If you have tried betting on football and you enjoy it, then you will certainly enjoy betting on the basketball too. NFL betting and NBA betting is almost in the same pattern. So betting on NBA will surely not be a problem to you. However, it would still be better if you know the certain types of bet you can make when placing a wager on NBA games.
NBA betting on the Point Spread
Among the type of NBA bets, this one is the most commonly used by many bettors. This type of bet is actually intended to give both teams competing in the game the same opportunity of winning for the purpose of betting. With the point spread, we call the team “favorite” if they are expected to be winner and “underdog” if they are expected to lose the game. The oddsmaker is the one who puts out a “line” and handicap the game based on the public perception of which team is better and which team is worse. The team expected to win or the favorite gives, or lays, points to the team expected to lose or the underdog.
For example, the Chicago are playing the Philadelphia. Generally, many horse race malaysia bettors would bet on the Chicago to win the game. So, let’s say that the point spread will make the Chicago a 15- point favorite, then this means that the team have to win 16 or more points for its bettors to win their bet. On the other hand, hose bettors who will bet on the Philadelphia will only win their bet if the team won the game or lost by nine points or less. If the Chicago wins by exactly 10 points, the bet is a push, or a tie, and no money changes hands.
NBA betting on the Totals
Totals are also known as the over/ under bets, and are considered second popular and commonly used by bettors, next to the point spread. Actually, the point spread and betting on totals are the two most common basket ball bets that can be placed and are the easiest to understand.
When betting on Totals, the bettor must simply needs to predict of the total points will be scored over or under and these total points are actually based on the combined score of the participating teams.
NBA betting on Money Line
With the money line, a bettor need not to consider any point spread. Instead, he/ she only needs to predict and bet on who she/ he think will win the game. To show you how a money line works, here is a sample illustration:
San Antonio -130
This shows that the San Antonio is favored to win (indicated by a negative sign) and the Utah is the underdog(indicated by the positive sign). The number after the sign means that those wishing to bet on the favorite, San Antonio, will have to risk $130 to win $100, while betting on the underdog, means that you need to risk $100 to win $120.
NBA betting on the Parlays and Teasers
These are also known as exotic bets. Parlays and teasers mean betting correctly on the winners of two or more games. If you are a beginner, it would be nicer to stick first with point spreads bet or bet on total before you go with this type of bet.