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Indicates that you are betting only on the winner of the event
Money Line
Indicates how many points the favorite is expected to win by
Point Spread
Indicates the total points both teams are expected to score
Total Points
Boston CelticsBoston Celtics23
Celtics need to win by the end of the game or match.
Celtics need to win by more than 9 points
Both teams need to score combined over 221 points
Indiana PacersIndiana Pacers17
Pacers need to win by the end of the game or match.
Pacers need to lose by less than 10 points (or win)
Both teams need to score combined under 222 points
Pregame Odds: BOS -7.5, O/U 222.5

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Indicates that you are betting only on the winner of the event
Money Line
Indicates how many points the favorite is expected to win by
Point Spread
Indicates the total points both teams are expected to score
Total Points
Minnesota TimberwolvesMinnesota Timberwolves(56-26)
Timberwolves need to win by the end of the game or match.
MIN +105% of BetsDAL -130
14%
86%
Timberwolves need to lose by less than 3 points (or win)
MIN +2.5% of BetsDAL -2.5
70%
30%
Both teams need to score combined over 210 points
O 210.5% of BetsU 210.5
90%
10%
Dallas MavericksDallas Mavericks(50-32)
Mavericks need to win by the end of the game or match.
MIN +105% of BetsDAL -130
14%
86%
Mavericks need to win by more than 2 points
MIN +2.5% of BetsDAL -2.5
70%
30%
Both teams need to score combined under 211 points
O 210.5% of BetsU 210.5
90%
10%

NBA odds guide

What do NBA odds looks like?

The football and basketball betting line look very similar. The most common odds you’ll see in the NBA are with the point spread.

Bucks -4

Lakers +4

In that example, the Bucks are the 4-point favorites, and have to win by 5 or more points to win the bet. If the Bucks win by exactly 4 points, it’s a “push” and the bet is refunded. These bets usually have -110 odds on each side, meaning bettors win $100 on a $110 wager.

What other NBA odds are offered?

The over/under, or “total,” and the moneyline are the two other common bets made on NBA games.

The total (combined points by both teams) is set by the sportsbook, and bettors can choose to bet over or under the total. Those bets normally have -110 odds.

Knicks +180

Celtics -200

The moneyline eliminates the point spread. Bettors just take a team to win straight up, and the odds change based on who is favored.

In this example, a $100 bet on the underdog Knicks would win $180 if New York won straight up. Bettors would have to lay $200 on the favored Celtics to win $100.

Do sportsbooks offer NBA Finals odds before and during the season?

A popular NBA bet is wagering on who will win the championship, and those odds are offered almost year-round. A 76ers fan who wants to bet Philadelphia to win the NBA Finals might get 10-to-1 odds before the season.