NBA Basketball Betting Odds & Lines
Understanding NBA Betting Odds
Below we detail exactly how to read the odds shown above.
We will look at the first NBA game listed above. The Point Spread is the number of points added or subtracted to your team’s final score, which is then compared to your opponent to decide the winner. You win this bet if your new score beats your opponent.
The Moneyline shows you the payout if you select your team to win, regardless of the point spread.
The Over/Under shows the sum of both teams’ score of which you can bet below or above.
Any ties refund your original bet with no penalties.
Portland Trail Blazers @ Detroit Pistons – Mon, Feb 5, 18
The point spread for the Detroit Pistons is at -2½ (-110), so you would get -2½ points and risk $110 to win $100.
The point spread for the Portland Trail Blazers is at +2½ (-110), so you would get 2½ points and risk $110 to win $100.
The over/under for this game is at 211.0.
Betting the Moneyline
The Moneyline for the Detroit Pistons is -130, so betting on the Detroit Pistons to win the game, you would risk $130 to win $100.
And the Moneyline for the Portland Trail Blazers is +110, so betting the Portland Trail Blazers to win the game, you would risk $100 to profit $110.
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