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NBA Betting Rules

General betting rules apply to all NBA betting. In addition, the following rules are specific to betting on NBA basketball.

  • Pointspread and moneyline bets on NBA basketball have 'action' after 43 minutes of play in NBA games.
  • For over/under bets the game must play to full time for bets to have 'action'.
  • Overtime counts in the settlement of all NBA betting on basketball games unless otherwise stated.
  • All games must start on the scheduled date for bets to have 'action'.
  • Winning Margin: Winning margin betting is from scratch (the start of the game).

NBA Betting Guide

NBA betting is one of the most popular choices of betting for Sports Interaction players.

The main action when you bet on NBA basketball games is in pointspread, or line, betting, where the sportsbook decides on a margin of victory for the favorite that will make either team an attractive betting proposition. Consider the example below:

Los Angeles Lakers +15.0 -110
Boston Celtics -15.0 -110

In the example, the NBA betting spread is set at fifteen points. The +15.0 after the Los Angeles Lakers means that the Lakers are the underdog in this game; the Lakers must either win, or lose by less than fifteen points, for a bet on the Lakers to win. The -15.0 after the Boston Celtics means that the Celtics are the favorite; the Celtics must win by more than fifteen points for a bet on the Celtics to win.

If the Celtics win by exactly fifteen points, then the bet is said to have fallen on the spread and is deemed a push. All bets are voided and the stakes returned in this instance.

The second number, -110, after each team is the price of a winning bet on NBA basketball. A winning bettor will win $100 for every $110 bet.

For an NBA game to have action, the game must be played for at least 43 minutes actual play. Overtime counts if played, and there are a selection of related betting markets to add extra value, choice and excitement, such as totals, moneyline, winning margin NBA betting, and the like. For more information on how to bet on NBA basketball, please visit our Help Center from the navigation above!

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Friday, March 27, 2015

19:05    

 
  • Charlotte +4.0 -110
  • Washington -4.0 -110
Moneyline
  • Charlotte   +155
  • Washington   -185
Over/Under
  • Over +189.5 -110
  • Under +189.5 -110

19:05    

 
  • Detroit -2.0 -110
  • Orlando +2.0 -110
Moneyline
  • Detroit   -130
  • Orlando   +110
Over/Under
  • Over +197.0 -110
  • Under +197.0 -110

19:05    

 
  • LA Clippers -12.5 -110
  • Philadelphia +12.5 -110
Moneyline
  • LA Clippers   -1000
  • Philadelphia   +700
Over/Under
  • Over +201.0 -110
  • Under +201.0 -110

19:35    

 
  • Boston -10.0 -110
  • New York +10.0 -110
Moneyline
  • Boston   -550
  • New York   +425
Over/Under
  • Over +194.5 -110
  • Under +194.5 -110

19:35    

 
  • Cleveland -9.0 -110
  • Brooklyn Nets +9.0 -110
Moneyline
  • Cleveland   -450
  • Brooklyn Nets   +340
Over/Under
  • Over +208.0 -110
  • Under +208.0 -110

19:35    

 
  • LA Lakers +8.5 -110
  • Toronto -8.5 -110
Moneyline
  • LA Lakers   +335
  • Toronto   -435
Over/Under
  • Over +203.5 -110
  • Under +203.5 -110

19:35    

 
  • Miami +9.0 -110
  • Atlanta -9.0 -110
Moneyline
  • Miami   +380
  • Atlanta   -490
Over/Under
  • Over +194.0 -110
  • Under +194.0 -110

20:05    

 
  • Golden State -3.5 -110
  • Memphis +3.5 -110
Moneyline
  • Golden State   -160
  • Memphis   +135
Over/Under
  • Over +199.0 -110
  • Under +199.0 -110

20:05    

 
  • Minnesota +13.5 -110
  • Houston -13.5 -110
Moneyline
  • Minnesota   +800
  • Houston   -1200
Over/Under
  • Over +205.5 -110
  • Under +205.5 -110

20:05    

 
  • Sacramento +6.5 -110
  • New Orleans -6.5 -110
Moneyline
  • Sacramento   +235
  • New Orleans   -295
Over/Under
  • Over +207.0 -110
  • Under +207.0 -110

20:35    

 
  • Dallas +9.5 -110
  • San Antonio -9.5 -110
Moneyline
  • Dallas   +400
  • San Antonio   -525
Over/Under
  • Over +206.5 -110
  • Under +206.5 -110

21:05    

 
  • Utah +2.5 -110
  • Denver -2.5 -110
Moneyline
  • Utah   +125
  • Denver   -145
Over/Under
  • Over +189.0 -110
  • Under +189.0 -110

22:05    

 
  • Portland -1.0 -110
  • Phoenix +1.0 -110
Moneyline
  • Portland   Closed
  • Phoenix   Closed
Over/Under
  • Over +204.5 -110
  • Under +204.5 -110

Saturday, March 28, 2015

19:05    

 
  • Atlanta   Closed
  • Charlotte   Closed
Moneyline
  • Atlanta   Closed
  • Charlotte   Closed
Over/Under
  • Over   Closed
  • Under   Closed

20:05    

 
  • New York   Closed
  • Chicago   Closed
Moneyline
  • New York   Closed
  • Chicago   Closed
Over/Under
  • Over   Closed
  • Under   Closed

20:35    

 
  • Golden State   Closed
  • Milwaukee   Closed
Moneyline
  • Golden State   Closed
  • Milwaukee   Closed
Over/Under
  • Over   Closed
  • Under   Closed

22:05    

 
  • Denver   Closed
  • Portland   Closed
Moneyline
  • Denver   Closed
  • Portland   Closed
Over/Under
  • Over   Closed
  • Under   Closed

22:05    

 
  • Oklahoma City   Closed
  • Utah   Closed
Moneyline
  • Oklahoma City   Closed
  • Utah   Closed
Over/Under
  • Over   Closed
  • Under   Closed
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