Time # Teams Opener % SC odds Picks
Sunday, October 2nd, 2022
6:10pm
549
550
Jazz
Raptors
0%
0%
OFF
OFF OFF
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7:10pm
551
552
Spurs
Rockets
0%
0%
OFF
OFF OFF
 
10:10pm
565
566
Adelaide 36ers
Suns
0%
0%
OFF
OFF OFF
 
Tuesday, October 18th, 2022
7:30pm
501
502
76ers
Celtics
0%
0%
OFF
OFF OFF
 
10:00pm
503
504
Lakers
Warriors
0%
0%
OFF
OFF OFF
 
Wednesday, October 19th, 2022
7:10pm
505
506
Wizards
Pacers
0%
0%
OFF
OFF OFF
 
7:10pm
507
508
Magic
Pistons
0%
0%
OFF
OFF OFF
 
7:40pm
509
510
Knicks
Grizzlies
0%
0%
OFF
OFF OFF
 
7:40pm
511
512
Pelicans
Nets
0%
0%
OFF
OFF OFF
 
7:40pm
513
514
Cavs
Raptors
0%
0%
OFF
OFF OFF
 
7:40pm
515
516
Rockets
Hawks
0%
0%
OFF
OFF OFF
 
7:40pm
517
518
Bulls
Heat
0%
0%
OFF
OFF OFF
 
8:10pm
519
520
Hornets
Spurs
0%
0%
OFF
OFF OFF
 
8:10pm
521
522
Thunder
Wolves
0%
0%
OFF
OFF OFF
 
9:10pm
523
524
Nuggets
Jazz
0%
0%
OFF
OFF OFF
 
10:10pm
525
526
Mavs
Suns
0%
0%
OFF
OFF OFF
 
10:10pm
527
528
Blazers
Kings
0%
0%
OFF
OFF OFF
 
Thursday, October 20th, 2022
7:30pm
529
530
Bucks
76ers
0%
0%
OFF
OFF OFF
 
10:00pm
531
532
Clippers
Lakers
0%
0%
OFF
OFF OFF
 
Sunday, December 25th, 2022
12:10pm
587
588
76ers
Knicks
0%
0%
OFF
OFF OFF
 
2:40pm
589
590
Lakers
Mavs
0%
0%
OFF
OFF OFF
 
5:10pm
591
592
Bucks
Celtics
0%
0%
OFF
OFF OFF
 
8:10pm
593
594
Grizzlies
Warriors
0%
0%
OFF
OFF OFF
 
10:40pm
595
596
Suns
Nuggets
0%
0%
OFF
OFF OFF
 

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.