Best basketball betting apps

Basketball is one of the fastest end-to-end spectator sports, and placing a bet on a match you’re watching can heighten the thrill even more. The best basketball apps for betting, offer loads of leagues to bet on, whilst typical bets include outright match-betting, handicap match-betting, and combined-points betting. Lots of sportsbooks now offer odds on basketball matches from around the world, but here are our top 5 and the reasons why.

Our five best basketball betting apps

We’ve broken our guide down to show you the top 5 for betting in the USA and our top 5 for Europe (Scroll down to see the European guide).

USA based apps

Now gambling is becoming legal across the States we’ll start our guide with betting apps for US players. If you want to check out the current status of gambling in your state you can check out our state by state guide to the legislation here. Here’s our top 3 for the NBA in 2018/2019 season.

1 – Betstars – Accepts customers from New Jersey – Visit Here

Since 2007 Betstars has been providing customers with a place to bet online and via mobile based websites in certain locations around the globe and now they are available in the United States. With legislation seeping out on State level we expect the roll out to be a long a gradual process but one that will eventually encompass most US territories.

Betstars are one of the brands looking to provide an offering across as much as the region as possible and were one of the first bookmakers to open their doors to online gambling in New Jersey. They now have a full offering via a dedicated app available for New Jersey residents across both Android and iOS devices. all the big sports and events are available to wager on, both in the future and also in-play.

The app has some great features and it has to be said that the competition have some catching up to do in order to be in the same ball park as Betstars/Pokerstars as far as online gambling is concerned.

Betstars NJ best basketball betting app

NJ only, 21+, Terms and conditions apply 

2- Play Sugar House – Accepts customers from New Jersey currently – Visit Here

3 – Sports Interaction – Accepts customers from Canada and New Jersey currently – Visit Here

NBA Betting FAQs

We want you to know all about the lines, odds, and opportunities for NBA betting. If there’s a question we don’t answer below then tweet us @bettingappscom or find us on Facebook here and we’ll find you the answer.

How do you bet on the NBA? To bet on the NBA you need an online betting account, we’ve recommended some companies above, with funds in the account. Once you are set up with a betting account that has money in it you can then bet on the NBA from that account. From the home page of any of the above mobile sites navigate to the home page for the sportsbook, if you’re not already on it. Shown below on the Sugar House app

Here's How to find where to bet on the NBA on mobile sports books

Then go to the menu, usually 3 lines in the top right or left corner as shown below.

NBA betting on the Sugar House app

Then you should see “Basketball” showing in the list. If not select “all sports” or “more sports” to find the NBA.

NBA in the menu


Once you’ve done this you’ll get a list of the matches you can bet on and the range of markets.

Where to bet on Basketball in the USA

To see more markets click on the match and you will find all the available markets for that event.

What lines are available on basketball betting?

Where can I bet on the NBA with Bitcoin? To bet with Bitcoin we’d recommend using Bovada, they’re a great company to bet with and make transferring bitcoin to and from your account really simple. Check out Bovada here to register and get the details on how to make the transfer.

What is the home court advantage? This is a simple term used to describe the advantage of playing on your home court.

What markets are available?

How does handicap betting work in basketball?

What are NBA betting margins?

What is line movement and why does it happen?

Best European apps

1 – bet365 app

Go to bet365 here

Bet365 are always competitive on price, in our opinion and they offer a plethora of betting opportunities on all NBA and NCAAB matches as well as leagues from around the world from Brazil to the Balkans and Sweden to Saudi Arabia. We also liked that the live-streaming (from within the UK) on high-profile matches available so you get all that extra excitement of live-action betting.

Go Straight to bet365 here

2 – Betfair app

best basketball betting apps - betfair app

Go to betfair

With 34 leagues to bet on, the mountain of basketball betting opportunities on the Betfair app is phenomenal. Betting on high-profile matches includes money line, handicaps, 1st half money line, 2nd half money line, spread, quarter betting and half/time/full-time.

3 – Ladbrokes app

Ladbrokes app - 4th in best basketball betting apps

Go to Ladbrokes here

Ladbrokes offer quality odds on basketball from USA, Europe, France, Germany, Korea, Philippines, Poland and Spain, and on markets such as match-betting and handicap betting. We could bet on a specific half or quarter, as well as of course across a whole game and liked the digital graphic that kept us up to date during live basketball action that we were betting on. There were also smart graphics available on live games keeping us updated on the latest score and action as well as quick betting features for those last minute bets.

Ladbrokes promotion

18+. New customers only. Promo code ‘F50’ required. Certain deposit methods excluded. Min £/€5 on win or each-way bet excluding Tote or pools = match max £/€50 free bet. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Bet must be made within 14 days. Free bet valid for 4 days. Free bet stake not returned. Single bets only. Free bet cannot be used on certain markets. T&Cs apply.

4 – Unibet app

unibet app - 5th in best basketball betting apps

Go to Unibet here

Unibet was offering over 1,200 basketball betting markets at the time of writing, which made it their third largest sport in terms of markets. They also hold true on their ethos of offering some standout prices across various different basketball markets.

5 – Bwin app

bwin app - 2nd in best basketball betting apps

Go To bwin Here

Often the first bookmaker to price up basketball matches, Bwin is always worth checking out. They offer basketball betting on 26 regions and look out for money-back special offers and enhanced-odds accumulators.

So there are our 5 best basketball betting apps – we hope you’re as cock-a-HOOP as we are! Check in on our Twitter feed at @bettingappscom for all the latest news and gossip regarding sports around the world.