Basketball Betting and NBA Betting

The NBA is a great league for basketball betting fans and our sportsbook at SBG Global offers superb NBA betting options. Basketball betting is a bit different than other sports because there are so many games on the board duing the typical 82-game season. Keep in mind that the NBA betting season has different parts.

You have the early part of the season with teams feeling each other out, the meat of the season when teams play the bulk of their games, and the NBA playoffs where NBA basketball betting is somewhat different with each team playing up to seven games against the other. We definitely need to handicap each one of these parts differently.


We have to change our ratings and our feelings about teams as they move from one part of the season to another. Some basketball betting players will wait out the first couple of weeks of the season and let the dust settle before jumping headfirst into the pro basketball betting season.

You don't have to wait to start betting on NBA basketball but be aware that things change throughout the season. Futures betting odds for the NBA may be updated weekly or daily depending on matchups, injuries, and team trends.

You always want to be aware of the different philosophies of teams, and coaches as you look at basketball betting. Sometimes basketball betting gamblers look only at the results, not necessarily the strength of schedule and other intangibles that can be important. Don't make that mistake.

Look beyond just the final score and consider other factors like travel, injuries, scheduling, revenge, etc. as you look at the basketball betting lines. Take a look at the matchups as you examine the basketball betting line each day.

If you take into consideration more than just the final score you can win money at basketball betting this season.

For even more help winning at pro basketball betting, read our analysis of games, teams, and matchups below.

Basketball Betting and NBA Betting at SBG Global. Check all the live NBA betting lines today.

Mavericks (with Warriors spare parts) versus Pacers

Dallas Mavericks vs. Indiana Pacers The Warriors may have the Splash Brothers, but the Dallas Mavericks have the Whiplash Brothers Andrew Bogut and Harrison Barnes – as in they probably had whiplash from how fast the Warriors tossed them aside to make salary cap room for Kevin Durant. They are part the Mavs’ reinforcements for this season, which will begin on Wednesday, October 26th when they visit the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse (yo ho, a banker’s life for me). The basketball betting odds for this match-up are… not quite ready yet, but let’s just push on right ahead nevertheless.

Spurs at Warriors: the postseason showdown we never got

Spurs at WarriorsBack in May, all basketball betting and non-betting fans were eagerly anticipating the NBA Western Conference Finals between the San Antonio Spurs and the Golden State Warriors – a clash of such epic proportions that it would have caused even the top sportsbooks to crash under the deluge of wagers placed. Alas, it was not to be; the Spurs succumbed to the Oklahoma City Thunder 2-4 in the Conference Semifinals (it could have been worse, though; we could have gotten the Thunder versus the Trail Blazers). Like Vladimir and Estragon, we were left waiting in the dark.

Jazz ends preseason vs Blazers, opens season at Blazers

Jazz ends preseason vs BlazersThe Utah Jazz wrapped up their preseason with an 84-88 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers. That’s in the past now, though, and the Jazz are currently focusing on their regular season opening game against the Trail Blazers on Tuesday, October 25th at the Moda Center. The basketball betting odds for that match-up are yet to be determined at this sportsbook, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to talk about it, of our own volition, without feeling compelled to do so through pressure exerted by external forces.

Cleveland Cavs open season versus “super team” Knicks

Cleveland Cavaliers against the Knicks 2016As far as basketball betting odds go, the Golden State Warriors are the only thing standing between the Cleveland Cavaliers and back-to-back NBA championships. However, on Tuesday, October 25th at the Quicken Loans Arena, the New York Knicks will give the Cavs an idea of what it’s like to go against a super team. At least, that is how New York’s new point guard Derrick Rose envisions things going down. “With these teams right now, they're saying us and Golden State are the super teams,” Rose said during an interview with in July. Rose declined to specify who “they” are, but for my money, it’s a toss-up between the Illuminati and the Rosicrucians.

White-hot Whiteside brings Heat to Charlotte Hornets

The Miami Heat will go back on the road when they visit the Charlotte Hornets The Miami Heat will go back on the road when they visit the Charlotte Hornets at the Spectrum Center on October 20th for their next-to-last preseason game. The Heat are 2-1 n the preseason – as of this writing; they still have three other games to go before actually making it to Charlotte – while the Hornets are 1-3. On the surface that might make Miami basketball betting favorites to beat Charlotte. Let’s not forget, though, that the Heat eliminated the Hornets in the first round of the playoffs back in May, so a little payback might be in order.

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