Whether you’re looking for point spreads, totals, moneylines, quarter and halftime lines, player and team props, or division, conference and NBA Finals futures, FOX Bet is the place to be for online basketball betting.
NBA betting is available all season long, starting with the preseason and 82-game regular season in October and continuing throughout the postseason all the way to the NBA Finals in June. Advanced statistics and betting trends are always available at your fingertips when using FOX Bet, giving you the analysis you need.
A point spread represents a number set by oddsmakers to provide a numerical advantage or disadvantage based on the margin of victory or defeat for a given team. The team that is considered the “favorite” (noted with a “-” sign preceding the number) would need to win the game by a certain number of points while the team that is considered the “underdog” (noted with a “+” sign preceding the number) is given a margin by which the team can lose the game but still “cover” the point spread.
To use an example, if the line is Warriors (-3) vs. Raptors (+3): a winning against-the-spread wager on the Warriors would require Golden State to win by more than 3 points. The Raptors are the winning wager in this scenario if the team either wins outright or loses the game by 1 or 2 points. If the Warriors win by exactly 3 points, the game is considered a “push” and bettors on both sides of the spread get their wagers refunded.
Live betting, which is sometimes referred to as in-game betting, refers to the ability to wager on many of the same types of wagers summarized above after a game has already begun. All of the same fundamentals apply, but with odds, lines and spreads constantly being updated in response to how a game is unfolding.
Future bets are offered for bettors wishing to take a longer view. Odds are updated and available throughout a season in a wide range of categories. Examples of future bets include (but are not limited to):
FOX Bet also offers wagering on the NBA Draft every June, when bettors can select which prospect will be the first overall pick and which players will be lottery or first-round picks.