Best Sportsbooks for the NBA Season
Sportsbooks continue to pop up all over the country as more and more states open their doors to online sports betting. Iowa is now the eleventh state to legalize sports betting, after PASPA was scrapped last year in the senate and just in time for the start of the NBA 2019/2020 season.
Location, location, location
As it stands, you will still be restricted by where you are in the US. So rather than choosing what sportbook is the best in the US, you should think about what sportsbooks are best for betting on the NBA in your State.
The Garden State is way ahead of the curve when it comes to sports betting. Not only where they the first state to fully legalize online gambling but New Jerseyans are also some of the biggest spenders. In 2018, they spent nearly $600m within the first 4½ months of legal sports betting.
This means you have a lot of choice in NJ when it comes to betting on the NBA, including Fox Bet, 888 Sport and Ceasars but our top pick for best NJ sportsbook is playMGM.
PLayMGM have partnered with the NBA, which has meant that they placed a huge amount of focus on the range of bets they offer. The partnership came in to place when last season was already underway, so it was hard for us to evaluate how much difference this partnership made. However, already in pre-season you can see a huge selection of bets, stats and value in their NBA offering.
New Jersey are represented in the NHL with the New Jersey Devils, the NFL with the New York Jets and New York Giants as well as the MLS with the New York Red Bulls. This might explain why other sportsbooks have placed slightly more focus on these sports within New Jersey.
Nevada is the spiritual home of sports betting in the US, so it comes as no surprise that the selection of sportsbooks offering NBA bets is vast. The frustrating thing about betting online in Nevada is that you still physically have to deposit, withdraw and sign-up in person.
In the Silver state there are two sportsbooks that excel when it comes to NBA betting. The first, is playMGM again; the Nevada based sportsbook, with the official NBA partnership was always going to perform on home turf. The second is DraftKings, the sportsbook which began as a fantasy sports operator was the first to launch online in Nevada and simply offer the best selection of bets and odds in the state. They might have slightly less focus specifically on the NBA, but they match playMGM in every other way.
The Keystone State punches above its weight when it comes to sport with two MLB teams, two NFL teams, two NHL teams and the 76ers in the NBA. If you burrow down into the stats, you will also see that the Pennsylvanians bet with their heart and back their local teams.
That’s why it’s easy to see what sportsbook is best suited for the NBA 2019/2020 season. Caesars Sportsbook signed a sponsorship deal with the 76ers earlier in the year, which means that you are guaranteed the widest range of bets, and the best odds if you back this team. Caesars also recently, updated their app, which can be a bit buggy, but is otherwise excellent.
Betting on the NBA 2019/2020 around the US
There are other states such as West Virginia, Indiana and Iowa that are now offering sports bets on the NBA, but your choice is still limited. All that we know is that during the 2019/2020 NBA season many more sportsbooks will launch their services. Exciting times lie ahead.