Update: The NBA regular season tips off tonight with the Detroit Pistons vs. Atlanta Hawks and New Orleans Pelicans vs. Golden State Warriors games.
Sportsbook Review has compiled every prop bet and futures wager offered for this basketball season at the industry's premier online sportsbooks; only betting sites in good standing, as voted by players in the annual sportsbook polls are included.
Game props on tonight's slate are also posted: jump to Pelicans vs. Warriors prop bets.
NBA prop bets are often preferred by players as the against the spread (ATS) betting lines are often razor-sharp, much like the line-sets offered in the NFL, hence some of the highest wagering limits offered across the industry. Prop bets however provide unique value or money-making opportunities over the course of a long season.
Below are some of the most popular NBA prop bets and NBA futures on offer at the time of this publication.
NBA Championship winner
The Cleveland Cavaliers are an average of +240 to win the NBA Championship. The current best odds are offered by online sportsbook 5Dimes (SBR rating A+) with their +280 payout ($100 pays $280).
Defending champion San Antonio Spurs are an average of +375 to repeat, with the best price available at online sportsbook BetOnline at +400.
The Oklahoma City Thunder are an industry best price of +700 at online sportsbook Heritage Sports (SBR rating A+).
The best price on the Los Angeles Clippers is the +900 found at sports betting site Bovada (SBR rating A).
Players interested in long shot wagers can find the best underdog dog odds at Bookmaker (SBR rating A+), take for example the massive +7158 payout on the Los Angeles Lakers ($100 returns $1,758).
NBA Rookie of Year
Jahlil Okafor is an average of +375 to win the NBA Rookie of Year; with the best line at 5Dimes at +400.
Emmanuel Mudiay is an average market price of +375, with the best odds coming at sportsbook Bovada at +400.
The best price on Karl-Anthony Towns is the +500 offered by betting website Heritage Sports.
D'Angelo Russell is an average +550 shot ($100 pays $550) with the best payout coming at sportsbook Sportbet at +600.
NBA Regular Season MVP
It is no surprise that Lebron James is the odds on favorite to win the NBA Most Valuable Player award with the odds of +250 at sportsbook 5Dimes.
Anthony Davis is priced at an average of +550 with the best price coming at betting website BetOnline.
Kevin Durant is being traded from +500 to +650 with the best price at website Heritage Sports.
NBA Coach of the Year
Gregg Popovich is a +550 shot to win Coach of the Year as offered by sportsbook 5Dimes, who as of this publication are the only betting site spreading this market.
Steve Kerr is also priced at +550, while Billy Donovan and David Blatt are on offer at +850 and +900 respectively.
NBA sports bettors may wish to visit the sportsbook bonuses directory which lists the current sign-up bonuses from betting websites rated from C to A+. Players who are not interested in rolling the dice with lesser rated sportsbooks solely for the strength of their sportsbook bonus offering are encouraged to visit the best sportsbooks list at SBR.