NBA betting odds 2019

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It's Trophy time!

It was a wild 2019 NBA Finals, but we now have our champions crowned. It was an entertaining series between the Toronto Raptors and Golden State Warriors, but the team from Canada was able to close this one out with a Game 6 win at Oracle Arena.  

After the Warriors defeated the Raptors in Game 5 in Canada, many believed the Western Conference powerhouse would be able to tie things up in Game 6 and really make things interesting in a Game 7. However, Kevin Durant ruptured his Achilles in Game 5, while Klay Thompson tore his ACL in Game 6. 


With the major injuries to two star players, Golden State simply couldn't keep up with the electrifying Raptors. Kawhi Leonard was able to dominate on both ends of the floor, earning 2019 NBA Finals MVP honors. More importantly, he helped Toronto win it all in his first season up north. 

In the series-clinching win, Leonard scored 22 points in Toronto's 114-110 victory. He was a no-brainer for MVP, his second time earning the honor after previously being named Finals MVP with the San Antonio Spurs. He's just the third player in league history to win NBA Finals MVP with two different teams. 

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As expected, Golden State is a heavy favorite in terms of NBA betting odds to take down Toronto after they dominated the Trail Blazers in the Western Conference Finals.

Winning that series 4-0, the team led by Steph Curry and Klay Thompson enter the Finals with plenty of momentum. The team also figures to welcome back both Kevin Durant and DeMarcus Cousins at some point against Toronto.

Per Sportsinteraction, Golden State’s NBA Vegas Odds are listed at 1.36, which figures to be among the top NBA best bets.

The Raptors meanwhile enter the Finals at 2.87. Yes, they’re heavy underdogs, but Kawhi Leonard is playing like the best player in the league right now. He’ll look to continue his dominant play starting on Thursday night.

Fortunately for the Raptors, the current NBA betting lines have them as 1-point favorites for Game 1.

NBA standings after regular season 2018 - 2019

Western Conference MP W
1. Golden State Warriors 82 57
2. Denver Nuggets 82 54
3. Portland Trail Blazers 82 53
4. Houston Rockets 82 53
5. Utah Jazz 82 50
6. Oklahoma City Thunder 82 49
7. San Antonio Spurs 82 48
8. Los Angeles Clippers 82 48
9. Sacramento Kings 82 39
10. Los Angeles Lakers 82 37
11. Minnesota Timberwolves 82 36
12. Memphis Grizzlies 82 33
13. New Orleans Pelicans 82 33
14. Dallas Mavericks 82 33
15. Phoenix Suns 82 19
Eastern Conference MP W
1. Milwauckee Bucks 82 60
2. Toronto Raptors 82 58
3. Philadelphia 76ers 82 51
4. Boston Celtics 82 49
5. Indiana Pacers 82 48
6. Brooklyn Nets 82 42
7. Orlando Magic 82 42
8. Detroit Pistons 82 41
9. Charlotte Hornets 82 39
10. Miami Heat 82 39
11. Washingotn Wizards 82 32
12. Atlanta Hawks 82 29
13. Chicago Bulls 82 22
14. Cleveland Cavaliers 82 19
15. New York Knicks 82 17


Before placing your wager on the best NBA odds listed above, you might want to check CSB’s NBA Power Rankings, our seasons's betting guide and the season’s standings below.

How NBA season 2018-19 works

Key dates

  • NBA Draft: June 20, 2019.
  • Regular season start: October, 16, 2018
  • Postseason start: April, 13, 2019
  • All-Star Weekend: February 16 - 17, 2019
  • Finals Game #1: May, 30, 2019

As such, the strength of schedule differs according to the division and conference that the team occupies.

For example, the Oklahoma City Thunder may have a slightly easier schedule because they may only need to play against the San Antonio Spurs or Golden State Warriors three times instead of four.

Teams in the eastern conference may have an easier schedule if they’re in the Atlantic Division with the New York Knicks.

NBA Winner Odds


After the regular season concludes, the top eight teams in the standings qualify for the playoffs, with the teams seeded from one to eight depending on their record. Before the new rules kicked in for the season 2015-16 season, the division winner would qualify as a top three seed regardless of record.

Divisions no longer matter in the NBA for playoff purposes.

Seeds determine home advantage in playoff series, but a high seed doesn’t necessarily denote a superior squad.

In the 2018 NBA playoffs, the third seeded Portland Trail Blazers were swept by the sixth-seeded New Orleans Pelicans when Anthony Davis took the series over.

The winners of the eastern conference and western conference playoffs are determined with three best-of-seven series.

Conference winners then meet in the NBA finals, where the victor of the last best-of-seven series wins the Larry O’Brien NBA Championship Trophy.

If you want more details on the NBA competition, click on our teams page and on our games page

NBA Moneylines

When are the odds published

NBA schedule odds for regular season and championship futures tend to be published months before the campaign begins, resulting in changing numbers throughout the year.

In the offseason, NBA futures odds shift when the moratorium on free agency lifts, which often impacts the balance of power in the association.

Individual game odds are updated on the morning of game day, with some sportsbooks providing action 24-48 hours before tip-off. This may include NBA moneylines, spreads, over/unders and single game prop bets.

Pre-game bets close minutes before the start of the match, with live betting options offered during the contest. 

You can print the complete schedule right here.

Advanced Strategies for the best NBA bets tonight

Now that you understood how NBA betting in Canada works, it is time consider some extra-court facts that may affect the performance of an individual player or a whole team. For instance, throughout the long season, does fatigue matters?

If you are not happy with your team but you like it so much that you still want to smile at the end of the day thanks to it, you might consider NBA Handicap Betting.

Available NBA Vegas Odds

If you are then confident with your team and you are already a regular bettor, maybe you should have a look at these advanced strategies and considerations. How tough is it to predict the point spread in the NBA?

There isn't a single NBA betting strategy that covers all situations. Depending on the nature of the matchup and the type of bet you place, you might consider schedule fatigue to be more important than previous head-to-head results, because the tired team can't play up to their usual standard.

In other scenarios, previous head-to-head results may be far more important than fatigue, net rating or other statistical trends because one team simply matches up well against the opposing roster - even if the usual picks consensus scores the opposition as the better club. 

See below the top sportsbooks where you can wager online and choose the best one for you:

What are the types of NBA vegas odds

There are many types of NBA Vegas Odds. Let’s have a look at them and be sure that we provide you with the NBA best bets from the top sportsbooks.

The bookies offer the same type of bets for WNBA games.

LeBron James

NBA Moneyline Odds

One of the most popular and straightforward types of basic NBA betting lines, NBA moneylines require the bettor to select the team which will win straight up after regulation play has completed.

The team most likely to win almost always has a negative moneyline while the underdog will have a positive moneyline. 

The infamous Jeremy Lamb buzzer beater against the Raptors during the 2018-19 NBA season produced one of the biggest moneyline upsets of the year.

Toronto were -714 favorites to win while the Hornets were +585 underdogs. Lamb’s 48-foot miracle shot resulted in a superb payout for a few lucky basketball fans.

NBA Point Spread Odds

NBA basketball odds include a point spread for each individual matchup. In order for the bet to win, the bettor must choose whether or not the winning team beats the predicted winning margin

If the NBA champion Golden State Warriors face the lottery-bound Phoenix Suns in Oakland, sportsbooks may predict a large winning margin.

The spread for this matchup might be 14.5 points. Therefore, Golden State would need to win by 15 points or more to beat the spread, while the Suns would cover the spread if they lost by ten points or less or won the game.

Point spreads are a popular betting type because they provide the potential to improve profit when betting on powerful favorites. A recent Warriors-Suns matchup featured a -2000 moneyline for a Golden State victory, which doesn’t pay very well.

However, beating the 14.5 point spread would pay out around -110, providing a better return on investment for wagering on the Warriors. 

Portland Trail Blazers

NBA Over Under Odds

In addition to moneylines and point spreads, the most popular basic NBA betting lines include wagers on NBA over/unders.

These types of wagers involve predicting whether the total score of both teams combined will be more than or less than a predetermined figure published by the sportsbook. 

The high-powered offenses of the Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors, two of the top teams for NBA 2019 champions odds, met in mid-March for a showdown that was expected to feature plenty of scoring. An over/under for this type of matchup might result in a predicted total of 221.5 points.

Instead, this game ended up turning into a defensive battle, with the Warriors winning by a 106-104 margin. Both teams combined to score only 210 points, below the predicted total of 221.5 points that may have been offered by some sportsbooks.

If this game ended with a 116-114 win by Golden State instead, the 230 combined points would have made the over wager a winning bet. 

NBA Betting Odds

Other Possible Vegas bets in the NBA

The NBA Future Odds, also called NBA winners odds, is not only about who will win the next NBA season. It is also about who will win each Conference and each division.

That’s why in your favorite sportsbook, you can find the NBA Conference Odds and the NBA Division Odds.

But it doesn’t stop there! NBA Vegas Lines also stimulate the bettor to wager on who will become the MVP and the rookie of the season.

NBA live betting action available

Most sportsbooks offer live NBA bets. It is not just about the money line bet in the NBA. You can wager in all kinds of bets.

Odds move up and down for both teams as the time left on the clock gets closer to zero. For further reading on how live bets work in the NBA, please check this article on how the momentum swings.

All-Time NBA Champions

Chicago Bulls Odds

Winning a ring in the NBA is one of the most difficult accomplishments in major North American sports leagues.

The association tends to create dynasties more often than the NFL, MLB and NHL. NBA 2019 champions odds strongly favor a three-peat on behalf of the Golden State Warriors.

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