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How to Bet on the NBA Online

The NBA (National Basketball Association) is the most exciting basketball league in the world, bar none. The long season provides many opportunities to build your bankroll, with 82 regular season games per team and multiple games happening nightly. Don’t be phased by the overwhelming amount of choice, we’re here to help coach you on what you need to know.

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NBA Odds

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Odds updated: Sep 17, 3:16 AM UTC

What are the NBA Finals?

The NBA Finals are the annual championship in which the Eastern and Western Conference Champions play a best-of-seven game series to determine the league champion.

In 2020 the NBA Finals were watched by an average of 7.5 million viewers in the US. In Nevada alone it is estimated that bettors staked almost $10 million dollars per game throughout the playoffs.

Reigning Champions

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2021 NBA
Finals Champion

Milwaukee Bucks

Previous Winner Basketball MVP

2021 NBA
Finals MVP

Giannis Antetokounmpo

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2021 Eastern
Conference Winner

Milwaukee Bucks

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2021 Western
Conference Winner

Phoenix Suns

Previous Winner Basketball MVP

2021 Regular Season MVP

Nikola Jokić

NBA: Most Popular Markets

Odds are first available in the offseason on which of the 30 teams will win the NBA Championship on all of the best NBA betting sites. The numbers are adjusted as the regular season begins and based on the opinion and betting interest each team garners from the betting public.

NBA Standings

  • Division
  • NBA Atlantic
  • NBA Central
  • NBA Southeast
  • All Divisions
NBA Atlantic W L Pct Home Away Conf Div Ats OU
1 Boston Boston 00.0000-00-00-00-00-0-00-0-0
2 Brooklyn Brooklyn 00.0000-00-00-00-00-0-00-0-0
3 New York New York 00.0000-00-00-00-00-0-00-0-0
4 Philadelphia Philadelphia 00.0000-00-00-00-00-0-00-0-0
5 Toronto Toronto 00.0000-00-00-00-00-0-00-0-0

Last updated: Sep 17, 3:16 AM UTC

Basketball Bets Explained


A moneyline wager in basketball betting is a bet on which team you think is going to win the game. There’s no set number of points a team has to win by, or total points you need to predict, you simply choose who will win the game outright.

Live Betting on the NBA

Live betting on the NBA allows you to place a wager during a match even though the game has already started. Sportsbooks are constantly adjusting their odds depending on how the game is playing out. Live betting, or in-game betting, is a popular way to bet the NBA because it allows you to see how momentum is swinging in a game before locking in a wager.

Here’s an example: the pregame betting line is set at Boston Celtics -3.5 over the Dallas Mavericks. At halftime, the Celtics are leading the game by 10 points. Look for the in-game spread to have adjusted to how the game is playing out. At this point it is probably closer to -6.5. This is a good time to back the Mavericks to keep it close. Alternatively, if it looks like a blowout is about to ensue in the second half, we could take the larger spread knowing how both teams are playing.

NBA Betting Tips

With a large selection of betting sites available and most trying to incentivize bettors to use their sportsbooks, it can often be a good idea to look to sign up with the site that offers the best new user bonuses. Getting a larger bankroll upfront to bet with is always a good bonus and can help us take advantage of favorable NBA odds.

Sites that offer early pay-outs on moneyline wagers are also great ones to look into because blowouts and lopsided victories are not uncommon in the NBA. If you are on the right side of an early lead, you can watch the rest of the game sweat-free with your profits already tucked away safely.

NBA Betting Promotions

$100 Bonus. 100% Match on First Deposit

Most online NBA betting sites will offer you a first deposit bonus up to a certain amount. In this case, it will match 100% of your first deposit up to $100. To withdraw each bonus and any winnings associated with it, you often need to wager an amount equal to ten times the applicable bonus granted. It’s worth always reading the fine print.

Odds Booster

This can be applicable to specific markets or proposition wagers. Certain odds get boosted to help yield better value. A sportsbook may be offering two favorites ‘boosted’ in the Hawks -4.5 & Pacers -3 both to cover. The boosted parlay for these two selections could be changed from +260 to +295 by the sportsbook, thus increasing the potential payout for bettors. The games boosted are often wagers and games popular within NBA public betting.

NBA Early Payout Offer

Place a pregame bet on the moneyline market for any NBA team and if the team you back to win goes up by 20 or more points at any stage during the game, this bet will be paid out in full regardless of whether the opposition comes back to win the game.

No Deposit 2x$10 Free Bets

A simple offer. New users will receive two free bets, worth $10 each, with no deposit required, when signing up for a new sportsbook. This is a popular offer in various US states.

Want to Learn More About NBA Betting?

NBA Moneyline Explained

Who do you think will win? If you want a simple way to bet on basketball, bet the moneyline.

NBA Point Spread Explained

Think you know how many points a team will win by? Find out how to bet the spread with our guide.

NBA Over/Under Explained

Find out why betting over/unders, AKA totals betting, is an important skill for any online bettor.

NBA Parlays Explained

Get bigger odds and bigger returns - learn how to make the most of parlays.

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