Basketball Betting

Basketball is one of the easiest sports to bet on. If you know how to bet on football, you already pretty much know how to bet on basketball. The key to betting on basketball, like all sports, is patience and discipline; and the more you know about basketball, the greater your advantage is. But here are some tips for first time basketball betting.

1) Just like football betting, the first thing you should know is everything about the team. The current team form and news about the team. It is the smartest strategy in betting on any sport.

2) You should set aside your favorite teams. Just because they are your favorite,doesn’t mean you’re always going to bet on them. You might end up making the wrong decision.

3) Know all the bet types and market types. Here are some of the market types for Basketball betting:

• Point Spread
This is the most common type for basketball. Each team is given points to be either added or subtracted from the end of the game total.

• Total (Over/Under)
For total, bookkeepers will decide on how may combined points the teams will score. The bettor should bet whether the points will be over/under the line. If the score is exactly the same as the bookkeeper says, then it is considered a push and the bets are refunded.

• Money Line
Money line is also one of the most common types for basketball and one of the easiest because bettors will just bet on which team will win the game.

• Parlays
With parlays, bettors can bet that two or more point spreads, over/unders, or money lines will win, earning a higher payout if all of their picks win than they would have betting each one individually.

These are just some of the market types commonly used by sports books like NextBet. NextBet is a great place for anybody who wants to try betting on basketball. NextBet also covers sports right around the world including European football leagues and international tournaments.