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 - Mar 19 

4:05 PM16011H Milwaukee Bucks+1-110 o114½-110 +110
16021H Cleveland Cavaliers-1-110 u114½-110 -130
4:05 PM16031H Los Angeles Lakers+2½-110 o110½-105 +148
16041H Indiana Pacers-2½-110 u110½-115 -170
4:05 PM16051H Charlotte Hornets+5-110 o113-110 +226
16061H Philadelphia 76ers-5-110 u113-110 -275
4:35 PM16071H Denver Nuggets+½-105 o110-110 +105
16081H Miami Heat-½-115 u110-110 -125
4:35 PM16091H Chicago Bulls+2½-110 o109-110 +148
16101H New York Knicks-2½-110 u109-110 -170
4:35 PM16111H Memphis Grizzlies+3½-110 o108-115 +166
16121H Brooklyn Nets-3½-110 u108-105 -195
6:35 PM16131H Golden State Warriors+4-115 o103½-105 +176
16141H San Antonio Spurs-4-105 u103½-115 -210
7:05 PM16151H Detroit Pistons-1½-105 o104½-105 -135
16161H Sacramento Kings+1½-115 u104½-115 +115