NBA Live Betting: How to Place Live Bets on NBA Odds

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BetMGM @BETMGM May 19, 2023, 6:14 PM

From preseason games through the NBA Finals, you can place live bets on NBA odds during every minute of every game.

What’s Live NBA Betting?

Live betting is an exhilarating opportunity to bet online and bring meaning to every second of every game regardless of the score, quarter, on-court lineup, or stakes.

Here’s an example for a Phoenix Suns-Denver Nuggets game:

Perhaps the Nuggets are 7-point favorites (-100) and -175 on the moneyline, while the Suns were 7-point underdogs (-120) and +145 on the moneyline. And the over/under total was 242.5 (-115 over, -105 under).

Maybe you took one of those sides or combined one of multiple sides into an NBA parlay. Or maybe you didn’t have a good read on the game and passed altogether.

Regardless of your pre-game position(s), you can place live bets during the game. While watching the game on TV, you can watch the NBA lines move with each Devin Booker bucket or Nikola Jokic dunk, and jump on a favorable number.

How to Place Live Bets on NBA Odds

BetMGM’s up-to-the-second live betting page gives you every opportunity to place live bets from your computer with online sports betting or your phone with mobile sports betting (using the BetMGM Sportsbook app):

  1. Log in to your BetMGM Sports account.
  2. Visit the live betting page.
  3. Browse updated odds for live games.
  4. Add a bet to your Bet Slip.
  5. Insert a Stake and place your bet!

Live Betting Parlays

You can combine NBA live betting and parlays during the NBA season.

When games are played concurrently, you can combine live bets from different games to increase your odds and potential payout. If, for example, in the fourth quarter of the Suns-Nuggets contest, the New York Knicks were in the first quarter of a matchup against the Boston Celtics. After a Jayson Tatum dunk, the Celtics led by three points and carried moneyline odds of -175.

Instead of, or in addition to placing one $50 moneyline bet on the Nuggets, you could combine the Nuggets’ and Celtics’ moneylines for a potential payout of $132.76. If both teams win, you made $82.76 on one parlay bet.

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