Important Basketball Sports Betting Terms

Important Basketball Sports Betting TermsBasketball is one of the easiest sports to bet on. However, it is important that you know the basic basketball sports betting terms before placing any wagers. Keep in mind that most of the betting terms and methods are common among different sports. Here’s our sports betting tutorial for basketball fans
 

Basketball Sports Betting Terms – The Point Spread

 
One of the most common ways of betting on basketball is through point spread. It is a handicap a sports betting software puts on a team to balance the two team out. The team expected to win the game is the favorite. On the other hand, the team expected to lose is the underdog. 
 
If the Pelicans are playing against the Knicks, most people are betting on the former to win. The sportsbook can make the Pelicans a 10-point favorite for the game. As a result, they need to win by at least 11 points to win. 
 
On the other hand, those betting on the Knicks will win if the team wins the game or lost by a maximum of nine points. If the Pelicans win by just 10 points, the bet is a tie or push. No money will change hands. 

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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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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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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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