The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the premier men’s professional basketball league in the world, comprised of 30 teams (29 in the United States and 1 based in Canada).
Here at canadiansportsbetting.ca we look to provide our readers with a one-stop shop supplying everything required in terms of information on NBA tips, lines, predictions, picks, NBA odds and the very best sportsbooks offers available.
NBA Betting Sites in Canada
If you’re looking for predictions and tips throughout the season for all the NBA action, then canadiansportsbetting.ca is very much the place to look. With regards to long-term futures selections, we’ll have you covered with our predictions for the likes of NBA champions, Conference (Eastern and Western) and Divisional titles and the NBA MVP (Most Valuable Player). Where futures bets often provide an edge over other betting is that they usually offer the potential for larger payouts, although this is offset by the increased difficulty of picking a winner. It can also really accentuate the interest over the course of a season to have a futures NBA bet.
Defending champions, the Golden State Warriors, are again strongly favoured to claim the NBA championship by the sportsbooks, but there is also support for the Boston Celtics, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, Philadelphia 76ers and Toronto Raptors among bettors. The NBA odds on the Warriors aren’t the most attractive for a long-term bet, so perhaps the Celtics are the team to be with and there’s also a good case to be made for a patriotic bet on the Toronto Raptors too.
In addition we will also provide NBA betting previews and predictions on the biggest games throughout the schedule. There are a host of NBA betting markets we will monitor, such as the Head-to-Head Money Line, Point Spreads (a.k.a. Handicap), Game Point Totals (Over/ Under) and Teasers (where the bettor can adjust the point spreads across two games, but there is a lower return on the bets in the event of a win as a result). All our NBA predictions at canadiansportsbetting.ca will take into account the key stats, such as home-court advantage, average points For/Against, shooting percentage For/Against, etc, relevant team news (including any roster additions/subtractions) and factors such as any lengthy road trips and the relevance of games to the teams as the NBA season progresses.
Best NBA Sportsbooks
It’s never an easy task wading through the multitude of online sportsbooks on the market today when seeking the best place for your NBA betting. So, in order to make life easier, we’ve put together the names of some of the best Sportsbooks in terms of NBA betting to help you out.
The NBA betting site that is seen as the most popular with Canadian bettors is bet365, which is a sportsbook with an excellent reputation all around the world, not least due to their great sign-up bonus and other regular first-rate promotional offers. The bet365 site is also very user friendly, with plenty of NBA props, futures and additional betting lines available on the NBA.
Pinnacle is another sportsbook that fully deserves its reputation as one of the best in the industry, with them consistently offering outstandingly competitive NBA odds (which you will find quickly more than compensates for their current lack of any Welcome Bonus). Pinnacle also provides superb customer service and the added bonus of a resource centre where even seasoned bettors will unquestionably learn something to improve their basketball betting knowledge. They also offer fast and reliable live NBA betting and have an excellent mobile sportsbook with exactly mirrors the features available with their online sportsbook.
William Hill is a world-renowned sportsbook that is one of the oldest such businesses on the planet. They not only provide a great live betting platform to place bets during NBA games, but they also offer a vast selection of betting options on each individual game, all of which come with some of the most competitive NBA odds around. Sportingbet is another sportsbook with a good reputation for providing some standout bonus NBA betting offers. In addition to offering the customary Moneyline and spread bet options, they also provide a very nice selection of prop wagers and live betting lines.
888Sport is another sportsbook that has an attractive sign-up bonus for new customers and they are also well known for their fast payouts, which is always a plus point. If you’re looking for a high quality mobile sportsbook, then BWin is certainly one to consider. They also offer competitive NBA odds, props and futures.
One of the benefits of NBA live betting is that it can sometimes be a good way to back a team you want to win a game at far more attractive NBA odds than were you to have backed them pregame. This can be particularly evident if you believe that your chosen team is likely to start a game on the back foot or perhaps that their opponents are renowned for starting games in the ascendancy before fading as time passes.
Statistics can be another major factor in NBA live betting. It certainly makes good sense to routinely check out a team’s period splits when live betting, as just a few minutes research might reveal some useful data such as a team having developed a long-term trend for scoring heavily in the first quarter when they have home-court advantage.
Another possible option with NBA live betting is for bettors to hedge pregame wagers when appropriate, such as when the team you have backed is several points ahead of the opposition. This can be a good opportunity to lock-in a profit by then backing the opposition at inflated NBA odds.
Here in Canada, the NBA broadcasting rights are currently held by TSN, Sportsnet, NBA TV Canada and RDS.
That certainly doesn’t restrict you to watching on those networks alone though, with a number of other options available should you wish, including live streaming from various sportsbooks. One good example is bet365, who provide their customers with a vast selection of sports betting on live streaming. There are of course certain requirements in place to watch a live streaming of a game on their site, with just a funded account being required for some events or to have placed bet in the previous 24 hours for others. You can access live streaming at bet365 via their app on your mobile device for added convenience, in addition to the desktop option.
Another sportsbook option for live streaming via desktop and mobile devices is William Hill, who require either a funded account or having had a bet within the previous 24 hours for access to their service.