NBA Pick'em Pools
for the
2023-2024 season

Our most popular format is now available for the NBA regular season.

For years, though it's easily been one of our most-requested game types, we've never had season-long NBA pools. So this year, we buckled down, and did it: We created RYP NBA pick'em!

All you've got to do, after you start your NBA pick'em pool of course, is invite 5 or more members. Then, we'll comp you for the full season. So get started below, and thanks for the years of support!

Start Your NBA Pick'Em Pool

nba pool host

How does the NBA Pick'Em Pool format work?

Unlike the NFL regular season, which is only 16 games, the NBA has more than 5 times as many games per team. So, to keep the fun at Tacko Fall heights for the duration of the season, we widened the pool rules to account for all the basketball action.

First, let's start with the easy stuff.

  • Each pool member picks NBA games each week.
    • Picks can be made against the point spread — powered by our partner, BetMGM — or straight-up without it.
    • For each correct pick during the regular season, members will receive one point (which is also customizable).
    • Optionally use 'Best Bet' picks or 'Confidence' points.
  • Commissioners can choose how many games to pick in a given week.
    • The standard setting is to pick 5 games each week. However, you can choose from 1 game per week to ALL of them. (Be forewarned, though, that there are roughly 50 NBA games each week so only choose this setting if you are a true diehard playing with other true diehards).
  • We've created options to filter your pick sheet by day of the week (i.e. Weekend games only) or by Team (i.e. Knicks and Nets games only)
  • Optional tiebreakers: No need to make it complicated, our NBA pick'em tiebreaker is the combined score of the last game on the pick sheet.
  • Your pool's pick sheet will become available at the start of each week, with lines locking for each day at 9 a.m. EST on gameday. (If you choose a game later in the week, make sure to check the line again that morning).
  • Standings are calculated for the week and for the year-to-date.

How RunYourPool Saves You Time

We take the hassle and mistakes out of running your own NBA Pick'Em Pool out of the equation:

  • Automated pick collections. You no longer have your members send you their picks. They login to the website directly to make their picks.
  • Error-free pick sheet. We make it impossible for your members to make technical errors when submitting picks.
  • Automatic updating. Pool standings are automatically updated in real-time.
  • No more need to distribute standings. Members simply login to the site to see updates.

Brand Your Pool

Add your company or organization logo to customize the look of your Pick'Em pool. For more information, see our Brand Your Pool page.

Private Message Boards

If you'd like to run an NBA survivor pool as a business promotion, you're one smart cookie. We've accounted for this by allowing you to add your company or organization logo and customize the look of your survivor pool. For more information, see our Brand Your Pool page.

Start Your Pool Today

Start your NBA Pick'Em pool with us today. If you have any additional questions, please contact us via email at We're happy to answer any questions you may have.

Start an NBA Pick'Em Pool


You can find pricing details on our Pricing page.

Frequently Asked Questions

In an NBA Pick'Em pool players make weekly picks (either against the point spread or straight-up). The number of picks each week is customizable by the pool commissioner. Optional best-bet and confidence pick settings can be put into place. Commissioners can calculate weekly and year-to-date or use a hosting site like RunYourPool.

In order to win an NBA Pick'Em pool players must have the most points at the end of the season. For each correct pick during the regular season, members will receive one point (customizable based on the pool commissioner). Some pools will choose picks based on the spread or straight up.