NBA Northwest Division Betting Lines

Despite the fact that the teams of the northwest division have won two championships in their collective history – none since the 1970s – this part of the western conference still produces high calibre teams that challenge traditional western powers such as the Los Angeles Lakers and the San Antonio Spurs. Since the turn of the century, NBA northwest division betting lines have included teams that suddenly rose to prominence, offering great wagering opportunities.

NBA Northwest Betting Lines Today

Check out northwest division betting lines today to get an idea of the upcoming action for the next set of games. The odds that we list here are moneylines that give players a clear idea of what the experts and sportsbook expect for the outcome of the match.

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Away Score Home Money Line
Monday 28 May
FT Warriors 101 - 92 Houston Rockets -278 +240
Thursday 31 May
AOT Cleveland Cavaliers 114 - 124 Warriors +620 -833
Sunday 03 June
Cleveland Cavaliers 20:00 Warriors +515 -588

NBA Northwest Standings

The northwest division standings tend to fluctuate more than others on a year to year basis due to frequent shifts in power. Before placing a bet on a team from this division, take a look at the record of both teams playing.

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# team P W L + - %
EC - Atlantic Division
1 Toronto Raptors Toronto Raptors 82 59 23 9156 8518 0.720
2 Boston Celtics Boston Celtics 82 55 27 8529 8235 0.671
3 Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia 76ers 82 52 30 9004 8635 0.634
4 New York Knicks New York Knicks 82 29 53 8566 8858 0.354
5 Brooklyn Nets Brooklyn Nets 82 28 54 8741 9048 0.341
EC - Central Division
1 Cleveland Cavaliers Cleveland Cavaliers 82 50 32 9091 9014 0.610
2 Indiana Pacers Indiana Pacers 82 48 34 8656 8543 0.585
3 Milwaukee Bucks Milwaukee Bucks 82 44 38 8731 8756 0.537
4 Detroit Pistons Detroit Pistons 82 39 43 8509 8521 0.476
5 Chicago Bulls Chicago Bulls 82 27 55 8440 9017 0.329
EC - Southeast Division
1 Miami Heat Miami Heat 82 44 38 8480 8441 0.537
2 Washington Wizards Washington Wizards 82 43 39 8742 8694 0.524
3 Charlotte Hornets Charlotte Hornets 82 36 46 8874 8853 0.439
4 Orlando Magic Orlando Magic 82 25 57 8479 8874 0.305
5 Atlanta Hawks Atlanta Hawks 82 24 58 8475 8922 0.293
WC - Northwest Division
1 Portland Trailblazers Portland Trailblazers 82 49 33 8661 8448 0.598
2 Oklahoma City Thunder Oklahoma City Thunder 82 48 34 8844 8564 0.585
3 Utah Jazz Utah Jazz 82 48 34 8540 8187 0.585
4 Minnesota Timberwolves Minnesota Timberwolves 82 47 35 8980 8797 0.573
5 Denver Nuggets Denver Nuggets 82 46 36 9020 8899 0.561
WC - Pacific Division
1 Golden State Warriors Golden State Warriors 82 58 24 9304 8814 0.707
2 L.A. Clippers L.A. Clippers 82 42 40 8937 8934 0.512
3 L.A. Lakers L.A. Lakers 82 35 47 8862 8989 0.427
4 Sacramento Kings Sacramento Kings 82 27 55 8104 8677 0.329
5 Phoenix Suns Phoenix Suns 82 21 61 8522 9290 0.256
WC - Southwest Division
1 Houston Rockets Houston Rockets 82 65 17 9213 8518 0.793
2 New Orleans Pelicans New Orleans Pelicans 82 48 34 9161 9054 0.585
3 San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs 82 47 35 8424 8187 0.573
4 Dallas Mavericks Dallas Mavericks 82 24 58 8390 8639 0.293
5 Memphis Grizzlies Memphis Grizzlies 82 22 60 8145 8654 0.268

The NBA is typically considered to be among the most difficult sports to sniff out an upset due to the predictability of dominant teams. Since it’s a star’s league, the teams with the biggest superstars tend to sweep away squads of more modest talent. Nonetheless, the northwest boasts two of the bigger upsets in recent playoff memory, with the eighth seeded 1994 Nuggets becoming the first team to beat a number one seed, coming back from two games to none to win the series-deciding game in overtime. The 2014 Portland Trail Blazers, lead by the clutch play of Damian Lillard, upset the Houston Rockets during the 2014 playoffs, dispatching what was expected to be a Rockets squad that would contend for the championship.

Occasionally, you’ll see a player or a team have a “statement” game. This usually involves a big win against one of the elite teams or a player breaking out to reveal a new star in the league, such as Damian Lillard when he hit the series winning three in 2014. Wagering fans who keep tabs on the NBA give themselves the chance to increase the amount of big wins they score through betting on ascendant underdog teams.

The NBA has one of the strongest home court trends in North American professional sports, with 60 percent of home teams winning during the regular season. This jumps to nearly 65 percent during the playoffs, partly due to the fact that top seeds tend to take care of home court more frequently than lower seeds. When attempting to find great value in a wager, check out the odds of the home team to see if they reflect the quality of play.

For regular season and playoff games, the vast majority of sportsbooks publish the calculations of oddsmakers as moneylines. You’ll see them on this page as well as all over sportsbooks, listed as positive and negative numbers. Although you may expect the opposite to be true, positive moneylines represent underdogs while negative moneylines represent the favourite.

If the Utah Jazz are listed at +200 for their game against the -200 Oklahoma City Thunder, you’ll need to bet $200 to win $100 on the Thunder, but only need to wager $100 to win $200 on the Jazz.  When the playoffs roll around, sportsbooks may also give you the option of betting on an entire playoff series.