Important Basketball Sports Betting Terms

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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. 
 

Totals

 
Another type of wagering is betting on overs or unders. It is also known as totals. A total is the estimated combined score of the two teams at the end of the game. The sportsbook will post a number and players will bet on the actual sore being over or under it. 
 
In the Pelicans and Knicks game, the over/under can be 190. Players will win over bets if the total score is 191 and above. The opposite happens when the score is below 190. The be is a tie when the total score is 190. 
 
Here are some of the basic basketball sports betting terms you need to understand before placing a bet. Make sure you read pay per head reviews to find the right sportsbook to place your wagers. 
 
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