Latest NBA Finals odds and betting lines

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What NBA Finals odds are available?

As the annual championship series of the NBA playoffs, there are inevitably plenty of betting options and markets available for basketball fans who want to place wagers on the NBA Finals.

Aside from a general futures bet on which team will win the series, numerous sportsbooks offer dozens of betting markets for every single game of the NBA Finals. These include (but are not restricted to) the moneyline, prop bets, point spread bets, and totals or over/under odds.

Some of these, such as the moneyline and prop bets, are also available to bet on during the NBA Finals for the series as a whole.

With no shortage of lines on offer, understanding the difference between the markets available for NBA Finals betting is important for helping you find the right wager. Read on to learn more about each of them in more detail.

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What are NBA Finals point spread bets?

A point spread is the number of points that a sportsbook thinks a team will win a match by. NBA Finals point spread bets therefore allow you to bet on a team to win or lose a game during the NBA Finals by a margin determined by the sportsbook.

As the NBA Finals are considered to be between the best two teams that season, the point spreads can be low. The favorite’s point spread is listed with a - in front of it, while the underdog’s point spread will be the same number with a + in front of it.

Here is an example of an NBA Finals point spread bet:

Team and spread


Toronto Raptors, +4.5


Golden State Warriors, -4.5


If you bet $100 on the Warriors in this scenario, they would have to beat the Raptors by five points or more for your bet to win. If you bet $100 on the Raptors, they would have either to win the game or lose by four points or less for your bet to win. As the odds are -110 in both cases, the payout for a winning bet would be $190.90 (your $100 bet plus $90.90 in profit).

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NBA Finals moneyline odds

The moneyline is one of the most popular markets for NBA Finals betting, as well as one of the simplest. You are simply betting on a team to win either a game during the NBA Finals or the series as a whole. In moneyline betting, the favorites will have negative odds, while the underdog has positive odds.

Moneyline bets are calculated based on how much a bettor would have to wager to earn $100 when betting on the favorite, or how much they would win if betting $100 on the underdog. Here is an example of an NBA Finals moneyline bet:



Miami Heat


Los Angeles Lakers


The Los Angeles Lakers (-200) are the favorites here and the Miami Heat (+175) are the underdogs. Based on the odds above, you would have to wager $200 to win $100 on the Lakers, while betting $100 on the Heat would net you a $175 profit if they won.

Moneyline odds are also available for a team to win the NBA Finals series as a whole, which will likely change during it depending on the result of each game.

NBA Finals totals or over/under odds

NBA Finals totals or over/under bets aim to predict whether the total number of points scored by two teams in a NBA Finals will be greater than or less than a pre-determined total set by a sportsbook. The total set by the sportsbook will be based on a variety of factors, such as the teams' offensive and defensive analytics, recent performances, and injuries. You should also consider this information when placing a bet on such a market.

Here is an example of an NBA Finals totals or over/under bet:

Total points


Over 226.5


Under 226.5


In this scenario, if you bet $100 on the over, the two teams in Game 5 of the NBA Finals would have to score 227 points or more between them for the bet to win. If you bet $100 on the under, the two teams would have score 226 points or fewer for the bet to win. As the odds are -110 in both cases, the payout for a winning bet would be $190.90 (your $100 bet plus $90.90 in profit).

NBA Finals parlay odds

An NBA Finals parlay is a type of bet in which you can combine two or more selections on a match during the series. If every selection in your bet comes in, then the bet is successful, but if any fail, the bet loses. The advantage to parlay betting is that it offers greater payouts than if you placed all of your selections as individual bets.

A number of sportsbooks offer a variety of one-game parlay bets on the NBA Finals. Here is an example of a one-game parlay bet for the NBA Finals featuring point spread, total or over/under and prop bet selections:



Los Angeles Lakers, -2.5


Over 224.5 points


LeBron James to score over 29.5 points


Three-way parlay odds


If you placed a $100 bet on this parlay and each of the three selections listed above came in, your payout would be $820 (your $100 bet plus $720 in profit). Comparatively, if the three selections won as individual $100 bets, your total profit would only be $306.80.

Some sportsbooks also offer parlay bets that can include selections covering the series as a whole.

How I do bet on a team to win the NBA Finals?

There are both team and player-focused futures markets available for the NBA Finals. These are normally opened in August (11 months before the Finals usually begin) and are available to bet on both before and during the campaign, meaning the odds can change over the course of it. Some further NBA Finals futures are also made available after the Conference Finals are completed and the finals matchup is set.

The most popular NBA Finals futures market is betting on which team will win the NBA Championship. You can bet on this before the season, during the regular season, or at any point during the playoffs. This involves simply betting on the team you believe will win the NBA Finals as a whole, rather than who will win an individual game.

Another popular NBA Finals futures betting market is the NBA Finals MVP market. In this market, you wager on the player that you think will win the MVP award at the end of the NBA Finals series.

What are NBA Finals prop bets?

Prop bets are additional bets that are unaffected by the outcome of a game. NBA Finals prop bets allow you to bet on almost anything that can unfold during an NBA Finals game that is not directly related to the final result.

This diverse bet type lets you wager on a wide range of unique markets, such as the first team to score 50 points in a match, or the total number of blocks and rebounds a player will accumulate in a game. The majority of prop bets focus on what might happen in an individual game, but some are available for the series as a whole.

Here is an example of an NBA Finals prop bet:

NBA Finals Game 1: First team to 50 points


Milwaukee Bucks


Phoenix Suns


In this scenario, the Bucks are considered more likely to reach the 50-point mark first by the sportsbook, and are therefore priced at -145 favorites. This means that if you bet $100 and the Bucks scored 50 points before the Suns in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, you would get a payout of $160.89 (your $100 bet plus $60.89 in profit).

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