NBA Betting Lines

The NBA is the world’s premiere professional basketball league based in North America. It was founded in New York City on 1946 as the Basketball Association of America (BAA) but changed to its current National Basketball Association on 1949 after merging with its rival, the National Basketball League (NBL). The league currently has 30 teams (29 in the USA and one in Canada) and is an active participant of USA Basketball and FIBA. [+]

Throughout its history, the NBA has produced some of the finest and most renowned athletes including Michael Jordan and LeBron James. Fans of the National Basketball Association are among the most passionate sports fans in the world. Canadians take part it the excitement by cheering on their lone hoops team – the Toronto Raptors by placing bets on games online or through our local lottery retailers. Every province and territory has outlets where Canadians can place wagers on NBA action from the regular season through to the final series where the world champion is crowned. Canucks love round-ball.

Odds On NBA Games

We compiled the best betting options from sportsbooks on current games across the league. This widget doubles as a schedule and you can view more of this week’s games.

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Away Score Home Money Line
Tuesday 17 October
Boston Celtics 20:00 Cleveland Cavaliers +150 -161 Odds
Houston Rockets 22:30 Warriors +400 -435 Odds
Wednesday 18 October
Charlotte Hornets 19:00 Detroit Pistons +164 -196 Odds
Brooklyn Nets 19:00 Indiana Pacers +147 -175 Odds
Miami Heat 19:00 Orlando Magic -137 +117 Odds
Philadelphia 76ers 19:00 Washington Wizards +247 -303 Odds
Milwaukee Bucks 19:30 Boston Celtics +227 -278 Odds
Pelicans 20:00 Memphis Grizzlies +114 -135 Odds
Atlanta Hawks 20:30 Dallas Mavericks +188 -227 Odds
Denver Nuggets 21:00 Utah Jazz +114 -135 Odds
Wolves 21:30 San Antonio Spurs +222 -270 Odds
Houston Rockets 22:00 Sacramento Kings -435 +300 Odds
Blazers 22:00 Phoenix Suns -128 +107 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 Scores And Standings

Keeping updated with the entire league is crucial when it comes to making good bets. The table here lists every team’s win-loss record but also their points (+) and points against.

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EC - Atlantic Division
1 Boston Celtics Boston Celtics 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Brooklyn Nets Brooklyn Nets 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 New York Knicks New York Knicks 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia 76ers 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Toronto Raptors Toronto Raptors 0 0 0 0 0 0
EC - Central Division
1 Chicago Bulls Chicago Bulls 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Cleveland Cavaliers Cleveland Cavaliers 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Detroit Pistons Detroit Pistons 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Indiana Pacers Indiana Pacers 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Milwaukee Bucks Milwaukee Bucks 0 0 0 0 0 0
EC - Southeast Division
1 Atlanta Hawks Atlanta Hawks 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Charlotte Hornets Charlotte Hornets 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Miami Heat Miami Heat 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Orlando Magic Orlando Magic 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Washington Wizards Washington Wizards 0 0 0 0 0 0
WC - Northwest Division
1 Denver Nuggets Denver Nuggets 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Minnesota Timberwolves Minnesota Timberwolves 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Oklahoma City Thunder Oklahoma City Thunder 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Portland Trailblazers Portland Trailblazers 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Utah Jazz Utah Jazz 0 0 0 0 0 0
WC - Pacific Division
1 Golden State Warriors Golden State Warriors 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 L.A. Clippers L.A. Clippers 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 L.A. Lakers L.A. Lakers 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Phoenix Suns Phoenix Suns 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Sacramento Kings Sacramento Kings 0 0 0 0 0 0
WC - Southwest Division
1 Dallas Mavericks Dallas Mavericks 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Houston Rockets Houston Rockets 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Memphis Grizzlies Memphis Grizzlies 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 New Orleans Pelicans New Orleans Pelicans 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs 0 0 0 0 0 0

Bet On NBA Games

Ever since Canadian-born John Naissmith invented the game, Canadians have very fond of basketball. Though we have only one team currently playing in the Association, our knowledge of the sport is remarkable, and many Canadians earn a living playing in the best basketball league in the world south of the border. Betting on b-ball happens on every game as punters bet on game totals, spreads, money line bets, or go for parlay wagers. [+]

Playoff Basketball Betting Online

When the playoffs roll around in the spring, the basketball world focuses in on who will make it to The Finals. Forget where teams place in the regular season – as the online sportsbook lines will show you, anything can happen, and is expected to. Upsets are frequent and lots of money can be made with the simplest bets. Game Total betting is a popular choice among NBA fans, as is spread wagering. Every series has wagers offering great lines that might surprise you. NBA playoffs are the perfect time of year to cash at the sportsbook you belong to.

NBA Finals Betting Odds

The Finals – the climax of the season, boils down to a best-of-seven, winner-take-all series to fight for the Larry O’Brien NBA Championship Trophy. Betting odds are available at your sportsbook of choice, and you might find lines moving a little bit before tip-off. Make sure you pinpoint when the lines match what you think will happen, and lay down your wager. Millions of people watch, millions of people bet, and millions of dollars are up for grabs. Bet on the whole series, each individual game, or break it down to quarters within a game, it’s your choice.

Betting on NBA games takes place through sportsbooks in the money line. In this type of bet, you outright pick the winner of an NBA game and your profit is dependent on their price. Prices range from minus numbers indicating favorites or plus numbers indicating underdogs. A price of -500 for example indicates the team is a big favorite and you will have to bet $500 to win back $100. But a price of +200 on the flipside reveals an underdog (an unlikely winner) and $200 will be won on a bet of $100.

Filtering underdogs – Despite the NBA appearing like a very predictable and elitist type of league, it has still been known to produce some competitive games. Upsets still happen on a regular basis although some shrewd gambling and intensive research may be required to properly pick the legitimate underdog threats from the duds. Factors like home and away records, rest (or lack thereof) and key injuries to rosters should all be taken into consideration before placing bets. Don’t be too swayed by the betting numbers.

Cutting through bias - In the NBA, there have only been a handful of successful franchises not unlike its baseball counterpart, the MLB. Teams like the Los Angeles Lakers and San Antonio Spurs have a long track record for success and fans and analysts alike may fall into a group-think mentality of overvaluing them despite statistics or recent developments showing otherwise. On the flipside, some franchises like the Philadelphia 76ers and Sacramento Kings have endured hard seasons and may be found at very affordable prices on the betting lines due to constantly being overlooked.

Predicting scores - If laying money on a winner can prove too tricky for you, try playing the team totals (over/unders). For totals, you will bet on whether the total score between the two teams will be over or under the given score. If 205.5 is the provided total, both teams have to put up a combined score either over or under 205.5 depending on your bet.