Bet On NBA

The NBA is the best basketball league in the world and is the home of franchise teams such as the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics, as well as legends like Kobe Bryant and Lebron James.  It is very common for fans to bet on NBA games throughout the season, but especially in the playoffs when action heats up and teams are battling for the NBA Championship.  It has become the norm for NBA bettors to place their wagers at an online sportsbook and I expect a growing number of individuals who enjoy betting on NBA games to set up betting accounts online.

Types of NBA Bets

You will notice that there are a lot of different betting options on NBA games. ??The most common though are the moneyline, spread and over/under bets.  The moneyline bet is very straight forward because it simply involves betting on which team will win the game.  The odds associated with either team determine the payout.  Spread betting is another popular NBA betting option that involves wagering on which team will win the game, but there is a catch.  The underdog is given a handicap of a certain number of points (the spread) and a spread bet on the favourite only wins if that team wins by more points than the spread.  And vice versa, the underdog must either win or lose by fewer points than the spread for an underdog spread bet to payout.  Over/under bets don’t involve teams winning and losing, but rather the total number of points scored in the game.  The oddsmaker will set a “total” and NBA bettors wager on whether there will be more or fewer than that many points scored in the game.

Betting Tips for NBA Basketball

The biggest tips I can give you are to do your research and compare lines.  Knowledge is power in the betting game and the more research you do the more information you will be able to call on when placing your bet on NBA action.  It’s also important to compare lines if you want to bet a winning NBA bettor.  If you can find an extra couple points at a different sportsbook those points could be the difference between a win and a loss.

Where To Bet on the NBA

If you enjoy watching NBA games right now, putting down a few dollars on a winner will make the action even more enjoyable. Plus it makes you much more legit if you tell your buddies “Yeehaww, I won some cash betting on the Raptors tonight”, rather than “I thought Toronto was going to pull it out tonight”.