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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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.

# team P W L + - %
EC - Atlantic Division
1 Boston Celtics Boston Celtics 82 53 29 8857 8641 0.646
2 Toronto Raptors Toronto Raptors 82 51 31 8762 8417 0.622
3 New York Knicks New York Knicks 82 31 51 8556 8857 0.378
4 Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia 76ers 82 28 54 8400 8867 0.341
5 Brooklyn Nets Brooklyn Nets 82 20 62 8673 9225 0.244
EC - Central Division
1 Cleveland Cavaliers Cleveland Cavaliers 82 51 31 9048 8787 0.622
2 Milwaukee Bucks Milwaukee Bucks 82 42 40 8497 8512 0.512
3 Indiana Pacers Indiana Pacers 82 42 40 8618 8636 0.512
4 Chicago Bulls Chicago Bulls 82 41 41 8435 8400 0.500
5 Detroit Pistons Detroit Pistons 82 37 45 8309 8401 0.451
EC - Southeast Division
1 Washington Wizards Washington Wizards 82 49 33 8953 8805 0.598
2 Atlanta Hawks Atlanta Hawks 82 43 39 8459 8529 0.524
3 Miami Heat Miami Heat 82 41 41 8460 8373 0.500
4 Charlotte Hornets Charlotte Hornets 82 36 46 8601 8585 0.439
5 Orlando Magic Orlando Magic 82 29 53 8288 8827 0.354
WC - Northwest Division
1 Utah Jazz Utah Jazz 82 51 31 8258 7935 0.622
2 Oklahoma City Thunder Oklahoma City Thunder 82 47 35 8741 8679 0.573
3 Portland Trailblazers Portland Trailblazers 82 41 41 8851 8894 0.500
4 Denver Nuggets Denver Nuggets 82 40 42 9161 9119 0.488
5 Minnesota Timberwolves Minnesota Timberwolves 82 31 51 8657 8748 0.378
WC - Pacific Division
1 Golden State Warriors Golden State Warriors 82 67 15 9503 8549 0.817
2 L.A. Clippers L.A. Clippers 82 51 31 8911 8559 0.622
3 Sacramento Kings Sacramento Kings 82 32 50 8430 8748 0.390
4 L.A. Lakers L.A. Lakers 82 26 56 8575 9139 0.317
5 Phoenix Suns Phoenix Suns 82 24 58 8831 9293 0.293
WC - Southwest Division
1 San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs 82 61 21 8637 8047 0.744
2 Houston Rockets Houston Rockets 82 55 27 9458 8985 0.671
3 Memphis Grizzlies Memphis Grizzlies 82 43 39 8239 8199 0.524
4 New Orleans Pelicans New Orleans Pelicans 82 34 48 8556 8728 0.415
5 Dallas Mavericks Dallas Mavericks 82 33 49 8029 8269 0.402

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.