Tons of NBA betting odds are available now that online Kentucky sports betting is live.
That means basic basketball betting lines for every NBA game, including spreads, moneylines, and totals throughout the regular season, NBA Playoffs and NBA Finals. There are literally thousands of NBA betting lines available in Kentucky.
Here, we’ll break down what a typical Kentucky NBA betting line looks like and how you can get a bet down on the latest NBA game odds right here.
This week’s NBA odds, lines, & spreads
Below is a look at the current betting lines at the best NBA betting apps in Kentucky. Click on any line to visit the sportsbook that posted it, sign up, claim your join bonus, and place bets.
Sportsbooks with the best NBA lines
Caesars Sportsbook KY
Caesars Kentucky Sportsbook has the most competitive NBA betting lines around. Plus, you earn Caesars Rewards Tier Credits and Reward Credits with every NBA bet. Moreover, Caesars runs NBA-specific promos and odds boosts. NBA sports betting lines include standard game lines, props, and futures. Plus, there are unique NBA basketball betting lines available, including:
- Intraconference parlays
- Double-double props
- Same game parlays
Check here for the current Caesars Kentucky promo code.
BetMGM Sportsbook KY
BetMGM partners with several popular NBA clubs in its effort to offer a unique NBA betting experience. That means several great NBA promotions, odds boosts, and pre-constructed NBA One Game Parlays. NBA betting markets at BetMGM Sportsbook in KY go beyond standard NBA betting lines, props, and championship futures to include unique NBA betting lines like:
- First Player to Score (Fast Break)
- Total Points Scored (Big Buckets)
- Winning Margin and Win Combinations
Check here for current BetMGM Kentucky promo codes.
DraftKings Sportsbook KY
DraftKings Sportsbook Kentucky is the leader in live NBA betting lines, offering access to Simplebet’s micro-betting tech for live NBA games. It also features NBA promos with bonus bets and odds boosts surrounding superstar scoring and marquee NBA matchups. Standard pre-game NBA betting lines are also here, alongside NBA props, futures and unique NBA betting lines, including:
- Player Threes Made/Attempted
- Head-To-Head Props
- Quick Same Game Parlays
Check here for active DraftKings Kentucky promo codes.
FanDuel Sportsbook KY
FanDuel KY Sportsbook is as competitive as any sportsbook when it comes to NBA betting odds and lines. Plus, it runs NBA promos including No Sweat NBA Parlays and odds boosts as high as 75 to 1 on NBA Tip-Off games. There are still standard NBA betting lines, props, futures and rare NBA betting lines including:
- Prop Combinations
- ‘Race To’ Bets
- Winning Margin Bets and Alternatives
Check here for current FanDuel Kentucky promo codes.
How to bet on NBA lines in Kentucky
KY sports betting sites go live on Sept. 28, 2023. Once they do, you’ll be able to bet on the latest NBA betting lines online by following these five simple steps:
- Click on one of the links to a Kentucky online sportsbook found on this page.
- Download and install its sports betting app to your phone or tablet via the device-specific download links found there.
- Sign up for an account via the app and claim whatever Kentucky sports betting bonus is available using the promo or bonus code listed on this page.
- Make a deposit using any available deposit method, from PayPal to online banking.
- Browse through the NBA betting lines, click on a line, and fill out the bet slip that’s instantly created to place your bet.
Who sets NBA betting lines?
Most sportsbooks employ oddsmakers or oddsmaking services to set NBA betting lines. These are NBA betting experts that use algorithms and computer modeling to set the lines. They consider everything from season stats to public betting patterns, home-court advantage, injuries, historical matchup data and more.
However, some sportsbooks simply copy the NBA betting lines these oddsmakers and oddsmaking services devise. This is why NBA betting lines and odds are similar at most sportsbooks.
NBA Vegas odds vs. Kentucky NBA odds
Las Vegas sportsbooks employ oddsmakers or oddsmaking services to set NBA betting lines and odds, and online sportsbooks across the country often copy these. That’s why there won’t usually be much of a difference between the NBA odds and betting lines in Las Vegas and those found at online sportsbooks in Kentucky.
The Vegas line is the industry standard, and if a local sportsbook’s line is different, it is usually because betting patterns forced that local sportsbook to move that line. Sportsbooks try to draw an equal amount of betting to both sides of any bet. That way they can earn the small profit built into the odds without worrying about the actual outcome of the game or event in question. They’ll move a line when the betting has been imbalanced to even things out again.
When is the best day or time to bet on an NBA game line?
NBA teams release injury reports, telling the public and media outlets who’ll be in tonight’s lineup, at 1 p.m. on game days. It’s a good idea to wait and see how sportsbooks react and possibly move lines first. Then, look for how the betting public reacts to their reactions.
Ultimately, you want to wait until just before tip-off to bet on any game, allowing all these reactions and line movements first, then placing your bets with the latest info in hand.
Can you bet on the NBA during games?
Yes, you can bet in the middle of NBA games on lines and odds that will change constantly based on what’s happening on the court. Download and install a mobile sportsbook app on your phone or tablet to get in on this exciting NBA sports betting action.
Are NBA betting lines the same at every sportsbook?
As we noted above, there won’t usually be much of a difference between the NBA betting lines at different sportsbooks. If you find a different line, it is usually because betting forced that sportsbook to move it.
Sportsbooks set NBA lines, or copy them, intent on drawing an equal amount of betting to each side. This gives them the chance to earn a small profit they’ve built into the odds without worrying about who wins or loses. If the betting is not even, they’ll move the line to try to draw more action to the other side and even it out again. That’s when you’ll see different lines at different sportsbooks.
What are the key numbers/tipping points for NBA betting lines?
Because every NBA basket is worth one (a free throw), two (a standard field goal) or three points (a three-pointer), those are considered the key numbers in basketball betting. However, the small size of these key numbers means they have much less of an impact than the key numbers in football betting.
Regardless, most NBA games are decided by these numbers. Thus, point spreads are set keeping that in mind. That means it can be a good idea to look for when NBA betting lines cross or contradict these key numbers to seek out better betting opportunities.
What is betting ‘against’ or ‘with’ the spread?
You bet “against the spread” when you bet on the point-spread favorite and lay the points. You bet “with the spread” when you bet on the underdog and take the points.
What is ‘consensus’ when it comes to NBA betting lines?
When the majority of the public agrees, you have consensus. When it comes to NBA betting lines, consensus often leads to heavier betting on one side, forcing sportsbooks to move the line. You can take advantage of this movement and bet against the public, or consensus, with better odds or a more favorable line.
NBA same game parlays
Same game parlays (SGPs) are now available at most online sportsbooks. This lets you combine different NBA betting line wagers from the same game into one bet that offers better odds than each bet would individually.
Parlays like this do not have the bigger potential payouts you find with standard parlays that include bets from different games. However, SGPs let you stack correlated NBA game line bets together, like the moneyline and point spread, theoretically giving you a better chance to win. Just be careful not to contradict yourself by linking the wrong lines.