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Friday December 19, 2014

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Utah Jazz at Orlando Magic
7:00 pm EST
-4
-110 -110
192
o-110 u-110
-4
-110 -110
192
o-105 u-115
-4
-110 -110
192
o-110 u-110
-4
-105 -105
192
o-103 u-107
Charlotte Hornets at Philadelphia 76ers
7:00 pm EST
-4½
-115 -105
192½
o-105 u-115
-5
-105 -115
193
o-115 u-105
-4½
-115 -105
192½
o-105 u-115
-4½
-105 -105
193
o-107 u-103
Minnesota Timberwolves at Boston Celtics
7:30 pm EST
-5½
-105 -115
211½
o-110 u-110
-5½
-110 -110
211
o-105 u-115
-5½
-105 -115
211½
o-110 u-110
-6
-108 -102
211½
o-102 u-108
Brooklyn Nets at Cleveland Cavaliers
7:30 pm EST
-11½
-105 -115
196½
o-115 u-105
-11½
-110 -110
197
o-105 u-115
-11½
-105 -115
196½
o-115 u-105
-11½
-102 -108
197
o-105 u-105
Toronto Raptors at Detroit Pistons
7:30 pm EST
-7½
-115 -105
198½
o-110 u-110
-8
-110 -110
199
o-110 u-110
-7½
-115 -105
198½
o-110 u-110
-7½
-102 -108
198½
o-108 u-102
Washington Wizards at Miami Heat
7:30 pm EST
-6
-110 -110
189
o-105 u-115
-6
-110 -110
189
o-105 u-115
-6
-110 -110
189
o-105 u-115
-6
-103 -107
189
o-107 u-103
Portland Trail Blazers at San Antonio Spurs
8:00 pm EST
-4½
-110 -110
197
o-110 u-110
-4½
-110 -110
197
o-110 u-110
-4½
-110 -110
197
o-110 u-110
-4½
-103 -107
197
o-103 u-107
Chicago Bulls at Memphis Grizzlies
8:00 pm EST
-6½
-115 -105
190½
o-110 u-110
-6½
-110 -110
191
o-110 u-110
-6½
-115 -105
190½
o-110 u-110
-6
-105 -105
190½
o-108 u-102
Los Angeles Clippers at Denver Nuggets
9:00 pm EST
-4
-105 -115
215½
o-110 u-110
-4
-110 -110
215
o-110 u-110
-4
-105 -115
215½
o-110 u-110
-3½
-108 -102
215½
o-103 u-107
Oklahoma City Thunder at Los Angeles Lakers
10:30 pm EST
-6½
-115 -105
207
o-110 u-110
N/A
N/A
-6½
-115 -105
207
o-110 u-110
-7
-102 -108
207
o-108 u-102

Last Odds Update: 12/19 3:00 pm EST

NBA Odds Legend

  • Point spread

    Known as the line or spread, it is not the predicted margin of victory for one team, rather a number chosen by Las Vegas and overseas oddsmakers that will encourage an equal number of people to wager on the underdog as on the favorite. The negative value (-7.5) indicates that team is favored by 7.5 points. The positive value (+7.5) indicates that team is the underdog by 7.5 points. Betting on the favorite means the team must win by at least 8 points to cover the point spread. The underdog team can lose by 7 points and still cover the spread.

    You will also notice a moneyline value associated with the point spread (such as -7.5, -115). This indicates how much you must risk in order to place the bet (also known as the vig or juice). It means you have to risk $115 to win $100. The underdog may see a value such as +7.5, +105. This means you risk $100 to win $105 if your team covers the spread.

  • Moneyline

    Typically used in baseball and hockey, basketball moneylines are popular in Las Vegas for picking underdogs. The team you choose only has to win the game, not win by a certain number of points. The negative value still indicates the favorite (-150) and the positive value indicates the underdog (+130). It's easiest to picture the number 100 sitting in the middle of these two values.

    For example, if you want to pick a -150 favorite, you would risk $150 in order to win $100. On the underdog, you would risk $100 and win $130 if the underdog wins. It's a simple way to have the risk-reward scenario. In the right circumstance, where you have a small underdog, you can get a very similar bet by risking less and also get a bigger payout by going the moneyline route.

  • Total

    Widely known as the over/under, it’s not simply the best Las Vegas guess at how many points will be scored in an NBA game by both teams combined. It’s a number it feels will encourage just as many bets on the over as the under.

    If you picked the under 177.5, you want tough defense and slow-down defense. If you pick the over, you want 3-pointers galore and no defense at all. In totals betting, you are predicting whether the combined total score will be more than or less than the total.

  • Futures

    As soon as an NBA champion has been decided, odds on next year’s title game are usually up in Las Vegas. Wagers on a future event (like who will win next year's NBA championship) are called futures. Oddsmakers adjust lines during the year, depending on the strength or weakness of teams, then offer wagers on each team to win. For example, a league's top team may be +150 to win the championship. That means a $100 wager would pay $150 profit. However, a poor team might be +3000, indicating they are not expected to win and a $100 wager would pay $3,000 as a huge longshot. They can be profitable but also take a long time to settle the bet.

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