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 10 June
FT Warriors 106 - 105 Toronto Raptors +100 -106
Thursday 13 June
FT Toronto Raptors 114 - 110 Warriors +125 +265

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 82 58 24 9384 8885 0.707
2 Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia 76ers 82 51 31 9445 9224 0.622
3 Boston Celtics Boston Celtics 82 49 33 9216 8852 0.598
4 Brooklyn Nets Brooklyn Nets 82 42 40 9204 9210 0.512
5 New York Knicks New York Knicks 82 17 65 8575 9330 0.207
EC - Central Division
1 Milwaukee Bucks Milwaukee Bucks 82 60 22 9686 8959 0.732
2 Indiana Pacers Indiana Pacers 82 48 34 8857 8584 0.585
3 Detroit Pistons Detroit Pistons 82 41 41 8778 8798 0.500
4 Chicago Bulls Chicago Bulls 82 22 60 8605 9295 0.268
5 Cleveland Cavaliers Cleveland Cavaliers 82 19 63 8567 9355 0.232
EC - Southeast Division
1 Orlando Magic Orlando Magic 82 42 40 8800 8742 0.512
2 Charlotte Hornets Charlotte Hornets 82 39 43 9081 9171 0.476
3 Miami Heat Miami Heat 82 39 43 8668 8687 0.476
4 Washington Wizards Washington Wizards 82 32 50 9350 9588 0.390
5 Atlanta Hawks Atlanta Hawks 82 29 53 9294 9788 0.354
WC - Northwest Division
1 Denver Nuggets Denver Nuggets 82 54 28 9075 8751 0.659
2 Portland Trailblazers Portland Trailblazers 82 53 28 9402 9058 0.646
3 Utah Jazz Utah Jazz 82 50 32 9161 8730 0.610
4 Oklahoma City Thunder Oklahoma City Thunder 82 49 33 9387 9108 0.598
5 Minnesota Timberwolves Minnesota Timberwolves 82 36 46 9223 9346 0.439
WC - Pacific Division
1 Golden State Warriors Golden State Warriors 82 57 25 9650 9120 0.695
2 L.A. Clippers L.A. Clippers 82 48 34 9442 9372 0.585
3 Sacramento Kings Sacramento Kings 82 39 43 9363 9455 0.476
4 L.A. Lakers L.A. Lakers 82 37 45 9165 9306 0.451
5 Phoenix Suns Phoenix Suns 82 18 63 8815 9581 0.232
WC - Southwest Division
1 Houston Rockets Houston Rockets 82 53 29 9341 8950 0.646
2 San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs 82 48 34 9156 9018 0.585
3 New Orleans Pelicans New Orleans Pelicans 82 33 49 9466 9575 0.402
4 Dallas Mavericks Dallas Mavericks 82 33 49 8927 9032 0.402
5 Memphis Grizzlies Memphis Grizzlies 82 33 49 8490 8703 0.402

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.