NBA Basketball First Half Betting Odds

While most basketball bettors concentrate on the full game lines in NBA betting, first half basketball lines might offer exceptional value for the smart handicapper.

A 48-minute NBA game is broken down into four 12-minute quarters, and bettors are able to place bets on the 1st quarter and 1st half lines before these contests begin.

The 1st quarter line (generally ¼ of the entire game’s spread) lets you dictate who you think will be covering the spread at the end of one quarter of play. The 1st half lines are essentially the same, only they extend through the 1st half of play.

Like other sports, some NBA teams are known to jump out of the gate quickly and build an early lead, while others are “4th quarter teams” who like to play from behind. This is were a NBA Sports bettor can find value in second half odds.

Do a little research and find out what teams tend to come out strong and what teams take a while to find a rhythm. Finding the ones that hold the advantage in the first half might take a little more time than your regular research for a full game bet, but the outcome will be worth the extra effort. Continue

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NBA - 1ST HALVES First Half Lines - Jan 21 

10:35 AM15071H Oklahoma City Thunder-5-119 o114½-115 -275
15081H New York Knicks+5-101 u114½-105 +226
11:05 AM15091H Chicago Bulls-½-115 o102½-110 -125
15101H Cleveland Cavaliers+½-105 u102½-110 +105
12:05 PM15111H Detroit Pistons+3-115 o110½-102 +159
15121H Washington Wizards-3-105 u110½-119 -184
12:05 PM15131H Dallas Mavericks+7-110 o116-110 +330
15141H Milwaukee Bucks-7-110 u116-110 -420
1:05 PM15151H Orlando MagicPK-110 o112½-110 -
15161H Atlanta HawksPK-110 u112½-110 -
1:35 PM15171H Sacramento Kings+1½-110 o117½-105 +120
15181H Brooklyn Nets-1½-110 u117½-115 -140
3:35 PM15191H New Orleans Pelicans+1½-105 o110-110 +125
15201H Memphis Grizzlies-1½-115 u110-110 -145
4:05 PM15211H Miami Heat+5-110 o107½-115 +215
15221H Boston Celtics-5-110 u107½-105 -260
6:05 PM15231H Houston Rockets+1½-105 o119½-110 +125
15241H Philadelphia 76ers-1½-115 u119½-110 -145
7:05 PM15251H Portland Trail Blazers+2½-105 o106-115 +155
15261H Utah Jazz-2½-115 u106-105 -180
8:35 PM15271H Golden State Warriors-7-105 o120-105 -430
15281H Los Angeles Lakers+7-115 u120-115 +337

NBA - 1ST HALVES First Half Lines - Jan 23 

5:05 PM15371H Toronto Raptors---
15381H Indiana Pacers---
5:35 PM15391H Cleveland Cavaliers---
15401H Boston Celtics---
5:35 PM15411H Orlando Magic---
15421H Brooklyn Nets---
5:35 PM15431H Houston Rockets---
15441H New York Knicks---
5:35 PM15451H Los Angeles Clippers---
15461H Miami Heat---
6:05 PM15471H San Antonio Spurs---
15481H Philadelphia 76ers---
6:05 PM15491H Detroit Pistons---
15501H New Orleans Pelicans---
6:05 PM15511H Atlanta Hawks---
15521H Chicago Bulls---
6:05 PM15531H Charlotte Hornets---
15541H Memphis Grizzlies---
8:35 PM15551H Denver Nuggets---
15561H Utah Jazz---