NBA Datasets

NBA data in spreadsheets for historical seasons and current season. You can filter by data type or by season and view sample files to see what columns are included in each dataset.

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NBA Datasets & PlansView & Download SamplePriceBuy
NBA In-Season Team Stats One-Off Pass

NBA Team Sample

$36
NBA In-Season Team Data Season Pass

NBA Team Sample

$48
NBA In-Season Team Data Monthly Pass

NBA Team Sample

$20 / month for 4 months
NBA In-Season Player Stats One-Off Pass

NBA Player Sample

$36
NBA In-Season Player Data Season Pass

NBA Player Sample

$48
NBA In-Season Player Data Monthly Pass

NBA Player Sample

$20 / month for 4 months
NBA In-Season Play-by-Play Data Season Pass

NBA PbP Sample

$60
NBA In-Season Play-by-Play Data One-Off Pass

NBA PbP Sample

$40
NBA In-Season Play-by-Play Data Monthly Pass

NBA PbP Sample

$24 / month for 4 months
NBA In-Season DFS Data Season Pass

NBA DFS Sample

$36
NBA In-Season DFS Data One-Off Pass

NBA DFS Sample

$30
NBA In-Season DFS Data Monthly Pass

NBA DFS Sample

$18 / month for 4 months
NBA Historical Team Stats - 2022-2023

NBA Team Sample

$25
NBA Historical Team Stats - 2021-2022

NBA Team Sample

$25
NBA Historical Team Stats - 2020-2021

NBA Team Sample

$25
NBA Historical Team Stats - 2019-2020

NBA Team Sample

$25
NBA Historical Team Stats - 2018-2019

NBA Team Sample

$25
NBA Historical Team Stats - 2017-2018

NBA Team Sample

$25
NBA Historical Team Stats - 2016-2017

NBA Team Sample

$25
NBA Historical Team Stats - 2015-2016

NBA Team Sample

$25
NBA Historical Team Stats - 2014-2015

NBA Team Sample

$25
NBA Historical Team Stats - 2013-2014

NBA Team Sample

$25
NBA Historical Team Stats - 2012-2013

NBA Team Sample

$25
NBA Historical Team Stats - 2011-2012

NBA Team Sample

$25
NBA Historical Team Stats - 2010-2011

NBA Team Sample

$25
NBA Historical Team Stats - 2009-2010

NBA Team Sample

$25
NBA Historical Team Stats - 2008-2009

NBA Team Sample

$25
NBA Historical Team Stats - 2007-2008

NBA Team Sample

$25
NBA Historical Team Stats - 2006-2007

NBA Team Sample

$25
NBA Historical Schedule - 2022-2023

NBA Historical Schedule Sample

$10
NBA Historical Schedule - 2021-2022

NBA Historical Schedule Sample

$10
NBA Historical Schedule - 2020-2021

NBA Historical Schedule Sample

$10
NBA Historical Schedule - 2019-2020

NBA Historical Schedule Sample

$10
NBA Historical Schedule - 2018-2019

NBA Historical Schedule Sample

$10
NBA Historical Schedule - 2017-2018

NBA Historical Schedule Sample

$10
NBA Historical Schedule - 2016-2017

NBA Historical Schedule Sample

$10
NBA Historical Schedule - 2015-2016

NBA Historical Schedule Sample

$10
NBA Historical Schedule - 2014-2015

NBA Historical Schedule Sample

$10
NBA Historical Schedule - 2013-2014

NBA Historical Schedule Sample

$10
NBA Historical Schedule - 2012-2013

NBA Historical Schedule Sample

$10
NBA Historical Schedule - 2011-2012

NBA Historical Schedule Sample

$10
NBA Historical Schedule - 2010-2011

NBA Historical Schedule Sample

$10
NBA Historical Schedule - 2009-2010

NBA Historical Schedule Sample

$10
NBA Historical Schedule - 2008-2009

NBA Historical Schedule Sample

$10
NBA Historical Schedule - 2007-2008

NBA Historical Schedule Sample

$10
NBA Historical Schedule - 2006-2007

NBA Historical Schedule Sample

$10
NBA Historical Player Stats - 2022-2023

NBA Player Sample

$25
NBA Historical Player Stats - 2021-2022

NBA Player Sample

$25
NBA Historical Player Stats - 2020-2021

NBA Player Sample

$25
NBA Historical Player Stats - 2019-2020

NBA Player Sample

$25
NBA Historical Player Stats - 2018-2019

NBA Player Sample

$25
NBA Historical Player Stats - 2017-2018

NBA Player Sample

$25
NBA Historical Player Stats - 2016-2017

NBA Player Sample

$25
NBA Historical Player Stats - 2015-2016

NBA Player Sample

$25
NBA Historical Player Stats - 2014-2015

NBA Player Sample

$25
NBA Historical Player Stats - 2013-2014

NBA Player Sample

$25
NBA Historical Player Stats - 2012-2013

NBA Player Sample

$25
NBA Historical Player Stats - 2011-2012

NBA Player Sample

$25
NBA Historical Player Stats - 2010-2011

NBA Player Sample

$25
NBA Historical Player Stats - 2009-2010

NBA Player Sample

$25
NBA Historical Player Stats - 2008-2009

NBA Player Sample

$25
NBA Historical Player Stats - 2007-2008

NBA Player Sample

$25
NBA Historical Player Stats - 2006-2007

NBA Player Sample

$25
NBA Historical Play-by-Play Data - 2022-2023

NBA PbP Sample

$30
NBA Historical Play-by-Play Data - 2021-2022

NBA PbP Sample

$30
NBA Historical Play-by-Play Data - 2020-2021

NBA PbP Sample

$30
NBA Historical Play-by-Play Data - 2019-2020

NBA PbP Sample

$30
NBA Historical Play-by-Play Data - 2018-2019

NBA PbP Sample

$30
NBA Historical Play-by-Play Data - 2017-2018

NBA PbP Sample

$30
NBA Historical Play-by-Play Data - 2016-2017

NBA PbP Sample

$30
NBA Historical Play-by-Play Data - 2015-2016

NBA PbP Sample

$30
NBA Historical Play-by-Play Data - 2014-2015

NBA PbP Sample

$30
NBA Historical Play-by-Play Data - 2013-2014

NBA PbP Sample

$30
NBA Historical Play-by-Play Data - 2012-2013

NBA PbP Sample

$30
NBA Historical Play-by-Play Data - 2011-2012

NBA PbP Sample

$30
NBA Historical Play-by-Play Data - 2010-2011

NBA PbP Sample

$30
NBA Historical Play-by-Play Data - 2009-2010

NBA PbP Sample

$30
NBA Historical Play-by-Play Data - 2008-2009

NBA PbP Sample

$30
NBA Historical Play-by-Play Data - 2007-2008

NBA PbP Sample

$30
NBA Historical Play-by-Play Data - 2006-2007

NBA PbP Sample

$30
NBA Historical Play-by-Play Data - 2005-2006

NBA PbP Sample

$30
NBA Historical Play-by-Play Data - 2004-2005

NBA PbP Sample

$30
NBA Historical Play-by-Play Data - 2003-2004

NBA PbP Sample

$30
NBA Historical Play-by-Play Data - 2002-2003

NBA PbP Sample

$30
NBA Historical DFS Data - 2022-2023

NBA DFS Sample

$20
NBA Historical DFS Data - 2021-2022

NBA DFS Sample

$20
NBA Historical DFS Data - 2020-2021

NBA DFS Sample

$20
NBA Historical DFS Data - 2019-2020

NBA DFS Sample

$20
NBA Historical DFS Data - 2018-2019

NBA DFS Sample

$20
NBA Historical DFS Data - 2017-2018

NBA DFS Sample

$20
NBA Historical DFS Data - 2016-2017

NBA DFS Sample

$20
NBA 2023-2024 League Schedule

NBA Schedule Sample

$10

NBA Dataset in Excel Spreadsheets

How NBA Data Works & Who It Is For

BigDataBall is your one-stop-shop for data & insights on the NBA. Cleaning, enriching, and organizing all the noisy data collected across many sources are on us so, you can spend your time doing what you do best: Analyzing NBA data in your own way.

With BigDataBall, it is not anymore laborious for you to find anything from NBA stats, schedules, players, and daily fantasy DFS salaries to NBA play-by-play data which 100% validated and trusted by a loyal base of league offices, bettors/fantasy players, data journalists, and academic researchers.

What You Can Do With NBA Datasets

Whether you choose to work in Google Sheets or R (R is the most widely accepted of our users’ analysis and visualization tools), getting started with our data is a breeze. It can be analyzed in a number of ways to shed light on basketball’s players and games. With the NBA datasets that is given, you can do different analyses and get useful information about team performance, player contributions, game dynamics, and other things.


1. GAME-ID: An identifier for the game.
2. Season: The season to which the data belongs.
3. Game Date: The date of the game.
4. Away Team's Five-Men Lineup (Players On The Court) 1-5: The players on the court for the away team (in five-man lineups) during the event.
5. Home Team's Five-Men Lineup (Players On The Court) 1-5: The players on the court for the home team (in five-man lineups) during the event.
6. Period: The period of the game in which the event occurred.
7. Accumulated score of the away team: The total score accumulated by the away team at that moment in the game.
8. Accumulated score of the home team: The total score accumulated by the home team at that moment in the game.
9. Remaining time in the period: The time remaining in the period when the event occurred.
10. Time passed since the period has started: The duration of the game that has passed since the start of the period.
11. Duration of the event: The duration of the specific event described in that row.
12. Event ID: An identifier for the event.
13. Team executing the event: The team that executed the described event.
14. Various types of events: Different types of events such as fouls, free throws, turnovers, etc.
15. Player who made the assist: The player who assisted in the event if it is an assisted field goal.
16. Player of the away team participating in a jump ball.
17. Player of the home team participating in a jump ball.
18. Player who blocked a shot.
19. Player who checks into the game.
20. Player who checks out of the game.
21. Free throws in order (first, second, third...).
22. Player who drew a foul.
23. Number of free throws to be shot.
24. Player who made the event happen.
25. Points scored within the event.
26. Player who grabbed the ball after the event.
27. More details on how the event happened.
28. Shot made or missed.
29. Player who stole the ball.
30. Various types of events that occur in a game.
31. Shot distance (in feet).
32. X-axis value of the shot.
33. Y-axis value of the shot.
34. X-axis value converted to X coordinate on an NBA court (94 feet long and 50 feet wide).
35. Y-axis value converted to Y coordinate on an NBA court (94 feet long and 50 feet wide).
36. Description of the play.

With a dataset that includes the columns above, you can analyze and extract valuable insights about NBA player & team performance, understand coaching strategies, game dynamics, and much more.

  • Trends and patterns in scoring: Look at the total scores of both the away and home teams over time to find things like which periods or game stages had the most points. This can help find out how good or bad a team’s offense is.
  • Lineup effectiveness: Look at how both the away and home teams’ different five-man groups did. Use different data, such as points scored, points allowed, field goal percentage, and plus/minus, to figure out which lineups work best against certain opponents and which ones don’t.
  • Player performance: Evaluate the performance of each player by looking at how they did in different events. Find out how many points each player scored, how many assists they gave, how many steals, blocks, mistakes, and how well they shot. Find out who the key players are and how they affect the game.
  • Event analysis: Look more closely at specific events (like fouls, mistakes, and three-point shots) to find out how often, where, and what happens when they happen. You can find out what kinds of events happen most often and how they change the flow of the game.
  • Play-by-play sequences Look at how things happen in order to find trends, runs, or changes in momentum during the game. For instance, you could look at scoring streaks, turnovers that led to fast breaks, or important plays that changed the result.
  • Shot analysis: Use the shot distance, the number of made and missed shots, and the X and Y locations on the NBA court to figure out how well a player shoots and how they choose their shots. Calculate shooting percentages based on how far or where a shot was taken to find people or teams that are good at shooting from certain spots.
  • Game dynamics: Look into how different things, like how much time is left in a period or how long an event lasts, affect how the game is played. Find out if teams tend to score more points or give up more points at certain times.
  • Foul analysis: Look at the fouls that were drawn, the fouls that were made, and the free throws that were taken as a result. This will help you figure out how teams defend and how well players can draw fouls. Look into how fouls affect the result of the game and how certain players do.
  • Assist Analysis: to find out if there is a link between players who give assists and players who score the most points. Find players with a high number of assists to points and look into how well assisted field goals work.
  • Changing Players: Look into how changing players affects the game. Look at how the team does and how many points they score differently when people join or leave the game.

By doing these studies and looking at the different parts of the dataset, you can learn more about how teams play, how players interact, how points are scored, and other things that affect NBA games.

Incorporate NBA Betting Odds Data

You can provide additional context and help you make more educated predictions. Here’s how you can use your NBA betting odds data in conjunction with the player and play-by-play dataset:

1. Outcome prediction: Compare the betting odds for a particular game with the play-by-play data to identify any discrepancies or potential value bets. Analyze factors such as the pregame point spread, moneyline odds, or over/under totals, and assess how they align with the actual game results. This analysis can help you understand how odds reflect expectations and identify opportunities where the odds might not accurately reflect the teams’ performance.

2. Game analysis: Combine the play-by-play data with the betting odds to gain insights into game dynamics and potential betting strategies. For example, examine how teams perform against the point spread or analyze their record when favored or underdogs. This analysis can help you identify trends, such as teams that consistently cover the spread or exceed expectations, allowing you to make more informed betting decisions.

3. Player performance vs. Player props: Compare individual player performance in the play-by-play data with player-specific betting props, such as points scored, rebounds, assists, or other statistical categories. Assess if certain players consistently exceed or fall short of their betting prop numbers. This analysis can help you identify favorable or unfavorable betting opportunities based on players’ historical performance.

4. In-game betting: Use the play-by-play data and live betting odds to identify potential opportunities for in-game wagers. Analyze momentum shifts, scoring patterns, or individual player performances to make informed bets during the game. In-game betting allows you to leverage real-time information and adjust your strategy accordingly.

5. Correlations with odds: Explore correlations between specific events or game situations in the play-by-play data and the corresponding odds. For example, analyze how certain events (e.g., turnovers, fouls, fast breaks) affect the point spread or over/under totals. This analysis can help you uncover insights and potentially identify profitable betting strategies based on specific game scenarios.

6. Historical odds analysis: Combine historical betting odds with the play-by-play data to identify trends and patterns in the odds. Assess how betting markets react to specific team matchups, home-court advantage, or other factors. Analyzing historical odds can help you gain a deeper understanding of how bookmakers set their lines and identify opportunities where the odds might be mispriced.

Make sure you always conduct thorough analysis before making any decisions. Combining the play-by-play data with NBA betting odds can enhance your understanding of the game and potentially improve your betting outcomes.