NBA Odds

Sun, 01 Feb 2009 13:57

NBA Odds

How odds affects NBA betting.


NBA betting has been going on nearly as long as the National Basketball Association (NBA) itself has. With thousands and thousands of basketball fans following NBA games season after season, people found a way to make NBA games lucrative for them, too.

NBA games are among the most lucrative and most popular sports betting venues, what with the several games and match ups taking place every NBA season. In fact, a United Kingdom sports betting system publishing an article showing that the NBA, along with the Major League Baseball (MLB), tally about 97 percent winning rate for people placing bets.

Live NBA odds

Whether it’s a straight bet or a point spread bet that one is placing, live NBA odds are available on various websites serving as NBA betting systems. Straight bets (also known as moneyline bets) are those made on the game’s outcome. For example, one can bet on the Boston Celtics winning against the Los Angeles Lakers in a particular game, or vice-versa.

On the other hand, a more complicated type of bet is the point spread bet. Point spread bets are those made on the point difference between two teams at the end of the game. In a match between the Dallas Mavericks and the Memphis Grizzlies, for example, if the Mavericks are 15-point favorites, they would have to beat the Grizzlies by at least 15 points so that those who are betting on the Mavericks would win. Otherwise, the bet is lost, even if the Mavericks win by 60-50. Apparently, those betting on the Mavericks would lose if the Grizzlies win.

Factors that can offect betting odds


The best NBA games to place a bet on are those with high odds of bringing in bet returns. The odds can be determined by various factors such as the matched-up teams, the condition of both teams, these teams’ game track records, and statistics of NBA betting returns and winnings for basketball gamblers whenever these teams are matched up. These factors are just few of many.

Before betting, one has to carefully consider the odds in an NBA game for higher chances of winning. Betting on every game is not advisable, as not all games have high odds at bringing in returns to people placing bets. It is important to find out the popular NBA games for basketball betting, checking out the odds, and betting in accordance to these information. By doing so, there are better chances at winning in bets even on the first try.

NBA betting systems would usually provide people wanting to place bets with statistical information on NBA odds from which they can base their bets. Information on NBA odds, NBA spreads, and NBA betting are available on the Internet. Live NBA odds can also be accessed online for those who want to place NBA bets, or have already placed their bets.

However, to ensure NBA betting safety, and to ensure that one doesn’t lose much, one has to choose an NBA betting system carefully. It’s crucial that one watches out for frauds, scams, and other abusive groups or individuals pretending to be legitimate and honest providers of NBA betting systems.