Time # Teams Opener % SC odds Picks
Friday, February 24th, 2017
7:05pm
841
842
Grizzlies
Pacers
-1 -110
+207 -110
57%
43%
204½ -110
-1½ -110
-1 -103
204½ -108
204½ -110
-1½ -110
-1 -115
205 -110
OFF 204½ -110
-1½ -110
(18)
7:05pm
843
844
Wizards
76ers
-8 -110
+217 -110
71%
29%
-8 -110
217½ -110
-8 -107
217½ -108
-8 -110
217 -115
-8½ -105
217 -110
OFF -7½ -110
217½ -110
(8)
8:05pm
845
846
Celtics
Raptors
+215½ -110
-3 -110
68%
32%
217 -110
-4 -110
217 -105
-4 -107
217 -110
-4 -110
217 -110
-3½ -115
OFF 217 -110
-4 -110
(16)
8:05pm
847
848
Heat
Hawks
+207 -110
-3½ -110
49%
51%
206½ -110
-3½ -110
206½ -105
-3½ -103
206½ -110
-3½ -105
207 -105
-3½ -115
206½ -110
-3 -110
206½ -110
-3 -110
(20)
8:05pm
849
850
Jazz
Bucks
-3 -110
+200½ -110
61%
39%
-3 -103
203 -107
-3 -103
202½ -103
-3 -115
202½ -110
-3 -105
203 -110
OFF -2½ -110
203 -110
(25)
8:05pm
851
852
Lakers
Thunder
+221 -110
-10 -110
33%
67%
221 -110
-10 -110
221 -107
-10 -108
221 -110
-10 -113
221 -105
-10½ -105
221 -110
-10 -110
220½ -110
-10½ -110
(17)
8:05pm
853
854
Suns
Bulls
+215½ -110
-6½ -110
61%
39%
219 -108
-6 -110
219 -107
-6½ -102
218½ -110
-6 -112
219 -110
-6 -110
219½ -110
-6 -110
219 -110
-6 -110
(16)
8:05pm
855
856
Mavs
Wolves
+203 -110
-3½ -110
55%
45%
203½ -110
-4 -110
203½ -107
-4 -105
203½ -110
-4 -110
204 -105
-4 -110
OFF 203½ -110
-4 -110
(14)
9:05pm
857
858
Nets
Nuggets
+230 -110
-10 -110
11%
89%
235 -110
-10 -110
235 -108
-10 -109
235 -105
-10 -110
235 -110
-10 -115
235 -110
-10½ -110
235 -110
-10 -110
(8)
10:35pm
859
860
Spurs
Clippers
-4 -110
+212 -110
86%
14%
-4 -107
210 -103
-4 -107
210 -110
-4 -115
210 -110
OFF OFF -3½ -110
210 -110
(4)
Saturday, February 25th, 2017
5:05pm
501
502
Hornets
Kings
-3½ -110
+207½ -110
0%
0%
-2½ -110
207 -110
OFF -2½ -110
207 -110
OFF OFF OFF (1)
7:05pm
503
504
Hawks
Magic
-4½ -110
+207 -110
0%
0%
-3 -110
207 -110
OFF -3 -110
207 -110
OFF OFF OFF  
7:35pm
505
506
76ers
Knicks
+215½ -110
-5 -110
0%
0%
215½ -110
-5 -110
OFF 215½ -110
-5 -110
OFF OFF OFF  
8:05pm
507
508
Pacers
Heat
+210 -110
-3 -110
0%
0%
209½ -110
-4 -110
OFF 209½ -110
-4 -110
OFF OFF OFF  
8:35pm
509
510
Pelicans
Mavs
-1 -110
+205 -110
0%
0%
205 -110
-1 -110
OFF 205 -110
-1 -110
OFF OFF OFF  
8:35pm
511
512
Bulls
Cavs
+217 -110
-9 -110
0%
0%
216½ -110
-9 -110
OFF 216½ -110
-9 -110
OFF OFF OFF  
9:05pm
513
514
Wolves
Rockets
+229 -110
-10½ -110
0%
0%
228½ -110
-11 -110
OFF 228½ -110
-11 -110
OFF OFF OFF  
10:35pm
515
516
Nets
Warriors
+232 -110
-19 -110
0%
0%
232½ -110
-21½ -110
OFF 232½ -110
-21½ -110
OFF OFF OFF (1)

About Our Opening NBA Basketball Odds

On this page you will find the odds from several of the top betting sites in the industry.  We’ve provided these for you to compare the odds at these books to find which ones will give you the best option on a given game.

In addition to the basics of each matchup (time, rotation number, teams, and odds), we’ve also provided a couple of additional tools to help you with your betting.  The opener column above simply shows the first line posted for this game.  This is to show how the odds to the right have changed since they were first posted.

We also give you the % column, which is the betting percentage on each team against the spread.  This number represents the percentage of total bets one each team.  The other number we provide is the SC Odds, which is simply the average odds based on all of the sportsbooks provided.

We post these figures so that you can compare that number to the number you are able to get and make sure you aren’t short-changing yourself by betting a bad number.

Finally, our picks column shows you how many premium packages are available on that specific game.  You can click on the link to view the available expert picks for the matchup.

So what are the different types of lines available?

Point Spreads

The most common method for gambling on NBA games is with the point spread.  This is the number set by the oddsmakers to even out the betting on both sides of the game.  A positive (+) number means that team is the underdog while a negative (-) number means a team is a favorite.

Let’s use an example of Los Angeles +7 vs. Chicago -7.  This means Chicago is favored by seven points and has to win by eight or more for their backers to win their bets.  Los Angeles can not only win the game, but lose by less than seven for their tickets to cash.  If the number lands on seven, the game is a push.

Typically you will pay 10 cents in juice for every dollar bet.  This means if you like Los Angeles you will have to bet $11 to win $10.

Money Lines

Money lines are used for taking the straight up winner of the game.  Instead of a point spread, the oddsmakers shift the odds so that you have to risk more money for less of a return on the favorite.  The heavier the favorite, the more you have to risk.

In this example Los Angeles is +250 and Chicago is -300.  Once again the negative number means the favorite and the positive number means the underdog.  In this case, a $100 bet on Los Angeles could win you $250 if LA wins outright.  You would have to wager $300 to win $100 on Chicago.

Totals or Over Unders

This is the estimate for how many points both teams will score combined in the game.  It does include overtimes too.  Common NBA totals range from 190 to 210.  If the total is 203.5 you can bet the game goes over or under that number.

If you take the under 203.5 and the score is Los Angeles 100, Chicago 95 then you win!  These are a great wager when you think teams are going to play at a really fast or slow pace, or if for some reason you think one team matches up well with the other offensively or defensively.

Using These NBA Lines to Your Advantage

Probably the easiest tool you can use to increase your chance of winning money this season is to compare betting lines at multiple sportsbooks and always make sure you are taking the best available number.

It may not seem like a half point or point would really make that much of a difference in NBA games, however, if you bet over the course of a season, you will soon see that a point or half point in your favor is unequivocally going to result in several more wins and ultimately a lot more money in your pocket.

This tool is just another way Free NBA Basketball Picks is here to help you win this season.