NBA betting sites between Ontario & the rest of Canada
In 2021, the Canadian government legalized single-event sports betting. Soon after, Ontario opened their market to licensed & regulated sportsbook brands. However, the rest of the country is left to wager on NBA games at online sportsbooks run by local lottery-owned providers, or at "offshore" providers. This can leave players that live outside Ontario open to registering at highly disreputable betting sites.
If you are in Ontario, above the NBA odds, we display the top legal Ontario betting sites. If you are outside Ontario, above the odds, we display the top "offshore" NBA betting sites for the rest of Canada. All the brands that we recommend for the rest of Canada are now licensed in Ontario, but you will play at their "offshore" sites. Look for our Canadian sportsbook reviews to learn more.
Above, our odds data feed is set to display the highest odds for the most popular betting markets for each NBA game. This is why you may see slightly differing handicap lines as associated to the odds. The sportsbook with the highest odds for one side of a given bet will not usually also have the highest odds on other side of that bet. This explains why the point spread or total points lines may not match perfectly, if you see a disparity.
These NBA odds come from different providers within the Canadian "grey market" & iGaming Ontario market context. Thus, these odds will look better on the whole compared to any individual betting provider. If you just want to place an NBA wager, you only require a single betting account. However, if you want to get the best price on your bets in order to maximize your potential returns, you might wish to have accounts with several operators, and spend a little time on NBA odds comparison. We also have NBA Championship odds for you, if interested in the main futures betting market which is focused on the "outright winner".
In NBA Moneyline betting, you are wagering on the outright winner of a game without considering the point spread. The odds for Moneyline bets are presented in decimal format. Here's an example:
If you bet 100 units on the Los Angeles Lakers at odds of 1.50 and they win the game, you would receive a total payout of 150 units (including your initial stake). On the other hand, a 100-unit bet on the Brooklyn Nets at odds of 2.80 would result in a total payout of 280 units if they win.
In NBA Point Spread betting, a point spread or handicap is given to each team to create a more balanced betting market. The odds for Point Spread bets are also displayed in decimal format. Here's an example:
If you bet on the Los Angeles Lakers at -6.5 points and they win by 7 or more points, your bet would be successful with a payout of 190 units for a 100-unit wager. Conversely, if you bet on the Brooklyn Nets at +6.5 points, they can either win the game outright or lose by 6 or fewer points for your bet to win.
In NBA Total betting, also known as the Over/Under, you are betting on the combined score of both teams in an NBA game. The sportsbook sets a benchmark number, and you wager on whether the actual score will be over or under that total. The odds for Total bets are presented in decimal format. Here's an example:
If you believe the total score will be higher than 215.5 points, you would bet on the Over. If the actual combined score is 216 points or more, your bet would be successful with a payout of 185 units for a 100-unit wager. Conversely, if you expect a lower-scoring game, you would bet on the Under, hoping for a total score of 215 points or fewer.