The NBA is the best basketball championship globally. After Golden State’s golden era (2015-2018), where the Warriors triumphed three out of four times, three different franchises have won the Larry O’Brien trophy (i.e., Raptors, Lakers, and Bucks). Betting on the NBA hides a high level of difficulty, especially during the regular season. From October to June, there are 1,230 games before the playoffs. However, we analyze all available data every day, carefully processing stats and the latest news before posting our NBA predictions.
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NBA Predictions Today
Our tipsters make an in-depth analysis of all possible data before posting. They release daily NBA betting tips on players’ specials, and totals for points, rebounds, and assists. Bookmakers.bet also evaluates all the parameters that can influence the odds, examining factors like travel distances, back-to-back games and days of rest that are crucial for our picks. So, we are here to do all the hard work for you, publishing betting predictions and helping to grow your bankroll.
To provide accurate picks, following a pattern is essential. That’s why we focus on teams’ or individual players’ stats (e.g., average scoring, recent team’s offensive and defensive performances), seeking where the value is. We examine all the latest news and valuable data, like the injuries, suspensions, home-court advantage, and odds tendency. Finally, we post our NBA predictions on moneylines, totals, spreads, and the most extensive range of markets.
What time do we publish our NBA Predictions for tonight
The NBA’s popularity increases year by year; so, it’s expected that the betting interest has exploded lately. Collecting all the latest injuries and suspensions and tracking the shaded line movements, we aim to release the most accurate and valuable NBA picks at the highest available odds. We monitor the prices of all NBA bookmakers 24/7, driving you to the top level sportsbooks with the best odds for every basketball market instantly. The league’s schedule includes 82 games for every team, so we have daily action to cover. Following the calendar, every day by 13:00 am CET, you can access our free NBA predictions.
NBA betting tips for the regular season
Among all the top American sports, the NBA might seem the easiest to make predictions and win. Basketball rules are more intuitive than baseball or ice hockey, for example. However, in reality, the ΝΒΑ is one of the most challenging leagues to bet on. You should have deep knowledge about several factors that can affect the results. Let’s check the most important ones.
Ranking: Several professional bettors create players’ archetypes based on advanced offensive and defensive stats. Measuring their recent performances compared to their achievements in the previous seasons, they create algorithms and predict specials and props for players and teams, respectively. Our tipsters use these algorithms to post worthy NBA betting tips. Remember, though, that it’s not entirely safe to only release predictions by reading numbers and doing advanced maths. You can rank a team, for instance, by examining the last season’s winning rate in-depth. Although, there are several factors to evaluate the winning rate for the current season, such as the schedule, the recent win percentages, etc.
Fatigue factor: One of the main factors that reflects a teams’ ranking is the schedule’s impact. Maybe it’s rare in the regular season; although it’s common for a team to play three games in four days or simply back-to-back with minimal rest. Hence, the teams’ ranking seems to be schedule-dependent. Besides the fatigue factor, we check other critical parameters before posting NBA betting tips, like the home advantage, the previous matchups between the opponents, and the travelling kilometres.
NBA betting tips for the Postseason & Finals
The NBA playoffs are an entirely different tournament compared to preseason and regular-season games. There are four rounds; each best-of-seven series is completed when a team achieves four wins, so each franchise could play an additional 28 games in the postseason. Even the best teams lose 15 up to 30 games in the regular season, where some dark horses often make upsets. On the flip side, these upsets are undoubtedly less during the playoffs, where the difference in quality among teams is diminished. Hence, we evaluate each postseason matchup, considering specific criteria before posting our NBA predictions for playoffs and Finals.
✔️ Home-court advantage: You should never underestimate the crucial importance of the home soil advantage when you bet on the NBA. Most franchises are playing better at their court in front of their supporters. That factor has existed both in the regular season and postseason throughout the ages. Looking back at previous seasons, as the 2014 season, for instance, you can check that 19 of the 30 franchises had a winning record at home (i.e., better than 0.500). The home-court advantage determines, in some cases, the spreads, especially in games between equal teams. On the flip side, some teams perform well on the road; if the visitors have a positive away record and the handicap, betting against the spread might be a profitable option.
✔️ Κey stats: Every basketball game compiles many data and stats; so, the critical part of research is to focus on the key numbers that can determine the result. We evaluate the statistics from three specific categories before posting our NBA betting tips for challenging playoffs games; points in the paint, turnovers, and rebounds. All the elite teams perform well in these statistical categories, keeping their dominance when providing a high average of points or rebounds and a low turnovers ratio.
What do we check before posting NBA predictions
You will understand that we don’t back favourites lower than 1.50 (-200) odds, following our NFL predictions. Firstly, we analyze the spreads from when sportsbooks release them until the first jump-ball. It’s a non-stop daily procedure in order to discover opportunities when predicting winners or handicapping any matchup in that league. You can check the two main parameters we examine when we post our NBA picks.
✔️ Players’ injuries: When a star player has an injury before a playoffs game, it influences oddsmaking and betting. For instance, the dominant Milwaukee Bucks are not robust and efficient without Giannis Antetokounmpo, a giant in the paint. The loss of a star quality athlete due to injury or suspension can cause a significant adjustment in the lines before a playoffs game. So, we keep an eye on pregame reports, getting informed from our trusted sources before posting our NBA predictions.
✔️ Tracking line movements: Several experienced bettors check the opening NBA odds, seeking bookies’ errors to take advantage of. Then, they look for the lines and spreads that move in their favour. We follow the same strategy when releasing our NBA picks, monitoring also the odds movement. That’s why we post our selections only 12 to 15 hours before a game starts. Generally, we avoid posting on shaded lines because, in these cases, favourites lost their value (i.e., if the Bucks were a -9,5 favourite, and now are a -12,5, that 3-point margin is deterring for us).
How to make NBA Predictions for Winners
The moneyline market is the simplest way to bet on basketball. Simply, you have to predict which team will win the game. Examining specific factors, you can understand each pick’s implied probability. The latest team news, probable injuries, and the current form of both teams are parameters that can help you to predict the outcome. Let’s go deeper, checking two more crucial factors before we post NBA predictions for today.
Rivalries: After seven decades full of action, the NBA has had major rivalries between teams in different conferences or opponents in the same division. The Celtics vs. Lakers rivalry is the greatest because these two powerhouses have the most NBA titles. There are several other matchups with an intense rivalry, such as Lakers vs. Clippers, Knicks vs. Nets, and Bulls vs. Pistons. The fifth game of the 2021/22 season is scheduled at New York between Knicks and Boston Celtics; these are two of three traditional franchises still playing in their original cities. Knicks are the favourites at 1.83 (-120) odds, while Celtics pay 2.00 (+100) to make an away win. A 50% implied probability is relatively high for a visitor team; so, you can find decent odds on elite teams betting on our NBA predictions.
Home & Aways wins (%): After the Covid-19 pandemic, the home and away winning percentages will be adjusted again. Crowds’ return is a crucial factor that can determine results. Utah Jazz, for instance, was exceptional in the 2020/21 season, having an 86,1% winning percentage at home (i.e., 31-5). On the flip side, the Houston Rockets had reached a low 25% home record (i.e., 9-27) in a shortened 72-game season. Utah hosts City Thunder for the opening day, being a 1.13 (-769) favourite to win. Jazz’s winning percentage for the previous season undoubtedly is a factor that bookies keep in mind. So, we do the same before we post our NBA betting tips.
NBA picks for Totals & Props
Betting on totals (points, rebounds, assists, etc.) is a very challenging part of your basketball betting strategy. The total points line for the 2021/22 season’s opening Bucks vs. Nets game is 240,5. So, Milwaukee and Brooklyn must score 241 points at least combined to make the Over pick a winner at 1.90 (-111) odds. For every NBA game, we search the total points scored in previous encounters between the opponents. We also collect the recent points stats for each franchise’s last five or ten games, making an average. Then, we compare the result with the bookies’ line, examining if there is value to post an Over/Under NBA betting tips.
Sometimes, following the same procedure for players, you can find betting opportunities among props markets. The proposition bets relate to betting markets that don’t influence the final result of a game. For example, a very sharp player in free throws, like Stephen Curry who can score 15 or more in a row, can be included in our daily NBA picks if we decide to post a prop bet. Following the stats tables for the season, we have a primary target finding predictions for props monitoring the points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks leaders.
In the list below, you can track the top NBA Bookmakers with the most extensive range of markets and the highest odds for the regular season, playoffs, and NBA Finals.
Every day during the NBA regular season and the playoffs, our experts analyze all the matchups and evaluate the highest odds in order to find the most valuable NBA picks from that elite tournament’s popular markets.
Betting on lines is the most popular option among NBA bettors, who can also place bets in all reputable bookies on moneylines, total points, futures and props bets.
Before we release our NBA betting tips, we observe the odds, the teams’ news and the fixtures’ history (e.g. H2H games). Τhen, we track the lines and spreads movements due to probable injuries, examing advanced key stats and home/away teams’ winning percentages.
Every day before we post our NBA predictions, we look at each team’s schedule, looking for back-to-back games that would lead a particular franchise to fatigue. That schedule tracking can help to find picks on fresher underdogs, for instance, giving, in general, a great value to bet against a tired team.
Besides the 2019/2020 season where the home soil advantage had vanished due to the Covid 19 pandemic, the favourites win a close 70% percentage on average when playing in their court. Based on the last six seasons’ stats, in 2015/16, for instance, the favourites’ winning percentage was 71,9% at home and 65,3% away.
Two are the main favourites to win the NBA title for the 2021/22 season; Brooklyn Nets pay 3.50 (+250) odds to win the Final Series and Los Angeles Lakers 4.00 (+300). The 2020/21 Champions, Milwaukee Bucks, are considered the third favourite at 9.00 (+800) odds.
According to outright odds, the Lakers are the ultimate favourite to win the West at 2.80 (+180). Utah Jazz (6.50), Golden State Warriors (7.00), Los Angeles Clippers (8.00), and Phoenix Suns (8.00) are the other strong contenders to win the NBA Western Conference for the 2021/22 NBA season.