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NBA Point Spreads, Odds, and Lines

Looking for the most updated NBA point spreads for all of tonight’s games? You are in the right place because here at BetQL we always have the most updated point spreads. We work directly with the sportsbooks and have access to their odds, lines and spreads so the second they are updated at the sportsbook they are updated on this page.

Don’t do your research for tonight’s best bets looking at outdated point spreads. If you want to be a successful bettor you need to make sure you are always looking at the most updated NBA point spreads, odds, and betting lines.

How do NBA Point Spreads Work?

A point spread is how the sportsbooks make the game more even and simply put the point spread adds, or subtracts points from a team’s final score depending on which side you placed a bet

Remember the goal of the sportsbook is to get equal amounts of money wagered on each team. If the sportsbook can get equal bet amounts on both sides they are guaranteed not to lose money. The way they entice bettors to bet both sides is the point spread.

When you look at a game at a sportsbook you will see one team has a positive number next to their name and the other team has a negative number.

The team with the positive number is the underdog, and at the end of the game you take the underdog’s final score and you add the point spread. If the underdog now wins the game with the point spread added, they have “covered the spread” and a bet on the underdog would win

The team with a negative number is the favorite, and at the end of the game you take the favorite’s final score and you subtract the point spread. If the favorite wins the game with the point spread subtracted they have “covered the spread” and a bet on the favorite would win.

NBA Point Spreads Explained

An NBA point spread is how many points a team can either win or lose by to win a bet.

For example, if the NBA spread is (-2) your team will need to win by at least three points to win the bet. If the team you bet on has a point spread of +4.5 it means the team can lose by four points and you can still cover the spread and win the bet.

How do NBA Odds Work?

NBA odds are how likely each team is to win the game, either against the spread, moneyline or the over under. All bet types have odds and it tells a bettor how much they stand to profit if their bet wins.

There are different types of ways to display odds but the NBA odds you look at on a sportsbook are American odds. Although understanding odds can be difficult at first, once you get the hang of it, it becomes simple.

Simply put NBA odds show two main things, how statistically likely a team is to win the game, and how much you will need to wager to win $100, or how much profit you gain by wagering $100.

If you are looking at a money line and see the number is (-150) next to the team you would like to bet, this means they are the favorite. In American odds the (-150) denotes that a better would have to wager $150 to profit $100.

If the odds are a positive number, for example +150 this means you would profit $150 on a $100 bet on this team.

The more negative the odds, the more statistically likely that outcome happen, according to the sportsbook. A bettor must wager more money for the right to place that bet, since the sportsbook believes the outcome is statistically likely to occur

The more positive the odds, the less statistically likely that outcome will happen, according to the sportsbook. A bettor does not have to wager as much to win a higher amount because the sportsbook does not believe it will happen.

These types of odds are present across all bet types and the best way to leverage NBA odds is to find undervalued bets. This is what BetQL is great at, highlighting undervalued odds, lines and spreads. The more value on a bet the better!

Who are the Experts Picking Tonight?

Not interested in our NBA best bets for tonight and want to know which side the professional bettors are putting their money on tonight? Head over to our NBA expert picks where you can find out what percentage of the sharp bettors are placing bets on each team.

Who is the Public Picking Tonight?

Want to know which team is the consensus pick for tonight’s game? Check out our NBA Public Betting Data where we show you have “public” each pick is, if you are looking to fade the public this is the place you need to be!

Where are the Over Under Picks?

If our best bets against the spread aren’t your style then you have to check out the NBA over under picks we have on deck for tonight’s game. Our model has an over under pick for every single game on tonight’s slate, don’t miss out!

Where are the Moneyline Picks?

Not interested in betting against the spread? Looking to build out a parlay of moneyline favorites? Be sure to take a look at the NBA money lines page to find our moneyline best bets.

Want more Basketball Picks?

Need more basketball picks for tonight? We have you covered here with the NBA, but if you are looking for college basketball expert picks, over under picks, or moneylines for tonight make sure you check out those pages. You can also look at the sportsbook promos available in your state. You can sign up for a new sportsbook and use the bonus funds to play our favorite picks tonight.

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