Why basketball is the ultimate betting sport
The NBA comprises of 30 teams of which 15 play in the Eastern conference and the other 15 teams play in the Western conference. Each of the conferences is divided into three: The Eastern is South East, Central, and Atlantic and the Western is South West, Pacific, and North West.
The NBA playoffs begin in late April and 8 teams from each conference compete for the championships. The knockout tournament follows with each team playing an opponent in each conference. The team that wins the best of seven goes into the finals to determine the NBA champion.
Having a robust betting strategy is critical to making money in basketball. NBA is the ultimate betting sport for a number of reasons and can be lucrative if you are keen and, of course, if you are a big fan of the sport. Here’s why it is the ideal betting sport:
NBA is a moneyline and point spread sport
Because basketball is considered a low scoring game, most of the money bet on NBA is on the moneyline. Betting on moneyline is the easiest way of betting even for a novice. This is because bettors are simply placing bets on the team that wins in any given game. A bettor can place a wager on a game for a win during the first quarter, first half, or end of the game; alternatively, for point spread, on accumulated points in the first quarter, first half, or total points over and under.
With basketball betting, you only need to win 52.4% of your bets to get profits
When placing a bet on basketball point spreads, you only need to win 52.4% of the games you wager to break even. From then on, you will collect profits. This is quite straightforward even for first-time bettors trying their hand at basketball wagering. This is quite profitable especially when you consistently bet on the point spread underdog.
The long NBA season gives you numerous opportunities to capitalize on your edge
Some basketball fans find the NBA regular season to be too long. What any sharp bettor will tell you is that it is in the length of the season that you can make the most money. A seasoned bettor will capitalize on their edge and maximize on the game units won. To make the most of the season, start placing your bets right from the playoffs all the way to the final game. By so doing, you will have your pulse on the different teams which will make betting on the final game an easier decision to make.
Betting Over and Under
In basketball, the total points that each team scores is what bettors place their wagers on to make a profit. However, there is no major difference between placing a bet on over and under in basketball. In the table below, you will see the probability of pushing, losing, and winning on both. The table also depicts the house of edge at 110, 108, and 105. It is clear that the difference between the over and under is negligible statistically. With this information, you can easily place your bet knowing which team will win.