NBA Betting Odds

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 04 January
FT Cleveland Cavaliers 83 - 103 Orlando Magic +205 -213
FT Charlotte Hornets 101 - 118 Philadelphia 76ers +295 -333
FT Thunder 90 - 118 Miami Heat +370 -417
FT New York Knicks 113 - 108 Atlanta Hawks +250 -270
FT Boston Celtics 126 - 114 Toronto Raptors +210 -238
AOT Indiana Pacers 118 - 116 Pelicans +110 -120
FT Detroit Pistons 115 - 125 Milwaukee Bucks +1300 -2000
FT Dallas Mavericks 113 - 100 Houston Rockets +145 -161
FT Sacramento Kings 106 - 137 Warriors -115 +105
Tuesday 05 January
FT Utah Jazz 96 - 130 Brooklyn Nets -179 +165
FT L.A. Lakers 94 - 92 Memphis Grizzlies -455 +370
FT Wolves 116 - 123 Denver Nuggets +475 -588
FT San Antonio Spurs 116 - 113 L.A. Clippers +250 -303
FT Chicago Bulls 111 - 108 Blazers +370 -455
Wednesday 06 January
FT Houston Rockets 107 - 114 Indiana Pacers +127 -141
FT Washington Wizards 136 - 141 Philadelphia 76ers +230 -250
FT Cleveland Cavaliers 94 - 105 Orlando Magic +175 -192
FT Utah Jazz 100 - 112 New York Knicks -303 +270
FT Boston Celtics 107 - 105 Miami Heat +125 -135
FT Charlotte Hornets 102 - 94 Atlanta Hawks +210 -227
FT Thunder 111 - 110 Pelicans +285 -333
FT Detroit Pistons 115 - 130 Milwaukee Bucks +640 -833
FT Toronto Raptors 115 - 123 Phoenix Suns +130 -145
FT Chicago Bulls 124 - 128 Sacramento Kings +240 -263
FT L.A. Clippers 108 - 101 Warriors -208 +185
Thursday 07 January
FT Philadelphia 76ers 109 - 122 Brooklyn Nets -175 +165
180' Cleveland Cavaliers 88 - 88 Memphis Grizzlies +205 -213
Dallas Mavericks 22:00 Denver Nuggets +125 -137
San Antonio Spurs 22:00 L.A. Lakers +345 -400
Wolves 22:00 Blazers +425 -476
Friday 08 January
Phoenix Suns 19:00 Detroit Pistons -250 +215
Charlotte Hornets 19:30 Pelicans +205 -238
Thunder 19:30 New York Knicks +125 -141
Washington Wizards 19:30 Boston Celtics
Utah Jazz 20:00 Milwaukee Bucks +195 -222
Brooklyn Nets 20:00 Memphis Grizzlies
Orlando Magic 20:00 Houston Rockets +190 -213
Chicago Bulls 22:00 L.A. Lakers
L.A. Clippers 22:00 Warriors
Toronto Raptors 22:00 Sacramento Kings
Saturday 09 January
Denver Nuggets 15:00 Philadelphia 76ers
Atlanta Hawks 19:00 Charlotte Hornets
Phoenix Suns 19:00 Indiana Pacers
Miami Heat 19:00 Washington Wizards
Cleveland Cavaliers 20:00 Milwaukee Bucks
San Antonio Spurs 20:00 Wolves
Orlando Magic 20:30 Dallas Mavericks
Blazers 22:00 Sacramento Kings
Sunday 10 January
Utah Jazz 15:00 Detroit Pistons
Chicago Bulls 16:00 L.A. Clippers
Thunder 18:00 Brooklyn Nets
Denver Nuggets 18:00 New York Knicks
Miami Heat 19:00 Boston Celtics
L.A. Lakers 19:00 Houston Rockets
San Antonio Spurs 20:00 Wolves
Toronto Raptors 20:30 Warriors

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 Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia 76ers 9 7 2 1027 970 0.778
2 Boston Celtics Boston Celtics 9 6 3 1014 1005 0.667
3 New York Knicks New York Knicks 8 5 3 835 836 0.625
4 Brooklyn Nets Brooklyn Nets 9 5 4 1078 999 0.556
5 Toronto Raptors Toronto Raptors 7 1 6 751 784 0.143
EC - Central Division
1 Indiana Pacers Indiana Pacers 8 6 2 918 864 0.750
2 Milwaukee Bucks Milwaukee Bucks 8 5 3 1002 893 0.625
3 Cleveland Cavaliers Cleveland Cavaliers 8 4 4 825 840 0.500
4 Chicago Bulls Chicago Bulls 9 4 5 1035 1085 0.444
5 Detroit Pistons Detroit Pistons 8 1 7 892 953 0.125
EC - Southeast Division
1 Orlando Magic Orlando Magic 8 6 2 880 848 0.750
2 Atlanta Hawks Atlanta Hawks 8 4 4 922 888 0.500
3 Miami Heat Miami Heat 7 3 4 740 753 0.429
4 Charlotte Hornets Charlotte Hornets 8 3 5 853 880 0.375
5 Washington Wizards Washington Wizards 8 2 6 966 983 0.250
WC - Northwest Division
1 Utah Jazz Utah Jazz 8 4 4 868 882 0.500
2 Denver Nuggets Denver Nuggets 7 3 4 819 812 0.429
3 Portland Trailblazers Portland Trailblazers 7 3 4 801 827 0.429
4 Oklahoma City Thunder Oklahoma City Thunder 7 3 4 714 775 0.429
5 Minnesota Timberwolves Minnesota Timberwolves 7 2 5 753 840 0.286
WC - Pacific Division
1 L.A. Lakers L.A. Lakers 8 6 2 913 833 0.750
2 Phoenix Suns Phoenix Suns 8 6 2 878 819 0.750
3 L.A. Clippers L.A. Clippers 9 6 3 995 977 0.667
4 Golden State Warriors Golden State Warriors 8 4 4 916 956 0.500
5 Sacramento Kings Sacramento Kings 8 4 4 902 941 0.500
WC - Southwest Division
1 New Orleans Pelicans New Orleans Pelicans 8 4 4 854 841 0.500
2 San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs 7 3 4 780 804 0.429
3 Dallas Mavericks Dallas Mavericks 7 3 4 754 736 0.429
4 Houston Rockets Houston Rockets 6 2 4 668 692 0.333
5 Memphis Grizzlies Memphis Grizzlies 7 2 5 748 785 0.286

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.