Tips on Betting on Basketball

Tips on Betting on BasketballBasketball is one of the easiest sports to bet on but one can always use more Tips on Betting on Basketball.  On the surface, betting on the sport seems fairly simple.  Unlike other sports like boxing where many other factors are taken into consideration like boxing basketball betting is different.   This is because boxing takes a look at rounds, hits and other things. Basketball betting on the other hand, is a matter of who wins by how much.  

In plain view, it may be simple but to the hardcore bettor, there are other things that are to be looked at.  Here are some tips on what things can influence an outcome of a basketball game.

Coaches of visiting teams will tell their players that home court advantage does not matter but there are several factors that prove that home court advantage does play a big factor in basketball games.

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College Basketball Betting Tutorial

College Basketball Betting TutorialBetting on college basketball is similar to other pointspread sports (like football). The most popular wager involves betting on a basketball team against the pointspread. Teams that are expected to win the game as referred to as the “favorite”, and in order to win a pointspread wager on a favorite that teams needs to win the game by a point margin higher than the pointspread.

Teams that are not expected to win the game are referred to as the “underdog”, and in order to win a pointspread wager on an underdog the teams needs to either win the game outright, or lose by less points then the pointspread.

For example, let’s take a look at the big early season matchup of Michigan State vs. Kansas back in mid-November. The Jayhawks were listed as a 5-point favorite against the Spartans, meaning they would have needed to win by at least six points in order to cover the pointspread. Michigan State backers would have needed their team to either win the game outright, or lose by four points or fewer.

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How to Bet on NBA Basketball

NBA Basketball Betting TutorialBetting on the NBA offers bettors and exciting way to try and gain a profit and this NBA Betting tutorial will teach you just that.

The most popular method of betting the NBA involves the point spread, which is a handicap the sportsbooks impose on one team to make both teams equal in terms of betting.

With the point spread, the team expected to win will be called the favorite, while the team expected to lose will be called the underdog. The team expected to win gives, or lays, points to the team expected to lose for betting purposes.

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