Basketball fans out there are passionate about their sport and enjoy watching the games and the players that combines of agility, strength and smart strategies to win. Now, basketball fans can, more than ever, kick the entertainment level up a notch with some basketball betting. Basketball betting is something that can extend or increase the enjoyment you derive from watching basketball games. You end up cheering for your favorite team while having that excitement of making some profit at the end of the day. Basketball betting is now even made easier because you can do transactions online.
For you to become familiar with basketball betting, let us discuss the NBA total high. You will sometimes find out that when it comes to handicapping sports, the bookie will gladly do the bit of work for you. When you notice a number total that is higher than it is usually supposed to be, our advice is you stay away from wagering on that game. The other option is for you to bet with the bookie and tag along with the odds he has drawn. In the general flow of things, NBA games post totals that range from 190 to 200. When you find two NBA teams who are both good in defense battle it out, the number of the drop could hit something like 170 or 180. If there are two teams who do hire scoring games, the figure will jump to 210 or higher.
When you see a bookie post a total of 220 or higher, that is the ideal number we basketball bettors are looking for.
As you can see in reports in the NBA 04-05 to 08-09 seasons, there were 444 games and these games listed a total that is 220 or higher. If you wagered blindly on the games, you will find that the total will have given you a profit, albeit very small. There were 236 games went over the total, while 208 NBA games went under the total and garnered a 53.2 percentage.
We do not advice that you go on betting blindly as we know that is not going to make you rich. However, what is important to consider is to avoid bucking the trend and do some wagering as the games go under.
In the data we have shown, what is interesting is when the results were broken down, some trends were revealed. The first is when a game is scheduled on a Saturday, the totals were consistently under as the data shows that 22 were overs while 46 games played on a Saturday went under.
Another insight is when two NBA teams who come from opposing conferences compete the total would, on the average, go over 220.