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Detailed Betting Guides

When it comes to betting on basketball, there are plenty of opportunities. These are some of the more common or popular bets that can be found for basketball games, including examples.


Our detailed basketball guides will hopefully have you feeling confident about winning and taking a lot more enjoyment from basketball in the weeks and months to come. However, we know that there are many different elements to take on board when it comes to basketball betting strategies, and we go into some of the strategies in greater detail. Having access to as much information as possible will help you to make the best decisions, hopefully helping you to win some bets and have fun with basketball betting.


Totals BettingWhen it comes to Totals bets in basketball, the wager is dependent on the amount of points being scored in a match. The bookmaker will place a points marker and the bettor will wager whether the combined score of the two teams will be higher or lower than the marker placed by the bookmaker. This style of bet can be placed pre-game but it is also a popular bet in the live in-play betting market. This style of bet can maintain interest in a game all the way through until the end of the match, particularly with live in-play updates and changing odds.


Futures BettingAs the name suggests, Futures betting is where you place a wager on an outcome that is a long way off. Traditionally this form of bet is placed on which team will win the NAB Finals or the NCAA Championships. In brief, this bet is commonly used to bet on a championship winning team but it can also be found for MVP player, most point scoring player and other individual awards. These bets are commonly placed before the start of the season but some Futures bets exist throughout the campaign. This is a great bet for basketball fans to put their money where their mouth is or to showcase their knowledge of the sport.


Prop BettingProp bets are an increasingly popular form of betting, especially in basketball betting. It is possible to bet on virtually every occurrence or outcome in the game, both with respect to teams and individual players and match-ups. Prop bets are loved by sportsbooks, serious betting fans and casual sports fans alike so if you want to make more from a basketball match, prop bets are an ideal way to have fun and to win.

March Madness Betting

March Madness BettingMarch Madness is one of the most popular basketball tournaments in the world, with sports fans from all around the globe tuned into this annual event. This is the leading NCAA Basketball tournament, bringing together 68 of the best college basketball teams in the country to decide who will be crowned NCAA Champion.

From Selection Sunday all the way through to the Championship Game, this is an action packed three weeks of basketball entertainment with countless betting opportunities. Whether you focus on the Futures market, individual games or scores of prop bets that are on offer, you will find that March Madness is the perfect opportunity to fully focus on basketball betting.

Euroleague Final Four Betting

Euroleague Final Four Madrid 2015 LogoThe Euroleague Final Four is the climax of the European basketball season, with four teams descending on a host city to battle it out for the Euroleague Championship. The two semi-final games start it off and then after a day’s rest, the losing sides compete in the third and fourth game while the two semi-final winners clash in the Final match. There is a wide range of bets available for these four games and the tournament itself, and if you enjoy live in-play betting, the Final Four is the perfect format to get involved with basketball betting.

2017 EuroBasket Betting

FIBA EuroBasket 2017 LogoIn the summer of 2017, the EuroBasket tournament takes place for the 40th time, and this tournament sees something different take place. The tournament will be held in four different countries in mainland Europe, but the fast-paced action and excitement associated with EuroBasket basketball is still going to be in place. There is a wide range of basketball betting options that take fans from placing Futures bets all the way through the final second of the Championship match.

The event takes place in September but betting action is already underway. With Totals Point Spreads, the Over/Under market and a never-ending range of Prop bets, basketball betting for the 2017 EuroBasket event has something for everyone.

Point Spreads

Point Spreads BettingA spreads bet in basketball is dependent on the accuracy of the bet as opposed to merely betting who win or lose. The premise of spreads revolves around a bookmaker advertising a spread of points and then a bet being placed on either side to beat the spread. This doesn’t necessarily mean that the team you bet on has to win the game, it just means that the combined actual score and the spread would result in a positive result for the team that you back. This style of bet can bring a level of value and merit to every matchup, even games between teams who are mismatched.


Over/Under BettingThe Over/Under bet is popular in a number of sports and it is one that is readily associated with basketball. The premise is a simple one and it is commonly based on how many points will be scored in total. The total score is the sum of both teams scores and the actual outcome of the match is not a factor in an Over/Under bet being successful or not. A point marker will be placed and wagers are placed on whether the total of points scored in the match is over or under this level. If more points are scored than the point marker and you bet over, you win. If more points are scored and you bet under, you lose. If fewer points are scored than the point marker and you bet over, you lose. If fewer points are scored and you bet under, you win.

Parlay Bets

A parlay bet allows sports betting fans to combine a range of individual bets together into one single bet. This action ensures that a winning bet provides a greater return than individual bets. Parlay bets are found across a range of sports, including basketball, and most sports betting sites allow different sports to be combined in an individual parlay bet.

With respect to basketball parlay bets, money line bets, Over/under bets and spread bets are all suitable for parlay bets and can be combined to create a parlay bet. Given the greater return available from this style of bet, it is easy to see parlay bets are of interest to punters, and they are considered to be a more exciting form of sports betting than standard bets.

NBA Finals Betting

NBA Finals BettingThe NBA Finals represent the climax to the season and it’s a time of year when all basketball fans get excited. Whether you want to back your team and favourite players, win some bets or just add more excitement to the game, this is the ideal time to do so. Not all bets on the 2014 NBA Finals represent great value and this is where the NBA Finals Betting Guide will tell you what is hot and what is not when betting on Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs this summer.

NBA Draft Betting

NBA Draft BettingYou should know by now that it is possible to bet on virtually every element of a basketball match but the betting options are not only limited to what takes place on the court. There are many aspects which take place off the court which impact on the NBA basketball season and the NBA Draft is just one of the many things to look out for.

The most important aspect of the NBA Draft is the first pick and if you want to place a bet on which player is selected first, this is the bet for you. You should find a range of odds for the most hotly tipped players but if you think that there is going to be a first pick chosen out of left-field, you can go for an unnamed player from the rest of the field.

If you are really serious about betting on the NBA Draft you will find additional aspects like whether teams will trade their pick. This is particularly focused on the 1st pick, which in 2014 is the Cleveland Cavaliers. The NBA Draft is an exciting aspect of the game for many fans and with NBA Draft betting options on offer, fans can wager on every aspect of the NBA season.

FIBA World Cup

FIBA World Cup BettingWhile basketball betting guides will be of great benefit all year round and for all basketball events, there is no doubt that they are particularly prevalent when major tournaments are on. At Basketball Betting, we aim to provide basketball betting tips and strategies at all times but you’ll find our information to be of particular benefit when it comes to working out your strategy for the FIBA World Cup. We have a FIBA World Cup betting guide that will ensure you have all the information and tips you could ever need to make the most of the big basketball event taking place in Spain in August and September of 2014.


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