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 25 December
FT Philadelphia 76ers 105 - 98 New York Knicks -125 +105 Odds
FT Cleveland Cavaliers 92 - 99 Warriors +167 -179 Odds
FT Washington Wizards 111 - 103 Boston Celtics +161 -169 Odds
FT Houston Rockets 107 - 112 Thunder +125 -130 Odds
FT Wolves 121 - 104 L.A. Lakers -244 +220 Odds
Tuesday 26 December
FT Toronto Raptors 93 - 98 Dallas Mavericks -227 +215 Odds
FT Indiana Pacers 83 - 107 Detroit Pistons +105 -120 Odds
FT Orlando Magic 89 - 107 Miami Heat +330 -313 Odds
FT Chicago Bulls 115 - 106 Milwaukee Bucks +260 -294 Odds
FT Brooklyn Nets 97 - 109 San Antonio Spurs +600 -769 Odds
FT Utah Jazz 83 - 107 Denver Nuggets +230 -227 Odds
FT Memphis Grizzlies 97 - 99 Phoenix Suns -112 +103 Odds
FT Sacramento Kings 95 - 122 L.A. Clippers +200 -208 Odds
Wednesday 27 December
FT Boston Celtics 102 - 91 Charlotte Hornets -105 -103 Odds
FT Dallas Mavericks 98 - 94 Indiana Pacers +150 -159 Odds
FT Washington Wizards 99 - 113 Atlanta Hawks -250 +210 Odds
FT New York Knicks 87 - 92 Chicago Bulls +108 -118 Odds
AOT Denver Nuggets 125 - 128 Wolves +185 -196 Odds
FT Toronto Raptors 107 - 124 Thunder +150 -164 Odds
FT Brooklyn Nets 113 - 128 Pelicans +375 -417 Odds
FT Cleveland Cavaliers 95 - 109 Sacramento Kings -400 +360 Odds
FT Utah Jazz 101 - 126 Warriors +555 -667 Odds
FT Memphis Grizzlies 109 - 99 L.A. Lakers +140 -156 Odds
Thursday 28 December
42' Detroit Pistons 89 - 102 Orlando Magic -164 +151 Odds
HT Houston Rockets 62 - 38 Boston Celtics -122 +115 Odds
HT Wolves 56 - 46 Milwaukee Bucks +161 -175 Odds
476' New York Knicks 35 - 41 San Antonio Spurs +480 -556 Odds
Philadelphia 76ers 22:30 Blazers +125 -135 Odds
Friday 29 December
Houston Rockets 19:00 Washington Wizards -147 +125 Odds
Atlanta Hawks 19:30 Toronto Raptors +520 -667 Odds
Brooklyn Nets 20:00 Miami Heat +220 -250 Odds
Indiana Pacers 20:00 Chicago Bulls +130 -147 Odds
Dallas Mavericks 20:00 Pelicans +230 -256 Odds
Milwaukee Bucks 20:00 Thunder +330 -417 Odds
Phoenix Suns 22:00 Sacramento Kings +120 -135 Odds
Charlotte Hornets 22:30 Warriors +520 -625 Odds
L.A. Clippers 22:30 L.A. Lakers
Saturday 30 December
San Antonio Spurs 19:00 Detroit Pistons
Miami Heat 19:00 Orlando Magic
New York Knicks 19:00 Pelicans
Blazers 19:30 Atlanta Hawks
Cleveland Cavaliers 20:00 Utah Jazz
Memphis Grizzlies 20:30 Warriors
Philadelphia 76ers 21:00 Denver Nuggets
Sunday 31 December
Chicago Bulls 15:30 Washington Wizards
Wolves 17:00 Indiana Pacers
Brooklyn Nets 17:30 Boston Celtics
L.A. Lakers 19:00 Houston Rockets
Memphis Grizzlies 19:00 Sacramento Kings
Charlotte Hornets 19:00 L.A. Clippers
Dallas Mavericks 19:00 Thunder
Philadelphia 76ers 20:00 Phoenix Suns

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 Boston Celtics Boston Celtics 38 28 10 3931 3737 0.737
2 Toronto Raptors Toronto Raptors 33 23 10 3651 3397 0.697
3 New York Knicks New York Knicks 34 17 17 3518 3510 0.500
4 Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia 76ers 33 15 18 3559 3592 0.455
5 Brooklyn Nets Brooklyn Nets 34 12 22 3652 3764 0.353
EC - Central Division
1 Cleveland Cavaliers Cleveland Cavaliers 35 24 11 3861 3758 0.686
2 Detroit Pistons Detroit Pistons 33 19 14 3393 3354 0.576
3 Indiana Pacers Indiana Pacers 35 19 16 3761 3734 0.543
4 Milwaukee Bucks Milwaukee Bucks 32 17 15 3365 3386 0.531
5 Chicago Bulls Chicago Bulls 34 12 22 3389 3598 0.353
EC - Southeast Division
1 Washington Wizards Washington Wizards 35 19 16 3697 3635 0.543
2 Miami Heat Miami Heat 34 18 16 3410 3455 0.529
3 Charlotte Hornets Charlotte Hornets 34 12 22 3543 3616 0.353
4 Orlando Magic Orlando Magic 35 11 24 3671 3877 0.314
5 Atlanta Hawks Atlanta Hawks 34 9 25 3538 3687 0.265
WC - Northwest Division
1 Minnesota Timberwolves Minnesota Timberwolves 35 22 13 3813 3738 0.629
2 Oklahoma City Thunder Oklahoma City Thunder 35 20 15 3623 3506 0.571
3 Denver Nuggets Denver Nuggets 35 19 16 3756 3702 0.543
4 Portland Trailblazers Portland Trailblazers 33 17 16 3355 3310 0.515
5 Utah Jazz Utah Jazz 36 15 21 3641 3657 0.417
WC - Pacific Division
1 Golden State Warriors Golden State Warriors 35 28 7 4020 3658 0.800
2 L.A. Clippers L.A. Clippers 33 14 19 3466 3497 0.424
3 Phoenix Suns Phoenix Suns 36 13 23 3801 4046 0.361
4 Sacramento Kings Sacramento Kings 34 12 22 3294 3580 0.353
5 L.A. Lakers L.A. Lakers 33 11 22 3508 3622 0.333
WC - Southwest Division
1 Houston Rockets Houston Rockets 32 25 7 3684 3378 0.781
2 San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs 35 24 11 3545 3429 0.686
3 New Orleans Pelicans New Orleans Pelicans 34 18 16 3779 3771 0.529
4 Memphis Grizzlies Memphis Grizzlies 35 11 24 3411 3541 0.314
5 Dallas Mavericks Dallas Mavericks 36 11 25 3595 3695 0.306

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.