Which bookmaker has the best NBA Outright Odds?
Best Bookmakers For NBA Outright Odds
Basketball fans across the world shared a collective deep breath earlier this month when the 2018/19 edition of the NBA began. With over 1,200 games on the menu during the regular season beginning in October with the NBA playoffs beginning in April and concluding with the Finals in June, the premier basketball competition in the world offers bettors the opportunity for consistent bankroll turnover and the promise of consistent profits through the marathon nine-month campaign.
As another NBA season commences we decided to take a look at which bookmakers are offering the best value odds across popular NBA betting markets. These included the following NBA outright markets:
- NBA Champions
- NBA Conference Champions
- NBA Division Champions
We also looked at the three most popular NBA game markets:
- Game Winner (Moneylines)
- Game Handicap
- Game Points Total
To determine which bookmakers are offering the best value odds, we calculated the margins for each bookmaker across the range of their most popular NBA betting markets. The lower the margin, the better value we determined the odds to be. Each bookmaker was then ranked across each market with the following bookmakers participating in the study:
Best Bookmakers For NBA Odds
At the conclusion of our analysis, we determined the best three bookmakers for betting on the NBA. While some bookmakers may have a wider more diverse range of odds and markets available, if you enjoy betting on traditional NBA markets, the best three bookmakers following our analysis are Coral, Betfred and Ladbrokes.
Coral ranked highly across virtually every category in our study, ranking among the best bookmakers for NBA outrights such as NBA Champions 2018/19 and NBA Conference Champions 2018/19. Coral also ranked among the top bookmakers when it came to assessing division winner markets as well as traditional game markets such as handicaps, points totals over/under and money lines.
Betfred came in second place in our rankings despite not offering division winner markets. Regardless Betfred ranked among the best bookmakers for NBA Championship and the best overall for NBA Conference winner markets, not to mention coming in second place for money lines and in the top five for both handicaps and points totals.
Ladbrokes completes our top three for NBA odds this season. One of the biggest bookmakers in the UK, Ladbrokes ranked among the best bookmakers across all categories, offering some of the best odds for NBA outright markets such as the NBA Championship and Conference winner markets. Ladbrokes were also steady performers across NBA division winner markets not to mention among the best ranking bookmakers for NBA game markets such as handicaps, points totals and handicaps.
A deserved mention to Paddy Power who was well ahead of the rest of the pack but just short of Ladbrokes in third place. Paddy Power is offering some of the best value odds this season on NBA outright markets as well as NBA game markets in particular points totals and handicaps.
Best Bookmakers For NBA Outright Odds
The NBA season can be a grind for the game to game bettors. Many successful NBA bettors stay away from game markets early in the season and instead invest in outright markets such as NBA Championship, Conference and Division winners with the intention of trading out of their position later in the season.
At the conclusion of our analysis, we determined the best bookmakers for outright betting this season Betfair, Coral and Paddy Power.
Betfair ranked clear of every bookmaker when it comes to NBA outrights this season. Betfair ranked among the top bookmakers across each outright category including the NBA Championship, both Eastern and Western Conferences as well as each of the six NBA Division winner markets.
Coral came in second place ranking among the best for outright markets, with Paddy Power coming in third place just behind Coral with both bookmakers offering among the best value odds for NBA outright betting this season.
Best Bookmakers For NBA Traditional Game Odds
While we all enjoy the occasional prop bet or dipping into the full range of exotics, the majority of NBA bettors focus on traditional markets such as money lines (game result), handicaps and points totals.
After ranking each bookmaker in our study, we determined the top three bookmakers for traditional NBA game markets this season Marathonbet, Betfred and William Hill.
Marathonbet were the clear winners in this category, ranking best across money lines, handicaps and points totals. If you’re betting on traditional NBA markets this season, it’s well worth adding Marathonbet to your bookmaker portfolio.
Betfred came in second place, offering among the best odds for traditional NBA game markets in particular money lines. William Hill ranked in third place for traditional NBA game markets, sharing second place with Betfred when it comes to NBA money lines.
NBA Betting This Season
Betting across the length of the NBA season is a grind that few bettors have the stamina or discipline for. But if you have done your research and conducted a rich analysis of traditional betting markets and are keen to trade on NBA outright markets, the NBA season can provide a consistent turnover of your betting bank.
If you are serious about betting on the NBA it’s an absolute necessity to have a number of bookmakers in your portfolio. Only by consistently taking the best odds available can you hope to come away from the NBA season with a profit. We’re hoping this analysis will steer you in the right direction this NBA campaign.