The federal ban on sports betting was overturned in 2018 thanks to the huge effort by former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Just months later, players in New Jersey were flocking to top New Jersey online sportsbooks to lay action on the NBA. Wagering on the NBA is a very popular market for sports bettors in the Garden State because of the near nightly action offered from mid-October to early June.
The NBA consists of 30 teams playing a total of 82 regular-season games, 41 at home and 41 away, providing New Jersey sportsbooks with lots of action to offer their players. In addition to near nightly games, sports bettors also enjoy the drama offered by the NBA with division, conference and cross-country rivalries that span decades.
Types of NBA Bets at New Jersey Sportsbooks
Like most sports, there are three primary ways to wager on the NBA at sportsbooks in the Garden State: the point spread, moneyline and over/under. The simplest form of NBA betting is the moneyline since it is a straight-up wager.
Bettors can also make proposition, or prop bets and futures in New Jersey sportsbooks. Common NBA prop bets include whether a specific player scores over or under a certain amount of points, if a player’s total points plus rebounds and assists will go over or under a certain number and predicting how many total rebounds a certain player will make in a game. If you are wondering about all the markets available in NJ, here is a pretty exhaustive list.
Best Online NJ Sportsbooks for NBA Betting
New Jersey offers a plethora of legal, licensed and regulated online sportsbooks for players to choose from. Some of the top sites include PointsBet, BetMGM Sports and William Hill. There is never a reason to use an illegal, offshore bookmaker. Bettors enjoy these sites for multiple reasons, one of them being that they all offer a mobile app version of their sportsbook on all major platforms, including iOS and Android.
New Jersey sports bettors who enjoy playing propositions often turn to PointsBet. This online sportsbook offers extensive prop bets and in-play wagering. Novice and casual sports bettors often turn to BetMGM because of their smooth, simple interface. This sportsbook also offers a nice welcome bonus for new players.
Arguably the most popular sportsbook in the Garden State, and possibly the world for that matter, is William Hill Sports Book. Founded in 1934 in London, because of their strong banking options and various odds formats, William Hill remains the top sportsbook for New Jersey players to place their NBA bets.
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