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Bet NBA Online - Best Basketball Betting Odds & Live Stream NBA

Featuring the biggest basketball superstars and the highest level of competition, the NBA is the most exciting league to bet basketball on in Stake's sportsbook . The NBA is the biggest and best professional basketball league in the world and is considered one of the 'big 4' professional sports leagues alongside the NFL , MLB , and NHL .

Stake offers the best NBA basketball betting odds, tips, and strategies. Although the season is over, you can still read what our predictions were for the 2023-24 NBA season.

Sports betting fans love using the amazing Stake sportsbook platform with fast deposits and withdrawals for Bitcoin, other available cryptocurrencies and local currencies to get started quickly and easily.

In the meantime, we will give you the full lowdown on NBA betting, including how to master it with some strategic pointers.

What is the NBA?

Being the most prestigious basketball league with the highest level of play, the NBA consists of some of the most popular sports teams in the world like the LA Lakers, Boston Celtics, New York Knicks, Golden State Warriors, Chicago Bulls, Miami Heat, Brooklyn Nets, Philadelphia 76ers and many more teams across the United States and Canada.

With a wide array of franchise players and all-stars populating the league, the NBA is a powerhouse of stardom with superstars like LeBron James, Steph Curry, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kevin Durant, Luka Doncic, James Harden, Damian Lillard and other star players representing the best basketball players on the planet.

With just an internet connection in an eligible region, you can get started betting NBA online by signing up to Stake.com to start gambling on basketball and other sports right away!

History of NBA

Founded in 1946, the NBA has 30 teams split into 2 conferences - East and West. Each NBA team plays 82 regular-season games, which lasts from November until May every year. The top teams of each NBA conference continue playing in the playoffs which consist of four rounds of best-of-seven series.

The NBA Finals culminate every year in June in which the final two remaining teams, the Eastern Conference champion and Western Conference champion, battle it out in a best-of- seven series to crown the new NBA Champion.

2023-24 NBA Season Summary

The 2023-2024 NBA basketball season started on October 24, 2023. The regular season ended on April 14, 2024, followed by the play-in tournament between April 16 and 19, and the playoffs began on April 20, 2024.

The NBA Finals started on June 6, 2024, and finished on June 18, with the Boston Celtics romping to a 4-1 series win over the Dallas Mavericks. It marked the Celtics’ first NBA title since 2008, and they are one of the most celebrated franchises in NBA history.

2024-2025 NBA Teams

Thirty franchises will play 82 regular season games throughout the 2024-2025 season with the campaign starting in October, and running through until April. There will also be an in-season tournament staged for the second consecutive year. You will be able to follow the below teams at Stake:

  • Atlanta Hawks

  • Boston Celtics

  • Brooklyn Nets

  • Charlotte Hornets

  • Chicago Bulls

  • Cleveland Cavaliers

  • Dallas Mavericks

  • Denver Nuggets

  • Detroit Pistons

  • Golden State Warriors

  • Houston Rockets

  • Indiana Pacers

  • LA Clippers

  • Los Angeles Lakers

  • Memphis Grizzlies

  • Miami Heat

  • Milwaukee Bucks

  • Minnesota Timberwolves

  • New Orleans Pelicans

  • New York Knicks

  • Oklahoma City Thunder

  • Orlando Magic

  • Philadelphia 76ers

  • Phoenix Suns

  • Portland Trail Blazers

  • Sacramento Kings

  • San Antonio Spurs

  • Toronto Raptors

  • Utah Jazz

  • Washington Wizards

The Boston Celtics stormed to a 4-1 series win in the 2024 Finals, and they are the reigning NBA champions. Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown remain the most feared players on the floor, and they will be looking to tear things up again in 2025.

New and existing customers can access promotions , exclusive rewards, and ongoing bonuses to bet on the 2024/2025 NBA season, with the most prestigious rewards available to Stake VIPs .

2024-25 NBA Season Format & Schedule

The regular season is slated to start in early October, running through until April. In the first round of games, a special Championship ceremony will be held, and players will be awarded rings to mark their triumph.

Dates of the fixtures for the 2024/25 NBA season are set to be released soon, so head back to this page for regular updates.

How to Bet NBA with Best Odds, Moneyline, Futures & Tips

As the best basketball league in the world, the NBA provides high-velocity betting action for live and upcoming NBA games for an online sportsbook like Stake.

Stake provides a wide variety betting options and the best NBA odds involving your favorite teams and players. For a serial NBA bettor or a casual NBA punter, Stake provides an incredible betting experience

If you want to get started with NBA betting, the simplest wager is the money line bet . The option allows the bettor to pick the winner of a basketball match out of the two competing teams. Regular season betting for NBA moneyline wagers can be tricky as teams sometimes rest star players or are in the process of an arduous back-to-back road trip, whilst playoff basketball is more competitive and do-or-die - especially for elimination games.

For the more savvy gamblers, there are many betting options available for NBA betting during a basketball game. These include over/under total points , points handicap , winning margin, whether or not there will be overtime, live betting for points and scoring for quarters/halves, and many other ways to bet on NBA action. Some NBA and betting fans may want to opt into a parlay betting strategy to increase potential winnings!

Another popular betting option for a superstar driven league like the NBA is the variety of player props available. As the sport of basketball is 5 on 5 head-to-head team competition, a single player can make all the difference in the outcome of a game. There is a wide variety of player props that an NBA gambler can bet on during an NBA game such as over/under total points, assists, rebounds, 3pts made, and more.

As a competitive league, one of the most popular ways to bet is on the NBA futures and season outrights . This is where a good NBA gambler becomes great in picking the outcome of the NBA Regular Season standings, playoffs, and championship outcomes as well as a series of player props for the lead leader in points, assists, rebounds, and NBA MVP.

NBA Betting Odds & Payouts

You won’t struggle to locate some of the best NBA odds at Stake. Typically, odds will be displayed in American, decimal, and fractional odds, and with American odds, the favorites will be denoted with a minus (-) sign while the underdogs will have a positive (+) sign attached.

So, for example, if you bet $10 on the Boston Celtics to beat the Chicago Bulls at odds of 4/1, then you will receive a total payout of $50 as it will also take into account your initial wager. Keep your eyes peeled for the latest odds.

Live Stream NBA & In-Play NBA Betting Options

As soon as you create an account at the Stake Sportsbook, you can live stream some of the best basketball action and other sports for free directly from your account dashboard. You can then decide which live bets to place while watching the action unfold, including things like the player you think will score the most points in a game.

Simply browse the upcoming basketball fixtures available to live stream before placing your bets and watching the action unfold. For more tips, learn how to bet on basketball before making your selections, which explains everything from same game multi bets to parlays .

Fast Deposits & Instant Withdrawals for NBA Betting with Crypto & Local Currencies

Betting on the NBA on Stake's sportsbook is easy and available with Bitcoin , other available cryptocurrencies and local currencies . You can deposit funds into yourStake.com account by following these simple steps listed below:

  1. Step 1 - Retrieve your deposit address, located in Wallet > Deposit.

  2. Step 2 - Choose the method which suits your needs. We offer many supported currencies including Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Dogecoin (Doge), Litecoin (LTC), and more.

  3. Step 3 - Use your deposit address as the 'Send to' location for your crypto wallet or exchange.

  4. Step 4 (Optional) - If you need to make a deposit via fiat currency , you can buy crypto for Stake via Moonpay .

The avid NBA bettor will love betting on Stake with instant deposits and withdrawals in many available cryptocurrencies and local currencies. Learn more about deposit and withdrawal methods for betting, with our online payment methods guide at Stake.com.

Moonpay has many supported payment options including Visa, MasterCard, Apple Pay, Google Pay, and more to deposit cryptocurrency for NBA betting and more. For a full list of supported payment options in your market, please refer to the Moonpay documentation.

Bet Bonuses, VIP Club & Responsible Gambling Online

The NBA is the highest level of professional basketball and it is no surprise why it is such a popular sport to bet on the Stake sportsbook. With a wide way to bet on all sorts of different aspects of a basketball game as well as exclusive VIP bonuses, the NBA betting experience is sure to keep most sports bettors engaged. Learn more about how to bet on NBA with our online basketball betting guide .

Please remember to gamble responsibly when betting on the NBA season. Learn more about responsible gambling by reading our Stake Smart guidelines .