NBA Headlines

NBA season win totals highlight gulf between Warriors and rest of league

Covers Sep 3, 2017 - 11:24 PM ET
Golden State owner Joe Lacob once took some schlack for saying his team was light years ahead of the rest of the league. Turns out he might have been right. The Westgate SuperBook released its NBA season win totals and the gulf between the Warriors and the other elite teams is sizable.

Big-name Cavs-Celtics trade won't rock the Warriors' NBA title odds

Covers Aug 29, 2017 - 1:06 AM ET
The Celtics added Kyrie Irving while shipping Isaiah Thomas and a host of others to the Cavs. The deal stirred up some odds in the Eastern Conference but hasn't done anything to impact the Warriors' odds to the win the NBA Championship.

Daily fantasy basketball primer: 10 tips to get you started

Covers Aug 28, 2017 - 11:23 PM ET
No other daily fantasy sport provides more minute-by-minute thrills than basketball. With so many categories factored into scoring, the standings of any tourney or cash-game competition can change in an instant. Monty Andrews has 10 tips to help you maximize your winning potential in DFS hoops.

The NBA's summer shakeup shapes the league MVP futures odds

Covers Aug 27, 2017 - 11:52 PM ET
After a crazy offseason, filled with blockbuster trades and huge free-agent signings, the NBA MVP odds have been shaken up and are packed with basketball betting value. We look at the favorites and some live long shots to win the NBA's Most Valuable Player Award.

Cavs-Celtics swing major trade; books make minor adjustment to title odds

Covers Aug 24, 2017 - 3:19 PM ET
Krrie Irving and Isaiah Thomas are swapping jerseys after Tuesday's blockbuster trade, but oddsmakers offshore and in Las Vegas don't see it as anything that will change the power dynamic in the East. Covers polls multiple sportsbooks to find out what changes were made to the NBA championship odds after yesterday's big trade.

NBA schedule: Best NBA games to watch and bet for the upcoming season

Covers Aug 22, 2017 - 1:22 AM ET
The new NBA schedule is out but the season is still two months away. How do you fix your basketball jones? We've identified the best early season matchups and attached spreads on the games with a little help from our oddsmaking friends. Find out which games are must-see TV and must-bet action.

Las Vegas Summer League reinvigorates NBA betting action in Nevada

Covers Jul 24, 2017 - 3:03 AM ET
So just how big was Lonzo Ball Mania by the time the Las Vegas Summer League wrapped up its annual 11-day run in the shadows of the Strip? Covers discusses the rise in NBA wagers taken by the sportsbooks over the last couple of weeks.

Books differ on how to handle Kyrie Irving and Cavs' situation

Covers Jul 22, 2017 - 2:35 AM ET
Kyrie Irving wants out of Cleveland and away LeBron James. The news has Las Vegas and offshore oddsmakers on alert with some sportsbooks taking down their NBA title odds for the Cavaliers. The consensus opinion from linemakers is that Irving will remain a Cavalier at least by the start of next season.

Sportsbooks release NBA season win totals: Wolves, Sixers big winners

Covers Jul 20, 2017 - 5:33 PM ET
Oddsmakers are expecting big improvements from the Timberwolves and 76ers next season. Both teams are projected to win more than 12 additional games from a season ago. Not surprisingly, the teams expected to take steps back are ones that lost All-Star players this offseason.

These huge player moves have bookies juggling the NBA title odds

Covers Jul 7, 2017 - 6:03 PM ET
The offseason has been better than the postseason, in terms of drama. With so many players swapping jerseys this summer, we look at the four biggest transactions and their impact to the NBA futures odds.

NBA Summer League will invade Las Vegas from July 7 to July 17

Covers Jul 2, 2017 - 8:47 PM ET
The NBA Summer League is one of the hidden gems for hardcore basketball fans. It is one of the best entertainment values in Las Vegas and will run from July 7 to July 17 on the campus of UNLV. And yes, you can gamble on it.

Chris Paul trade to Rockets shakes up NBA title odds

Covers Jun 30, 2017 - 4:02 PM ET
The Houston Rockets gave the rest of the NBA notice Wednesday, they're going it. Well, they'll try and at least take a couple games from the Golden State Warriors, after reaching an agreement to acquire point guard Chris Paul from the Los Angeles Clippers in a move that shakes up the NBA Championship odds.

Is Warriors' dominance ruining 2017-18 NBA futures market in Las Vegas?

Covers Jun 30, 2017 - 12:34 AM ET
NBA futures wagering is off to an ominous start in Vegas. The reason? Definitely a lack of parity with bettors assuming the Warriors will win again next season. Patrick Everson talks with oddsmakers to see if they have a solution up their sleeves.

Every prop bet you could want for Thursday's NBA Draft

Covers Jun 21, 2017 - 10:06 PM ET
We have complied almost every NBA Draft prop bet available from sportsbooks in Las Vegas and offshore ahead of the big night where the next generation of NBA stars learn where they will start their careers.

Betting the NBA Draft: Three Favorite Prop Picks

Covers Jun 20, 2017 - 4:49 PM ET
It's NBA Draft week, which means the rumor mill is swirling, but the uncertainty shouldn’t affect where the top 10 prospects are taken. Which is good news for us degenerates out there looking to lay some action on where the next generation of NBA stars end up.

Father's Day Weekend bets inspired by my dad

Covers Jun 16, 2017 - 5:09 PM ET
You know what sports bettors and fathers have in common? They both like to scream at the TV. With the Father's Day Weekend upon us, Jason Logan gives us some bets inspired by his dad, including some MLB action, U.S. Open golf, and Mayweather vs. McGregor.

'Real Betting Trump' says secret meetings will shape NBA offseason

Covers Jun 15, 2017 - 4:57 PM ET
Everything is pointing to another Warriors title in 2018 - especially the NBA futures odds. But the 'Real Betting Trump' has seen this all before and says there will be plenty of "secret meetings" taking place that will shift those odds this summer.

Warriors and Cavs top NBA 2018 odds, but Las Vegas love the Lakers

Covers Jun 14, 2017 - 5:11 PM ET
It's no surprise to see the Warriors and Cavaliers atop the 2018 NBA futures odds, but what may shock you is which NBA team has taken the most early action to win next year's championship. We talk to The Mirage sportsbook about the opening NBA futures action.

Las Vegas sportsbook opens futures odds to win 2017-18 NBA Championship

Covers Jun 14, 2017 - 2:38 PM ET
The Westgate LV Superbook, located just off the Las Vegas Strip, added futures odds to win the 2017-18 NBA Championship to their massive betting board on Sunday, May 28, 2017. The teams at the top of the odds table have a very familiar feel.

How to bet basketball

Covers Jun 14, 2017 - 2:35 PM ET
Basketball is one of the more popular sports betting options in North America with the NBA and college basketball drawing large handles at sportsbooks. Here's a quick overview of how to bet on basketball, including pointspread and totals.
Desktop View: Switch to Mobile View