NBA Western Conference Betting Lines

The NBA’s Western Conference is one of the two main conferences along with the Eastern Conference. As of 2015, the conference has 15 teams divided into three divisions of five teams. The three division winners and next five best teams advance to the NBA playoffs where the eventual winner, the Western Conference champion, faces the Eastern Conference champion in the NBA Finals. The conference adopted its new division format in 2004 when the league expanded to 30 teams. [+]

New Orleans moved from the East as the Charlotte Hornets franchise took its place. The Los Angeles Lakers hold the most Western Conference titles.

Odds On NBA West Games

Get the latest on the Western Conference games with the table below. Upcoming games are posted complete with betting odds and start times. Bookmark this page to stay updated.

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FT Cleveland Cavaliers 120 - 129 Warriors +340 -303 Odds

NBA West Scores And Standings

You can view the Western Conference’s team standings below and look at the other conference as well. Other than win-loss records, points (+) and points against (-) are listed.

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# 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 Western Conference Games

You can bet on Western Conference games in many ways but you will have to get used to the money line. This is the place where you bet for a team to win straight up. You will notice two types of numbers listed: a minus number and plus number. The former indicates the favorite while the latter indicates an underdog. Favorites are expected to win so the return is smaller while underdogs are expected to lose so the profit is larger. For example, -150 means a $150 bet will return $100 while +150 means $150 is returned on a $100 bet.

A new type of western: it used to be conventional wisdom that the Western Conference was a superior conference to the East. It wasn’t uncommon for winning teams to miss the playoffs and during two seasons, all eight playoff teams finished with at least 50 wins. But 2016 saw the paradigm shift when over half the playoff teams had fewer than 45 wins mostly due to the historic seasons the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs had. This could be a one-season thing or it could represent a new trend.

West not always best: NBA teams play at least 30 games against the other conference, accounting for just over a third of their total games. Before assuming the Western Conference is stronger than the East or vice versa, it’s best to look up how well the teams do facing the other conference. A lot of things factor in here outside home and road records like the travel and the fatigue (some intra-conference games involve long road trips with little rest).

Picking the odd teams out: for the most part, the playoff picture remains almost unchanged from one season to the next but at least one or two teams fall in or out. Playing a prop bet on an outlier making it into the playoffs or a playoff staple falling out can be a lucrative exercise especially if you’ve done the homework with how offseason changes can affect teams in the long-term.