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Basics of Basketball Betting

If you are a huge follower of a sport especially one with a major league like basketball has with the NBA, you would know by now that there is a whole industry committed to allowing people to bet on the result of games. For example, NBA betting is proving to be very popular among bettors. It is also slowly drawing in more people as the popularity of the game increases. If you are one of those people fascinated in NBA betting, the major hindrance you will face is how to understand the game.
In this article, we will try to know the nuts and bolts of NBA betting. This way, you would have an easier time jumping in and making your first bet which would hopefully turn out to be successful. Mainly, there are three most common kinds of betting games.
The first is spread betting. In an NBA game, the odds makers would choose a favored team and set a spread or number points that the favored team is favored for. For example, the New Orleans Hornets slated to play a game against the Miami Heat and the latter is favored to win by 10 points as the odds makers anticipate it. To bet, you have to select a team. You can win if you choose the Miami heat won by more than 10 points. Or if you choose the Hornets, if the team lost but by less than 10 points, you win; you would also win your bet if the Hornets beat the Heat outright.
The second type is over/under betting. In this sort of betting game, the odds makers would set a number called the game total. The end result of this type of game would depend on the collective points scored by both teams in the game. For instance, the odds makers could set the line at 192.5 and the bettor would have to bet whether the two teams would score more than that or less than that.
The third and the simplest type is money line betting. Simply put, you just have to bet on the team you think will win the game. Of course, if you pick the favorite team, you would have to settle for a low payout. On the other hand, if you bet on the underdog and that team won, you would be in line to receive a enormous payout especially if you bet on a massive underdog, the kind of team that would only have a very long shot of winning the game.

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