NBA Odds, Betting Lines, and Spreads

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Mon, March 8 2021, 1:00 AM

Team Durant

Moneyline

+150

Spread

+4

Total

O 317

Team LeBron

Moneyline

-180

Spread

-4

Total

U 317

Pacific Division Winner 2020/2021

Sun, May 16 2021, 6:00 PM

Los Angeles Clippers

+100

Los Angeles Lakers

+140

Phoenix Suns

+300

Golden State Warriors

+25000

Sacramento Kings

+50000

Atlantic Division Winner 2020/2021

Sun, May 16 2021, 6:00 PM

Brooklyn Nets

-200

Philadelphia 76ers

+150

Boston Celtics

+3000

Toronto Raptors

+4000

New York Knicks

+25000

Central Division Winner 2020/2021

Sun, May 16 2021, 6:00 PM

Milwaukee Bucks

-10000

Indiana Pacers

+3300

Chicago Bulls

+10000

Cleveland Cavaliers

+50000

Detroit Pistons

+50000

Southeast Division Winner 2020/2021

Sun, May 16 2021, 6:00 PM

Miami Heat

-335

Atlanta Hawks

+600

Charlotte Hornets

+800

Washington Wizards

+1400

Orlando Magic

+10000

Northwest Division Winner 2020/2021

Sun, May 16 2021, 6:00 PM

Utah Jazz

-3335

Denver Nuggets

+1400

Portland Trail Blazers

+10000

Minnesota Timberwolves

+50000

Oklahoma City Thunder

+50000

Southwest Division Winner 2020/2021

Sun, May 16 2021, 6:00 PM

Dallas Mavericks

-200

San Antonio Spurs

+275

Memphis Grizzlies

+600

New Orleans Pelicans

+1200

Houston Rockets

+25000

MVP Winner 2020/2021

Sun, May 16 2021, 11:00 PM

Embiid, Joel

+200

James, LeBron

+250

Jokic, Nikola

+450

Doncic, Luka

+1200

Antetokounmpo, Giannis

+1600

Lillard, Damian

+2000

Curry, Stephen

+2000

Harden, James

+2500

Leonard, Kawhi

+3300

Durant, Kevin

+4000

NBA Coach of the Year 2020/2021

Tue, June 1 2021, 10:00 AM

Snyder, Quin

-305

Williams, Monty

+450

Rivers, Doc

+1000

Nash, Steve

+1200

Jenkins, Taylor

+1200

Popovich, Gregg

+1600

Lue, Tyronn

+1600

Thibodeau, Tom

+1600

Borrego, James

+2000

Vogel, Frank

+2500

NBA Most Improved Player 2020/2021

Tue, June 1 2021, 10:00 AM

Grant, Jerami

-250

Randle, Julius

+500

Wood, Christian

+600

Brown, Jaylen

+1000

LaVine, Zach

+3300

Boucher, Chris

+3300

Gilgeous-Alexander, Shai

+3300

Sexton, Collin

+5000

Allen, Jarrett

+10000

Ball, Lonzo

+10000

NBA Rookie of the Year 2020/2021

Mon, July 19 2021, 6:00 AM

Ball, LaMelo

-500

Haliburton, Tyrese

+500

Edwards, Anthony

+1000

Wiseman, James

+2500

Quickley, Immanuel

+2500

Bey, Saddiq

+8000

Toppin, Obi

+10000

Pritchard, Payton

+10000

Tate, JaeSean

+10000

Bane, Desmond

+15000

NBA Championship 2020/2021

Mon, August 30 2021, 11:57 PM

Los Angeles Lakers

+250

Brooklyn Nets

+320

Los Angeles Clippers

+500

Milwaukee Bucks

+700

Utah Jazz

+800

Philadelphia 76ers

+1200

Boston Celtics

+2500

Denver Nuggets

+2500

Phoenix Suns

+3300

Miami Heat

+3300

Eastern Conference Winner 2020/2021

Mon, August 30 2021, 11:58 PM

Brooklyn Nets

+130

Milwaukee Bucks

+300

Philadelphia 76ers

+550

Boston Celtics

+1000

Miami Heat

+1200

Toronto Raptors

+1600

Indiana Pacers

+2500

Atlanta Hawks

+6000

Washington Wizards

+6000

New York Knicks

+15000

Western Conference Winner 2020/2021

Mon, August 30 2021, 11:58 PM

Los Angeles Lakers

+120

Los Angeles Clippers

+250

Utah Jazz

+400

Denver Nuggets

+1200

Phoenix Suns

+1400

Dallas Mavericks

+2500

Portland Trail Blazers

+3300

Golden State Warriors

+5000

San Antonio Spurs

+5000

New Orleans Pelicans

+10000

Defensive Player of the Year 2020/2021

Mon, August 30 2021, 11:59 PM

Gobert, Rudy

-200

Simmons, Ben

+225

Turner, Myles

+600

Antetokounmpo, Giannis

+1400

Embiid, Joel

+1400

Davis, Anthony

+8000

Green, Draymond

+8000

Leonard, Kawhi

+10000

Anunoby, OG

+10000

George, Paul

+10000

6th Man of the Year Winner 2020/2021

Mon, August 30 2021, 11:59 PM

Clarkson, Jordan

-400

Gordon, Eric

+900

Boucher, Chris

+1400

Ross, Terrence

+2000

Haliburton, Tyrese

+3300

Harrell, Montrezl

+3300

Young, Thaddeus

+5000

Dragic, Goran

+5000

Williams, Louis

+5000

Herro, Tyler

+5000

NBA Odds, Betting Lines, and Spreads 

Betting on the moneyline, point spread, and total in NBA basketball can be thrilling pursuit for bettors who went to get even more of their basketball viewing experience. Futures betting on NBA Championship odds has also become increasingly popular in NBA betting, especially in recent seasons with trades and free agency changing the landscape of the league. Read on to learn how to read NBA odds and discover how NBA odds work.

How do NBA odds work?

TwinSpires Sports uses the American odds system. The price of the wager is graded based on a scale of $100. Payouts for a wager will scale up and down according to the amount risked.

The minus sign (-) indicates how much a player has to wager in order to win $100. For instance, a $100 wager on -165 NBA odds would win $60.61 (total return of $160.61). A $165 wager on -165 NBA odds would win $100.

The plus sign (+) indicates how much a player would win if they wagered $100. A $100 wager on +130 odds would win $130 (total return of $230). A $50 wager on +130 odds would win $65 (total return of $115).

How to read NBA odds 

When looking at NBA betting odds at TwinSpires Sports, you will see the names of the two teams playing, the spread, the moneyline, and the total. We will explain each of these distinct NBA betting types in greater detail below. You will also see a number to the far right of the NBA odds. This number indicates the number of prop bets available for this particular game.

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Tips on how to win NBA odds 

Winning NBA bets requires skill and savvy. Bettors need to stay up to date on the latest news and NBA injury updates and have an in-depth understanding of league-wide trends, contrasting styles of play, and key matchups.

Sound like too much work? You’re in luck! The TwinSpires Edge's NBA experts have done your homework for you. Check out our NBA on TNT picks every Thursday and our Friday 5-Team Parlays every Friday morning.  

NBA Moneyline

The moneyline is a wager on the straight-up winner of the game. In most cases, there will be a favorite and an underdog listed for each game. Placing a bet on the favorite will offer a lower payout, while placing a bet on an underdog will offer a premium payout, should they win. The NBA moneyline is typically based on the bet required to win $100 if betting on the favorite vs. the potential win for a bet of $100 placed on the underdog.

NBA Point Spread

The point spread is the number of points taken from the favorite, or assigned to the underdog, to give both sides an even chance of winning the wager. For instance, if the Los Angeles Clippers are -7 favorites against the Phoenix Suns, they will need to win their game by eight points or more to “cover” the spread. Conversely, the Suns need to either win or lose by six points or less to cover.

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NBA Total or Over/Under

An NBA Over/Under bet involves choosing whether you think there will be more total points scored by both teams, or less total scores, than the figure listed on the published line. The average NBA betting total in 2019 was 221, but totals can vary depending upon injuries, key matchups, and past history.

NBA Futures

A futures wager is a bet on the outcome of a particular event in the distant future. The NBA betting futures market revolves heavily around which team will win the NBA Championship, as well as which players will win annual awards such as the MVP, Rookie of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, and Sixth Man of the Year.

To view and play the futures markets, select the NBA at TwinSpires Sports and then select FUTURES at the top of the sportsbook next to GAME ODDS.

Futures can be parlayed by adding multiple selections to the bet slip and selecting MULTI BET. You will then be shown the revised odds for your parlay and the return based on the amount wagered.

Where to Bet on NBA Games

Residents of Indiana, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania can enjoy legal NBA betting at TwinSpires Sports You'll find a wide selection of NBA betting odds, NBA betting lines and NBA Championship odds to wager on throughout the NBA season and beyond! And don't forget to visit The TwinSpires Edge regularly for the best NBA betting advice from our NBA Roundtable and our dedicated team of experts.