Published on Feb 14, 2019
Basketball is one of the easiest sports to bet on among the other four major sports. Basketball also uses the point spread for wagering on sides same as football, as well as an over and under number. If you know the technique on how to bet on football then most probably betting on basketball will become pretty easy for you because it’s similar.
The most common way of betting basketball of includes the point spread, which is a handicap. The sports book dictates on one team to make both teams equal in the betting terms. With the point spread, the team which are expected to win will be called as favourite. Meanwhile, the team expected to lose will be called as underdog. The winning team will give points to the loosing team for betting purposes.
When betting against point spread, gamblers need to give 11 to 10 odds. This means they risk 11 dollars to win 10 dollars. The extra dollar is the bookie’s fee for accepting our wagers. Therefore, this is how the bookies and sports book earn their money and also profit.
Another alternative and popular way of wagering on basketball is in betting totals. This method is also known as overs and under. Normally, a total is the predicted combined score of the two teams playing. A number will show and the person who bets will get the opportunity to choose whether they want to wager more than the predicted total points will be scored which is known as over. Besides that, they also can choose whether they want to wager less than the predicted total points will be scored which is known as under. Therefore, this shows that the bettors are given choices and bettors are free to take their decision. Same as the point spread, the bettors are asked to give 11 to 1o odds where they bets 11 dollars to win 10 dollars. Therefore, the bookies and sports book earns the extra one dollar as the bookie’s fee for accepting our wager.
While betting against the point spread or on totals make up the huge majority of basketball wagers. Bettors also have few other betting options available for them.one of the option is the money line wager which is a bet on the winner of the game without the point spread. Some team are given a more than 50 per cent chance of winning. Money line wagers are made using odds, so if you bet on the team expected to win you will be asked to risk more than you stand to win.
The other type of wager involving basketball is the parlays and teasers which are called as the exotic bets.in parlays and teasers, bettors must perfectly predict the winners of two or more games. On parlays, bettors have the choice of betting against the point spread or use the money line. On teasers, the bettor uses the point spread and players can adjust the point spread according to their favour.
The one problem with the parlays and teasers wager is that all your teams must win or your entire bet is a loss. Even though, you correctly pick five out of s