NBA Point Spread Odds. The point spread is commonly known as just the “spread,” and is the number chosen by sportsbooks that they believe will encourage an equal number of people to wager on the underdog and the favorite. With NBA spreads, the negative value (-7.5) means the team is favored by 7.5 points. The positive value with NBA spreads (+7.5) indicates the lead given to the underdog before the game begins.
The point-spread was developed to provide a balance for both teams involved in a contest to attract bettors to potentially back the weaker team and receive points. The two squads in a game are listed with a title, either a favorite or an underdog.
There is no point spread linked to the moneyline. So the team you bet on only has to win the game, not win by a certain number of points.
Get the latest NBA odds, point spreads, money lines and over/unders for popular sportsbooks and view SportsLine's expert analysis of each upcoming game.
NBA POINT SPREADS EXPLAINED: The point spread – commonly referred to as “the spread” – is the number assigned by the sportsbooks to represent the point difference between two teams for ...
The Denver Nuggets are 3-1 (75%) vs. the Miami Heat since the start of 2019/2020. +7.5 -110. Both teams need to score combined over 207 points. O 207.5 % of Bets U 207.5. 86%. 14%. The Denver ...
Get the latest NBA odds, spreads and betting lines from this week's games, as well as full coverage of the National Basketball Association from USA TODAY