NBA Picks - NBA Betting Picks and Predictions

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is one of the most-watched professional sports leagues in the world and only continues to grow in popularity. With sports betting on the rise in the United States and beyond, it only makes sense that there are plenty of NBA fans eager to get in on the action. If you fit the bill and are ready to start betting on all your favorite players and teams, then you’ve come to the right place!

Types of Bets to Place With Our NBA Picks and Predictions

Some of the most popular types of wagers available to NBA bettors are listed and explained below.


Often considered the simplest and most straightforward type of bet, a moneyline wager involves picking the winner of a game. Odds will be set based on the projected outcome, and betting on underdogs (i.e., teams that are projected to lose) will offer the potential for greater payouts than picking the favorite.

Point Spreads

Also referred to as handicaps, point spreads are another common way to bet on a given matchup in the NBA and involve betting on a team’s margin of victory or defeat. For each game, a point spread will be set indicating the amount of points the favorite will need to win by to cover. On the other hand, the underdog can cover the spread by winning the game outright or losing by less than the projected margin of defeat.

Over/Under Totals

Over/Under bets involve predicting whether the total number of points scored by both teams will be higher or lower than what is projected by the sportsbook. Just like point spreads, over/under bets typically offer the same payout regardless of which of the two options you choose for the wager.


Futures bets offer sports fans an opportunity to predict the outcome of a future event well ahead of time. Common futures associated with NBA betting include picking the winner of a division, conference champion, NBA Finals winner, and most valuable player (MVP).

Prop Bets

Short for propositional bets, prop bets typically focus on specific events in an NBA game that do not necessarily affect the final outcome. This includes wagers on various player statistical totals (e.g., points, rebounds, assists, blocks, and three-point field goals) as well as in-game occurrences, including but not limited to which player will score the first basket, what the final score will be, or whether the game will go to overtime.

If you’re interested, you can place a bet today using our expert advice and predictions on NBA player props and other picks for wagers on upcoming games.


Parlays are multi-leg bets that combine two or more specific wagers for the potential to receive a higher payout. To win a parlay, all individual bets included will need to be successful, meaning nine out of 10 correct picks would offer no return on the initial stake. Parlays can include any number of different bet types (point spreads, over/under totals, prop bets, etc.), and they may come from a handful of different matchups or one single game (i.e., same-game parlays).


Teasers are similar to parlays in that they combine multiple picks into a single wager. However, teasers allow bettors to adjust the point spread or total in their favor to increase the chance of success. Although the wager is more likely to win, teasers offer lower potential payouts when compared to parlays.