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How to Bet on NBA Games Online

Now that the NBA season is finally underway, there will be plenty of betting action on the league. Betting on the NBA is extremely popular in the United States, especially when that betting is done online.

There is a way to bet on NBA games online, but there are some important things to remember before you start betting on NBA games online.

Check State Regulations

One of the most important things to check before attempting to bet on NBA games online is the regulations for your state or the state that you plan on betting in. More than 20 states have legalized sports betting, and almost all of those also allow online sports betting.

If you can bet online in that state, then you betting on the NBA will be an option. Sportsbooks feature several NBA betting markets as it is one of the most popular sports to bet on.

Select an Online Sportsbook

The next step would be to find a list of all available online sportsbooks in that state. Depending on the sports betting market in that state, there could be several options or just a few.

There are many different ways to choose an online sportsbook, but it is always essential to shop around before choosing one. Look at the bonus offers provided from each site before you sign up for one.

Most states that online sports betting allows you to sign up for an account online, making the sign-up process even easier. You will also want to download the mobile app available from that sportsbook, allowing you to bet wherever you are.

Types of NBA Bets

After you have registered for a sports betting account, the next step would be to begin betting on NBA games online. You will find many available NBA betting markets, and it’s important to know and understand how each of these works.

Here is a brief overview of some of the top NBA bets you will see offered from sportsbooks. 


A moneyline bet is one of the easiest to understand as you are simply picking the winner of an NBA game. Each team will have betting lines attached to them, and you will be given the opportunity to bet on the winner. 


Another popular NBA betting option is what is called totals or over/under betting. This type of bet deals with the total points scored in an NBA game by both teams.

This is a popular betting type because you do not have to bet on which team will win the game, and some find this extremely difficult. Betting on NBA totals is one of the most popular betting options that you will see. 


Another extremely popular NBA bet is what is known as betting against the spread. This bet adds another layer to the money line bet, but you don’t necessarily have to bet on the winning team. 

A spread bet focuses on the difference in the final score, and you can bet on a losing team to “cover the spread.”


In-play or live betting is extremely popular, especially when it comes to the NBA. This type of betting is best done through a mobile device since these bets need to be made quickly.

You can make an in-play wager on moneyline, total, or spread bets with this option, and the odds will be changing in real-time.

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