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From the squeak of shoes on court to the klaxon of a shot clock buzzer. Betway brings you NBA betting, in all its glory.
Here at Betway we’re just as passionate about basketball betting as you are. We make knowing everything we can about the world’s top basketball leagues our business, especially when it comes to the NBA.
The unique atmosphere of the world’s favourite basketball league is the central theme of our betting markets. Stories of the NBA are written every day, reinforced by our extensive selection of markets, available to take with you via your mobile device.
No matter how far you are from NBA action, you’ll feel like you’re courtside as you bet in-play or pre-game via our online betting site. There’ll be the same great markets whether you bet on mobile or desktop.
The NBA, or National Basketball Association, is the world’s most recognisable basketball league. The League was founded in New York City on June 6, 1946. Initially known as the Basketball Association of America, it was a merger with its rival, the National Basketball League, which led to the change in name to the NBA. It’s since become a moniker that transcends the sport itself.
NBA basketball has become somewhat of a cultural phenomenon. It’s associated with music and fashion and some of its stars have gone on to become household names.
Michael Jordan catapulted the Chicago Bulls to international recognition with his performances in the ‘90s. Shaquille O’Neill and Kobe Bryant became superstars as they led the Los Angeles Lakers to victory in the early part of the 21st century. Today, stars like the Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James, Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant and Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving are well known across the world.
And the league has more than its fair share of well-known teams. The New York Knicks, San Antonio Spurs, Miami Heat, Houston Rockets and Philadelphia 76ers are all former winners of the NBA championship.
So whether you’re an NBA betting enthusiast or just looking for a route into betting on the world’s favourite basketball league, Betway Sports is here for you.
The best NBA markets go hand-in-hand with our competitive NBA odds. We pride ourselves in ensuring that the NBA odds and betting lines we offer to you are amongst the best available on the market.
A team of expert traders not only keep a close eye on NBA odds and developments within the game, but analyse the industry to make sure our pre-match and in-play odds are the best value they can possibly be.
You’ll have the opportunity to bet on classic Win/Draw/Win markets, points spread, pointscorers and even the highest scoring quarter of the game.
And as the action unfolds, your NBA betting can go in-play. Bet live on the game with an extensive range of markets.
Finding your new favourite betting market will be a cinch. There’s so much to choose from, competitive odds and the ability to get on top of the details with convenient fractional, decimal and American formats.
How long does an NBA season last?
The NBA season is one of the most gruelling in professional sports, with the regular season running from October to April, before the post-season playoffs and NBA finals take over – usually from April to June.
Every team plays a minimum 82 games in a season, travelling thousands of miles across the breadth of the United States. Including post-season encounters, this can increase up to a gigantic 110 games.
The question of the 82-game season has been one that has emerged over the years, with supporters of a truncated schedule including LeBron James and Dirk Nowitzski.
Much like the similar formats of the NFL, MLB and NHL, the NBA is divided into Eastern and Western conferences, with regional divisions making up each of the conferences.
From here, the best eight teams in each conference are determined, and they progress to the playoffs.
This not only provides competition throughout the league, but it offers an even greater level of betting opportunities, with season bet chances such as Division Winner, Conference Winner and NBA Champion markets on offer.
While the NBA regular season is where the narrative of a team’s campaign is built, it’s in the post-season where the true stories of NBA greats are written. And we have post-season NBA betting markets across every single clash that happens.
It’s unsurprising that some of the greatest teams ever boast the finest post-season records, including the 2001 LA Lakers (15-1, .938 winning %), the 1989 Detroit Pistons (15-2, .882 winning %) and the fabled 1996 Chicago Bulls (15-3, .833 winning %).
The greatest all-time NBA post-season record though, is currently held by the 2017 Golden State Warriors team, who recorded an almost unbelievable 16-1 record, with a .941 winning percentage. But who will be the next NBA World Champions?
How to bet on NBA
NBA works exactly the same as betting on an any other sport at Betway. You simply place money on the outcome that you want to see. But let’s look closer at how to bet on NBA games. Say you want to bet on a specific game. First select the game you wish to bet on. In this example, that game is LA Lakers @ Golden State Warriors.
Next, select the type of bet you want to make. We have dozens of betting markets for every single game, ranging from simple ‘Game Winner’ bets, to Total Points, Winning Margin, Moneyline and Points Handicap bets (also known as Points Spread).
What is Moneyline betting?
Moneyline betting is slightly different to Win/Draw/Win betting. With Win/Draw/Win betting, you have the option to bet on one of three outcomes – you can bet on team A to win, you can bet on team B to win, or you can bet on a draw (or tie). With NBA betting, the ‘draw’ option covers the final score at the end of regulation time, excluding overtime.
With Moneyline betting your choice is even easier. You either bet on team A to win or team B to win. Moneyline betting (also known as Moneyline wagering or betting on the Moneyline) is the simplest bet you can make and is most popular with tighter, lower-scoring sports such as baseball or soccer (football).
How do NBA spreads work?
In the ‘Points Spread’ market, you have the option of betting on a team with a set handicap against their final score.
Let’s return to our earlier example of LA Lakers @ Golden State Warriors. Say you bet on LA Lakers to win with a Points Spread of -3.5. This would mean that they would need to score at least 4 more points than Golden State, to win your bet.
But it’s not just regular betting markets we offer. Our Betway Boosts are an even better way to get larger potential payouts for your NBA bet. These boosts give you enhanced odds on regular markets or special odds on specific things to happen – for example, the odds on LeBron James To Score 20+ points, Steph Curry To Score 10+ points and LA Lakers To Win. Keep your eyes peeled for our latest Betway Boosts.
NBA Tips and predictions
Sometimes, making the correct decision can be difficult, especially when it comes to selecting the right NBA bet for you.
Fortunately, the team at our award-winning blog, the Betway Insider, are always on hand to crunch the numbers and offer their insight into the hottest NBA picks for you to consider.
Throughout the regular season, into the post-season and the NBA Finals, our team of writers share their NBA tips as well as cultivated NBA Betway Boosts, giving you the chance of a greater potential payout on their unique bets.
Every week, the Betway Insider also publishes its latest round of NBA predictions, with statistical breakdowns on the numbers that matter from the previous round’s games, combining them with a round-up of the biggest stories and narratives from all 30 teams.
See the latest insight from the Betway Insider.
Why You Should Bet with Betway
It’s hard not to be seduced by the razzmatazz of the NBA. It’s pure entertainment. Here at Betway though, our passion for basketball goes beyond just that.
While NBA is first and foremost, featuring the most popular league in the world, you can also bet on Basketball leagues from across the world.
Europe’s Basketball scene is thriving. Germany’s Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) features the iconic Bayern Munich. Spain’s Liga ACB boasts teams representing Real Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia while the premier competition of the continent, Euroleague, sees famous clubs like Fenerbahce, Olympiacos and CSKA Moscow in top basketball action.
We even bring you international competitions between national federations as well as leagues from across the globe.
Why not bet on more than just Basketball? Betway offer markets on countless sports so you could try NFL,
NHL, UFC or even Horse Racing betting. Bet on huge sporting competitions like the World Cup, World Series or Super Bowl.
With an app designed with you in mind, fully-optimised to allow you take your favourite markets and bet on the go, you’ll be set to take your Betway journey to the next level. And your betting experience will be at the forefront of our mind. We pride ourselves in taking on board your feedback, and will always look to improve in any way we can.
We’re there alongside you for every step of the way, no matter where it takes you. It’s time to bet your way.