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
Monday 20 November
FT Wolves 102 - 118 Charlotte Hornets +133 -135 Odds
FT Cleveland Cavaliers 116 - 88 Detroit Pistons -128 +115 Odds
FT Indiana Pacers 105 - 97 Orlando Magic +160 -161 Odds
FT Utah Jazz 86 - 107 Philadelphia 76ers +215 -217 Odds
FT L.A. Clippers 85 - 107 New York Knicks -125 +115 Odds
FT Thunder 107 - 114 Pelicans -145 +130 Odds
FT Washington Wizards 99 - 88 Milwaukee Bucks +140 -149 Odds
FT Blazers 100 - 92 Memphis Grizzlies -120 +100 Odds
FT Atlanta Hawks 85 - 96 San Antonio Spurs +355 -385 Odds
AOT Boston Celtics 110 - 102 Dallas Mavericks -256 +250 Odds
FT Denver Nuggets 114 - 98 Sacramento Kings -196 +185 Odds
Tuesday 21 November
FT Chicago Bulls 94 - 103 L.A. Lakers +210 -217 Odds
Wednesday 22 November
Washington Wizards 19:00 Charlotte Hornets +125 -135 Odds
Brooklyn Nets 19:00 Cleveland Cavaliers +535 -625 Odds
Blazers 19:00 Philadelphia 76ers +160 -169 Odds
L.A. Clippers 19:30 Atlanta Hawks -135 +125 Odds
Boston Celtics 19:30 Miami Heat -118 +108 Odds
Toronto Raptors 19:30 New York Knicks -169 +160 Odds
Denver Nuggets 20:00 Houston Rockets +410 -455 Odds
Dallas Mavericks 20:00 Memphis Grizzlies +190 -213 Odds
Orlando Magic 20:00 Wolves +240 -263 Odds
San Antonio Spurs 20:00 Pelicans +110 -112 Odds
Warriors 20:00 Thunder -200 +185 Odds
Milwaukee Bucks 21:00 Phoenix Suns -125 +115 Odds
Chicago Bulls 21:00 Utah Jazz +340 Odds
L.A. Lakers 22:30 Sacramento Kings -104 -105 Odds
Friday 24 November
Blazers 12:00 Brooklyn Nets
New York Knicks 19:30 Atlanta Hawks
Orlando Magic 19:30 Boston Celtics
Charlotte Hornets 20:00 Cleveland Cavaliers
Detroit Pistons 20:00 Thunder
Miami Heat 20:00 Wolves
Toronto Raptors 20:00 Indiana Pacers
Memphis Grizzlies 21:00 Denver Nuggets
Pelicans 21:00 Phoenix Suns
Chicago Bulls 22:30 Warriors
Saturday 25 November
San Antonio Spurs 19:00 Charlotte Hornets
Orlando Magic 19:00 Philadelphia 76ers
Blazers 19:00 Washington Wizards
Toronto Raptors 19:30 Atlanta Hawks
Boston Celtics 20:00 Indiana Pacers
New York Knicks 20:00 Houston Rockets
Thunder 20:30 Dallas Mavericks
Pelicans 20:30 Warriors
Milwaukee Bucks 21:00 Utah Jazz
L.A. Clippers 22:00 Sacramento Kings
Sunday 26 November
Miami Heat 15:30 Chicago Bulls
Phoenix Suns 15:30 Wolves
Brooklyn Nets 18:00 Memphis Grizzlies

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 18 16 2 1852 1707 0.889
2 Toronto Raptors Toronto Raptors 16 11 5 1766 1656 0.688
3 Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia 76ers 16 9 7 1742 1742 0.563
4 New York Knicks New York Knicks 16 9 7 1675 1657 0.563
5 Brooklyn Nets Brooklyn Nets 16 6 10 1769 1823 0.375
EC - Central Division
1 Detroit Pistons Detroit Pistons 17 11 6 1768 1735 0.647
2 Cleveland Cavaliers Cleveland Cavaliers 17 10 7 1886 1883 0.588
3 Indiana Pacers Indiana Pacers 18 10 8 1960 1932 0.556
4 Milwaukee Bucks Milwaukee Bucks 16 8 8 1622 1672 0.500
5 Chicago Bulls Chicago Bulls 15 3 12 1431 1571 0.200
EC - Southeast Division
1 Washington Wizards Washington Wizards 17 10 7 1828 1749 0.588
2 Orlando Magic Orlando Magic 17 8 9 1813 1838 0.471
3 Charlotte Hornets Charlotte Hornets 16 7 9 1688 1686 0.438
4 Miami Heat Miami Heat 16 7 9 1604 1650 0.438
5 Atlanta Hawks Atlanta Hawks 17 3 14 1747 1832 0.176
WC - Northwest Division
1 Portland Trailblazers Portland Trailblazers 17 10 7 1748 1652 0.588
2 Denver Nuggets Denver Nuggets 17 10 7 1850 1806 0.588
3 Minnesota Timberwolves Minnesota Timberwolves 17 10 7 1822 1830 0.588
4 Oklahoma City Thunder Oklahoma City Thunder 16 7 9 1651 1577 0.438
5 Utah Jazz Utah Jazz 18 7 11 1795 1820 0.389
WC - Pacific Division
1 Golden State Warriors Golden State Warriors 17 13 4 2004 1827 0.765
2 L.A. Lakers L.A. Lakers 18 8 10 1898 1922 0.444
3 Phoenix Suns Phoenix Suns 18 7 11 1942 2087 0.389
4 L.A. Clippers L.A. Clippers 16 5 11 1679 1705 0.313
5 Sacramento Kings Sacramento Kings 17 4 13 1584 1798 0.235
WC - Southwest Division
1 Houston Rockets Houston Rockets 17 13 4 1915 1768 0.765
2 San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs 17 11 6 1722 1670 0.647
3 New Orleans Pelicans New Orleans Pelicans 17 9 8 1848 1876 0.529
4 Memphis Grizzlies Memphis Grizzlies 16 7 9 1603 1620 0.438
5 Dallas Mavericks Dallas Mavericks 18 3 15 1784 1905 0.167

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.