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NBA Betting News

NBA Draft: Lottery mock draft betting picks 1.0
7:19 PM · Jun 21, 2024
NBA Draft The NBA Draft is nowhere near the betting event that the NFL Draft has become. This draft tends to become extremely random the deeper it gets. There is a massive amount of foreign prospects that bettors are not familiar with. In the NFL, the players you watched all fall on Saturdays are selected […] The post NBA Draft: Lottery mock draft betting picks 1.0 appeared first on VSiN.
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Author(s): Jonathan Von Tobel. Photo by NBA Draft: Lottery mock draft betting picks 1.0
2024 NBA Draft Odds: Who will be the first overall pick in the draft?
10:13 PM · Jun 20, 2024
2024 NBA Draft Odds: First Overall Pick The Atlanta Hawks won the lottery and will be picking first overall in the 2024 NBA Draft. This year’s draft class is viewed as a weaker one, as there aren’t many clear-cut franchise players in the group.
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Author(s): Zachary Cohen. Photo by 2024 NBA Draft Odds: Who will be the first overall pick in the draft?
2024 NBA Draft Best Bets: Odds, Predictions to Consider on DraftKings Sportsbook
6:58 PM · Jun 20, 2024
Last Summer we had the most sure-fire No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft since LeBron James, as Victor Wembanyama headlined an otherwise pretty solid draft class. This Summer we’re in for a different story, as the No. 1 pick remains wide open with less than a week until draft night. Not to mention, this is being discussed as one of the weakest draft classes of all-time.
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Author(s): Julian Edlow. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images
An Early Look at College Basketball Futures
1:59 PM · Jun 20, 2024
Ironically, reality TV shows are far from the real thing. As the actors play roles and the producers manipulate storylines, most viewers willingly fall for the script.
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NBA SGP Best Bets Today: Rachel Nichols’ NBA Same Game Parlay Picks on DraftKings Sportsbook for June 17
6:55 PM · Jun 17, 2024
NBA insider Rachel Nichols gives her top Same Game Parlay (SGP) pick on DraftKings Sportsbook for Game 5 of the NBA Finals.
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Author(s): DK.Network.Editors. Photo by Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports
Best Celtics player prop bets to consider for Game 5 of 2024 NBA Finals vs. Mavericks
3:42 PM · Jun 17, 2024
After getting smoked in Game 4 of the 2024 NBA Finals, the Boston Celtics return to TD Garden for Game 5 with an opportunity to close out the Dallas Mavericks and secure an 18th title in front of their home fans. The Celtics would’ve liked to get a sweep but it became evident quickly in Game 4 that wasn’t going to happen.
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Author(s): Chinmay Vaidya. Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images

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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