Live NBA Basketball Odds & Scores
USA SPORTS Betting Lines provide the latest & update live NBA Basketball Odds, those lines are constantly updated throughout the day, with this in-depth look at each basketball betting type you will have the tools to make your desired wager exactly the way you choose. Betting on NBA games can add a lot of excitement, and can be quite profitable if done right!
We provide up to the minute NBA point spreads, moneyline, totals, 1st half & 2nd half odds for you to wager on. If you have any questions on how to bet on basketball we are glad to help.
How to bet on NBA point spreads:
The point spread – commonly referred to as “the spread” – is the number assigned by the sportsbooks to represent the point difference between two teams for betting purposes. The point spread is the number of points added or subtracted to your team’s final score, which is then compared to your opponent to decide the winner. You win this bet if your new score beats your opponent.
The team with the negative number is considered the favorite. (Example: -7.5) The team with the positive number is considered the underdog or “dog”. (Example: +7.5)
The team that is the favorite needs to win the game by more than the assigned point spread value in order to cash the ticket. For example, if the Cleveland Cavaliers are -7.5 against the Boston Celtics they need to win by height or more points to beat the point spread. On the other hand, a bettor taking the underdog Celtics in this example needs Boston to either win outright or lose by seven or fewer points.
How to bet on NBA moneyline:
A moneyline wager in an NBA game is a bet on which team will win the game outright, independent of the point spread.
Unlike the point spread or game total bet, a moneyline wager ask you to make a prediction on which team will win and which will lose.
The favorite in a game has a negative moneyline (example: -140). The underdog has a positive moneyline (example: +120). The odds represent the payouts on a $100 wager. So for a favorite at -140 the bettor would wager $140 to win $100. For an underdog at +120 the bettor would wager $100 to win $120.
That makes moneylines easy to use and easy to read
How to bet on NBA Totals or Over/Under:
NBA totals are a bet on the total combined number of points that both teams will score in a given game.
You can bet totals “over” or “under”. If you are betting “over” then you are betting that the combined number of points from the teams will exceed the posted total. If the posted total is 210.5 and you bet “over” then you wagering that 211 or more combined points will be scored. If you are betting “under” 210.5 then you are hoping for 210 or fewer combined points to be scored.
All points scored in overtime count towards the totals wager. If the total number of points scored ends up being exactly the same as the posted total (for instance a 108-102 game with a total of 210.0) it is considered a “push” (a tie) and the bet is refunded.