After the end of an NFL season, NBA betting continues to grow in popularity. With games every night and various markets for props, same game parlays, and more, it’s quite the offering for bettors.
In recent years, the NBA has become one of the most popular sports to bet on. Of course, football is still king in terms of betting but basketball has slowly but surely become a popular option for bettors. As the legal sports betting landscape becomes more and more prominent, this will only increase in popularity. Let’s take a look at the best ways to bet on the NBA, NBA Consensus picks, legal sportsbooks available, which states to bet in, and plenty of NBA odds and betting options.
Let’s take a look at how to wager on the NBA, a look at the latest game lines, futures, and more.
Betting on NBA Game Lines
Lines and odds for each NBA game will be listed below from all the top sportsbooks.
2022 NBA Championship Odds
Here is a look a the best futures odds for the NBA Finals, these update throughout the season based on news, odds movement, trades, injuries, and more.
How Can I Bet on the NBA?
There are many ways to bet on the NBA at legal online sportsbooks in the US. Let’s take a look at a NBA Odds guide for ways to bet on the NBA, a look at some futures betting offerings and more.
NBA Odds Guide
For betting on the NBA, there are plenty of odds to choose from and betting types to go with it. Some of these ways to bet on the NBA include:
- Totals (Over/Unders)
- Teasers and more!
NBA Futures Betting
Betting on NBA futures is one of the more popular betting markets available, as there are plenty of options to wager on. Here’s a look at some examples:
- NBA Finals Futures Bet on the Nets (+475) to win the NBA Finals
- Conference Champions Bet on the Warriors (+125) to win the Western Conference
- Division Champions Bet on the Nets (-155) to win the Atlantic Division
- Individual Awards NBA MVP, Rookie of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, etc
- NBA Draft Odds First Pick Odds, Odds for a rookie to get drafted to a team, etc.
Where Can I Bet on the NBA?
Sports bettors can bet on the NBA in a variety of sports at many different sportsbooks. With nearly half of the US approaching legal sports betting, the options have never been more prevalent. Let’s take a look at the top sportsbooks to bet on the NBA.
Which states can I bet on the NBA?
The following states are (or will be) accepting bets on the NBA, whether online or retail.
- New Jersey
- New York
- Rhode Island
- West Virginia
Top NBA Finals Betting Upsets of All Time
A look a the top upsets in the NBA Finals, including Kyrie and LeBron upsetting the Warriors in 2016.
2016 NBA Finals – LeBron and Kyrie dethrone the Golden State Warriors
The Warriors were up 3-1, but the Cavaliers won three straight including a nail-biting 93-89 victory in Game 7. This has been dubbed as LeBron James’ biggest win in his career, without a doubt.
2011 NBA Finals – Dallas Mavericks Ruin Miami Heat’s Plans
The LeBron James-led Heat lost in six games to Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks. This was the first season of the “new” Miami Heat after LeBron James joined Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade in Miami, but they could not finish the job. Not to worry though, they took care of business in the seasons after.
2004 NBA Finals – Pistons Take Down Mighty Lakers
From Kobe Bryant to Shaquille O’Neal to an older Gary Parton and Karl Malone, the 2004 Lakers were huge favorites to win the 2004 NBA Finals against the Pistons team led by Rip Hamilton, Chauncey Billups, Rasheed Wallace, and Ben Wallace. In an upset, Detroit won in five games, and Karl Malone retired without a championship.
2022 NBA MVP Opening Odds
The NBA MVP markets for the 2022 NBA season have already been posted. Here is a look at the opening odds.
PlayerOdds to Win NBA MVPLuka Doncic+400Joel Embiid+700Kevin Durant+700Giannis Antetokounmpo+800Steph Curry+800LeBron James+1100Damian Lillard+1100Nikola Jokic+1500
Last 5 NBA MVP Betting Odds
A look at the last five NBA MVPs with their odds to win at the time pre-season.
2021 NBA MVP – Nikola Jokic (+2000)2020 NBA MVP – Giannis Antetokounmpo (+500)2019 NBA MVP – Giannis Antetokounmpo (+475)2018 NBA MVP – James Harden (+1100)2017 NBA MVP – Russell Westbrook (+200)2016 NBA MVP – Steph Curry (+650)
NBA Betting Odds Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I bet on the NBA legally?
You can bet on the NBA legally in the United States in states with legal sports betting. Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, Indiana, New Hampshire, Iowa, Colorado, Illinois, Virginia, New York, Arizona and more.
Can I bet on the NBA Draft?
Yes. In places with legal online sportsbooks, you can bet on the NBA Draft.
When is the 2022 NBA Finals?
The 2022 NBA Finals will take place in the summer of 2022 after the NBA regular season and playoffs.