Best NBA Western Conference Betting Sites

After years of the Western Conference resembling a gauntlet of powerhouses, any one of whom could usurp another on a whim, things are starting to change. The West is still top heavy in many respects, but with the exception of the Golden State Warriors’ reign, it’s also withstanding an influx of uncertainty. Bettors will need to survey the landscape extra carefully in the seasons to come. Single game plays could become more difficult to predict, and the futures market will most assuredly prove tougher—as in, more exclusive—than we’re used to. [+]

Looking ahead, in fact, you may actually want to table all Western Conference Finals and NBA Finals futures for most teams that aren’t the San Antonio Spurs, Houston Rockets or Warriors.

Divisional futures should still be fine, though NBA divisions are now officially irrelevant to the standings, and sportsbooks, as a result, may not be slinging the best odds.

That increases the importance and intrigue surrounding win total odds. These bets are more wide open, because you can experiment with lottery bound squads. If you have a gut feeling that a rebuilding squad is going to be better or worse than its win total over/under, that’s a play you can make.

Place a few of those bets over the 2017 offseason while you’re waiting for the upper echelon plays—conference and championship odds—to sort themselves out. Just remember that if you’re going to increase the number of wagers you’re placing, you should also probably cap the amount of money you’re investing in each bet.

Western Conference Betting Lines Today

This is your official guide to the Western Conference’s daily betting possibilties. Think of it as a conference wide schedule. It shows start dates, times, moneylines, spreads, overs and unders. [+]

Get in the habit of looking this over multiple times, right up until you are ready to hit the sportsbook. Lines can change over time or because of injuries. The former won’t be much of a problem during the regular season, since the games are in such close proximity of one another, but doubling back to recheck lines after hearing about a key player’s injury or return is shrewd betting practice.

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Away Score Home Money Line
Monday 01 April
FT Detroit Pistons 102 - 111 Indiana Pacers +190 -217
FT Chicago Bulls 105 - 113 New York Knicks +145 -164
FT Milwaukee Bucks 131 - 121 Brooklyn Nets +105 -125
FT Miami Heat 105 - 110 Boston Celtics +225 -263
FT Orlando Magic 109 - 121 Toronto Raptors +230 -278
FT Blazers 132 - 122 Wolves -154 +135
FT Philadelphia 76ers 102 - 122 Dallas Mavericks -204 +175
FT Charlotte Hornets 102 - 111 Utah Jazz +495 -625
FT Cleveland Cavaliers 113 - 122 Phoenix Suns +115 -135
Tuesday 02 April
FT L.A. Lakers 103 - 119 Thunder +850 -1250
FT Atlanta Hawks 111 - 117 San Antonio Spurs +575 -769
FT Houston Rockets 130 - 105 Sacramento Kings -250 +210
FT Denver Nuggets 102 - 116 Warriors +312 -370
Wednesday 03 April
FT Chicago Bulls 115 - 114 Washington Wizards +430 -526
FT New York Knicks 100 - 114 Orlando Magic +875 -1250
FT Indiana Pacers 108 - 89 Detroit Pistons +125 -145
FT Boston Celtics 112 - 102 Miami Heat -115 -105
FT Philadelphia 76ers 122 - 130 Atlanta Hawks -189 +165
FT Toronto Raptors 115 - 105 Brooklyn Nets -135 +116
FT Charlotte Hornets 115 - 109 Pelicans -196 +170
FT Wolves 110 - 108 Dallas Mavericks +116 -135
FT San Antonio Spurs 85 - 113 Denver Nuggets +175 -204
FT Memphis Grizzlies 89 - 116 Blazers +575 -769
FT Utah Jazz 118 - 97 Phoenix Suns -588 +475
FT Houston Rockets 135 - 103 L.A. Clippers -145 +125
Thursday 04 April
Milwaukee Bucks 20:00 Philadelphia 76ers
Cleveland Cavaliers 22:00 Sacramento Kings
Warriors 22:30 L.A. Lakers
Friday 05 April
San Antonio Spurs 19:00 Washington Wizards
Atlanta Hawks 19:00 Orlando Magic
Toronto Raptors 19:00 Charlotte Hornets
Detroit Pistons 20:00 Thunder
Miami Heat 20:00 Wolves
New York Knicks 20:00 Houston Rockets
Boston Celtics 20:00 Indiana Pacers
Memphis Grizzlies 20:30 Dallas Mavericks
Sacramento Kings 21:00 Utah Jazz
Pelicans 22:00 Phoenix Suns
Blazers 22:30 Denver Nuggets
Cleveland Cavaliers 22:30 Warriors
L.A. Lakers 22:30 L.A. Clippers
Saturday 06 April
Brooklyn Nets 17:00 Milwaukee Bucks
Philadelphia 76ers 20:00 Chicago Bulls
Sunday 07 April
Miami Heat 12:00 Toronto Raptors
San Antonio Spurs 15:00 Cleveland Cavaliers
Thunder 15:30 Wolves
Charlotte Hornets 16:00 Detroit Pistons
Brooklyn Nets 17:00 Indiana Pacers
Dallas Mavericks 18:00 Memphis Grizzlies
Atlanta Hawks 19:00 Milwaukee Bucks
Phoenix Suns 19:00 Houston Rockets
Washington Wizards 19:30 New York Knicks
Orlando Magic 19:30 Boston Celtics
L.A. Clippers 20:30 Warriors
Pelicans 21:00 Sacramento Kings
Denver Nuggets 21:00 Blazers
Utah Jazz 21:30 L.A. Lakers

NBA Western Conference Standings Right Now

Take in the latest NBA Western Conference standings. They can be valuable for those only looking to bet moneylines, since the records are a clear indicator of who’s better than who. [+]

They’re especially useful for those dipping their feet in midseason futures waters.

Should you find a sportsbook that’s accepting bets on whether or not a team makes the playoffs, or what seed they’ll snag in the event they secure a postseason berth, you need updated looks at where every squad stands within the conference.

This provides a snapshot of how much space separates teams you’re betting on from where you need them to be relative to the rest of their conference foes.

On a more macro level, this just plain helps you sniff out worthy futures gambits. If you see that a team is a high playoff seed—around the top three—then you know that unit is a solid Conference Finals or NBA Finals pick. This comes with the caveat that any Western Conference contender must go through the best ever Warriors, and there may not be a contingent equipped to do that for quite some time.

Still, if there is one ready to give the Warriors a run for their money, the West’s standings will help alert you to which team it actually is. 

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# team P W L + - %
EC - Atlantic Division
1 Toronto Raptors Toronto Raptors 79 56 23 9036 8563 0.709
2 Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia 76ers 78 49 29 8983 8769 0.628
3 Boston Celtics Boston Celtics 79 47 32 8875 8529 0.595
4 Brooklyn Nets Brooklyn Nets 79 39 40 8850 8892 0.494
5 New York Knicks New York Knicks 78 15 63 8181 8899 0.192
EC - Central Division
1 Milwaukee Bucks Milwaukee Bucks 78 58 20 9199 8470 0.744
2 Indiana Pacers Indiana Pacers 79 47 32 8529 8225 0.595
3 Detroit Pistons Detroit Pistons 78 39 39 8362 8389 0.500
4 Chicago Bulls Chicago Bulls 79 22 57 8314 8958 0.278
5 Cleveland Cavaliers Cleveland Cavaliers 78 19 59 8162 8882 0.244
EC - Southeast Division
1 Orlando Magic Orlando Magic 79 39 40 8413 8407 0.494
2 Miami Heat Miami Heat 78 38 40 8234 8247 0.487
3 Charlotte Hornets Charlotte Hornets 78 36 42 8626 8750 0.462
4 Washington Wizards Washington Wizards 79 32 47 9018 9230 0.405
5 Atlanta Hawks Atlanta Hawks 79 29 50 8940 9389 0.367
WC - Northwest Division
1 Denver Nuggets Denver Nuggets 78 52 26 8641 8313 0.667
2 Portland Trailblazers Portland Trailblazers 78 50 28 8937 8599 0.641
3 Utah Jazz Utah Jazz 78 48 30 8678 8268 0.615
4 Oklahoma City Thunder Oklahoma City Thunder 78 45 33 8893 8645 0.577
5 Minnesota Timberwolves Minnesota Timberwolves 78 35 43 8791 8886 0.449
WC - Pacific Division
1 Golden State Warriors Golden State Warriors 77 53 24 9062 8577 0.688
2 L.A. Clippers L.A. Clippers 79 47 32 9078 8982 0.595
3 Sacramento Kings Sacramento Kings 78 38 40 8888 8963 0.487
4 L.A. Lakers L.A. Lakers 78 35 43 8739 8868 0.449
5 Phoenix Suns Phoenix Suns 79 18 61 8460 9186 0.228
WC - Southwest Division
1 Houston Rockets Houston Rockets 79 51 28 8961 8629 0.646
2 San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs 79 45 34 8810 8722 0.570
3 New Orleans Pelicans New Orleans Pelicans 79 32 47 9104 9201 0.405
4 Dallas Mavericks Dallas Mavericks 78 31 47 8472 8569 0.397
5 Memphis Grizzlies Memphis Grizzlies 78 31 47 8016 8245 0.397

How To Win At NBA Western Conference Betting

The Western Conference hasn’t exactly shaken out has planned.

Sure, the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs retain their cream-of-the-crop status, but the field below them is enduring a shakeup.

For starters, the Los Angeles Clippers aren’t what they once were. They are still good and can be dynamic when healthy, but they might not even be a top-five conference anymore. 

The Oklahoma City Thunder are right there with them. They deserve kudos for remaining relevant following the departure of Kevin Durant, but their days as a title play, like the Clippers’, appear to be over for the foreseeable future.

And then there are the surprise risers taking the place of these fallers.

First up is the Utah Jazz. They look to be setting up camp as one of the four best team in the conference for the foreseeable future. The Houston Rockets, meanwhile, are catching everyone by surprise. They’re stocked, it seems, to be a top-three team, just behind the Spurs and Warriors, for a quite a few years.

Adjust the way you bet on the Western Conference accordingly.

But don’t change everything.

Despite all the change underneath, including the plunge of the Portland Trail Blazers and gradual rise of the Denver Nuggets, the Warriors remain the championship standard. It doesn’t matter how close the Spurs or the Rockets might be in the regular-season standings. There isn’t a team in the league that comes close to sniffing the Warriors’ championship.

Even while dealing with injuries, you have to take them seriously. If they lose one superstar, they have three more. They are going to be playing deep into the playoffs every year, trying to actualize a dynasty few saw coming to begin with.

Continue to assume that mentality whenever you’re placing big-picture future bets. View anyone you are investing in, including the Spurs and Rockets, as low- or high-end dark horses. The Warriors are that good on paper and in action, and they aren’t about to go anywhere anytime soon.