Aside from football, the most popular sports league with US nationals is probably the NBA and basketball. Betting on professional basketball is now legal in several US states and not just Nevada where sportsbooks have been legal for decades. Here we look at how to bet on NBA basketball online.
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Every online NBA Basketball sportsbook should offer the standard moneyline (pick a winner), point spread, and totals (over/under) bets for all regular season and playoff NBA games, the NBA Championship betting and the NBA All-Star Game.
NBA player props
Some sites will also offer NBA props (propositions) and futures bets. This means betting on specific performances rather than game results. NBA player props are bets on key players who have a significant influence on the outcome of a game. Whilst some sites will offer odds on particular players, others will let you create your own bet with your choice of player and the statistics you want to bet on, such as being the first player to score.
NBA team props
NBA team props are bets about elements of the game, such as a bet on the first team to score or anything not related to the result of the match, like the number of fouls in the game. These bets relate to information gleaned from team performance metrics rather than being related to specific players.
These are bets made on either the team and individual performances in future games or events, including off-season games. Bets could include the next NBA champion or the Player of the Year. NBA futures have far broader odds on offer across sportsbooks, so it is worth shopping around to get the best value for the wager.
The juice or vig/vigorish
NBA betting sites charge a fee to process bets. This fee, known as the juice or vig/vigorish, is usually calculated within the odds rather than as a separate sum. This means charges for various bets at online sportsbooks cannot be compared until the charge is known. These charges can impact your bankroll.
By searching for low commission bets, also known as reduced juice bets, punters have a small advantage against the bookie’s astute point spreads and odds to minimise losses. Saving a few dollars on each bet will help your bankroll over the long term and means you can win less often and still be as successful as someone not betting at the same low rates.
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