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Mitchell takes the fight to world champs, and today's NBA odds and analysis

Covers Oct 19, 2018 - 6:42 PM ET
The NBA rolls into its first weekend, with a full slate of betting odds Friday night. There are more wagering options than just sides and totals, which is why we handicap the NBA from all the angles. Find the best ways to bet on NBA Friday night, including Donovan Mitchell taking the fight to the world champs.

The King's debut for the Lakers, and today's NBA odds and analysis

Covers Oct 18, 2018 - 4:07 PM ET
The long-awaited debut of the King for the Lakers is here. LeBron visting the Blazers highlights a trio of NBA games on Thursday night which includes the Heat visit the Wizards and the 76ers hosting the Bulls. We’re here to deliver need-to-know betting notes to help you crack the NBA odds for tonight's matchups.

The Sharp 600: Your 2018-19 NBA betting preview

Covers Oct 18, 2018 - 3:10 PM ET
Which NBA futures are the most popular amongst the sharp bettors in Las Vegas? Are LeBron and the Lakers poised to make a serious run at the Golden State Warriors? Joe Fortenbaugh talks with Ed Salmons, Race & Sportsbook Manager at SuperBook USA in Vegas, about that and more in our 2018-19 NBA betting preview.

Middleton gets a buzz vs this foe, and today's NBA odds and analysis

Covers Oct 17, 2018 - 5:01 PM ET
After an opening-night NBA appetizer, we're treated to the main course as 22 more teams tip off their 2018-19 regular season campaigns on Wednesday night. We’re here to deliver need-to-know betting news, trends, and picks to help you crack the NBA odds for tonight's matchups.

Total too high without Westbrook, and today's NBA odds and analysis

Covers Oct 16, 2018 - 4:31 PM ET
It’s finally here! The NBA season tips off with a two-game slate with two preseason favorites facing off against very formidable opponents as the 76ers visit the Celtics and the Warriors host the Thunder. We’re here to deliver need-to-know betting news, trends, and picks to help with your opening day wagers.

The five best way too early NBA regular season win total value picks

Covers Sep 9, 2018 - 7:29 PM ET
Sportsbooks released their NBA regular season win totals earlier this week and with the hullabaloo of Opening Night and Christmas Day games getting announced there’s no better time to find value. Monique Vag gives her top Over and Under predictions for the NBA season win totals.

How to bet the pointspread

Covers Sep 5, 2018 - 3:52 PM ET
Betting against the pointspread is one of the most common ways to wager on sports like football and basketball. Oddsmakers will handicap a game by determining how many points one team should beat the other team by.

How to bet totals

Covers Sep 5, 2018 - 3:51 PM ET
Betting on totals – also known as the Over/Under – is one of the most common ways to wager on sports. Oddsmakers determine the total amount of points scored by both teams and set that number as the betting total.

How to bet parlays

Covers Sep 5, 2018 - 3:36 PM ET
Parlay betting involves tying two or more different wagers together but all wagers must be correct in order to win the parlay. The more bets that are parlayed together, the larger the potential payout. However, with each bet added to the parlay the chances of winning become smaller.

Sportsbooks deliver an early holiday gift with NBA Christmas Day odds

Covers Aug 9, 2018 - 5:43 PM ET
During the “Dog Days of Summer”, Christmas Day is the last thing on sports bettors’ minds. But the NBA shook us from our summer slumber, releasing its schedule for Open Night and the Christmas Day showcase games this week. Here's a look at the best betting matchups.

Landing LeBron isn't the only reason why the Lakers' odds are crazy

Covers Jul 24, 2018 - 7:05 PM ET
LeBron James has signed with the Los Angeles Lakers, which is something Las Vegas bookies have been bracing for since opening futures odds on the 2018-19 NBA Championship. Jason Logan looks at the Lakers' current price to win the title and tells you why it's not all about LeBron when it comes to these NBA odds.

NBA 2019 title odds: Four best value bets

Covers Jul 24, 2018 - 7:04 PM ET
The 2018 NBA offseason is expected to be a busy one according to league insiders. Sportsbooks are speculating themselves on where some of the big names will land and it's impacting the NBA futures market. Ashton Grewal surveys the board to find the four best value bets to win the 2019 NBA title.

Latest title odds signify end of an era for Spurs after Leonard-DeRozan swap

Covers Jul 24, 2018 - 7:01 PM ET
We are a week removed from the trade that rocked the NBA World when the San Antonio Spurs sent disgruntled superstar Kawhi Leonard to the Raptors in exchange for face-of-the-franchise DeMar DeRozan. So, now that the dust has settled, we can look at the latest NBA title odds and more importantly, can anyone touch the Warriors?

After a wild 48 hours, here's what the odds look like for NBA's top teams

Covers Jul 3, 2018 - 6:15 PM ET
The NBA futures odds have been about as stable as Gary Busey trading bitcoin this summer, with speculation and rumor fueling early movement in the spring and big-name signings – like LeBron James to the Los Angeles Lakers – shaking up the odds board in Las Vegas, New Jersey, and offshore this past week.

The Sharp 600: The LeBron Effect

Covers Jul 2, 2018 - 6:20 PM ET
The NBA has been turned upside down with the news that LeBron James has jumped ship to join the Los Angeles Lakers...and the ripple effect has been substantial. Joe turns to Westgate LV SuperBook Manager Jeff Sherman for the rundown on “The LeBron Effect” and how bettors can avoid some potential pitfalls.

NBA free agency prop odds on where LeBron James will play next season

Covers Jun 27, 2018 - 5:13 PM ET
These wild and crazy NBA offseasons are garnering more eyeballs than the latest summer blockbuster, with big-name players possibly taking their talents elsewhere. And in the NBA theater, there’s no talent better than LeBron James. We look at the betting odds around LeBron's latest "decision".

Six best ways to bet the 2018 NBA Draft odds

Covers Jun 19, 2018 - 7:21 PM ET
The NBA Draft takes place this Thursday at New York's Barclays Center, with this year's edition boasting one of the more intriguing classes in memory. A clear No. 1 has emerged – but there's plenty of uncertainty behind him. That means there's value to be had for those looking to wager on where these future stars will land.

Pointspread, moneyline tick toward Cavs for NBA Finals Game 4

Covers Jun 8, 2018 - 7:34 PM ET
Will the brooms be out in Game 4 of the NBA Finals tonight? Covers checks in on the action and line movement, with insights from Johnny Avello, executive director of race and sports at Wynn Las Vegas, and D.J. Fields, odds consultant for offshore sportsbook

NBA Playoffs 4-point play: Best ways to bet Cavaliers-Warriors Game 4 odds

Covers Jun 8, 2018 - 1:49 PM ET
NBA teams up 3-0 in playoff series end up sweeping 61.5 percent of the time but the Golden State Warriors have failed to break out the brooms in their last two chances to close out series in Game 4. Which trend will prevail on Friday night? Today's 4-point play looks at all the angles and hands out our four favorite wagers.

NBA Finals Game 4 betting preview and odds: Warriors at Cavaliers

Covers Jun 8, 2018 - 1:14 AM ET
The Golden State Warriors aim to finish off a four-game sweep of Cleveland when they visit the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals on Friday. Golden State is striving to win its third title in four seasons as well as become the first team to sweep the best-of-7 finals since the San Antonio Spurs dispatched the Cavaliers in four games in 2007.