Betting odds for each game in the 2023/24 NBA Season, including Moneylines, Spreads and Totals.

NBA Betting Odds

NBA Game Lines
Indiana PacersIndiana Pacers+345+10 (-105)O221.5 (-110)May 21 - 20:00
Boston CelticsBoston Celtics-470-10 (-115)U221.5 (-110)
Dallas MavericksDallas Mavericks+150+4 (-105)O207.5 (-110)May 22 - 20:30
Minnesota TimberwolvesMinnesota Timberwolves-175-4 (-115)U207.5 (-110)

NBA Bet Types Explained

Betting on the NBA can be an exciting way to engage with the sport and potentially earn some money. For beginners, it’s important to understand key concepts, including American odds, moneyline betting, and spread betting.

Here’s a primer on NBA Odds & betting:

NBA betting lines are the odds set by land-based and online sportsbooks for specific NBA games. These lines include the point spread, moneyline odds, and over/under totals. American Odds are used to express NBA odds.

American odds are expressed as positive (+) or negative (-) numbers. A positive number represents the potential profit on a $100 bet, while a negative number indicates how much you need to bet to win $100.

NBA Moneyline Betting

is a straightforward way to bet on NBA games. You choose the team you believe will win, and the sportsbook provides odds. A positive (+) number indicates the potential profit for a $100 bet, while a negative (-) number shows how much you need to wager to win $100.

NBA Spread Betting

NBA Spread Betting involves wagering on the point difference between two teams.

The team deemed favorite has a negative spread, while the underdog has a positive spread (indicated by + and -).

  • If you bet on the favorite, they must win by more than the spread for your bet to be successful.
  • If you bet on the underdog, they can lose by less than the spread, or win the game for your bet to win.

Totals Betting

In NBA totals betting, also known as over/under betting, you are wagering on the total number of points scored by both teams in a basketball game.The sportsbook sets a line, and you decide whether the actual total points scored in the game will be over or under that line.

Here’s how it works:

  1. The Total Line:
    • The sportsbook sets a line for the total points scored in the game. This line is represented as a whole number, such as 210.5.
  2. Betting on the Over:
    • If you believe the total combined score of both teams will be higher than the set line, you bet on the “over.” For example, if you bet on the over with a line of 210.5, the total points scored by both teams must be 211 or more for your bet to win.
  3. Betting on the Under:
    • If you think the total combined score will be lower than the set line, you bet on the “under.” Using the same example, if you bet on the under with a line of 210.5, the total points scored by both teams must be 210 or fewer for your bet to win.
  4. Overtime Inclusion:
    • In NBA totals betting, the total points scored include any points scored during overtime. So, if the game goes into overtime, the points scored during the extra period(s) count toward the total for the purposes of determining the winner of the over/under bet.
  5. Example:
    • Let’s say the sportsbook sets the total line at 215.5 for a game between Team A and Team B. If you bet on the over and the final score is Team A 110, Team B 108 (totaling 218 points), your bet would be a winner. If you bet on the under, and the final score is Team A 105, Team B 100 (totaling 205 points), your bet would also be a winner.

NBA Betting Glossary

  • NBA Public Betting: Public betting refers to bets placed by the general public. Understanding public betting trends can be useful, as they can impact betting lines and odds.
  • NBA Betting Trends: Betting trends involve analyzing historical data and statistics about NBA teams and matchups. This analysis can help you make more informed betting decisions.
  • NBA Betting Tips: Experienced bettors often share tips and strategies for NBA betting. These tips can be valuable for beginners to improve their understanding and results.
  • NBA Betting Sites: NBA betting sites are online platforms where you can place bets on NBA games. They offer various betting options, odds, and promotions.
  • NBA Betting Apps: Many sportsbooks offer mobile apps for convenient NBA betting, allowing you to access odds, live betting, and more from your mobile device.
  •  NBA Playoffs Betting: The NBA playoffs are a significant part of the season, offering more betting options and increased excitement.

Remember to gamble responsibly and consider setting a budget for your NBA betting activities.

Always do your own research and due diligence, analyze odds and injury reports, and consider seeking advice from experienced bettors before making your wagers.

Read the USA Legal Sports Betting Guide and understand how betting odds work with an odds calculator.

NBA 2023/24 Key Dates

  • The 2023-24 NBA season is the 78th season of the NBA League.
  • Training camps: Late September
  • Preseason games– Early October
  • Regular season starts – October 24th 2023
  • Regular season ends – Mid-April 2024
  • NBA playoffs – Mid-April 2024
  • The current NBA champions are the Denver Nuggets