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Check out the best sports betting odds and predictions for upcoming NBA games here. DC, Maryland & Virginia all allow wagering on the biggest basketball league in the world. This means if you’re in one of these locations you can wager on all of the action now!

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What is the NBA?

The National Basketball Association is a professional basketball league in the US. 30 different teams battle it out each year to win the Larry O’Brien championship trophy. The NBA is the most popular basketball league in the world and is notorious for having the greatest players ever. Similar to other major sporting leagues in America, the NBA is heavily watched internationally as well as domestically.

Is Betting on the NBA Legal?

Yes, it’s legal. After the Supreme Court opened the door for states to legalize sports betting in 2018, over 30 states have made it legal. This means you can wager on every single NBA game as long as you’re in one of these states. Check out the best sports betting platforms in DC, Maryland & Virginia to begin betting on basketball games now.

How to Get a Free Bet on the NBA

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It’s very easy to start betting on the NBA. If you want to join a new sportsbook in order to wager on basketball games and to receive a free bet while doing so, follow these simple steps now:

  • Claim Your Bonus – Scroll up and choose which sportsbook you want to use. Then press the bright green “Claim Bonus” button, to get your NBA free bet as part of your welcome offer.
  • Sign Up – You will now be taken to a registration page. Here you can fill out all of the necessary personal details in order to create account with your chosen sportsbook.
  • Deposit – Once you’re signed up, you will need to deposit a minimum amount of $10 in most cases in order to be eligible to receive a bet bonus.
  • Find NBA Markets – After your account has been topped up with money, make your way to the basketball section on the sportsbook and then find the different markets on all of the NBA games.
  • Congratulations – You can now wager on a basketball game of your choosing. Hopefully you will win. However, don’t worry if you lose as you will receive your wager back in the form of a free bet. You will then be able to use this free bet to wager on more NBA games.

Most Popular Bets on NBA Games

NBA odds determine how much profit there is to be made should a bet win. The most popular types of bets that are placed on NBA games are the following:

Moneyline betting – A moneyline bet determines which team will win the game. Due to the fact NBA games can’t end in a tie and overtime is played until a winner is crowned, this bet will only consist of two options.

Spread betting – A spread bet is a way to make a wager more interesting. The point spread is effectively an equalizer. This means that if you bet on the favorite (-) they will need to win by more than the amount of points in the spread. If you bet on the underdog (+) they must either win or lose by fewer points than the amount of points in the spread.

Over/Under betting – An over/under bet is when you wager on if there will be more or less points after a quarter or game than laid out by oddsmakers. These bets are also known as totals bets.

To find out what other types of bets you can make on NBA games, check out our sports betting guide that takes an in-depth look at all of the different wagers you can place.

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NBA Betting FAQs

Can I bet on the NBA in DC, Maryland & Virginia?

Yes, you can wager on all NBA games in these locations.

When do the odds for NBA games come out?

For a regular NBA game, the odds usually come out a day or two before. However, you can bet on futures bets such as

What months of the year does the NBA run?

The regular season runs from October to April. Then the post season lasts from April until June.

What other leagues do NBA viewers bet on?

Many NBA fans also wager on the NFL, NHL & MLB.

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