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NBA Trade Deadline Odds & Betting Predictions: Harden, Simmons On The Move?
Ahead of the NBA trade deadline, our Bookies.com handicapper Adam Thompson has created projected odds for several of the big names tipped to be on the move.
Ja Morant MVP Odds & Grizzlies Futures: Worth Backing Now?
With Ja Morant and the Grizzlies heading to Madison Square Garden for a Wednesday night showdown with the Knicks, let's take a look at his odds for the MIP and MVP awards.
New Orleans Pelicans Best Bets As LA Sports Betting Goes Live
Following the launch of mobile sports betting in Louisiana, we take a look at the best futures bets to make on the New Orleans Pelicans.
NBA MVP Race: Best Bets, Tips & Long Shots To Back
Joel Embiid is now a co-favorite in a wide-open NBA MVP race. Who's worth your money?
NBA Games on MLK Day Complete Betting Guide & TV Schedule
With 24 teams in action and games spanning from 12.30 p.m ET to 10.30 p.m. ET, there will be plenty of NBA betting opportunities.
Comparing Brooklyn Nets vs New York Knicks Futures Odds
There is no doubt that NBA betting is better when both New York teams are playing well. Let's see how the two Big Apple franchises stack up.
Brooklyn Nets NBA Title Odds: How Kyrie's Return Changes Outlook
The Nets head into the heart of their schedule with a 25-13 record, good for second in a wide-open East. Are they worth backing on the NBA futures market?
New York Knicks NBA Futures Odds: Finding The Best Value
The New York Knicks face the second half of the NBA season with plenty of questions, but plenty of opportunity as online betting begins in the Empire State.
NBA Christmas Games Odds, Free Picks & Betting Predictions
Though the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage NBA rosters, there are no plans for the league to pause the season as it did in 2020. That means we’ll still have our traditional five NBA Christmas games and plenty of bets.
NBA Christmas Day Parlay Picks: Huge 4-Team Play A Slam Dunk
There’s no denying this will be an NBA Christmas Day like we’ve never seen before. With a record number of players in health and safety protocols, we may not know what lineups look like until right before tipoff.
NBA Games On Christmas Day: Complete Betting Trends & Tips
Christmas Day is like the NBA's Super Bowl, with NBA betting at a fever pitch. We've got you covered with the most important betting trends of NBA Christmas games.
Phoenix Suns' Perfect November Pays Off For NBA Bettors Too
Monty Williams’ group completed their spotless November in style, winning their 17th consecutive game in a 104-96 victory over Golden State Warriors.
Are New York Knicks A Worthy Bet To Win Eastern Conference?
The New York Knicks opened the season as hot as any team in the NBA, but it’s been all downhill for Tom Thibodeau’s group since.
Golden State Warriors Title Odds Surge As NBA Elite Struggle
It didn’t take long for the Golden State Warriors to prove they’re back among the elites of the NBA.
WynnBET Legends vs Stars NBA Props: Bet MJ vs Durant, Bird vs Steph & More
In honor of the NBA’s 75th season, WynnBET has released NBA player prop bets between legends and some of their most historic seasons vs star players this season.
Complete NBA 2021-2022 Season Betting Guide, Storylines & Tips
The NBA returns on Oct. 19 and our comprehensive betting guide will help you navigate the season.
Complete NBA Win Totals 2021-22 Odds & Best Bets To Back
One of the most popular NBA futures bets are season-long win totals, and there is a strategy to it. Check out our tips to learn more.
Denver Nuggets Odds, Futures & Betting Predictions To Back
Coming off an MVP season, Nikola Jokic leads Denver with realistic expectations to make another deep playoff run in 2021-22.
Orlando Magic Odds, Futures & Betting Predictions To Back
The Magic are in a full-on rebuild with a number of potential cornerstones who are more unknowns than anything at this point. But there's value to be had at betting sites.
Milwaukee Bucks Odds, Futures & Predictions: Will They Repeat?
Coming off a magical run winning their first NBA championship in 50 years, the Milwaukee Bucks have all the ingredients in place to make a repeat run during the 2021-22 season.
Indiana Pacers Odds, Futures & Betting Predictions to Back
The 2021-22 season is a make-or-break campaign for the Indiana Pacers. At this point, it feels like Indiana is stuck in mud.
WNBA Finals 2021 Odds: Mercury vs Sky Picks & Predictions
It doesn’t get much more iconic in the WNBA than Diana Taurasi against Candace Parker, though it wasn’t the matchup we expected to see when the playoffs began.
Philadelphia 76ers Odds, Futures & Betting Predictions To Back
The Philadelphia 76ers are one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference, but a cloud is currently hanging over the organization.
Portland Trail Blazers Odds, Futures & Betting Predictions To Back
The Portland Trail Blazers have a disgruntled superstar in their organization, and this is the last opportunity to make him happy.
Minnesota Timberwolves Odds, Futures & Betting Predictions To Back
If not for Jimmy Butler willing the Timberwolves to the postseason in 2018, Minnesota would be looking at the league’s longest playoff drought.
Charlotte Hornets Odds, Futures & Betting Predictions to Back
Though they’re still a few years away from potentially contending in the East, there will be plenty if Hornets odds and betting trends to monitor.
New York Knicks Odds, Futures & Betting Predictions To Back
The New York Knicks were one of the biggest surprises in sports betting last season thanks to their sudden climb to the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference.
Miami Heat Odds, Futures & Betting Predictions To Back
The Miami Heat have been different ever since acquiring Jimmy Butler, and they’ve done nothing but add supporting pieces around him as they hunt a fourth title in franchise history.
Sacramento Kings Odds, Futures & Betting Predictions To Back
Sacramento has missed the postseason 15 straight seasons, the longest drought in the NBA, but that doesn't mean there aren't good Kings bets.
San Antonio Spurs Odds, Futures & Betting Predictions To Back
When was the last time San Antonio was projected to have a win-total under 30? This truly signals a full-fledged rebuild.
Why Should I Trust Bookies for NBA Expert Picks
Most bettors are confident in their picks. It’s why they’re willing to wager hard-earned cash on the belief that they know what will happen in a given game. But experts are experts for a reason. Our writers study the NBA on a daily basis, paying attention to past performance, ATS trends and Over/Under trends, injuries and line movements specifically guided toward helping bettors make more informed decisions. There’s no such thing as too much information, and when that info comes from trusted sources dedicated to the game, it’s even more useful.
Are the Best Odds Always Shown for Each NBA Pick?
Not all odds are created equal. Certain oddsmakers will list different spreads or odds based on the public consensus at that sportsbook. It may not seem like much, but the difference between one-half point or the same spread costing you $110 to win $100 instead of $120 to win $100 adds up over time. It’s why Bookies.com provides the opportunity to compare spreads and odds between multiple sportsbooks in real time, showing you where the best value lies at any given moment.
How Can I Do My Own Research For NBA Picks?
There are myriad sports writers covering teams locally and nationally who continually provide insights and in-game analysis to help you understand the intricacies of the game when betting on it. Stay up-to-date with all the latest NBA trends by checking out their Twitter accounts for on-the-minute news and statistics.
At Bookies.com, our news and analysis articles are always tailored toward how specific information will affect the potential outcome of a game’s spread, moneyline or over-under. So much can happen in a short amount of time – a player is ruled out, a trade occurs, etc. – and Bookies.com will always have the latest analysis on how it can and will impact bettors.
What are NBA Picks Against the Spread?
Look, there are going to be some mismatches on a nightly basis in the NBA and you’re going to want to take advantage of them. Unlike in NCAA football and the NFL, moneylines rarely get super-high, but you will see your share of -600 lines, and you might be a touch skittish of laying down $600 to win $100 back on the Utah Jazz beating the Oklahoma City Thunder.
That’s why people will look to bet against the spread instead. That moneyline equates to about 10 points, meaning all you need is for the Jazz to win by 11 or more to cash your ticket. You only risk $110 or so to win $100. Less pain if you miss on the pick.
You can also do the reverse. Maybe you like the Thunder in that game but not enough to pick them outright. Instead of betting $100 to win $450, you take the 10 points and bet $110 to win $100. Less gain, but less pain if OKC loses by a bucket. You still cash.
Does Home-Court Advantage Really Matter?
Yes, it does. Bettors have dozens of factors to consider before making a bet, and one of the most significant is home-court advantage, which has always played a role in determining the outcome of a spread. Oddsmakers certainly take that into account, but bettors leaning one way or another on a line can feel confident in the home team to push them in one direction.
But context must be considered: Is the road team just beginning a long road trip or are they on the tail end of one? Is an East Coast team that just played at home now traveling across time zones to play out West? Or is it simply the Chicago Bulls taking a quick trip to Milwaukee? Like anything in gambling, context matters. But a home team is always going to have an advantage.
I’ve Made My NBA Pick, Now What?
You’ve made your decision after studying the trends, checking for late developments and evaluating the odds at Bookies.com. Your next step is to select the best odds, click on that spread, moneyline or over/under and head to the sportsbook to lock in your selection. For first-time bettors, remember that many sportsbooks provide promo codes for bonus offers/bets that will give you a little extra cash to throw around. After that, sit back, relax and cheer your side of the bet on.