Betting On NBA Finals Online

The NBA Finals are a sports bettor’s final opportunity to close their NBA gambling season on a high. The league’s 30 teams were whittled down to 16 to start the playoffs. And of those 16, only two remain. You’ve presumably seen more of these two teams than any other squads at this point. They have, after all, played the most games. That should make it easier for you to place whatever bets you please. You’ll know the right wager when you see it. [+]

Finding that right wager is just a tad more difficult than normal. Since you’re dealing with only two teams, there is a finite number of plays you can make. Religious bettors need to follow the spread, moneyline and over/under for every game. And everyone should be aware of the overall favorite entering the NBA Finals. 

Sportsbooks will sometimes let you bet on a series winner after the NBA Finals are already underway, but the odds are typically crud unless you’re betting on the underdog. The most sizable returns on entire series bets can be found before it actually begins.

Neither participant has pulled away from the other by that point. These are, as the playoffs determined, the two best teams in the league. One isn’t going to be head-and-shoulders better than the other. If one team is heavily favored before NBA Finals even starts, that’s your cue to avoid series bets altogether. You are still free to roll with the underdog, but it should be for a rational amount of money—funds you are prepared to move on without if you lose.

NBA Finals Sports Betting Odds

These are your NBA Finals betting odds. They are released fairly early before every game, sometimes immediately after the previous matchup ends. Keep a close eye on the details.  [+]

Lock in your bets as soon as possible, unless you’re following an consequential injury storyline that hasn’t yet yielded a conclusion. The lines are going to move as you inch closer to game time, so the most favorable betting odds will be available to those who bet quickly.

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Away Score Home Money Line
Monday 06 March
FT Milwaukee Bucks 112 - 98 Philadelphia 76ers -208 +195 Odds
FT New York Knicks 113 - 105 Orlando Magic +144 -149 Odds
FT Miami Heat 106 - 98 Cleveland Cavaliers +450 -526 Odds
FT Chicago Bulls 95 - 109 Detroit Pistons +211 -227 Odds
FT Warriors 119 - 111 Atlanta Hawks -213 +200 Odds
FT Indiana Pacers 88 - 100 Charlotte Hornets +165 -175 Odds
Ppd Blazers 20:00 Wolves +165 -179 Odds
FT Brooklyn Nets 122 - 109 Memphis Grizzlies +614 -714 Odds
FT Houston Rockets 110 - 112 San Antonio Spurs +150 -161 Odds
FT Pelicans 83 - 88 Utah Jazz +185 -196 Odds
FT Sacramento Kings 96 - 108 Denver Nuggets +495 -588 Odds
FT Boston Celtics 102 - 116 L.A. Clippers +290 -303 Odds
Tuesday 07 March
FT Blazers 126 - 121 Thunder +260 -270 Odds
FT L.A. Lakers 111 - 122 Dallas Mavericks +380 -435 Odds
FT Washington Wizards 131 - 127 Phoenix Suns -213 +195 Odds
Wednesday 08 March
FT Chicago Bulls 91 - 98 Orlando Magic -105 -104 Odds
FT Charlotte Hornets 101 - 108 Miami Heat +155 -172 Odds
FT Brooklyn Nets 105 - 110 Atlanta Hawks +450 -526 Odds
FT Utah Jazz 115 - 108 Houston Rockets +340 -385 Odds
FT Toronto Raptors 94 - 87 Pelicans +150 -149 Odds
FT New York Knicks 93 - 104 Milwaukee Bucks +240 -256 Odds
FT L.A. Clippers 91 - 107 Wolves -154 +150 Odds
FT Detroit Pistons 98 - 115 Indiana Pacers +155 -164 Odds
FT Sacramento Kings 104 - 114 San Antonio Spurs +615 -769 Odds
FT Washington Wizards 123 - 113 Denver Nuggets -120 +110 Odds
FT Boston Celtics 99 - 86 Warriors +305 -333 Odds
Thursday 09 March
FT Cleveland Cavaliers 101 - 106 Detroit Pistons Odds
FT San Antonio Spurs 92 - 102 Thunder -137 +127 Odds
FT L.A. Clippers 114 - 98 Memphis Grizzlies +122 -132 Odds
AOT Philadelphia 76ers 108 - 114 Blazers +415 -476 Odds
FT L.A. Lakers 122 - 110 Phoenix Suns +235 -250 Odds
Friday 10 March
FT Orlando Magic 81 - 121 Charlotte Hornets +420 -455 Odds
FT Houston Rockets 115 - 94 Chicago Bulls -250 +210 Odds
FT Toronto Raptors 99 - 105 Atlanta Hawks +140 -149 Odds
FT Warriors 102 - 103 Wolves -213 +190 Odds
FT Indiana Pacers 85 - 99 Milwaukee Bucks +110 -118 Odds
FT Brooklyn Nets 96 - 105 Dallas Mavericks +468 -556 Odds
FT Boston Celtics 99 - 119 Denver Nuggets -130 +120 Odds
AOT Washington Wizards 130 - 122 Sacramento Kings -357 +328 Odds
Saturday 11 March
FT Utah Jazz 104 - 112 Thunder +175 -185 Odds
FT Philadelphia 76ers 100 - 112 L.A. Clippers +1150 -1429 Odds
FT New York Knicks 92 - 112 Detroit Pistons +225 -244 Odds
AOT Pelicans 125 - 122 Charlotte Hornets +145 -154 Odds
FT Cleveland Cavaliers 116 - 104 Orlando Magic -400 +355 Odds
FT Toronto Raptors 89 - 104 Miami Heat +210 -227 Odds
FT Wolves 95 - 102 Milwaukee Bucks +130 -141 Odds
FT Warriors 85 - 107 San Antonio Spurs +515 -556 Odds
FT Phoenix Suns 100 - 98 Dallas Mavericks +195 -213 Odds
FT Atlanta Hawks 107 - 90 Memphis Grizzlies +235 -256 Odds
AOT Washington Wizards 125 - 124 Blazers +166 -175 Odds
FT Denver Nuggets 105 - 92 Sacramento Kings -200 +185 Odds
Sunday 12 March
Chicago Bulls 15:30 Boston Celtics +265 -294 Odds
New York Knicks 18:00 Brooklyn Nets -112 +102 Odds
Miami Heat 18:00 Indiana Pacers +175 -189 Odds
Blazers 21:00 Phoenix Suns -120 +115 Odds
Cleveland Cavaliers 21:00 Houston Rockets +220 -238 Odds
Philadelphia 76ers 21:30 L.A. Lakers +141 -149 Odds

What Is The Current NBA Finals Matchup

Here is the current NBA Finals matchup, which is perhaps the most important, albeit obvious, information you’ll need to synthesize. It’s the series we’ve all been waiting for.  [+]

There is usually a lull in action after the Conference Finals before the NBA Finals gets underway. This is time you should wisely. How did Team A and Team B fair through their first three playoff matchups? How do these rosters stack up against one another? Is either team dealing with a notable injury? Is one outfit heavily favored over the other? Is the underdog really that much of an underdog? What happened when these two factions met during the regular season?

Questions like those, among others, need to be asked, so that you can adequately arm yourself with the knowledge to make the best possible wagers both before and during the NBA Finals.

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# team P W L + - %
EC - Atlantic Division
1 Boston Celtics Boston Celtics 66 41 25 7101 6964 0.621
2 Toronto Raptors Toronto Raptors 66 38 28 7080 6849 0.576
3 New York Knicks New York Knicks 66 26 40 6957 7172 0.394
4 Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia 76ers 65 23 42 6618 7022 0.354
5 Brooklyn Nets Brooklyn Nets 64 11 53 6755 7303 0.172
EC - Central Division
1 Cleveland Cavaliers Cleveland Cavaliers 64 43 21 7085 6813 0.672
2 Indiana Pacers Indiana Pacers 65 33 32 6811 6871 0.508
3 Detroit Pistons Detroit Pistons 66 33 33 6750 6739 0.500
4 Milwaukee Bucks Milwaukee Bucks 65 32 33 6830 6780 0.492
5 Chicago Bulls Chicago Bulls 65 31 34 6639 6715 0.477
EC - Southeast Division
1 Washington Wizards Washington Wizards 65 41 24 7095 6930 0.631
2 Atlanta Hawks Atlanta Hawks 66 37 29 6861 6889 0.561
3 Miami Heat Miami Heat 66 32 34 6756 6710 0.485
4 Charlotte Hornets Charlotte Hornets 66 29 37 6946 6887 0.439
5 Orlando Magic Orlando Magic 67 24 43 6681 7107 0.358
WC - Northwest Division
1 Utah Jazz Utah Jazz 66 41 25 6639 6366 0.621
2 Oklahoma City Thunder Oklahoma City Thunder 66 37 29 7019 7011 0.561
3 Denver Nuggets Denver Nuggets 66 31 35 7305 7319 0.470
4 Portland Trailblazers Portland Trailblazers 64 28 36 6947 7079 0.438
5 Minnesota Timberwolves Minnesota Timberwolves 65 27 38 6804 6810 0.415
WC - Pacific Division
1 Golden State Warriors Golden State Warriors 66 52 14 7674 6950 0.788
2 L.A. Clippers L.A. Clippers 66 40 26 7116 6912 0.606
3 Sacramento Kings Sacramento Kings 66 25 41 6782 7002 0.379
4 Phoenix Suns Phoenix Suns 66 22 44 7109 7436 0.333
5 L.A. Lakers L.A. Lakers 65 20 45 6779 7213 0.308
WC - Southwest Division
1 San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs 65 51 14 6923 6391 0.785
2 Houston Rockets Houston Rockets 66 45 21 7595 7142 0.682
3 Memphis Grizzlies Memphis Grizzlies 66 36 30 6680 6655 0.545
4 Dallas Mavericks Dallas Mavericks 65 28 37 6397 6486 0.431
5 New Orleans Pelicans New Orleans Pelicans 66 26 40 6791 7002 0.394

NBA Finals Online Betting Tips

Series leads and deficits are pivotal parts of NBA Finals betting. And if you play your cards right, you can use those leads and deficits to your financial advantage.

Teams that win the first game of the NBA Finals typically go on to win the entire thing. Teams that jump out to 2-0 and 2-1 leads in these best-of-seven square dances almost never don’t win the entire thing. This is something to keep in mind when making mid-series game bets and, most importantly, mid-series round bets.

It’s safer, obviously, to ride the team that jumps out to a lead. But if the games have been close, if the odds didn’t heavily favor one team ahead of the series, or if it’s the initial favorite that finds itself in a hole, you have a unique opportunity to ride the underdog. Again, some sportsbooks will let you pick a series winner after the NBA Finals has started, and the return on underdog bets will be huge. 

Only go this route if you’re absolute sure the series isn’t over. A team that was a distant underdog to begin with that falls behind in this best-of-seven matchup isn’t a good bet. Likewise, no team in NBA history has ever erased a 3-0 series deficit. If you encounter such a hole in the NBA Finals, bet on the favorite. The underdog isn’t worth your consideration—or, more importantly, your money.

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