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Founded in 1946, the National Basketball League (NBA) is composed of 30 teams from the United States and Canada.

Teams begin training in late September. Training camps also enables the coaches to evaluate players, specifically rookies, and study the team’s strengths and weaknesses in preparation for the rigorous regular season.

Teams have the ability to assign players with less than two years of experience to the NBA G League. After training camp, a preseason exhibition games will be held. The NBA regular season begins in the last week of October.

NBA Teams

Division Team
Eastern Conference
Atlantic Boston Celtics
Brooklyn Nets
New York Knicks
Philadelphia 76ers
Toronto Raptors
Central Chicago Bulls
Cleveland Cavaliers
Detroit Pistons
Indiana Pacers
Milwaukee Bucks
Southeast Atlanta Hawks
Charlotte Hornets
Miami Heat
Orlando Magic
Washington Wizards
Western Conference
Northwest Denver Nuggets
Minnesota Timberwolves
Oklahoma City Thunder
Portland Trail Blazers
Utah Jazz
Pacific Golden State Warriors
Los Angeles Clippers
Los Angeles Lakers
Phoenix Suns
Sacramento Kings
Southwest Dallas Mavericks
Houston Rockets
Memphis Grizzlies
New Orleans Pelicans
San Antonio Spurs

What do you need to know about NBA Betting?

Whilst basketball is one of the simplest sports to bet on, there’s a foundation of knowledge that basketball punters need to have under their feet before placing their first wager. Here’s all you need to know about NBA betting:

What is NBA Odds and Lines?

The first step to betting on the NBA is understanding odds and lines. These are known to be simple concepts, but can look intimidating at first.

Odds reflect the payout that corresponds with a given bet and is often represented as a positive or negative number. The team is expected to win if the number is negative whilst positive means that team is expected to lose. The actual number value tells you the payout you would get for winning in relation to a dollar bet.

The line tells the number of points a team is expected to win or lose and is often represented by a positive and negative number, usually in increments of half a point. If a team is showing -3.5, they are expected to win by 3.5 points, and if a team is showing +3.5, they are expected to lose by 3.5 points.

What are the common types of bet in NBA?

  • NBA Spread Bets
    • You need to beat the spread to win a spread bet. This means that to win, your team just needs to outperform the expectations. The “spread” refers to how many points a team is expected to win or lose by.
  • NBA Moneyline Bets
    • These bets are placed on which team will win, regardless of how many points a team won by. The assigned number tells you both the payout on the bet and who is favoured.
  • NBA Prop Bets
    • The proposition betting enables you to bet on other things aside from the result of a game. The options available can range from how many points a player will score in the second half to how many blocks a team will have.

Where can I find the best NBA tips?

Online punting sites are the best place to get NBA tips and advice. From free sites to paid subscription sites, it’s up to you to decide the most appropriate way for you to access the best NBA tips that suit your personality style, risk profile and bankroll.

While every punter is different and will approach things in their own way, you can optimise your betting profile by taking advantage of those professional NBA tipsters who have spent many days completing the professional analysis for you. They are the ones who’ll provide you with the best NBA betting tips.

It’s important to look for an NBA tipping service that discloses and clearly explains their odds recording policies. This will give you the opportunity to take much better prices allowing you to critically assess and compare each service’s performance.

If you are new to punting, we recommend signing up with Winning Edge Investments newsletter to receive a copy of their free 130 page Professional Betting Education Pack.

NBA Preview March 4th

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NBA Preview March 2nd

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NBA Preview 19th of February

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NBA Preview February 18th

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NBA Preview February 16th

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NBA Preview February 10th

A winning return to the NBA picks after a month off thanks to the Spurs coming home with a wet sail after an abysmal start to cash our 11th win from 15 plays. A very lacklustre slate of NBA games but again there is one match that provides a betting opportunity   Current Bank: 107.76 units (+7.76 units) Philadelphia 76ers


NBA Preview February 9th

After a month long lay off due to Covid 19 running absolute riot throughout the NBA, the situation has now stabilised and there is enough trust in the early lines to begin wagering again. The day after the Superbowl is always a small slate of games and there is one on there that does peak the interest as a betting


NBA Preview January 7th

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NBA Preview January 5th

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NBA Preview Jan 2nd

3/3 on the final day of 2020 sends us into 2021 with a decent profit made so far. Not one of the better slates is this Saturdays games but there are still two matches that definitely hold plenty of interest.   Current Bank: 105.73 Units (+5.73 U) Max outlay on any event is 3 units.   LA Clippers v Utah


NBA Boxing Day Preview

It’s one of the biggest days of the regular season calendar, Christmas Day NBA. For us Australians it actually falls on Boxing Day and no doubt NBA fans will be tuned in from the first game at 4am AEST, all the way to the final whistle at about some 13 hours later. Some of the best match ups we’ll see


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