET BOS Celtics +7.0 -110 +6.5 -110 +7.0 -110 +7.0 -110 +7.0 -110 +7.0 -110
MIL Bucks -7.0 -110 -6.5 -110 -7.0 -110 -7.0 -110 -7.0 -110 -7.0 -110
Sat (12/25) @ 5:10pm ET GS Warriors +4.5 -110 +3.5 -110 +3.5 -110 +3.5 -110 +3.5 -110 +3.5 -110
PHO Suns -4.5 -110 -3.5 -110 -3.5 -110 -3.5 -110 -3.5 -110 -3.5 -110
Sat (12/25) @ 8:10pm ET BKN Nets +1.5 -110 +1.0 -110 +1.5 -110 +1.5 -110 +1.0 -110 +1.5 -110
LA Lakers -1.5 -110 -1.0 -110 -1.5 -110 -1.5 -110 -1.0 -110 -1.5 -110
Sat (12/25) @ 10:40pm ET DAL Mavericks +5.5 -110 +4.5 -110 +5.0 -110 +5.0 -110 +5.5 -110 +5.0 -110
UTA Jazz -5.5 -110 -4.5 -110 -5.0 -110 -5.0 -110 -5.5 -110 -5.0 -110
Tue (10/19) @ 7:40pm ET BKN Nets o240.5 -110 o239.5 -110 o240.5 -110 o240.5 -110 o240.5 -110 o240 -110 o240.5 -115
MIL Bucks u240.5 -110 u239.5 -110 u240.5 -110 u240.5 -110 u240.5 -110 u240 -110 u240.5 -105
Tue (10/19) @ 10:10pm ET GS Warriors o230.5 -115 o229.5 -110 o230.5 -115 o230.5 -110 o230.5 -112 o229.5 -112 o230.5 -115
LA Lakers u230.5 -105 u229.5 -110 u230.5 -105 u230.5 -110 u230.5 -109 u229.5 -108 u230.5 -105
Wed (10/20) @ 7:10pm ET IND Pacers u228.5 -110 u227.5 -110 u228.5 -110 u228.5 -110 u228.5 -109 u228.5 -105
CHA Hornets o228.5 -110 o227.5 -110 o228.5 -110 o228.5 -110 o228.5 -112 o228.5 -115
Wed (10/20) @ 7:10pm ET CHI Bulls o220.5 -110 o221.5 -110 o220.5 -110 o220.5 -110 o220.5 -112 o220.5 -115
DET Pistons u220.5 -110 u221.5 -110 u220.5 -110 u220.5 -110 u220.5 -109 u220.5 -105
Wed (10/20) @ 7:40pm ET BOS Celtics o217.5 -110 o218.5 -110 o217.5 -110 o217.5 -110 o217.5 -112 o217.5 -115
NY Knicks u217.5 -110 u218.5 -110 u217.5 -110 u217.5 -110 u217.5 -109 u217.5 -105
Wed (10/20) @ 7:40pm ET WAS Wizards u219.5 -110 u218.5 -110 u219.5 -110 u220 -110 u220.0 -109 u220 -105
TOR Raptors o219.5 -110 o218.5 -110 o219.5 -110 o220 -110 o220.0 -112 o220 -115
Wed (10/20) @ 8:10pm ET CLE Cavaliers o217.5 -110 o216.5 -110 o217.5 -110 o217.5 -110 o217.5 -112 o217.5 -115
MEM Grizzlies u217.5 -110 u216.5 -110 u217.5 -110 u217.5 -110 u217.5 -109 u217.5 -105
Wed (10/20) @ 8:10pm ET HOU Rockets o228.5 -110 o227.5 -110 o228.5 -110 o228.5 -110 o228.5 -112 o228.5 -115
MIN Timberwolves u228.5 -110 u227.5 -110 u228.5 -110 u228.5 -110 u228.5 -109 u228.5 -105
Wed (10/20) @ 8:10pm ET PHI 76ers u227.5 -110 u227.5 -110 u227.5 -110 u227.5 -110 u227.5 -109 u227.5 -105
NO Pelicans o227.5 -110 o227.5 -110 o227.5 -110 o227.5 -110 o227.5 -112 o227.5 -115
Wed (10/20) @ 8:40pm ET ORL Magic o215.5 -110 o214.5 -110 o215.5 -110 o215.5 -110 o215.5 -112 o215.5 -115
SA Spurs u215.5 -110 u214.5 -110 u215.5 -110 u215.5 -110 u215.5 -109 u215.5 -105
Wed (10/20) @ 9:10pm ET OKC Thunder o221.5 -110 o222.5 -110 o221.5 -110 o221.5 -110 o221.5 -115
UTA Jazz u221.5 -110 u222.5 -110 u221.5 -110 u221.5 -110 u221.5 -105
Wed (10/20) @ 10:10pm ET DEN Nuggets o224.5 -110 o224.5 -110 o224.5 -110 o224.5 -110 o224.5 -115
PHO Suns u224.5 -110 u224.5 -110 u224.5 -110 u224.5 -110 u224.5 -105
Wed (10/20) @ 10:10pm ET SAC Kings u231.5 -110 u230.5 -110 u231.5 -110 u231.5 -110 u231.5 -105
POR Trail Blazers o231.5 -110 o230.5 -110 o231.5 -110 o231.5 -110 o231.5 -115
Thu (10/21) @ 7:40pm ET DAL Mavericks u224.5 -110 u225.5 -110 u224.5 -110 u224.5 -110 u224.5 -105
ATL Hawks o224.5 -110 o225.5 -110 o224.5 -110 o224.5 -110 o224.5 -115
Thu (10/21) @ 8:10pm ET MIL Bucks u224.5 -110 u225.5 -110 u224.5 -110 u224.5 -110 u224.5 -105
MIA Heat o224.5 -110 o225.5 -110 o224.5 -110 o224.5 -110 o224.5 -115
Thu (10/21) @ 10:10pm ET LA Clippers u225.5 -110 u226.5 -110 u225.5 -110 u225.5 -110 u225.5 -105
GS Warriors o225.5 -110 o226.5 -110 o225.5 -110 o225.5 -110 o225.5 -115
Sat (12/25) @ 12:10pm ET ATL Hawks o218.5 -110 o219.5 -110 o218.5 -110 o218.5 -110 o218.5 -115
NY Knicks u218.5 -110 u219.5 -110 u218.5 -110 u218.5 -110 u218.5 -105
Sat (12/25) @ 2:40pm ET BOS Celtics o233.5 -110 o233.5 -110 o233.5 -110 o234 -110 o234 -115
MIL Bucks u233.5 -110 u233.5 -110 u233.5 -110 u234 -110 u234 -105
Sat (12/25) @ 5:10pm ET GS Warriors o228.5 -110 o228.5 -110 o228.5 -110 o228.5 -110 o228.5 -115
PHO Suns u228.5 -110 u228.5 -110 u228.5 -110 u228.5 -110 u228.5 -105
Sat (12/25) @ 8:10pm ET BKN Nets o237.5 -115 o237.5 -110 o237.5 -115 o238 -110 o238 -115
LA Lakers u237.5 -105 u237.5 -110 u237.5 -105 u238 -110 u238 -105
Sat (12/25) @ 10:40pm ET DAL Mavericks o224.5 -110 o225.5 -110 o224.5 -115 o224.5 -110 o224.5 -115
UTA Jazz u224.5 -110 u225.5 -110 u224.5 -105 u224.5 -110 u224.5 -105

Current NBA Championship Odds

Before the NBA Draft or any other major news regarding trades or injuries, the following teams are the top three favorites to win the 2022 NBA Championship:

  1. Brooklyn Nets
  2. Los Angeles Lakers
  3. Milwaukee Bucks

Last year, the Lakers and the Nets were the top two at the start of the season, with the Los Angeles Clippers taking the third spot. But now that the Milwaukee Bucks are the 2021 NBA Champions, they’ve become a highly favored team.

Brooklyn Nets

Assuming James Harden and Kyrie Irving can stay out of injury trouble this time and help Kevin Durant take the team through the postseason, the Brooklyn Nets are the faraway favorites to dominate the 2021/22 season, cruise through the NBA Playoffs, and become the 2022 NBA Champions.

Average Futures Odds: +225

Los Angeles Lakers

The odds of winning the NBA Championship skyrockets when you have LeBron on your team, the only active player with four or more rings. And the NBA betting odds are only helped by teammates like Anthony Davis, Marc Gasol, and Kyle Kusma.

After winning the 2019-2020 NBA Championship, the Lakers were among the favorites for 2021. That didn’t happen, but a failed postseason run hasn’t dampened hopes of the Lakers winning the 2022 NBA Championship, with the odds strongly in LA’s favor.

Average Futures Odds: +450

Milwaukee Bucks

The dark horse winners of the 2021 NBA Finals, the Milwaukee Bucks proved a lot of sports betting forecasters wrong. But the sportsbooks don’t seem willing to make that mistake twice, with the reigning NBA Champions sitting as the third most likely team to win it all. If Giannis “The Greek Freak” Antetokounmpo keeps his NBA Finals MVP form, it’s far from impossible, especially with talents like Jrue Holiday and Khris Middleton backing him up.

Average Futures Odds: +825

Sportsbooks With The Best Basketball Odds

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.

But all the top legal online sportsbook in the US offer highly competitive basketball odds, great promotions, and a high-quality website or app.

Legal online NBA betting can only be found in a handful of US states, including Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, D.C., and West Virginia. Thankfully, the best NBA lines are listed at sportsbooks accessible from several different jurisdictions.

Online Sportsbooks With Best NBA Lines

SportsbookBonus OfferNBA Betting OffersAccessible States
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 DFSColorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia
BetMGMClaim a risk-free bet up to $1,000Single-game NBA parlay insurance up to $25; Profit boost up to 40% on 4-7 leg NBA parlaysColorado, Illinois (coming in 2021), Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia
DraftKingsClaim a 20% match up to $1000 + $50 free bet with $5 depositIntegrated with Daily Fantasy BasketballColorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia
BetRiversClaim a 100% match up to $250 with code 250MATCH20% profit boost every Monday with code BBALLColorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, New Jersey (as SugarHouse), Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia

You can find all of these lines via web browser, Android app, or iOS app. However, BetRivers Sportsbook did not have an iOS app in Michigan, Indiana, or Pennsylvania at the time of writing this article.

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 “points 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 say the 2022 NBA Finals are between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Brooklyn Nets. Here’s how the points spread might be broken down:

  • Brooklyn Nets -6.5 (-110)
  • Los Angeles Lakers +6.5 (-110)

The negative (-) points spread represents the favorite while the positive (+) represents the underdog. The other number represents the odds for the NBA Finals, which determines your win potential. If you bet $110 on either team and win, you’d receive $100 in winnings.

If you bet the favorite, the Nets would have to win by more than 6.5 points. If you bet the underdog, the Lakers would have to either win the game or lose by fewer than 6.5 points.

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 of 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 points 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 is 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.

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 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 York and 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, trading, 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, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Retail in-person FanDuel Sportsbook locations also offer live in-game betting for NBA games.

About the Author

Mike Epifani

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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