National Basketball League or popularly known as NBA is one of the most well- known sports in the United States and to many other part of the world. Regardless of age, basketball are undeniably love by so many people of the world. Aside from watching it, many are also enjoying placing a bet on NBA games. However not all NBA bettors knows how to bet on NBA accordingly. What they usually do is bet on their favorite team and wish that their team wins. This is very wrong as you are becoming subjective and you don’t see the other aspect of the game.
In this article you will learn basic betting principles on how to bet on NBA properly.
With money line bet you will solely choose which team you think will win the game. At first this may appear to be quite imposing but once you learn it, it is much easier compared to any other form of bet. If you pick to choose on the favorite then you have to overpay in order to win an amount less than what you wagered. On the other hand, betting on the underdog, though it is quite risky, can give you a chance of winning more than what you wagered if the underdog wins.
Here’s a best illustration of it
Chicago Cubs +120
Los Angeles Dodgers -130
The team with a minus sign after their team name is called the favored team, and the team with a positive sign right after their name is the Underdog.
This illustration simply means that the Dodgers, will have to risk $ 130 to win $ 100, while those wanting to wager on the underdog, the Cubs, will risk $ 100 to win $ 120.
The Point Spread
If you choose to bet on NBA point spread, you have to be familiarized with two categories: Favorite and Underdog. If you take the favorite in the match up, you give points to the other team which means you take those points away from your score at the end of the game to determine your score vs. the other team. But if you choose to bet the underdog, you’re getting free points from the other team that you add onto your score at game’s end to determine the winner.
From the word itself, you have to bet on how many points are scored in the game by both the teams. You may select over or under the posted total. Totals are the most common used of type of bet, next to the point spread. Totals have actually nothing to do with the point spread or even the winning team.
This is quite a risky bet on NBA but can yield high rewards. In a parlay wager, you bet in between 2-12 teams and have to win all of the best in order for the bet to cash. If you get just a single loss then you lose the bet.