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 - Mar 23 

4:05 PM15171H Miami Heat+½-115 o113-115 -105
15181H Washington Wizards-½-105 u113-105 -115
4:35 PM15191H Philadelphia 76ers-3½-110 o121-110 -200
15201H Atlanta Hawks+3½-110 u121-110 +170
5:05 PM15211H Minnesota Timberwolves+½-110 o112-105 -105
15221H Memphis Grizzlies-½-110 u112-115 -115
5:35 PM15251H Dallas Mavericks+8-115 o112½-110 +371
15261H Golden State Warriors-8-105 u112½-110 -480
7:05 PM15271H Detroit Pistons+3-115 o110-110 +151
15281H Portland Trail Blazers-3-105 u110-110 -175
7:05 PM15291H Phoenix Suns+6½-110 o117½-115 +274
15301H Sacramento Kings-6½-110 u117½-105 -340

NBA - 1ST HALVES First Half Lines - Mar 24 

9:05 AM15311H Los Angeles Clippers-5½-110 o114-110 -
15321H New York Knicks+5½-110 u114-110 -
1:35 PM15331H Cleveland Cavaliers---
15341H Milwaukee Bucks---
2:05 PM15351H Denver Nuggets-½-105 o109-110 -
15361H Indiana Pacers+½-115 u109-110 -
3:05 PM15371H Charlotte Hornets---
15381H Toronto Raptors---
4:05 PM15391H Houston Rockets---
15401H New Orleans Pelicans---
4:35 PM15411H San Antonio Spurs---
15421H Boston Celtics---
5:35 PM15431H Detroit Pistons---
15441H Golden State Warriors---
6:35 PM15451H Sacramento Kings---
15461H Los Angeles Lakers---