NBA Finals Betting Picks, Previews, Tips & Predictions. ExpertPicks.com's guide to the NBA championship game of the NBA basketball season.

    NBA Finals Betting Picks

    Looking for free NBA Finals picks & betting tips for the 2020-21 NBA season?

    Our experts provide picks, betting tips, predictions, previews and best bets for the best-of-seven series between the Eastern Conference champions and Western Conference champions that will determine this season’s world champions.

    The 2021 NBA Finals are set to begin on Thursday, July 8, 2021 and Game 7, if needed, will be no later than Thursday, July 22, 2021.

    ExpertPicks.com will have all of the NBA Finals picks, predictions and tips you need right here.

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    What NBA Finals Betting Markets Can I Bet On?

    The main NBA Finals betting markets are to win championship, moneyline, spread, over / under total points and player props.

    To Win Championship - This market is simply betting on who will be crowned world champions at the end of the NBA Finals. You do not have to successfully predict the series result, just who wins it. There will be an alternate market that allows you to bet on the series result – 4-0, 4-3 etc.

    Money Line - The money line is betting on which team will win the game. There is no option for a draw in the NBA, with teams going to overtime if the score is tied at the end of regulation, so the moneyline is a two-way market in which you bet on one team to win, and it includes overtime. 

    Spread - The spread market is more also known as a handicap. Bookmakers will assign one team a positive (+) or negative (-) spread, line or handicap depending on favoritism for the game, and the bettor bets to cover the line.

    Let’s use an NBA game between the Philadelphia 76ers and Utah Jazz as an example. If the 76ers start with a +3.5 point spread and you bet on the 76ers, they need to win the game or lose by less than 4 points in order for your bet to win.

    On the other side of the coin, the Jazz would be assigned a -3.5 point spread meaning they would need to win by 4 or more points in order for your bet on the Nuggets to be a winner.

    Over / Under Total Points - This NBA Finals betting market allows bettors to bet on the total amount of points scored in a game by both teams. The sportsbook will set a line, let’s say 216.5 points and you can bet on the total points scored by both teams going over or under that total. 

    Player Props - Also known as player performance, these NBA Finals bets allows you to bet on one player in a number of categories including points, rebounds and assists. This is a very popular market which relies on the bookmaker setting the line and the bettor picking over or under.

    Are There Any NBA Finals Betting Promotions?

    Of course there are NBA Finals betting promotions. Basketball remains one of the most popular sports across North America and the NBA Finals are the showpiece event, so it goes without saying that there are a host of NBA Finals betting promotions available from licensed bookmakers.

    These vary in type, with some offering customers the opportunity to insure their bets, while other offer customers the chance to add bonuses to their winnings. A leading sportsbook in the US currently offers to pay customers out early if the team they back in the Moneyline market takes a 20-point lead at any point in the matchup. It does not matter if they go on to win or lose.

    So whichever bookmaker you place your bets with, check out the bookmaker promotions section in order to find out what NBA Finals betting promotions are available to you. And if you are looking for a new bookmaker to place your NBA Finals bets with, check out our review section here.

    NBA Finals Live Streaming

    Throughout the 2020/21 NBA Playoffs and NBA Finals bookmaker bet365 will be live streaming games direct to your iPhone, iPad or Android device, as well as desktop, meaning you don't have to miss a moment of the action.

    Live streaming is only available to eligible customers and to watch an NBA Finals live stream all you need is a funded account or to have placed a bet in the last 24 hours. Read on for our step-by-step guide to watching NBA Finals live streams at bet365:

    How To Watch NBA Finals Live Streams


    1. Visit the bet365 website
    2. Log into your account or register for one
    3. Navigate to the In-Play link on the homepage
    4. Choose ‘basketball’
    5. Select the NBA Finals game with a play icon beside it
    6. Make sure you have met the relevant NBA Finals live streaming rules
    7. Once the game gets underway you will have access to live streaming and in-play betting

    * To use the Live Streaming service you will need to be logged in and have a funded account or to have placed a bet in the last 24 hours. Any fixture/event on the website which has the Play or Video icon next to it is scheduled to be shown via Live Streaming. 18+ terms and conditions apply.

    NBA FAQs

    What is the NBA?

    The NBA (National Basketball Association) is a men's professional basketball league in North America and Canada.

    What is the NBA Finals?

    The NBA Finals is a seven match series between the Western Conference winners and Eastern Conference winners to decide the winner of the NBA Championship.

    When are the NBA Finals?

    The NBA Finals are scheduled to get underway on Thursday, July 8, 2021 and will be played in a best-of-seven series. Game 7, if needed, will be played no later than Thursday, July 22, 2021.

    Who has won the most NBA Championships?

    The Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers have both won 17 NBA Championships.