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How to Bet on NBA Games Online: A Guide to Basketball Betting

Here we will go over the ins and outs of NBA odds. The 2021–22 NBA season is the 76th National Basketball Association (NBA) season. After two abbreviated seasons due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the NBA returned to its normal mid-October to mid-April schedule for a full 82-game regular season for the first time since the 2018–19 NBA season. As a result, the regular season lasted from October 19, 2021, to April 10, 2022.

The six-month regular NBA season begins in late October and ends in Mid June with the Finals. The long season provides numerous opportunities to increase your bankroll, but you must first learn how to bet on the NBA. The NBA's diverse wager types are discussed in this article, including the Spread, Moneyline, Parlay/Teaser, 1st Quarter/1st Half, Halftime, and Futures.

NBA Moneyline Odds

The most basic kind of NBA odds, the Moneyline, involves picking which team you believe will win the game. The odds determine which squad is the favorite and which is the underdog. The favorite is represented by a negative sign, whereas the underdog is represented by a positive sign.

The larger the difference between the two numbers, the more likely there will be a mismatch; two teams with similar odds demonstrate there isn't much separating them. See below an example of an NBA Moneyline odds:

  • Golden State Warriors +200
  • Boston Celtics -150

NBA Point Spread Odds

When NBA teams aren't evenly matched, the point spread offers NBA bettors an alternative to picking one team to win over the other, just like in NFL odds. Before the game begins, the dog is given an edge, while the favorite is put at a disadvantage. The odds would be as follows:

  • -6.5 -110 Boston Celtics
  • +6.5 -110 Golden State Warriors

In NBA odds, the Celtics would need to win by seven points or more, while the Warriors would have to win the game outright or lose by six points or less to cover.

You're predicting a team to cover the spread when you place a wager like this. This type of wager is frequently associated with ATS. This phrase implies "against the spread."

Because basketball is such a high-scoring sport, NBA game spreads are usually greater than six points. There will be times when the decimal is missing from the spread, and you will only see a whole number. If you bet on Dallas Mavericks to cover the spread at +6, and they lose by exactly 6 points, it's a push, and you'll get your bet reimbursed back.

NBA Totals

A totals bet, often known as over/under betting, is a wager on whether the final score will go over or under a specific number of points. In our previous scenario, if the Celtics were to play the Warriors, the NBA odds would be as follows:

  • Over 204.5 -110
  • Under 204.5 -110

If you bet on the over, you must have a cumulative point total of more than 205 to win. If you bet on the under, you must have a combined score of 204 or less to win. Pushes can happen in over/under betting, just like they can in spread betting if the shared points hit the precise number established by the oddsmakers.

You can bet on an individual team's total points, and the total number of points scored. In this case, you'd need the team you're betting on to score more than or less than a specified number of points in a market like this:

Total Points Over 105

  • Boston Celtics -125 
  • Golden State Warriors +210

NBA Quarter and First-Half Odds

NBA games consist of a 48-minutes divided into four 12-minute quarters, and bettors can place wagers on the results of the first quarter and first half lines before the game starts. These wagers are best described as a game within a game. The first quarter line (usually 14 percent of the total spread) allows you to predict who will cover the spread after one-quarter of play, in this case, the first one.

The same goes for the first half lines, but they run for the whole first half. Like those in other sports, some teams are well known for charging out of the gate and establishing an early lead, while others are "4th quarter teams" who prefer to play from behind.

NBA Halftime Lines

Halftime signals that it's time to change the channel for most people, but halftimes may be lucrative or a redemption chance for the savvy sports bettor. Halftime lines are only available at halftime. Halftime lines take into account what happened in the first half to develop a whole different spread for the second half. Consider the second half as a new game with a new spread to go with it for the rest of the game. The example below will help to clarify this notion: 

Let us pretend that the first half score of the Eastern semifinal game 1 between the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat is Boston 53 vs. Heat 58.

  • Boston Celtics -5 -110
  • Miami Heat +5 -110

As mentioned above, halftime bets are a whole new bet that starts with the third quarter virtual score of 0 to 0. Halftime bets are very common since they will allow you to double down on your full game bet or reroute your initial wager if your team is blown out. This type of bet still pays the same amount as a regular game bet.

NBA Parlays

You can combine two or more wagers on one betting slip and get big rewards with this form of a bet. For example, parlays let you combine the Moneyline of one game with the totals of another and the spread of a third, or you can bet all total, all spread, or all Moneyline tickets from 2 teams up to 9.

A 3 team parlay on the 2022 NBA Playoff semifinals Game 1 ticket will look something like this: 

Boston Celtics Moneyline + Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat total OVER + Dallas Mavericks to cover the spread

NBA 3-Team Parlay

  1. Boston Celtics +105
  2. Boston Celtics @ Miami Heat Over 204
  3. Dallas Mavericks +5 -115

All wagers on your parlay must hit for your bet to be considered a winning bet. You lose the entire stake if you have one loss. You can even do a cross-sport parlay combining your NBA picks with any other sports like College Basketball, NFL, MLB, and NHL to create cross-sport parlays. In fact, any sports that are played concurrently with the NBA season can be used to make monster tickets.

NBA Prop Bets

NBA Prop bets are a popular way to bet on basketball. They allow you to wager on several game factors rather than just the ultimate score or conclusion.

Prop bets can be made on game outcomes as well as a team and individual player performance. For example, you can bet on the first team to hit 20 points, a total of three-pointers made by a team, and a player's combined points, rebounds, and assists are all samples of a game and individual props.

Let's create an example of a Prop NBA bet:

Jayson Tatum Total points: All you have to do is predict whether Tatum scores more or less than the predetermined odds. The Over/Under is both set at -110 in this situation, indicating that the odds favor neither possibility.

Jayson Tatum's Total points 30.5

  • Over 30.5 -110
  • Under 30.5 -110

There are many additional markets to bet on in addition to player total point props, so check around at all the prop betting options available.

NBA Futures 

Futures odds for the NBA or other major sports are for long-term wagers, usually on full-season, like who will win the season, division winners, and playoff outcomes. Here are some examples of potential futures options:

  • NBA Finals champion.
  • Winners of divisions and conferences.
  • Regular-season win totals for each team.
  • Teams that will make or miss the playoffs.
  • MVP Winner, rookie of the year, and more.
  • Individual player accomplishments and season-long leaders.

When betting on NBA futures, the idea is to make the greatest decision while also getting the best prices on the selections you want.

Following the 2022 NBA semifinals example, let's see how a Future bet will be on the Boston Celtics to win the series against the Miami Heat.

NBA Series Prices - Best of Seven

  • Celtics -177
  • Heat +157

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