NBA Betting Lines

The National Basketball Association has always been a star’s league, even before it merged with the American Basketball Association in 1976. Over the past few decades, the popularity of basketball has exploded throughout the world and as the best product that the sport has to offer, the NBA attracts hundreds of millions of fans. Many add to the excitement of watching the best ballers compete by placing an online wager on prime NBA betting lines.

NBA Betting Lines Today

Before you decide to bet on any game, it’s crucial to keep yourself informed of the latest odds and developments. This useful widget updates you on NBA betting lines today while giving you important information about the results.

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Away Score Home Money Line
Monday 11 February
FT Charlotte Hornets 90 - 99 Indiana Pacers +200 -227
FT Washington Wizards 112 - 121 Detroit Pistons +212 -250
FT New York Knicks 104 - 107 Cleveland Cavaliers -102 -110
FT Brooklyn Nets 125 - 127 Toronto Raptors +480 -556
FT Blazers 111 - 120 Thunder +165 -185
FT L.A. Clippers 120 - 130 Wolves +150 -161
FT Dallas Mavericks 104 - 120 Houston Rockets +540 -667
FT Milwaukee Bucks 112 - 99 Chicago Bulls -667 +550
FT Miami Heat 87 - 103 Denver Nuggets +390 -455
Tuesday 12 February
540' L.A. Lakers 42 - 44 Atlanta Hawks -227 +210
480' Orlando Magic 14 - 6 Pelicans +173 -189
540' San Antonio Spurs 8 - 10 Memphis Grizzlies -303 +260
660' Boston Celtics 2 - 0 Philadelphia 76ers +255 -278
Utah Jazz 22:30 Warriors +355 -385
Wednesday 13 February
Brooklyn Nets 19:00 Cleveland Cavaliers -250 +220
Milwaukee Bucks 19:00 Indiana Pacers -164 +155
Philadelphia 76ers 19:30 New York Knicks -526 +430
Detroit Pistons 19:30 Boston Celtics
Washington Wizards 19:30 Toronto Raptors +510 -667
Memphis Grizzlies 20:00 Chicago Bulls +103 -123
Houston Rockets 20:00 Wolves
Miami Heat 20:30 Dallas Mavericks +125 -137
Sacramento Kings 21:00 Denver Nuggets +285 -333
Warriors 22:30 Blazers
Phoenix Suns 22:30 L.A. Clippers
Thursday 14 February
Charlotte Hornets 19:00 Orlando Magic
New York Knicks 19:30 Atlanta Hawks
Thunder 20:00 Pelicans

NBA Standings

Some teams battle through brutal 82 game seasons in order to come out on top of the NBA standings, giving them a shot at solid playoff rankings. Others tank the regular season to get a great draft pick. The standings below will give you an idea where each team in the association is headed.

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# team P W L + - %
EC - Atlantic Division
1 Toronto Raptors Toronto Raptors 58 42 16 6616 6293 0.724
2 Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia 76ers 56 36 20 6488 6284 0.643
3 Boston Celtics Boston Celtics 56 35 21 6324 5963 0.625
4 Brooklyn Nets Brooklyn Nets 58 29 29 6478 6512 0.500
5 New York Knicks New York Knicks 56 10 46 5891 6395 0.179
EC - Central Division
1 Milwaukee Bucks Milwaukee Bucks 56 42 14 6558 6010 0.750
2 Indiana Pacers Indiana Pacers 57 38 19 6174 5862 0.667
3 Detroit Pistons Detroit Pistons 55 26 29 5857 5934 0.473
4 Chicago Bulls Chicago Bulls 57 13 44 5862 6364 0.228
5 Cleveland Cavaliers Cleveland Cavaliers 57 12 45 5833 6435 0.211
EC - Southeast Division
1 Charlotte Hornets Charlotte Hornets 56 27 29 6225 6216 0.482
2 Miami Heat Miami Heat 55 25 30 5771 5816 0.455
3 Orlando Magic Orlando Magic 57 25 32 5998 6128 0.439
4 Washington Wizards Washington Wizards 57 24 33 6487 6650 0.421
5 Atlanta Hawks Atlanta Hawks 56 18 38 6208 6635 0.321
WC - Northwest Division
1 Denver Nuggets Denver Nuggets 56 38 18 6263 5986 0.679
2 Oklahoma City Thunder Oklahoma City Thunder 56 37 19 6457 6149 0.661
3 Portland Trailblazers Portland Trailblazers 56 33 23 6330 6180 0.589
4 Utah Jazz Utah Jazz 56 32 24 6116 5924 0.571
5 Minnesota Timberwolves Minnesota Timberwolves 56 26 30 6256 6256 0.464
WC - Pacific Division
1 Golden State Warriors Golden State Warriors 55 40 15 6550 6130 0.727
2 Sacramento Kings Sacramento Kings 56 30 26 6346 6414 0.536
3 L.A. Clippers L.A. Clippers 58 31 27 6607 6607 0.534
4 L.A. Lakers L.A. Lakers 56 28 28 6285 6349 0.500
5 Phoenix Suns Phoenix Suns 58 11 47 6143 6718 0.190
WC - Southwest Division
1 Houston Rockets Houston Rockets 56 33 23 6338 6209 0.589
2 San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs 58 32 26 6520 6463 0.552
3 Dallas Mavericks Dallas Mavericks 56 26 30 6095 6086 0.464
4 New Orleans Pelicans New Orleans Pelicans 57 25 32 6602 6535 0.439
5 Memphis Grizzlies Memphis Grizzlies 57 23 34 5718 5893 0.404

What You Need to Know For NBA Betting Lines

The NBA is typically considered one of the most predictable of all major, North American professional sports leagues. In fact, since 1980, the NBA Finals has featured one of the following ten basketball legends: LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal, Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Isiah Thomas, Magic Johnson, Tim Duncan, Hakeem Olaijuwon and Dwayne Wade. The overwhelming talent and drive of these competitors tend to overwhelm most teams in the league.

The current environment is no different, with the supremacy of LeBron James giving way to the rise of small ball, lead by Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors. A select few teams are able to challenge the dominance of elite squads, let alone win four out of a seven game series. However, this disparity leads to superb opportunities to sniff out upsets, which can result in a great payday for NBA fans who monitor the pulse of the league, discovering superb odds that makes the risk worth it.

While elite teams are still defined by the quality of their superstars, in particular “big three” cornerstone players, the competitive gap has lessened somewhat for the rest of the association. The Eastern Conference is no longer noticeably weaker than the Western Conference, reversing a long trend that started after the Jordan era. This makes wagering on the NBA that much more exciting.

How to Bet On the NBA

For the most part, there are three types of bets that most sportsbooks provide for NBA games, the most popular of which are odds-based money lines. Favorites are given a negative number, such as -500, which shows that you have to bet $500 to win $100. Underdogs are given a positive number, such as +390, indicating that you have to bet $100 to win $390 on your wager.

You can also bet on the spread, which involves the number of points by which a team loses or wins. For example, if the game has a spread of 8 points, you can bet that the winner will win by at least eight or the loser will fall less than eight points short. 

Betting on whether a game will produce a certain number of points is another popular way of getting in on the action. You can wager on whether the two teams will combine to score points over or under a specific number. If an over/under for an NBA game is 220.5 points, a successful over bet for the game would involve a combined score of 221 or more while a winning under bet would result in a game of 220 or fewer points scored.