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NBA Odds & Betting – The Odds Manager Guide

The NBA has it all… the best ballers in the world plying their trade in the stateside, leading to some of the hottest action, craziest dunks, and dramatic buzzer-beating shots!

When it comes to the NBA, there are a ton of betting opportunities on every match, and here at Odds Manager, we’ll always be right there with the latest NBA betting odds, news, and our top Odds Picks.

Here are all the latest odds for the upcoming matches in the NBA.

Click on any odds to add it to your betslip or click on a fixture to see a comparison of odds from all the top bookies.

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Why Bet On The NBA?

We love a punt on the NBA at Odds Manager, partly because it’s such a great game to watch!

Matches last just two and a half hours on average, and the constant end-to-end action makes the time just fly by.

There’s also a massive range of markets to bet on, from backing the winner straight up to predicting team and player points totals.

Where you can really get some value though is the handicap, where you will get a better price by predicting whether a team will win, or not lose by a certain number of points.

And of course, the NBA is perfect if you love an Acca!

With a decent amount of games every single day, you can be really choosy with your picks and only go with the results you really fancy.

Finally, NBA basketball is a statistical dream for punters, as more games mean more data to inform your decision, and meaningful trends are everywhere you look!

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Top Teams In The NBA

As if living in California wasn’t amazing enough, the Sunshine State also houses three of the NBA’s top contenders in The LA Lakers, LA Clippers & Golden State Warriors.

However, the top contenders in the Eastern Conference will be trying to prove that West is not best, with the Milwaukee Bucks, Boston Celtics, and last year’s runners up the Miami Heat, the pick of the bunch.

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Brooklyn Nets11/4Bet17/6Bet
Golden State Warriors9/2Bet5/1Bet
Phoenix Suns8/1Bet6/1Bet
Milwaukee Bucks7/1Bet7/1Bet
Utah Jazz12/1Bet9/1Bet
Los Angeles Lakers12/1Bet13/1Bet
Miami Heat14/1Bet13/1Bet
Philadelphia 76ers25/1Bet16/1Bet
Chicago Bulls20/1Bet25/1Bet
Denver Nuggets25/1Bet28/1Bet

League Setup

30 teams are split evenly into the Eastern & Western Conferences, and they all play 82 games. 

The top eight from each Conference make the playoffs, and a knockout stage begins to crown a winner from each Conference, with each match being a best of seven series.

Then it’s an East v West series for the NBA Championship! 

NBA Key Dates For The 2020-21 Season

  • March 5-10, 2021: All-Star Break
  • May 22-July 22, 2021: NBA Playoffs

NBA Odds – What To Bet On

As well as all the usual Basketball betting opportunities there are some markets specific to the NBA.

Outright Winner Betting

This one’s just a straightforward choice of who you think is going to win it all.

The favourite is generally no less than 3/1, which is a decent price in itself, but also means you’ll be getting even better prices for some pretty hot contenders!

Conference Betting 

If you want to narrow things down a bit, you can pick the winners of the Eastern and Western Conferences.

Then there’s only 14 other teams to worry about, instead of 29!

MVP Betting

Each year, one player will win the coveted MVP award, and of course you can have a bet on it!

Giannis Antetokoumpo, AKA “The Greek Freak”, has won for the last two years, and he will be looking to become the first player since Michael Jordan, to win three on the “bounce”. 

However, he faces stiff competition from former winners Lebron James, Stephen Curry and James Harden.

Or we could see a brand-new name on the trophy, such as Lebron’s Lakers partner in crime Anthony Davis, Luka Doncic from the Dallas Mavericks, or New Orleans’ Zion Williamson.

What Happened Last Season?

The longest season in NBA history lasted for just under a year, with teams playing in empty arenas from July, until the playoffs concluded in October.

Lebron James and Anthony Davis led the Western Conference champs the LA Lakers all the way to the NBA Finals.

However, their Eastern Conference counterparts the Milwaukee Bucks were surprisingly beaten in the Conference semis by the Miami Heat, who had finished 14 games behind them in the regular season.

Inspired by Jimmy Butler, the Heat continued to be the surprise package of the playoffs, rolling over Boston in the Eastern Conference Final, to book a date with the Lakers.

That would be the end of the fairytale though, as an NBA season like no other, ended with the comfortingly familiar sight of Lebron James lifting the NBA Championship trophy.


Paddy Power, Betfair, and Ladbrokes have an amazing selection of Basketball Leagues to bet on, from the NBA and the EuroLeague to leagues in China, France, and that hotbed of Basketball, Estonia.

However, for NBA fans, 888sport caught our eye with their American Sports Acca Insurance, with a free bet of up to £25 if one of your selections lets you down.

Most of the big-name bookies offer in-play betting on NBA and with many offering live coverage as well, for the night owls among you!

Sky Sports is the destination for NBA fans, with plenty of live games every week, along with highlights shows and online content.