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 15 November
FT Boston Celtics 98 - 92 Cleveland Cavaliers
FT Sacramento Kings 129 - 107 Detroit Pistons
FT Pelicans 100 - 105 Washington Wizards
FT Orlando Magic 111 - 129 Atlanta Hawks
FT Indiana Pacers 84 - 92 New York Knicks
FT Denver Nuggets 101 - 111 Dallas Mavericks
FT Houston Rockets 102 - 136 Memphis Grizzlies
FT Phoenix Suns 99 - 96 Wolves
FT Miami Heat 103 - 90 Thunder
FT Toronto Raptors 113 - 118 Blazers
FT Chicago Bulls 121 - 103 L.A. Lakers
Tuesday 16 November
Warriors 19:30 Brooklyn Nets
Philadelphia 76ers 22:00 Utah Jazz
San Antonio Spurs 22:30 L.A. Clippers
Wednesday 17 November
Washington Wizards 19:00 Charlotte Hornets
Indiana Pacers 19:00 Detroit Pistons
Boston Celtics 19:30 Atlanta Hawks
Cleveland Cavaliers 19:30 Brooklyn Nets
Pelicans 19:30 Miami Heat
Orlando Magic 19:30 New York Knicks
L.A. Lakers 19:30 Milwaukee Bucks
Sacramento Kings 20:00 Wolves
Houston Rockets 20:00 Thunder
Dallas Mavericks 22:00 Phoenix Suns
Chicago Bulls 22:00 Blazers
Thursday 18 November
Warriors 19:30 Cleveland Cavaliers
Washington Wizards 19:30 Miami Heat
L.A. Clippers 20:00 Memphis Grizzlies
San Antonio Spurs 20:00 Wolves
Philadelphia 76ers 21:00 Denver Nuggets
Toronto Raptors 21:00 Utah Jazz
Friday 19 November
Indiana Pacers 19:00 Charlotte Hornets
Warriors 19:00 Detroit Pistons
L.A. Lakers 19:30 Boston Celtics
Orlando Magic 19:30 Brooklyn Nets
Thunder 20:00 Milwaukee Bucks
L.A. Clippers 20:00 Pelicans
Chicago Bulls 21:00 Denver Nuggets
Dallas Mavericks 22:00 Phoenix Suns
Toronto Raptors 22:00 Sacramento Kings
Saturday 20 November
Houston Rockets 17:00 New York Knicks
Pelicans 19:00 Indiana Pacers
Miami Heat 19:00 Washington Wizards
Charlotte Hornets 19:30 Atlanta Hawks
Thunder 19:30 Boston Celtics
Orlando Magic 20:00 Milwaukee Bucks
Memphis Grizzlies 20:00 Wolves
Philadelphia 76ers 22:00 Blazers
Utah Jazz 22:00 Sacramento Kings
Sunday 21 November
Dallas Mavericks 15:30 L.A. Clippers
L.A. Lakers 18:00 Detroit Pistons
New York Knicks 20:00 Chicago Bulls
Denver Nuggets 20:00 Phoenix Suns
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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EC - Atlantic Division
1 Brooklyn Nets Brooklyn Nets 14 10 4 1519 1449 0.714
2 Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia 76ers 14 8 6 1538 1480 0.571
3 New York Knicks New York Knicks 14 8 6 1517 1503 0.571
4 Boston Celtics Boston Celtics 14 7 7 1501 1486 0.500
5 Toronto Raptors Toronto Raptors 15 7 8 1589 1578 0.467
EC - Central Division
1 Chicago Bulls Chicago Bulls 14 10 4 1520 1438 0.714
2 Cleveland Cavaliers Cleveland Cavaliers 15 9 6 1541 1516 0.600
3 Milwaukee Bucks Milwaukee Bucks 14 6 8 1510 1537 0.429
4 Indiana Pacers Indiana Pacers 15 6 9 1612 1611 0.400
5 Detroit Pistons Detroit Pistons 13 3 10 1278 1417 0.231
EC - Southeast Division
1 Washington Wizards Washington Wizards 13 10 3 1409 1345 0.769
2 Miami Heat Miami Heat 14 9 5 1541 1442 0.643
3 Charlotte Hornets Charlotte Hornets 15 8 7 1699 1726 0.533
4 Atlanta Hawks Atlanta Hawks 15 6 9 1634 1653 0.400
5 Orlando Magic Orlando Magic 14 3 11 1399 1542 0.214
WC - Northwest Division
1 Denver Nuggets Denver Nuggets 14 9 5 1450 1385 0.643
2 Utah Jazz Utah Jazz 13 8 5 1432 1346 0.615
3 Portland Trailblazers Portland Trailblazers 15 7 8 1638 1639 0.467
4 Oklahoma City Thunder Oklahoma City Thunder 13 5 8 1282 1393 0.385
5 Minnesota Timberwolves Minnesota Timberwolves 13 4 9 1351 1407 0.308
WC - Pacific Division
1 Golden State Warriors Golden State Warriors 13 11 2 1496 1324 0.846
2 Phoenix Suns Phoenix Suns 13 10 3 1443 1371 0.769
3 L.A. Clippers L.A. Clippers 13 8 5 1411 1343 0.615
4 L.A. Lakers L.A. Lakers 15 8 7 1647 1687 0.533
5 Sacramento Kings Sacramento Kings 14 6 8 1563 1550 0.429
WC - Southwest Division
1 Dallas Mavericks Dallas Mavericks 13 9 4 1365 1374 0.692
2 Memphis Grizzlies Memphis Grizzlies 14 7 7 1538 1589 0.500
3 San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs 13 4 9 1425 1424 0.308
4 New Orleans Pelicans New Orleans Pelicans 15 2 13 1530 1669 0.133
5 Houston Rockets Houston Rockets 14 1 13 1425 1579 0.071

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.