NBA Interest Spikes in NJ as New Season Gets Underway

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Interest at NJ’s online sportsbooks has begun at a record pace since the beginning of the new NBA season during the holidays. In this pandemic affected year, the season began with the traditional 5 Christmas Day games rather than the usual October start. It appears at this this stage that beginning the season during the holidays has been a masterstroke.

Sportsbooks report NBA Betting interest high with the Wagering Public

A spokesperson for the trading team at one of the Garden State’s leading online sportsbooks, BetMGM said of the start of the NBA season;

”It was a short offseason for players but gamblers were ready to jump back on the sport. We saw a ton of action on the NBA Christmas Day games and expect to see bettors continue to wager on basketball as the football season comes to a close.”

FanDuel, 888Sport and SugarHouse Sports all reported heavy betting action on the NBA during the Christmas to New Year week, finishing only behind the final games of the regular NFL season in betting handle for the week.

Meanwhile, Thomas Gable, Director of Race and Sportsbook at Borgata Sportsbook said despite the unusual scheduling of the opening of the NBA season and most of the favorites winning, it was simply great to NBA bettors back on board;

“Specifically, in regards to the Christmas Day games, with all of the favorites covering, it wasn’t a great result for us that particular day, but the interest is definitely there amongst the betting public for the start of the season. “We’ve had good handle to start the season. Obviously, it’s a weird time for them to start in the midst of college bowl season and the NFL regular season wrapping up, but I’m just happy to have them back” Gable said.

As far as the games themselves played out in the betting action, the match-up between the Denver Nuggets and the Los Angeles Clippers was the number one game in betting handle, almost doubling the betting handle generated by the Dallas Mavericks vs Los Angeles Lakers match-up.

If you’re interested on getting in on any of the betting action for those four teams to take out this season’s NBA title here’s a breakdown in the odds on any of those teams to lift the World Champions Trophy;

Team FanDuelSugarHouse 888Sport
L.A. Clippers+ 600+ 550+550
Denver Nuggets+ 1800+ 2000+ 2000
L.A. Lakers+ 260+ 230+230
Dallas Mavericks+ 2200+ 2200+ 2200


New Jersey sports bettors may also be interested in taking out a wager on the Brooklyn Nets, with the best current available odds of +600 available at FanDuel.

Best NBA match betting tips

If you’re looking to maximise your NBA betting wins and cut your losses, here’s five NBA betting tips to give yourself the best opportunity to keep your bankroll in the black:

  1. The best team in NBA match-ups almost alwayswins, there are very few underdog victories and upsets.
  2. Bet on games predicted to be close with a close moneyline wager. Try to avoid matches with big favoritesat unattractive odds.
  3. The NBA is a league of superstars. Pay attention to NBA injury reports to discover who is suiting up for who on any given night, big time players impact the games.
  4. Take out a points spread wager in what you believe will be a close matchup. NBA games can regularly be decided by a single 2-or-3-basket. If the teams appear to be a close match-up and you can manage to get yourself four or five points on a point spread bet, the underdog becomes an attractive option. As with moneyline wagers, avoid heavy favorites. Even blowouts can often end up closer at the end of the fourth quarter than you might think as teams foul for fun once victory is assured.
  5. Watch the games and look for teams with obvious in-game advantages, and take advantage of the live in-play betting options yourself.


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