The second and final installment of the NBA Global Games will take place Thursday (2 p.m. ET, NBA TV) as the Brooklyn Nets (16-21) will face the Cleveland Cavaliers (21-15) at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris.
Earlier this season, Atlanta edged Orlando, 120-119, on Nov. 9 as Trae Young went for 41 points (five 3-pointers) to pace the Hawks at the Arena CDMX in Mexico City.
Utilizing ESPN.com to aid your Ohio sports betting, BetOhio.com looked at the NBA Global Games from November 2014 in Mexico City (earliest odds available for games) until the latest game in November 2023. We found the betting trends for money line, against the spread and totals for all 18 Global Games in that stretch.
Betting Trends of NBA Global Games
Ohio sports betting apps list Boston as the NBA championship favorite at +300. Denver is second at +425. Cleveland is +5000.
Favorites Prevail Overseas
Money line favorites in this global showcase have dominated, posting a 14-4 record since Nov. 2014. If you were betting the favorites against the spread, you still did pretty well with a 9-7-2 ledger.
If you wagered on the game’s over/under point totals, you would have broken even with a 9-9 record. Previously, two games have been played in Paris where the favorites have a 1-1 record against the spread and the game’s over/under total points have the same record at 1-1.
ESPN BET Ohio and other state betting apps have yet to post odds on Thursday’s game. The teams have met only once this season with Cleveland edging Brooklyn on the road, 114-113, on Oct. 25. Donovan Mitchell scored 10 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter for Cleveland’s first road win in a season opener since 2000. Brooklyn’s Cam Thomas scored a game-high 36 points, setting a league record for most points by a reserve in a season opener.