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The NBA Finals are about to kick off and we will finally get to know which team will be the 2020 NBA Champions. We are also hoping we can win a bit of cash while we are at it. For every game of the finals we will take a deep dive into the NBA spread to figure out if the line is advantageous to bettors and if there is value on the game. We have watched every game inside the bubble and kept our eyes on each games' NBA odds, lines and spreads. Keep an eye on our NBA picks and get ready for what should be an amazing NBA finals series

NBA Betting Lines Explained

Betting on the NBA can be fun but if you are new it can be a bit difficult to understand. If you are going to start betting for the first time for the NBA playoffs and need some help don't worry BetQL is here to explain it all for you. NBA betting lines are made up of three main components the point spread, the NBA odds, and the line. Below we will go into more details about each:

NBA Odds Explained

NBA odds are no different than any other statistical odds, it merely shows how likely the outcome you are betting. There can be different formats of NBA odds for example American odds, Fractional odds, or Decimal odds although these are different formats of NBA odds they all say the same thing. At the end of the day the NBA odds show how much money you will win if your bet wins. Teams or bets that are more likely to happen will have lower odds, while teams or bets that are not as likely to happen will have higher odds. If you are new to betting the NBA all you have to do is look at the number next to the team you want to bet. If your team has a positive number such as (+110) that means if you bet $100 and your team wins you will win $110. If the NBA odds show a negative number next to your team like (-200) that means you would need to bet $200 to win $100. If you are new to betting this sport then you have to figure out the best balance between the risk, the value, and the NBA odds. Luckily BetQL is here to help since we analyze every game and every bet type to show you which side you should take to maximize your profit.

NBA Spreads Explained

Betting NBA spreads or ATS for short is the most popular way to bet on NBA games and is also very simple to understand. An NBA spread also known as a point spread is how many points a team can either win or lose by to win a bet. For example if the NBA spread is -2 your team will need to win by at least three points to win the bet. If the team you bet on has a point spread of +4.5 it means the team can lose by four points and you can still cover. The reason NBA spreads exist is to create value on each side so bettors will be enticed to bet on both teams. When the best team in the league is playing the worst team in the league everyone knows the best team will win, but the real question is by how much. The point spread attempts to bridge that gap and gives points to the lesser team, or takes points away from the better team depending on which side you bet. Whether you are betting the NBA against the spread or you are checking in on the latest NBA spreads BetQL has you covered. If the NBA spread changes at the sportsbook you can be sure the point spread is updated at BetQL.

NBA ATS Example:
The San Antonio Spurs are favored to win against the Sacramento Kings and the NBA point spread is set at +/- 5.5 this means that the Spurs are -6 and the Kings are +6. If you placed a bet on the Spurs against the spread it means that the Spurs have to win the game by 6 points or more to win your bet. At the end of the game take the Spurs' final score and subtract 5.5, if the Spurs still win that means you have covered your bet and can cash your ticket. If you bet the Kings that means the Kings can lose the game by 5 points or less because remember this spread was set at +5.5 for the Kings. At the end of the game you can add 5.5 points to the Kings final score and if they have more points than the Spurs that means your bet won!

NBA Betting Lines

Betting on the NBA is all about finding value in the odds, but it can be difficult to find value in the odds because they are always changing. BetQL always shows the most updated NBA odds, lines and spreads. We work closely with the sportsbooks to show by the minute updates. If a line moves you can ensure that BetQL has the most updated line. Finding value in your bets is easy with BetQL because we allow our users to create and save custom sports betting dashboards. With BetQL you can add / remove data to specifically identify value on NBA spreads. For example you can add in data on a team’s ATS record, spread open, and the line movement. This way you can see which game has the best odds to bet on and start cashing tickets today!

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