Since the recent widespread legalization of sports betting in the United States, this pastime has become more popular than ever. Also, technology has made it extremely easy to place bets from the comfort (and privacy) of your own home.
The NBA consists of 30 teams playing 82 games each, not counting playoffs. That’s a lot of games to bet one. The sports betting market in the US is worth billions of dollars.
We all want it but if you don’t know what you’re doing you could lose money. Read ahead for sound NBA betting advice to give you that cutting edge.
NBA Betting Advice
You’re going to want to take it slow before you start placing bets with significant amounts of money. Get a feel for how it works and familiarize yourself with the terminology.
Here is what you need to know to get started.
Understanding NBA Odds and Betting
You can bet on almost every aspect of the NBA. You can bet on particular games or on a number of ‘novel’ bets.
Popular bets include the MVP and Rookie of the Year.
Spread betting was invented in Connecticut in the 1940s. It became extremely popular in the US ever since.
You can either bet on the underdog or the favorite but you have to consider the spread.
Let’s say, for example, that spread in a given game is 10 points. If you bet on the favorite, they have to win the game by at least ten points to win the bet.
Picking A Champion
Do you know who is going the win the 2019/20 NBA Championship? You could stand to win serious money if you pick correctly, especially if you pick an underdog.
You can bet on a team to go all the way at any time but the potential payouts depend on the odds at the time.
Gianna Antetokoumpo aka The Greek Freak is poised to win his second MVP in as many years. He is expected to carry the Milwaukee Bucks far into the playoffs.
He has a pretty good supporting task but they lack depth.
The Celtics, on the other hand, have a lot of really good players. They don’t have Giannis but they are a well-coached and well-rounded team.
The Western Conference has been shaken up this year thanks to Lebron and Anthony Davis going to the Lakers. They are currently looking nearly unstoppable.
The Houston Rockets have James Harden and Russel Westbrook who, against all odds, is having a comeback season alongside the ‘Beard’.
Finally, the LA Clippers have also armed themselves nicely. NBA champion Kawhi Leonard looks to lead them to an NBA title. Having Paul George around certainly doesn’t hurt either.
Time To Cash Out
Sports betting is a really exciting way to enjoy the NBA. With a little luck, you might make a little money.
If you follow sound NBA betting advice, you’re almost guaranteed to see a profit.
Check out this blog for more articles on NBA bets. We have all you need to know about other sports as well.