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Last Updated: 15-07-2022 12:09
Here at Betiton™ we bring you one of the best NBA betting experiences around because basketball is something that we are really passionate about. Our experts know everything that they need to know about the best basketball leagues in the world, so that they can provide all of our punters with the best odds, especially NBA odds.
While there are plenty of top basketball leagues out there, we have decided to focus on NBA betting because it is, without a doubt, the biggest and best basketball league in the world. As such, if you are a big basketball fan that likes to place NBA bets, you are in the right place as we offer our Canadian bettors a wide variety of markets and NBA odds, which you can make use of anywhere thanks to the fact that our NBA betting website is 100% compatible with a variety of mobile devices, whether they are using an iOS, Android, or Windows operating system.
We really do have all of the bases covered when it comes to sport betting on the NBA.
- NBA Betting at Betiton™ Canada
- NBA Betting Odds
- About the National Basketball Association (NBA)
- The NBA Teams That You Can Bet On
- Who Gets to Host the NBA?
- How Long Does the NBA Season Last?
- Basketball Odds for the 2022 NBA Playoffs
- Who Are the Favourites to win the NBA
- NBA Betting Playoffs Odds – The Top 5 Teams in the NBA Rankings
- NBA Draft Betting
- Betting on the NBA All-Star Series
- How to Bet on Basketball
- NBA Betting Markets Explained
- Five Examples of Popular Markets for NBA Bets
- Other NBA Betting Markets
- NBA Live Betting
- Why You Should Make Use of NBA Championship Odds at Betiton™
- Frequently Asked Questions about NBA Betting Odds
About the National Basketball Association (NBA)
The National Basketball Association, shortened to the NBA, is the most popular basketball league in the world. It is the league that all basketball players want to play in because not only do they get to test out their skills against some of the best players in the world, but they also get paid handsomely to do so.
This competition came into being on the 6th of June 1946 in New York. To start with, it was called the Basketball Association of America, and it was then merged with the National Basketball League, which is why the name was changed to the NBA. The NBA is now a cultural phenomenon, and it has become associated with fashion and music, with some of its biggest stars going on to become household names across America and Canada.
For instance, even those who are not fans of basketball will have heard of the likes of Michael Jordan. He is the player that is responsible for catapulting the Chicago Bulls to international recognition thanks to some stunning performances during the 90s. Then there was Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neill, who both became household names by helping the Lakers become one of the best teams at the start of the 21st century. Nowadays, players such as LeBron James for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry for the Golden State Warriors, and Kyrie Irving for the Boston Celtics are known around the world.
It is not just the players that are well-known though as the teams ring a bell even for those who are not avid followers of the sport. For example, the San Antonio Spurs, New York Knicks, Houston Rockets, Miami Heat, and the Philadelphia 76ers are all previous winners of this competition. So, whether you are an NBA betting enthusiast or just looking for the best way to gain entry into betting on the NBA, Betiton™ is definitely here for you.
The NBA Teams That You Can Bet On
When it comes to making a bet on the NBA, there are plenty of teams that you will find NBA betting odds for, and this is what we are now going to take a look at here. All of the teams that take part in the NBA are split into an Eastern Conference and Western Conference, and these conferences are further split up into different divisions. The Eastern Conference of the NBA is composed of the Central, Southeast, and Atlantic Divisions, while the Western Conference is made up of the Pacific, Northwest, and Southwest Divisions.
With regard to making NBA bets, you will be able to put your hard-earned money on each side’s 82 regular season matches, which are split equally between away and home venues. Each team will play the other teams in their division four times, will play the other teams in the same conference but the other two divisions two or three times, and will play the teams from the other conference two times. No matter what NBA teams are playing, you will find NBA odds and markets for it right here at Betiton™. Betting on the NBA has never been as simple as this.
The Eastern Conference is made up of 15 teams, and the most successful team in this conference is the Boston Celtics. They have won Eastern Conference title ten times, and are the current champions since they won the title in 2022 by beating Miami 4-3 in the final – each match in the main rounds of the NBA Playoffs is the best out of seven.
The top six teams from the Eastern Conference make it through to the NBA Playoffs, while the teams that finish in 7th to 10th place play against each other to determine the two final teams that will play in the main NBA Playoffs and be in with a chance of winning the NBA Championship. In the NBA Playoffs, the team that finishes first in the Eastern Conference will play the team who finishes eighth, the team that comes second will play the team that comes seventh—we think you get the drift. The winner of both conferences will then take each other on in a fight for the NBA Championship.
Below you can find the teams that make up the Atlantic Division:
- Boston Celtics
- Philadelphia 76ers
- Toronto Raptors
- Brookly Nets
- New York Knicks
These are the teams that play in the Central Division:
- Milwaukee Bucks
- Chicago Bulls
- Cleveland Cavaliers
- Indian Pacers
- Detroit Pistons
These are the teams that make up the Southeast Division:
- Miami Heat
- Atlanta Hawks
- Charlotte Hornets
- Washington Wizards
- Orlando Magic
The Western Conference is also made up of 15 teams and the most successful team is the Los Angeles Lakers, also known simply as the Lakers, as they have won it 19 times. The Lakers’ last win in the Western Conference came back in 2019/20 when they beat the Denver Nuggets 4-1 in the final. As to be expected, the Western Conference matches in the NBA Playoffs are also the best of 7, like they are in the Eastern one.
The same format is used for the Western Conference that is used in the Eastern one, so rather than repeat ourselves, if you have forgotten already, just scroll up a bit and refresh your memory before you move on.
The teams that make up the Northwest Division are:
- Utah Jazz
- Denver Nuggets
- Minnesota Timberwolves
- Portland Trail Blazers
- Oklahoma City Thunder
The teams that play in the Pacific Division are:
- Phoenix Suns
- Golden State Warriors
- Los Angeles Clippers
- Los Angeles Lakers
- Sacramento Kings
The teams that make up the Southwest Division are:
- Dallas Mavericks
- Memphis Grizzlies
- San Antonio Spurs
- New Orleans Pelicans
- Houston Rockets
Who Gets to Host the NBA?
So, if you have been playing close attention, you will know that the NBA is made up of 30 teams that are split into two conferences that are further split into three divisions. The regular season sees each team play 82 matches and takes place from October until April.
The matches in the NBA are played at different stadiums throughout the season, with teams playing home and away games. Therefore, every team gets to host the NBA, but only eight teams will make it to the NBA Playoffs, where there is a series of the best of seven to see who makes it to the next round. These matches take place in April, May, and June. To become NBA Champions and win the Larry O’Brien Championship trophy, the winners of both conferences play in a grand final.
With the NBA season running from October to June, basketball fans from Canada can make plenty of NBA bets, and in one of our latter sections we will explain how to make use of our NBA odds and series odds to do a spot of NBA betting.
How Long Does the NBA Season Last?
The NBA season is, without doubt, one of the most gruelling seasons in any professional sport, with the regular season taking place between October and April, and the Playoffs and Finals taking place from April to June. In the regular season, all of the 30 teams have to play a minimum of 82 matches, and have to travel thousands of miles around US and Canada to play their matches. All in all, a team might end up playing more than 100 games in a season.
There has been a lot of debate over the years as to whether the number of games should be decreased because it is a lot of work for the players, and top players such as Dirk Nowitzski and LeBron James are in favor of a truncated schedule.
While the regular season of the NBA is where the narrative of a side’s campaign is built, it is the post-season playoffs where NBA legends are written. At Betiton™ we offer post-season betting markets for the NBA across every clash that takes place. It is not surprising that some of the best teams to ever grace the NBA are able to boast some of the finest post-season records. For instance, the Lakers in 2001 had a 15-1 winning record, the Detroit Pistons in 1989 had a 15-2 winning record, while the Golden State Warriors in 2017 had an incredible 16-1 winning record.
Basketball Odds for the 2022 NBA Playoffs
The 2022 NBA playoffs started on the 16th of April, and we are now at the final stage of the 2021/2022 NBA competition, with the Boston Celtics taking on the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Championship final. You can find out more about the current state of play in the NBA final a little further down the page.
At the start of the NBA playoffs, the Phoenix Suns were one of the favorites in the NBA playoff odds to make it to the final and go on to lift the title, and many basketball fans would have taken advantage of these NBA Championship odds. However, although they beat the New Orleans Pelicans in the Quarter-Finals, they were knocked out by the Dallas Mavericks, who were then beaten 4-1 by the Golden State Warriors in the Western final.
On the other side of the Playoffs, things were a little more predictable with the four favorites in the NBA betting odds winning their Quarter-Final match and making it through to the Semi-Final. The Milwaukee Bucks, who were the 2020/2021 Champions, were the favourites to win the Eastern title and claim a spot in the Championship Final, but they were beaten 4-3 by the Boston Celtics, who beat the Miami Heat in the Conference Final and are now playing in the NBA Final.
With regard to the NBA betting odds at the start of the Playoffs, the Phoenix Suns were the favorites to lift the NBA title, the Milwaukee Bucks were second favourites, while the Golden State Warriors were third favorites, and the Boston Celtics were fourth favorites.
Who Are the Favourites to Win the Eastern Conference 2022/2023?
Who will the front-runners be at the start of the 2022/23 NBA season? Well, this will depend on what happens in the 2022 NBA draft that is scheduled to take place on the 23rd of June 2022 at the Barclays Center in New York. This is where the different NBA teams can strengthen their squads to improve their chances of going on to win the conference. Thus, it is not easy to predict who will win the conference before the draft has taken place, but we are pretty sure that the likes of the Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks, and the Boston Celtics will be there or there abouts when they have all played their 82 matches.
A couple of other teams that you should keep an eye on include the Philadelphia 76ers and the Brooklyn Nets, since these teams are regulars in the play-offs. It really would not be a huge surprise to see any of the five teams that we just mentioned go on to win the Eastern Conference, which is exactly what makes placing an NBA bet so entertaining.
Who Is the Favourite to Win the Western Conference?
As true fans of the NBA, we provide our customers with the same in-depth betting markets for both conferences. While some NBA fans concentrate on one conference, which is totally fine, we pay attention to both of them because we want to cater to all NBA fans.
So, once the 2022 NBA draft has taken place, who do we think will go on win this conference? Well, there is always one team that is one of the favorites to go on and win this conference, and this team is the Lakers. The Lakers were the outright favorites to win the 2021/2022 Western Conference, but they had a really poor campaign this time around and did not even make it to the Playoffs. This was pretty shocking to be honest because the Lakers have quality players such as LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Russell Westbrook, and Carmelo Anthony. We are pretty sure that the Lakers will not play as badly next time around, and they will, once again, be one of the favorites to win the conference.
The Golden State Warriors were the second favorites to win the 2021/2022 conference and, although they did not go on to win it, they still comfortably qualified for the Playoffs and are now just three wins away from claiming the NBA title – so, they will be another team that will be one of the favorites to win the conference when the NBA odds are released closer to the time.
If you are looking for other strong contenders for winning this conference, then we are pretty sure that the likes of the Phoenix Suns, the Utah Jazz, and the Memphis Grizzlies will be somewhere within contention at the end of the conference stage.
Who Are the Favourites to win the NBA
Who are the favorites for the 2021/2022 NBA? Well, at the start of the NBA Championship, we had given the Brooklyn Nets the top NBA odds to go on and win the NBA title. They made it to the main rounds of the Playoffs thanks to the Page Playoff System, but they were humbled 4-0 by the Boston Celtics and were eliminated. We also had the Lakers as one of the favorites to win the NBA title but, as we mentioned above, they did not even make it to the Playoffs, despite the fact that they have a star-studded line-up.
The Golden State Warriors were high up our NBA odds list, and they have not let us down as they are now in the final thanks to top performances from the likes of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins, and Jordan Poole. They are playing against the Boston Celtics for the right to lift the NBA title, and if you look at our series odds, then you will see that we have the Warriors as the favorites to win the NBA title, but only by the barest of margins. Other series odds that you can bet on include the correct series score and the number of games that will make up the series.
At the time of writing, this best of seven series is tied at 1-1, with the third match scheduled to be played on the 9th of June and the fourth and fifth matches to be played on the 11th and 14th of June. If a seventh match is needed to declare a winner, then it will be played on the 19th of June. Since the scoreline is currently 1-1, you can get decide series odds here at Betiton™, so be sure to check them out.
The Celtics were leading the best of seven series 1-0, despite the fact that the Warriors had a big double-digit lead in Game 1. One of the main reasons why the Celtics were able to claw victory from the jaws of defeat was their hot shooting in Quarter Four. It was imperative that the Warriors got back on track in Game 2, and they did not take their foot off the gas in this match and won the match comfortably by 19 points. Curry was the standout performer for the Warriors, picking up 29 points, four assists, six rebounds, and three steals. If the remaining matches in this series are as exciting as the first two, then there should be plenty for us to enjoy.
You can make use of the Betiton™ app on iOS or Android or use our mobile website to place bets wherever you are on who you think will win the NBA Championship.
NBA Betting Playoffs Odds – The Top 5 Teams in the NBA Rankings
Throughout the regular season, there is an NBA power ranking table that is updated to provide NBA basketball fans with some useful information that can come in handy when making a bet on matches in this competition. In such a table, the teams at the top are the ones that are in form, so before you go ahead and place a wager on a basketball match, it is always a wise move to go ahead and look at this table.
If there is a huge discrepancy between the two teams in the final, then it stands to reason that it would be wiser to place a bet on the team closer to the top of the table rather than the team lower down the table, since the former is one that is obviously in better form.
In the table below, you can find the top five teams in the power rankings at the end of the regular season of the 2021/22 edition of the NBA. As you can see, the Phoenix Suns were the standout performers, losing only 18 of the 82 matches that they played.
The three teams at the bottom of the Power Rankings were the Portland Trail Blazers, Orlando Magic, and the Houston Rockets. Orlando lost 60 of their 82 matches, the Trail Blazers lost 55 of their games, while the Rockets lost 62 matches.
|Ranking||Team||Record (Wins vs Losses)|
|5||Golden State Warriors||53-29|
NBA Draft Betting
Above we mentioned the importance of the draft, which is why we are now going to take some time to explain what the draft is. If you are already familiar with the NBA draft, then do feel free to jump ahead to the next section, since you will already know most of what we are going to tell you.
The NBA Draft is a yearly event that takes place at the end of June once the Playoffs have ended, and we have a new NBA Champion. The NBA Draft began in 1947, and it is a chance for the teams to add new players to their squad so they can increase their chances of doing well in the following season. The draft is made up of two rounds, and the first round sees the teams take turns in selecting players, which is called the Pick. Once the teams have finished their picks, they can then get to work signing those players, or they can trade them right away.
How is the picking order decided during the NBA Draft? Well, it is quite simple really – there is an NBA Draft Lottery that determines the order in which each team gets to pick. The 14 sides that did not make it to playoffs take part in this draft lottery because the purpose of this NBA Draft is to decrease the impact that a team’s financial wealth can have over the course of the season. By doing this, it ensures that great players can sign for poorly performing teams and increase their chances of doing well the following season.
Overall, 1000 four-digit combinations are divided among the 14 teams, with the three worst-performing teams getting 140 combos and the better-performing teams landing just five. For the draw, 14 ping pongs with the number 1 to 14 on them are placed in a machine, and four are drawn out to give a four-digit combo. The team that has that four-digit combo will get the first pick. This process is repeated for the next three picks, while picks 5-14 are given in inverse order of the regular season standings.
It will probably not come as much of a surprise to you to hear that there is the option of betting on the NBA Draft and we will offer you NBA Draft odds right here at Betiton™ Canada. In the 2021/22 campaign, Orlando Magic, Houston Rockets, and the Detroit Pistons were the three worst teams, so they will have the lowest odds of claiming the first pick since they will receive the most combinations.
A great time for basketball fans is March because this is when the NCAA, which stands for the National Collegiate Athletic Association, starts for men’s and women’s basketball. This time of the year is known as March Madness because 68 teams in the men’s competition and 64 teams in the women’s competition battle it out in all elimination competition over three weekends to be crowned National Champions. Not only is this a great time for basketball fans to do a spot of betting, but it is also a great opportunity for the players to put in quality performances and get themselves noticed by NBA teams.
Betting on the NBA All-Star Series
The NBA Championship is a great basketball league for all lovers of basketball to sit down and watch because there will always be some of the best players in the world on display. Would it not be great if we got to sit down and watch a basketball game that has 24 of the best players from the previous season playing against each other in an exhibition game?
Yes, it would be great, and those of you among us who know plenty about the NBA already will know that such an exhibition game exists, and it is called the All-Star Game. This is a very popular match, for obvious reasons, and it is played in February of each year.
The All-Star Game has been taking place since 1951, but it underwent a slight format change in 2018. Before the change came into being, the players for both teams were selected via a variety of different voting systems, which took into account the opinions of fans and the media. However, since 2018, the players that receive the most votes for being the player of the season in their conference will be designated as captain, and they then get to select players from their own conference for the All-Star Game.
Once the captains have decided on their players, the teams face off against each other in a one-off match that is full of skill, intensity, and drama for bragging rights. Who are the coaches for both of the teams? Well, the coach with the best record from each conference will earn the right to coach their respective All-Star conference team. This rule is actually called the “Riley Rule” after Lakers coach Pat Riley coached the Western Conference team eight times out of nine season from 1982 to 1990.
Since this is yet another basketball match, you will not be surprised to hear that we will allow you to place NBA bets on this exhibition game. Although, you should keep in mind that this is an exhibition match, so the players will not be playing at the same intensity or with the same defensive mindset that they would during a proper NBA competitive match – the scores in such games are often much higher because the players are more interested in entertaining the crowd than winning the match.
How to Bet on Basketball
When it comes to sports betting in Canada, it is fair to say that NBA betting is one of the most popular types of sports betting within Canada. If you are wondering just how it is that you go about making a bet on the NBA, then you will be glad to hear that it is the same process that you would use when betting on any other sport that you can find at Betiton™.
All you have to do is head over to the basketball section of our site, click on the match that you would like to place a wager on, take a look at the variety of markets on offer, choose one, decide on your stake, and then submit your wager. It does not come much easier than that, we can guarantee you this. What makes NBA betting so appealing to the masses is that there are frequent upsets over the course of the long season, and any team can get the better of another on a certain night.
NBA Betting Markets Explained
Basketball is one of those sports that revolves around both team and player stats and points, and this is something that you can see reflected in the different markets that are available. One of the most common markets for the NBA, like it is in most other sports, is the winner of the match, which is also called a Money Line bet. Other common NBA bets that you can bet on include the total number of points in a match as well as well as betting against the spread.
There are a lot of other ways that you can make an NBA bet and these include betting on individual team performances as well as betting on individual player performances.
Five Examples of Popular Markets for NBA Bets
As we keep saying, when it comes to making NBA bets, there are plenty of markets available for you to choose from. This is what helps to make basketball betting so popular among Canadians because boredom is kept to a minimum because you are not forced to bet on the same outcome over and over again. Yes, making an NBA bet on a team to win can be pretty entertaining, but if you could bet on only this one market, things would end up getting boring pretty quickly.
Thankfully you have a plethora of markets that you can put your hard-earned money on, and below we are going to take a look at five of the most popular markets that you could bet on.
Moneyline NBA Betting
An NBA moneyline bet is the easiest way that you can bet on any NBA game. What you are doing with such a market is trying to predict which team will go on to win the match that is being played.
Let us pretend that the Boston Celtics are taking on the Miami Heat. With a moneyline bet, you just have to put your money on one of these two teams to win. Unlike in football, there are no draws in basketball – if the scores are level after normal time, then there is an overtime period that will be played until there is a winner.
The NBA odds that we offer for a moneyline bet indicate how much you stand to win if you stake $100. For instance, if in the above example you bet $100 on the Miami Heat to win with odds of +250, then you would earn $250 play your $100 wager back. If, on the other hand, you bet on Boston Celtics at odds of -200, it indicates that you would have to place a stake of $300 in order to make a profit of $100.
For those who might not be used to American odds, the minus sign shows the team that is the favorite, while the plus sign shows the team that is the underdog.
NBA Over/Under Bets
With these types of bets, you are being asked to bet on whether the total number of points landed in a match will fall below or above a specified amount.
There are a variety of NBA Over/Under bets that you can bet on. Let us pretend that the Detroit Pistons are playing the Milwaukee Bucks. In this case, you could bet on the total number of points achieved by both of the teams to fall below or above a specified number. Or you could decide to place an NBA bet on the total points of one team being above or below a certain number. Or, if these two options do not interest you at the time of placing your NBA bet, you could place a wager on the number of points scored by a certain player – for example, you could place a wager on Giannis Antekounmpo to score more than or less than 25 points.
NBA Under/Over bets for the total number of points landed in a match will usually be set between 180 and 240 points. When we are coming up with our numbers for the total number of points market, we will take a close look at the styles of both teams to come up with a reasonable total for the number of points scored. At the end of the day, we want to offer our Canadian basketball fans the fairest betting experience possible.
The exciting thing about making such a bet on NBA is that every shot counts, and you could bet on the number of points scored in a match and go on to lose or win with the last shot of the match.
Most Valuable Player in the NBA Regular Season
With this type of bet you can bet on the player that you think will be go on to win the NBA MVP award. This is the award that is given to the best performing player in the regular season of the NBA. The winner of the Maurice Podoloff Trophy is decided by a panel of broadcasters and sportswriters from the US and Canada. The MVP for the 2021/2022 NBA season was Nikola Jokic, making him the 13th player in history to win the MVP trophy in consecutive seasons.
When it comes to an MVP bet, the earlier that you make your wager, the better the NBA odds will be. If you make this NBA bet before the regular season has started, then you will find very enticing odds on offer, and you will land a nice win if you go on to predict correctly. Obviously, as the season progresses and players start to show us what they have got, then the odds will start to fluctuate accordingly, so the sooner you bet on NBA with this market, the better.
Total Points Scored
In sports such as soccer you are able to bet on the total number of goals scored in a match. For example, you can predict that three goals will be scored and, if three goals are scored, you will win your wager. In basketball, you can also try and predict the total points scored in a match. However, it is obviously harder to predict the exact total of points scored in a basketball game, which is why you will be able to choose from various margins.
The margins that are available to you will depend on the league that you are betting on, but when it comes to making a bet on NBA with this market, you will have 11 margins available for you to choose from, and we have listed them below for you:
Team Winning Margin
Another interesting bet on NBA that you can make is winning margin market. With such an NBA bet, we will take a look at the two teams that are playing and will give you some margins of victory that you can choose from. It is then up to you to decide what you think the winning margin will be, and if you manage to guess it correctly, then you will walk away with a lovely win.
Other NBA Betting Markets
Above we gave you five of the most popular markets that people make use of when they bet on the NBA, and now we are going to take a look at some other great markets that you can bet on when you make an NBA bet.
NBA Spread Betting
A Points Spread wager allows you to place a bet on the number of points that a team will go on to win by. Let us say that the Toronto Raptors are taking on the New York Knicks—here, you could wager on a -19.5 points spread for the team from Toronto, which means that you would be betting on them to win the match by 20 points or more. In other words, if you were to deduct 19.5 points from the Raptors’ final score, they would still be ahead on the scoreboard and would still win the match.
Betting on the New York Knicks to win with a +19.5 points spread would simply mean that you would need them to lose the match by 19 points or fewer in order to win the bet. In other words, if you add 19 points to their final total, they will have more points than their opponents, winning you your wager.
Betting Against The Spread
Placing a bet against the spread is a very popular way for basketball fans to bet on an NBA match. The reason why such betting has gone on to be popular is that it levels the playing field and makes either of the teams a viable betting option. If a match is being played where one of the teams is the complete favorite, then the odds that are on offer will not be worth an NBA bet.
Why is this the case? Well, it is because the odds for the favorites will be too low to make any sort of profit from unless you place a big wager, while the odds for the severe underdogs will be high, but their true chances of winning the match are pretty slim.
By betting against the spread, you will be able to increase or decrease the odds of the team that you want to bet on, making your chances of winning a decent enough profit more favorable.
Player Prop Betting
NBA prop wagers are side bets that do not have a direct impact on the outcome of the game itself. Instead, you are placing a bet on the non-occurrence or occurrence of a certain event happening regarding a player. The most common NBA Player Props that you will come across are centered around the three main performance metrics that are Assists, Points, and Rebounds. In other words, you can select a player and place a bet on the number of points, assists, or rebounds that they will get in the match.
These are great things to think about when you want to bet on the NBA and have highlighted a potential mismatch on the court – such as a dominant center player against a side that concedes many points. While the odds will reflect such match ups, you can do some research to find out the best value spots for such bets.
Team Prop Betting
NBA team proposition bets are similar to the aforementioned player pro bets in the sense that you are not directly betting on a team. Such a bet can involve many different things, but the most common team props that you will come across will revolve around points. For example, total team points or the team that will score 20 points first. Having the option of betting on one team or another gives you better flexibility in your NBA betting.
For example, you might like one team a lot more than another, or you might feel that the spread is a little too high or do not have much confidence in one team scoring enough to hit the overs market in the game. In situations such as these, you can zone in one of the teams and make use of NBA Team Prop bets.
The NBA season is an arduous one, with games coming thick and fast throughout, and there can be numerous games played on any day. It is fair to say that many basketball fans like to do a spot of parlay betting on the NBA. While parlay bets are generally only ever recommended as small side wagers, they do offer bettors the chance to reap nice returns if they manage to land one.
If you are new to the sports betting world, then you might not know what a parlay bet is. To put things as simply as possible, a parlay bet is one where you combine multiple individual bets into one big bet. With parlay bets, all of your selections have to win in order for your wager to be a winning one – even if you only lose one of your selections, you will lose your wager.
While this is the main downside of a parlay bet, there is an upside, and this is that the odds for each selection are multiplied together to create your odds, so if you do manage to get them all right, then you stand to win a lot more than you would for a straight bet. What makes parlay bets so enticing for basketball bettors is the fact that it is possible to get decent returns from just a mere dollar bet – if your luck is in, of course.
As well as placing bets on individual NBA matches, you can also place a bet on what we call NBA future bets. As you can probably guess from the names, future odds are wagers on the outcome of an event in the future. The main way that most basketball bettors bet on NBA Futures is by betting on a team that they think will go on to win the NBA Championship trophy. There are plenty of other markets available for basketball bettors to put their money on, and this includes the likes of Conference Winner and Division Winner.
You also have the option of betting on NBA Players Futures markets via a number of awards such as “Rookie of the Season”, “Most Valuable Player”, and the “Sixth Man of the Year”. Betting on any NBA Future betting market is all about your timing and being able to lock in the best value odds before or during the NBA season.
NBA Live Betting
The very nature of basketball and the NBA means that it is perfect for a spot of live betting. Since basketball is such a fast-scoring sport, it is not uncommon to see the odds of an NBA match flip on its head in a couple of minutes. When it comes to NBA live betting, the betting lines update in real time according to every shot that is missed or made.
We must state here that you will not get the same extensive list of markets when live betting as you would when it comes to pre-match markets, but all of the main bets available for the NBA will be shown on the live betting section, and this includes the likes of money line odds, points totals, and spreads.
Why You Should Make Use of NBA Championship Odds at Betiton™
If you are wondering why it is that you should make use of the NBA odds that we have on offer at Betiton™, then it is because we have some of the best odds on offer when it comes to the NBA. In addition to this, we also have so many NBA markets, which means that you will never get bored when you are betting on the NBA right here. We want to give our Canadian basketball fans a top-quality betting experience, and this is exactly what we believe we give you.
However, while the NBA is the biggest and best basketball league in the world, featuring the best teams and players from around the world, we also have odds and markets for a variety of other basketball leagues. Basketball is thriving in Europe, and the Basketball Bundesliga in Germany features the legendary Bayern Munich. Then there is the LIGA ACB in Spain which boasts talented basketball teams such as Valencia, Barcelona, and Real Madrid, while the main European competition, the EuroLeague has famous basketball clubs such as Olympiacos, Fenerbache, and CSKA Moscow.
Overall, basketball fans have plenty of things to bet on at Betiton™ Canada.
Frequently Asked Questions about NBA Betting Odds
When does the NBA regular season end?
When it comes to sports, it is fair to say that the NBA has one of the most grueling calendars in the sporting world. The regular season starts in October and ends in April, and then the teams that qualify for the NBA Playoffs then play throughout the rest of April, May, and June. If a team makes it to the NBA Finals, then they could end up playing around 110 matches.
When does the play-in tournament start?
The top six teams from each of the two conferences qualify automatically for the main rounds of the NBA Playoffs, while the teams that finish 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th qualify for the Play-In Tournament that takes place during the middle of April not long after the regular season has come to a close. The 7th and 8th ranked teams will play against each other with the winner going to final, while the loser will play the winner of the 9th and 10th ranked teams for the right to play in the final.
How many teams make the playoffs for the 2021-2022 NBA Season?
The aim of each team in the NBA, whether they are from Canada or from the United States is to make it to the Playoffs as here they have a chance to not only go on to win their conference, but also go on to win the NBA and lift the NBA title. There are 15 teams in each conference, and eight of them make it to the NBA Playoffs, which means that there are 16 teams that take part in the NBA Playoffs.
When do the 2021-2022 NBA playoffs start?
The NBA Playoffs are what each team is looking to qualify for because this is where stories that are told among NBA fans for decades can be made. It is the stage of the tournament where complete legends can be made. The NBA Playoffs will start at some stage in April and they carry on throughout May and half of June, which is when we will find out the team that will be crowned champions.