NBA Launches Betting-Centric Streaming Service With BetMGM Odds

Posted on August 4, 2020 - Last Updated on August 13, 2020

Monday’s game between the Denver Nuggets and Oklahoma City Thunder marked the first of nine games through NBA Digital’s latest creation, NBABet Stream.

The sports betting-focused telecast, a first by a major US sports league, allows Colorado basketball fans to watch — and bet — on the game like they are there.

BetMGM Sportsbook, the presenting partner of NBABet Stream, will provide live betting lines, point spreads and odds. The lines, as well as relevant stats, will be continuously updated in real time throughout the games.

Despite pandemic, fans enjoy ‘immersive experience’

The games, which will be broadcast on NBA League Pass and NBA TV, will include multiple camera angles and enhanced graphics that typically aren’t seen by fans.

NBABet Stream’s analysis during the games will include talent from The Action Network, Bleacher Report and Yahoo Sports.

Sara Zuckert, the NBA head of Next Gen Telecast, said:

“Working with our broadcast and technology partners, we are excited to unveil a series of enhancements that will bring fans closer to the game and allow them to personalize their viewing experience. Our goal is to create an enjoyable and immersive experience where fans can engage with each other and maintain a sense of community as we restart the season under these unique and challenging circumstances.”

For Nuggets fans, Denver’s next game, against the San Antonio Spurs, will be at 2 p.m. MST Aug. 5. NBA League Pass and NBA TV subscribers can watch it via NBABet Stream.

Basketball fans can purchase NBA League Pass and NBA TV subscriptions at NBA.com for those without the ability to access NBA TV via their cable providers. The price for NBA TV is $19.99 for the rest of the season. The NBA League Pass is $28.99 with commercials and $39.99 without. There is not a discount if you purchase both NBA TV and NBA League Pass together.

NBABet Stream schedule

DateGameTime (MT)Channel
Tuesday, Aug. 4Orlando vs. Indiana4 p.m.League Pass
Wednesday, Aug. 5Denver vs. San Antonio2 p.m.League Pass
Thursday, Aug. 6New Orleans vs. Sacramento11:30 a.m.NBA TV
Friday, Aug. 7Washington vs. New Orleans 6 p.m.League Pass
Sunday, Aug. 9Philadelphia vs. Portland4:30 p.m.NBA TV
Monday, Aug. 10Dallas vs. Utah1 p.m.NBA TV
Tuesday, Aug. 11Phoenix vs. Philadelphia2:30 p.m.League Pass
Wednesday, Aug. 12Indiana vs. Houston2 p.m.NBA TV
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