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NBA Best Bets Today: Best bets, odds and analysis for Wednesday, May 22nd
4:10 PM · May 22, 2024
NBA Best Bets Today: Best bets, odds and analysis for Wednesday, May 22nd
NBA Best Bets for Wednesday, May 22nd Welcome to my daily column of NBA best bets! Here at VSiN we have a ton of NBA content daily, so make sure to keep tabs on Zach Cohen who is doing an excellent job handicapping the league on a daily basis. NBA Best Bets Dallas Mavericks at […] The post NBA Best Bets Today: Best bets, odds and analysis for Wednesday, May 22nd appeared first on VSiN.
Author(s): Jonathan Von Tobel. Photo by NBA Best Bets Today: Best bets, odds and analysis for Wednesday, May 22nd
NBA Best Bets Today: DK Network Betting Group Picks for May 22 on DraftKings Sportsbook
3:35 PM · May 22, 2024
NBA Best Bets Today: DK Network Betting Group Picks for May 22 on DraftKings Sportsbook
DraftKings analysts give their top NBA bets in the DK Network betting group for today’s NBA betting card.
Author(s): DK.Network.Editors. Photo by C. Morgan Engel/Getty Images
NBA SGP Best Bets Today: JJ Redick’s NBA Same Game Parlay Picks on DraftKings Sportsbook for May 22
2:34 PM · May 22, 2024
NBA SGP Best Bets Today: JJ Redick’s NBA Same Game Parlay Picks on DraftKings Sportsbook for May 22
Former NBA player and current NBA analyst JJ Redick gives his top Same Game Parlay (SGP) pick on DraftKings Sportsbook for today’s NBA betting card.
Author(s): DK.Network.Editors. Photo by Sam Hodde/Getty Images
NBA SGP Best Bets Today: Jenkins & Jonez NBA Same Game Parlay Picks on DraftKings Sportsbook for May 22
2:34 PM · May 22, 2024
NBA SGP Best Bets Today: Jenkins & Jonez NBA Same Game Parlay Picks on DraftKings Sportsbook for May 22
Jenkins & Jonez (@DragonflyJonez and @LaJethroJenkins) give their top Same Game Parlay (SGP) pick on DraftKings Sportsbook for today’s NBA betting card.
Author(s): DK.Network.Editors. Photo by C. Morgan Engel/Getty Images
Expert NBA Playoffs Best Bets and Player Props Today – Wednesday, May 22nd
4:00 AM · May 22, 2024
Expert NBA Playoffs Best Bets and Player Props Today – Wednesday, May 22nd
The 2023-24 NBA regular season is over and we have turned the page to the NBA Playoffs. Throughout the postseason, Jonathan Von Tobel will continue to provide you with his exceptional coverage of the greatest league in the world. Just click here for all of his content.
Author(s): Zachary Cohen. Photo by Expert NBA Playoffs Best Bets and Player Props Today – Wednesday, May 22nd
2023-24 NBA Playoffs: No. 5 Dallas Mavericks vs No. 3 Minnesota Timberwolves series preview, picks and predictions
5:16 AM · May 20, 2024
2023-24 NBA Playoffs: No. 5 Dallas Mavericks vs No. 3 Minnesota Timberwolves series preview, picks and predictions
In the Western Conference Finals the Minnesota Timberwolves and Dallas Mavericks clash with a berth in the NBA Finals on the line. Keep reading for a preview and prediction for this series. And make sure you check out our NBA Playoffs Betting Guide, which will serve as the hub for all of our postseason betting content! […] The post 2023-24 NBA Playoffs: No. 5 Dallas Mavericks vs No.
Author(s): Jonathan Von Tobel. Photo by 2023-24 NBA Playoffs: No. 5 Dallas Mavericks vs No. 3 Minnesota Timberwolves series preview, picks and predictions

NBA Betting and Odds

The NBA, with its rich history, has captivated basketball fans worldwide for decades. From its inception to its growth into a global sensation, the NBA consistently delivers thrilling moments and fierce competition. At DraftKings, we provide comprehensive coverage of NBA games, from regular-season matchups to the playoffs and the highly-anticipated NBA Finals. Whether you're a die-hard NBA fan or a casual viewer interested in exploring sports betting, our platform is diligently designed to deliver an unmatched betting experience.

Popular NBA Events

NBA betting involves several significant events throughout the season that attract sports lovers and bettors alike. These events provide thrilling opportunities to bet on the games and leverage the NBA odds. At DraftKings, we offer a broad spectrum of betting options and competitive NBA odds for all the major events. Let's examine some of the most eagerly anticipated NBA betting events:

  • Season Openers: The onset of the NBA season always brings excitement for basketball enthusiasts. It's the perfect time to evaluate the teams, their lineups, and place informed bets. Our platform offers comprehensive NBA odds, including NBA spreads, for season openers, helping you make strategic wagers and maximize potential winnings.
  • NBA Playoffs: The NBA Playoffs are the culmination of the regular season, featuring the best teams vying for the championship title. The intensity of playoff games provides prime opportunities for NBA betting. At DraftKings, we offer the latest NBA betting odds for each playoff game, ensuring you have access to the most recent information for informed betting decisions.
  • NBA Finals: The NBA Finals is the epitome of basketball excellence, with the top two teams competing for the championship trophy. As the anticipation rises, our platform offers an array of NBA betting options, including NBA Finals odds and NBA title odds, from traditional moneyline bets to prop bets and live in-game wagering. With our competitive NBA odds, you can augment your Finals experience and potentially earn substantial payouts.

How to Read NBA Odds

Understanding NBA odds is essential for successful NBA betting. The American format is widely used for NBA odds, and it's crucial to be familiar with it. Let's illustrate this with an example:

In American odds, positive and negative odds indicate the potential profit for a $100 bet and the amount required to bet to win $100, respectively. For instance, if the NBA betting odds are +150, a $100 bet could yield a $150 profit. Conversely, NBA odds of -200 mean you need to bet $200 to win a $100 profit.

Furthermore, the plus and minus signs generally signify the underdog and favorite teams, respectively. The team with positive NBA odds is the underdog, while the team with negative NBA betting odds is expected to win.

Now that you understand how to read American format odds in NBA betting, you can make more informed decisions when placing your bets. Remember, NBA odds can shift based on various factors, such as injuries, team performance, and public sentiment. Stay updated and leverage this knowledge to your advantage.

Popular NBA Betting Types

There are several popular types of bets you can place when betting on the NBA, adding an extra layer of excitement to the game. Understanding these different bet types can help you make informed decisions and potentially increase your chances of winning.

  • NBA Moneylines: This common bet type involves betting on the game's outright winner. The underdog is generally indicated by the "+" before the odds, and the favorite is indicated by the "-" before the odds.
  • NBA Spreads: A point spread is the amount a team is favored to win or lose by. If a team is projected to win by 6.5 points, you bet on them winning by more or less. These bets are popular because they make an uneven match up more competitive, and it’s no longer about winning outright.
  • Over/Under: Also known as the total, this bet type involves predicting whether the combined score of both teams will be over or under a specific number. The team's victory is irrelevant; the total score is what matters.
  • NBA Player Props: If you're interested in individual player performances, NBA player props are a great choice. These bets let you wager on specific player statistics, such as points scored, rebounds, or assists.
  • NBA Championship Odds: For those interested in long-term bets, NBA championship odds are popular. You can bet on which team will win the NBA championship at the end of the season.
  • NBA Parlays: Parlays are multiple selections combined into a single wager. While the potential payouts can be high, all selections must be correct to win.

NBA Live Betting

NBA live betting is the perfect way to stay engaged with a game, allowing you to add to your total winnings, cash out, or hedge your bets if you no longer like your pick. It’s great to place a bet, sit back, and enjoy the game. But why should the fun stop there? Check today’s NBA odds for in-game stats and moments with live NBA betting. You can place many of the same bets after tip-off as before, with constantly updating spreads or over/under odds.

Always Wager Responsibly

At DraftKings, we believe that life is more fun with skin in the game and we want it to stay that way. It’s important to remember that you should only bet what you can afford and always set reasonable limits for yourself. Here are some things to keep in mind when you’re gambling:

  • Set a realistic budget that you can afford to gamble. Never play beyond your means.
  • Set a time limit on your gambling and stick to it.
  • Don’t place large bets in the hopes of winning big.
  • Don’t try to make money by chasing your losses.
  • Gambling should not be viewed as a pathway to financial gains or shortcut to financial success.
  • Avoid gambling if you are in recovery from any dependency or are under the influence of alcohol or any other substance.

We provide our players with tools to set budgets, limits, and cool-off periods, and always give you the option to self-exclude. For more information and resources, consider visiting DraftKings’ responsible gambling help guide. If, for any reason, you feel like you need help, we strongly encourage you to contact your local responsible gaming organizations. Remember, it’s more fun when it’s for fun.

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