NBA Public Betting & Money Percentages

Thu Oct 15

Our betting trends, also known as public betting percentages, represent actual wagers. A large money percentage indicates a higher likelihood that pros are betting on this side. Monitoring public betting data is a vital tool used by sharp bettors to find value within the sports betting marketplace.

Spread

A point spread allows bettors to wager on the margin of victory in an NBA game. A -5 favorite needs to win by six points or more to cover the spread. A +5 underdog needs to lose by less than five points, or win the game, to cover the spread. A minus sign indicates that team is the favorite; a plus sign indicates that team is the underdog.

Total

A total (also known as an over/under) allows bettors to choose whether the number of points scored by both teams will be over or under the listed amount. If an NBA total is set at 224, bettors wager on the combined score going over or under 224 points.

Moneyline

A moneyline requires bettors to pick the winner of the game, but the odds are adjusted according to each team’s ability. A -500 favorite is expected to win the game, so bettors need to risk $5 for every $1 they want to win. A +300 underdog gives bettors the chance to win $3 for every $1 risked.