Of course, the European championships as well as the Asian ones don’t reach North American leagues on bets number, but however the Asian and European bookmakers try to increase outcomes in their money lines for local championships in such countries as Germany, France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, and Russia. But as before NBA league is first in staginess, competition intensity, and intrigue.
A bettor who has decided to earn money by basketball bets must emphasize some peculiarities of such bets:
- The basketball rules. The basketball rules in Europe, North America, Asia, and Pacific Region differ from each other in some way. The main hallmark is the playing time, which players spend in basketball court: in the European leagues and championships this is 10 minutes but in America and Asia this is 12 minutes of playing time in every quarter. A bettor can acquaint himself in details with this information through the Internet or appropriate literature.
- If a bettor is parlaying in a BM he must take a close eye at basketball bets rules in the chosen BM. Some bookmakers consider the game score with overtime and some of them – without it.
- The odds provided by bookmakers for NBA games are much higher than in other championships. This is due to the teams’ level, the presence of worldwide basketball „stars”, and championship regulations themselves (games in NBA take place almost in a day).
- NBA league is much more profitable for bookmakers to „advance” it in their money lines than other basketball championships because of the hard-to-predict North American basketball. High production and games intensity in NBA complicate the monitoring and forecast management for this League, for experienced bookmaker’s analytics as well as for bettors. Sensations and upsets are frequent events for basketball games
in North American League. And it works in bookmaker’s favor.
- 1. Spread betting for the win in a championship, tournament or league. The odds are high – the winning probability is low, as a result a low popularity of such a mean of bets.
- The win of a team in a game. BMs offer winning outcomes with overtime or without it depending on the rule of a bookmaker.
- D-bet in a basketball game (a bet on overtime). This bet can earn high income in case of the win, the odds are high and the draw is an unusual occurrence in basketball.
- A bet on the win in the first or the second part of a game. Here a bettor can choose the win of a team taking into account the score in the first and second quarters – the first half of a game, and in the third and the fourth quarters – the second part of a game.
- Bets on the win in one from four quarters. Not every bookmaker in their money lines provide bettors with such an outcome before the beginning of the game. As a rule a BM offers a bet on the first quarter.
- The handicap. Bookmakers offer to make a pointspread on a game, on a half of a game, on a quarter. The handicap depends on the team forces. If the teams have equal forces – both „positive” and „negative” handicaps will be equivalent for both clubs. If the teams are of different levels – a BM offer „negative” handicaps for a stronger team, and „positive” handicaps for an outsider. The handicap odds are good enough.
- The total. Total bets on a game, on a half of a game, and on quarters. The result of gathered points by teams in certain game periods or in a whole game is taking into account. TL – total less or TM – total more. Bookmakers give a few total outcomes offering a bettor to choose a bet for the number of points – more or less.
- Individual total of teams. The same as in general total, a bettor is offered to choose an individual total for every of the teams – the number of points which were gathered by a team in a game (in a half of a game, in a quarter).
- A bet on individual total of certain player in a game. Here bettor can bank on the number of gathered points by one of the players of any basketball team. In general BMs offer such outcomes for NBA games and leading European clubs with worldwide basketball „stars” in their compositions.
- A bet on odd or even number of points.
It is possible to make basketball bets in Live mode. Movement and speed of a game will allow bettors to „catch” good odds in case of the correct calculation and luckiness.
Experienced bettors believe that basketball bets are more profitable in order to increase your own capital even than football and tennis bets.