NBA Fantasy Basketball Betting

Steadily catching up to the participation level of the other major North American fantasy sports leagues, National Basketball Association wagering is on the rise. Already popular at various online sportsbooks, NBA fantasy basketball betting is steadily becoming the talk of the town thanks in large part to recently introduced Daily Fantasy contests. Let’s dig deeper into the NBA fantasy craze that’s sweeping the planet.


NBA Fantasy Basketball Games

Not much different from regular basketball betting, especially when it comes to the player and team prop wagering options offered by top rated online bookmakers, NBA fantasy basketball games are all about selecting the best players, on the best teams, in the Eastern and Western Conference.

NBA Eastern Conference Fantasy Sports

NBA Eastern Conference Fantasy Sports

Home to stars like LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers, DeMar DeRozan from Canada’s Toronto Raptors, plus Indiana Pacers SG Paul George, there’s nothing wrong with looking at the NBA Eastern Conference fantasy sports ledger when attempting to select a winning season long and daily fantasy team. Get ‘em while you can though as the teams in the East are built more on playing defence than offence so the scoring stars are limited compared to the Western Conference. 

NBA Western Conference Fantasy Sports

NBA Western Conference Fantasy Sports

Similar to the NFC in the National Football League, NBA Western Conference fantasy sports stars usually shine brighter than their counterparts in the Eastern Conference. Studs like Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors, James Harden from the Houston Rockets, Kevin Durant who now hangs his hat in Oakland, and Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins, were the top four scorers during the 2015-16 NBA season. Don’t sleep on loading up on the plentiful NBA West stars.

NBA Fantasy Basketball Tips

Although WNBA and international basketball leagues are slowly gaining attention, NBA fantasy basketball tips are still by far the easiest to find and use to your advantage. That’s certainly evident in the True North as Toronto’s recently improved play has the Raptors being adopted as Canada’s Team from coast to coast. Canucks may appear to be a passive group but Canadians love winners and the Raptors are riding a string of four straight NBA Playoff appearances – including a trip to the Eastern Conference against the Cleveland Cavaliers to close out the 2015-16 NBA season. All that winning has increased NBA fantasy interest in Canada and it also has hoop fans in the United States taking notice of top-flight players like shooting guard DeMar DeRozan and point guard Kyle Lowry.

If your season long NBA draft slot is between the eight and ten positions, sneaking two studs from the same team onto your fantasy roster would be quite a steal. Owning a dynamic duo like the one in Toronto at the guard positions, or better yet the one in Golden State, is a solid start to building a winning fantasy squad. Acquiring the latter duo will only be possible if you have the first overall pick though as PG Stephen Curry will be the first player selected in NBA fantasy drafts for many years to come. Power forward LaMarcus Aldridge and small forward Kawhi Leonard, from the San Antonio Spurs, is another example of a solid one-two punch to build your season long basketball rotisserie team around. You have to believe in the combo system and it can pay off big time if you do.

Being as the top guard position players normally come with a steep price, at sites like FanDuel and DraftKings, your strategy needs to change when playing daily NBA fantasy contests. Since players are posted with a salary cap, owners of daily fantasy squads need to dive a little deeper in the NBA player pool. While we advocate paying the price to secure a top shooting guard, we then look to adding a top scoring forward and a proficient shot-blocking center as our next plan of attack when selecting our one-day fantasy squads. Once owners have secured their top three players, about two-thirds of their player budget is probably spent. Spend the rest of your salary cap carefully amongst the five remaining roster spots. Concentrate on finding decent offensive players who are going up against poor defensive squads to round out your daily National Basketball Association fantasy team.

NBA Online Betting

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Away Score Home Money Line
Tuesday 17 October
FT Boston Celtics 99 - 102 Cleveland Cavaliers +165 -185 Odds
FT Houston Rockets 122 - 121 Warriors +420 -400 Odds
Wednesday 18 October
Charlotte Hornets 19:00 Detroit Pistons +133 -145 Odds
Brooklyn Nets 19:00 Indiana Pacers +140 -145 Odds
Miami Heat 19:00 Orlando Magic -145 +145 Odds
Philadelphia 76ers 19:00 Washington Wizards +250 -294 Odds
Milwaukee Bucks 19:30 Boston Celtics +134 -145 Odds
Pelicans 20:00 Memphis Grizzlies +120 -125 Odds
Atlanta Hawks 20:30 Dallas Mavericks +200 -217 Odds
Denver Nuggets 21:00 Utah Jazz +125 -130 Odds
Wolves 21:30 San Antonio Spurs +210 -125 Odds
Houston Rockets 22:00 Sacramento Kings -333 +370 Odds
Blazers 22:00 Phoenix Suns -120 +115 Odds
Thursday 19 October
Chicago Bulls 19:30 Toronto Raptors
New York Knicks 20:00 Thunder +850 -1429 Odds
L.A. Clippers 22:30 L.A. Lakers -222 +185 Odds
Friday 20 October
Atlanta Hawks 19:00 Charlotte Hornets
Blazers 19:00 Indiana Pacers
Boston Celtics 19:00 Philadelphia 76ers
Detroit Pistons 19:00 Washington Wizards
Cleveland Cavaliers 19:00 Milwaukee Bucks -145 +122 Odds
Orlando Magic 19:30 Brooklyn Nets
Utah Jazz 20:00 Wolves
Sacramento Kings 20:30 Dallas Mavericks
Warriors 21:30 Pelicans -278 +227 Odds
L.A. Lakers 22:00 Phoenix Suns
Saturday 21 October
Philadelphia 76ers 19:30 Toronto Raptors
Orlando Magic 20:00 Cleveland Cavaliers
Indiana Pacers 20:00 Miami Heat
Detroit Pistons 20:00 New York Knicks
San Antonio Spurs 20:00 Chicago Bulls
Dallas Mavericks 20:00 Houston Rockets
Warriors 20:00 Memphis Grizzlies
Blazers 20:30 Milwaukee Bucks
Sacramento Kings 21:00 Denver Nuggets
Thunder 21:00 Utah Jazz
Phoenix Suns 22:30 L.A. Clippers
Sunday 22 October
Atlanta Hawks 15:30 Brooklyn Nets
Wolves 19:00 Thunder
Pelicans 21:30 L.A. Lakers

NBA betting in Canada, the USA, and around the globe, has never been so popular. There are several reasons for the wagering explosion – including easier and safer access to a variety of trusted online bookmakers. A better quality of overall play, plus the attention brought to the NBA game thanks to thrilling daily fantasy contests, have also earned the National Basketball Association more exposure on the betting boards at top ranked sportsbooks like the one at William Hill. What’s not like? If you find a squad of fantasy studs, that are going up against a team of duds, hit that team hard with your nightly betting – after you add those star players to your daily fantasy tickets.

Fantasy roundball and basketball betting fit together like a hand in a glove. Season long fantasy players get a leg up on NBA betting as their research needs to be performed in the preseason. On Draft Day, if you notice a group of players from one team flying of board – it’s wise to make a note of it. When you surf over to your favourite sportsbook – use the knowledge gained from your fantasy draft to make some savvy Division Championship and NBA Finals futures bets. Check our comprehensive reviews of the top online bookmakers on the planet, then get into the game with their safe, simple and secure registration process to make winning basketball bets a slam dunk.