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If you’re the type who hits the sack early, NBA first-quarter and first-half betting will definitely suit your lifestyle and quench your thirst for NBA betting action. With an increase in popularity for NBA betting, these two bet types are becoming incredibly common, and information to help you handicap teams in these spots is available across the internet.

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How NBA 1st Quarter & 1st Half Betting Works

There’s not much to it, really. Instead of placing a bet on the spread or total for a full game, you’re doing so for either the first quarter or first half. Obviously, the numbers will be lower with first-half spreads and totals being close to half of the full-game numbers, while first-quarter spreads and totals are, you guessed it, close to a quarter of the full-game numbers.

Why Make Quarter & Half Bets Instead of Full-Game?

Just like in full-game betting, certain teams excel in these spots and different trends develop that are worth tailing if you catch them at the right time. The Memphis Grizzlies, for example, were a big money-maker during the 2018-19 season, covering the first-half spread more than any other team.

How These Tables Work

For the ATS tables, you’ll see each team’s overall record, home/away records and record in their last 10 games so you can see who’s hot and who’s not. In brackets next to the record is each team’s point differential. For the OVER/UNDER tables, we use the same criteria, but in brackets next to the record is the average combined score.

Many factors should be considered when placing a bet. This data, along with Odds Shark’s basketball betting news, is a great starting spot for handicapping NBA games. Good luck!

*Tables updated on April 1

1st Quarter ATS Records
Team Overall Record Home Away Last 10
Grizzlies 47-28-2 (3.1) 24-13-1 (4.47) 23-15-1 (1.77) 8-1-1 (6.6)
Timberwolves 47-29-1 (2.32) 24-13-1 (2.82) 23-16 (1.85) 9-1 (6.6)
Spurs 44-30-2 (0.8) 19-18-1 (-0.84) 25-12-1 (2.45) 4-6 (-1.0)
Mavericks 43-33-1 (1.53) 23-16 (1.72) 20-17-1 (1.34) 5-5 (-1.1)
Celtics 41-32-4 (2.12) 17-21-1 (1.33) 24-11-3 (2.92) 8-2 (6.6)
Bucks 42-33-1 (2.5) 22-16 (3.66) 20-17-1 (1.34) 4-6 (2.4)
Cavaliers 43-34 (1.38) 17-22 (0.51) 26-12 (2.26) 4-6 (-1.8)
Suns 40-33-3 (2.57) 17-20-2 (2.23) 23-13-1 (2.92) 4-5-1 (1.7)
Raptors 39-34-3 (0.54) 18-17-2 (1.35) 21-17-1 (-0.23) 5-5 (1.7)
Nuggets 40-35-2 (1.87) 19-17-1 (2.73) 21-18-1 (1.08) 4-5-1 (2.7)
Trail Blazers 39-35-2 (-1.47) 16-22-2 (-1.5) 23-13 (-1.44) 5-5 (-3.9)
Nets 39-36-2 (-0.22) 17-20-1 (-0.79) 22-16-1 (0.33) 6-4 (3.3)
Heat 39-36-2 (2.32) 20-18-1 (3.26) 19-18-1 (1.37) 5-5 (3.2)
76ers 38-36-2 (1.11) 17-20-1 (1.26) 21-16-1 (0.95) 6-4 (4.2)
Rockets 36-37-4 (-1.99) 16-18-4 (-2.34) 20-19 (-1.64) 4-5-1 (-1.1)
Hawks 37-40 (0.53) 18-21 (0.46) 19-19 (0.61) 6-4 (2.4)
Magic 36-39-2 (-3.0) 17-20 (-3.24) 19-19-2 (-2.78) 6-4 (-1.2)
Jazz 35-39-3 (1.83) 19-18-1 (3.03) 16-21-2 (0.67) 6-3-1 (2.8)
Knicks 35-40-2 (-0.16) 15-23 (-0.32) 20-17-2 (0.0) 6-4 (2.5)
Wizards 35-40-1 (-1.14) 18-21 (0.21) 17-19-1 (-2.57) 5-5 (-2.6)
Pistons 35-40-2 (-3.31) 16-22-1 (-2.97) 19-18-1 (-3.66) 3-7 (-3.0)
Kings 35-41-1 (-1.31) 18-20-1 (-0.44) 17-21 (-2.21) 6-4 (0.6)
Pacers 35-41-1 (-0.92) 21-17-1 (0.85) 14-24 (-2.74) 2-8 (-8.5)
Warriors 34-42-1 (0.34) 22-17 (2.64) 12-25-1 (-2.03) 4-5-1 (-2.4)
Lakers 33-42-1 (-1.36) 18-19-1 (-0.29) 15-23 (-2.42) 4-6 (-6.8)
Bulls 33-44 (-0.29) 16-21 (-0.81) 17-23 (0.2) 6-4 (-0.1)
Pelicans 32-43-1 (-0.97) 11-28 (-2.69) 21-15-1 (0.84) 4-6 (2.7)
Hornets 31-43-3 (-2.31) 16-20-3 (-1.51) 15-23 (-3.13) 2-6-2 (-3.4)
Clippers 30-44-3 (-2.01) 16-21 (-1.05) 14-23-3 (-2.9) 1-9 (-7.0)
Thunder 30-44-2 (-4.42) 16-21-1 (-3.71) 14-23-1 (-5.13) 3-7 (-5.9)
1st Quarter OVER/UNDER Records
Team Overall Record Home Away Last 10
Grizzlies 44-31-2 (57.23) 22-15-1 (58.37) 22-16-1 (56.13) 6-3-1 (59.0)
Pacers 43-31-3 (57.91) 25-13-1 (59.82) 18-18-2 (55.95) 5-5 (63.1)
Hawks 42-31-4 (57.81) 24-14-1 (57.64) 18-17-3 (57.97) 7-2-1 (64.2)
Nets 43-32-2 (59.0) 22-16 (58.89) 21-16-2 (59.1) 5-5 (61.9)
Nuggets 41-32-4 (57.27) 18-17-2 (57.49) 23-15-2 (57.08) 7-3 (59.7)
Spurs 39-34-3 (58.28) 19-16-3 (57.47) 20-18 (59.08) 5-4-1 (61.8)
Raptors 40-35-1 (55.67) 15-21-1 (53.62) 25-14 (57.62) 4-6 (55.5)
Bucks 39-35-2 (56.71) 22-15-1 (58.18) 17-20-1 (55.24) 4-6 (57.8)
Jazz 40-36-1 (56.09) 22-15-1 (57.92) 18-21 (54.31) 4-6 (55.8)
Knicks 39-36-2 (54.83) 21-16-1 (54.26) 18-20-1 (55.38) 7-3 (59.1)
76ers 38-36-2 (55.66) 20-17-1 (55.11) 18-19-1 (56.21) 4-6 (57.0)
Kings 38-38-1 (57.21) 21-18 (57.67) 17-20-1 (56.74) 5-5 (60.6)
Cavaliers 38-39 (54.49) 19-20 (53.54) 19-19 (55.47) 5-5 (55.4)
Rockets 36-37-4 (57.96) 19-17-2 (58.5) 17-20-2 (57.44) 5-5 (59.5)
Thunder 37-38-1 (54.42) 21-16-1 (54.71) 16-22 (54.13) 7-3 (61.3)
Bulls 36-40-1 (55.14) 16-20-1 (55.41) 20-20 (54.9) 2-7-1 (53.3)
Warriors 35-39-3 (55.69) 17-20-2 (55.56) 18-19-1 (55.82) 3-7 (53.2)
Suns 35-41 (56.22) 16-23 (56.59) 19-18 (55.84) 7-3 (61.1)
Magic 35-41-1 (53.55) 15-21-1 (54.05) 20-20 (53.08) 5-5 (60.6)
Clippers 34-40-3 (53.16) 18-19 (54.08) 16-21-3 (52.3) 4-5-1 (53.6)
Celtics 35-42 (52.17) 15-24 (52.21) 20-18 (52.13) 7-3 (57.0)
Wizards 34-41-1 (54.59) 20-18-1 (56.36) 14-23 (52.73) 5-5 (56.2)
Hornets 34-41-2 (58.23) 12-25-2 (56.64) 22-16 (59.87) 5-4-1 (57.2)
Trail Blazers 33-41-2 (55.24) 19-19-2 (55.35) 14-22 (55.11) 6-4 (61.5)
Mavericks 34-43 (53.95) 19-20 (53.36) 15-23 (54.55) 3-7 (53.1)
Pelicans 32-41-3 (54.34) 22-17 (56.59) 10-24-3 (51.97) 4-6 (55.7)
Pistons 32-43-2 (54.32) 18-20-1 (54.15) 14-23-1 (54.5) 2-8 (54.8)
Timberwolves 32-43-2 (56.84) 9-28-1 (53.03) 23-15-1 (60.56) 3-7 (56.6)
Heat 32-43-2 (53.39) 14-24-1 (52.69) 18-19-1 (54.11) 2-8 (52.2)
Lakers 30-44-2 (55.57) 10-28 (53.66) 20-16-2 (57.47) 6-4 (59.2)
1st Half ATS Records
Team Overall Record Home Away Last 10
Grizzlies 51-25-1 (5.62) 27-11 (7.92) 24-14-1 (3.38) 7-3 (12.2)
Timberwolves 44-31-2 (2.55) 23-14-1 (4.71) 21-17-1 (0.44) 5-4-1 (2.1)
Bucks 42-33-1 (4.38) 21-16-1 (6.32) 21-17 (2.45) 5-5 (1.6)
Nuggets 41-33-3 (3.73) 16-19-2 (2.95) 25-14-1 (4.45) 5-5 (3.7)
Hawks 42-34-1 (1.88) 21-17-1 (2.41) 21-17 (1.34) 7-3 (5.6)
Pistons 41-34-2 (-4.6) 21-17-1 (-2.87) 20-17-1 (-6.37) 7-3 (-0.9)
Pacers 40-34-3 (-1.05) 21-15-3 (1.85) 19-19 (-4.03) 3-7 (-9.6)
Heat 41-35-1 (2.91) 20-19 (4.21) 21-16-1 (1.58) 5-5 (3.8)
Cavaliers 41-35-1 (1.51) 21-18 (2.82) 20-17-1 (0.16) 2-8 (-6.3)
Spurs 38-33-5 (-0.08) 13-22-3 (-1.55) 25-11-2 (1.39) 5-4-1 (-0.3)
76ers 40-36 (0.61) 19-19 (-0.05) 21-17 (1.26) 8-2 (6.9)
Suns 39-36-1 (3.89) 18-20-1 (4.72) 21-16 (3.03) 3-7 (1.4)
Mavericks 40-37 (2.12) 23-16 (4.0) 17-21 (0.18) 2-8 (-1.3)
Knicks 39-37-1 (0.3) 13-24-1 (-0.53) 26-13 (1.1) 6-4 (1.9)
Celtics 39-38 (3.65) 15-24 (2.95) 24-14 (4.37) 8-2 (12.6)
Bulls 38-38-1 (0.34) 19-18 (1.59) 19-20-1 (-0.82) 3-7 (-4.5)
Kings 38-38-1 (-1.74) 20-18-1 (0.28) 18-20 (-3.82) 6-4 (-1.3)
Raptors 36-37-3 (0.09) 18-19 (2.3) 18-18-3 (-2.0) 8-2 (7.1)
Pelicans 37-38-1 (-1.2) 17-21-1 (-1.64) 20-17 (-0.73) 4-6 (2.3)
Trail Blazers 36-38-2 (-2.03) 17-23 (-2.33) 19-15-2 (-1.69) 6-4 (-3.0)
Nets 36-39-2 (0.7) 16-21-1 (0.47) 20-18-1 (0.92) 6-4 (3.3)
Thunder 36-40 (-6.03) 18-20 (-5.18) 18-20 (-6.87) 5-5 (-8.3)
Hornets 34-39-4 (-1.77) 16-22-1 (-2.1) 18-17-3 (-1.42) 5-5 (-0.5)
Jazz 34-40-3 (3.71) 14-22-2 (5.82) 20-18-1 (1.67) 6-4 (3.7)
Magic 34-40-3 (-5.32) 13-23-1 (-5.84) 21-17-2 (-4.85) 2-7-1 (-4.4)
Clippers 32-42-3 (-3.08) 14-20-3 (-1.38) 18-22 (-4.65) 3-6-1 (-9.5)
Warriors 32-42-3 (1.06) 19-18-2 (4.9) 13-24-1 (-2.87) 4-6 (-4.3)
Rockets 29-45-3 (-5.81) 13-25 (-5.37) 16-20-3 (-6.23) 3-7 (-4.7)
Lakers 27-47-2 (-2.96) 12-25-1 (-2.61) 15-22-1 (-3.32) 4-6 (-7.0)
Wizards 24-47-5 (-3.49) 12-25-2 (-2.67) 12-22-3 (-4.35) 3-6-1 (-3.8)
1st Half OVER/UNDER Records
Team Overall Record Home Away Last 10
Pacers 51-25-1 (116.35) 28-10-1 (118.77) 23-15 (113.87) 7-2-1 (125.6)
Nuggets 44-30-3 (114.4) 21-16 (115.0) 23-14-3 (113.85) 5-4-1 (119.9)
Hawks 44-33 (116.27) 25-14 (116.1) 19-19 (116.45) 7-3 (124.6)
Jazz 42-32-3 (110.57) 21-16-1 (113.34) 21-16-2 (107.87) 7-3 (111.7)
Heat 43-34 (109.04) 23-16 (108.05) 20-18 (110.05) 4-6 (110.4)
Bucks 41-33-2 (113.12) 24-13-1 (115.63) 17-20-1 (110.61) 4-6 (116.4)
Spurs 42-34 (116.32) 23-15 (116.87) 19-19 (115.76) 7-3 (122.1)
Nets 42-34-1 (115.69) 17-20-1 (112.89) 25-14 (118.41) 6-4 (122.9)
Raptors 41-34-1 (110.17) 20-17 (108.14) 21-17-1 (112.1) 4-6 (112.3)
Kings 40-35-2 (115.06) 19-19-1 (115.15) 21-16-1 (114.97) 6-4 (120.1)
Grizzlies 39-36-2 (112.58) 19-18-1 (114.71) 20-18-1 (110.51) 6-3-1 (115.2)
Pistons 38-37-2 (110.42) 17-21-1 (107.79) 21-16-1 (113.11) 4-6 (111.5)
Magic 38-37-2 (106.55) 17-19-1 (108.76) 21-18-1 (104.5) 7-3 (114.8)
Lakers 38-38 (114.43) 15-23 (110.61) 23-15 (118.26) 5-5 (120.4)
Rockets 38-39 (115.18) 18-20 (115.37) 20-19 (115.0) 5-5 (117.5)
Timberwolves 37-38-2 (114.81) 12-26 (107.87) 25-12-2 (121.56) 6-4 (121.5)
Knicks 37-39-1 (108.69) 21-17 (108.11) 16-22-1 (109.26) 5-5 (113.3)
Thunder 35-38-3 (108.82) 18-17-3 (110.13) 17-21 (107.5) 8-2 (117.7)
Cavaliers 36-40-1 (108.83) 20-19 (108.05) 16-21-1 (109.63) 6-4 (115.7)
Trail Blazers 35-41 (112.39) 19-21 (112.28) 16-20 (112.53) 7-3 (121.6)
Celtics 35-42 (103.94) 14-25 (104.18) 21-17 (103.68) 7-3 (108.6)
Mavericks 35-42 (108.12) 17-22 (105.64) 18-20 (110.66) 4-6 (114.1)
Wizards 34-41-1 (110.33) 21-17-1 (112.92) 13-24 (107.59) 4-6 (112.2)
Suns 34-41-1 (109.92) 18-20-1 (112.31) 16-21 (107.41) 5-5 (117.4)
Clippers 34-42-1 (106.19) 17-19-1 (107.92) 17-23 (104.6) 7-3 (109.7)
76ers 32-40-4 (110.13) 17-20-1 (109.05) 15-20-3 (111.21) 3-7 (113.7)
Warriors 33-42-2 (110.49) 18-20-1 (109.77) 15-22-1 (111.24) 4-6 (108.3)
Hornets 33-43-1 (115.17) 13-25-1 (111.74) 20-18 (118.68) 4-6 (115.1)
Bulls 31-44-2 (109.9) 16-19-2 (112.73) 15-25 (107.28) 2-8 (105.1)
Pelicans 30-46 (107.22) 18-21 (111.23) 12-25 (103.0) 4-6 (112.7)