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


NBA - 1ST HALVES First Half Lines - Dec 18 

5:05 PM17011H New York Knicks+3-105 o105½-110 +160
17021H Charlotte Hornets-3-115 u105½-110 -185
5:35 PM17051H Miami Heat-½-105 o103-115 -115
17061H Atlanta Hawks+½-115 u103-105 -105
6:05 PM17071H Philadelphia 76ersPK-110 o102-105 -
17081H Chicago BullsPK-110 u102-115 -
6:05 PM17091H Denver Nuggets+2½-110 o107½-110 +148
17101H Oklahoma City Thunder-2½-110 u107½-110 -170
6:05 PM17111H Utah Jazz+7-105 o105½-115 +341
17121H Houston Rockets-7-115 u105½-105 -435
6:05 PM17131H Portland Trail Blazers+2-110 o99½-115 +130
17141H Minnesota Timberwolves-2-110 u99½-105 -150
6:35 PM17151H Phoenix Suns+4-115 o100½-110 +188
17161H Dallas Mavericks-4-105 u100½-110 -225
6:35 PM17171H Los Angeles Clippers+7-110 o103½-105 +337
17181H San Antonio Spurs-7-110 u103½-115 -430
8:35 PM17191H Golden State Warriors-2½-105 o112-105 -160
17201H Los Angeles Lakers+2½-115 u112-115 +140