For bettors, basketball is one of the most popular sports for betting and it is not surprising that there are a lot of methods, both live and pre-match. Of course, basketball betting in India cannot be compared with the popularity of cricket betting, IPL betting and football betting, but interest in it continues to grow.
Best basketball betting strategy
One of the best basketball strategies is to calculate the total. For calculation, we take a match and collect team statistics. Here is the sequence in which the actions are performed:
For each team, count the total points scored in the last five games and divide by five. Thus, we get the arithmetic mean.
We add three points to this value for the home team. Then we look at the statistics of the same five games and for each victory we add 1 point, for each defeat we subtract 1.5 points. For the visiting team, we repeat these steps, with the exception of adding a triple.
The next step is to analyze the head-to-head meetings of the teams over the past three years. This will help your sites, where you can see the number of meetings of the selected teams and their points. We add up these same points for each of the teams and divide by the number of meetings. We add the results obtained with the figures that we got in the previous paragraph and divide by two (of course, for each team). The results obtained are an approximate result of the future meeting of the teams. It is worth betting on it, for example, on total. So, if the total amount you received is less than the total offered by the bookmaker, then you can bet on the total less. For example, your count of points is 150, the bookmaker offers total TB, TM 180. So, you can safely bet on TM180. It is worth choosing the total that has a coefficient of 1.9 (1.8). Please note that if the difference between yours and the bookmaker's value is less than 5 points, then it is better not to place a bet.
Live basketball betting
One of my favorite betting strategies is played live. First of all, we are looking for basketball matches that are expected in Live bets at the bookmaker's office. Next, we choose a match with a clear favorite and an outsider. The odds in such a game will be: for the favorite - 1.02-1.05, for the outsider - approximately 11 and higher.
We place a bet even before the start of the event on an outsider at the odds of 11. For example, you have 11000 rupees, bet 1000. The match starts, we wait for the moment when the outsider will overtake the favorite (not much !!!) on points or get closer to him. There is a change in the coefficients, for the favorite it should become more than 1.1. For example, it became 1.2. At this moment, we put the remaining amount on it.
As a result, if the favorite wins, we get 12000 rupees, if the outsider wins - 11000, that is, we do not lose anything.
This strategy is good, because in Live the odds per favorite jumps frequently. If it does not increase, then the amount of the loss will be small and it will be possible to win it back in the next match. You need to do this with trusted bookmakers who quickly update the line, my favorite among them is the online betting website 4rabet.
Types of bets
Total bets. In this view, you have to guess whether the final result of the game will be more or less the value suggested by the bookmaker. The odds in these bets are usually the same. It is worth saying that totals can be bought up or down. By the way, unlike other games, there is more than one total in basketball. There are also totals for the number of fouls, three-point and two-point shots, free throws, quarters. All this is an opportunity to win!
Handicap basketball betting. Here you need to guess whether the difference in the score will be more or less than the value specified by the bookmaker. Let's give an example to make it clearer. If you bet on a team with a handicap of -4.5, then you need it to win at least 5 points. If you had bet on the same team with a handicap of +4.5, you would have been waiting for the result when this team would have lost no more than 4 points. Most bookmakers allow you to buy handicaps (usually from 4 to 10 points, each bookmaker sets its own values), but this affects the odds.
Bets on the outcome of the meeting. In this case, the bet is made either on the final winner of the meeting, taking into account overtimes, or on the winner after the end of regular time of the match. Each bookmaker has its own rules, so you should clarify them before placing a bet. Plus there are bets on the outcome of quarters.
Quarter comparison bets. This type of bets compares the performance of one team or their overall performance. Bookmakers offer bets on basketball on which quarter this figure will be higher.
Match comparison bets. For comparison of games, two matches of the same league are taken, in which the difference in the classes of teams is almost the same. A bet is offered, which can be described as "better than", that is, which team will show the best point difference in its match. The bet is considered based on the results of regular time, and if a draw is played, then the difference in points is considered equal. This type of bets also includes bets on which of the matches will have a higher total on points.
Live Betting. Since basketball is a very dynamic game, and the situation can constantly change in favor of one or another team, this type of bet is extremely risky, although very interesting. A variation of this type are bets on what will be the first or last shot in a quarter, how many points a particular player will score, whether he will finish the match in regular time, how much time he will spend on the court, etc.
Team run bets. This type is used in matches that are played in the playoffs. The most striking examples are the NBA, Euroleague and national competition playoffs.
Basketball betting tips
To know exactly what kind of bets to apply in each specific match, you need to analyze it.
Team state. Since teams play 2-3 games a week, it is not difficult to analyze them. So, take note of the last 5-7 matches and look at their stats. Do not forget that in basketball there is a stronger division between home and foreign games. As a rule, the home team wins. And yet, if the team has recently spent on long-distance flights / travels, and even with a difficult schedule, it is definitely better not to bet on it.
The condition of athletes also plays a huge role in basketball, and since there are fewer players in a team than, say, in football, it is easier to analyze. Plus, the illumination of basketball is quite high, so it will be known even before the match who has any health problems.
Team motivation is another metric for analysis. Here, the tournament table will help you, which will show who is in what place and who needs to win the match, and who can just play.
Well, in addition, it is worth analyzing the games of teams at home and away, and you need to take into account matches with a similar opponent.
How does basketball betting work?
In basketball, you can bet on the wins of one of the teams, on totals, on the results of quarters, and much more.
How to win in basketball betting?
There are two effective betting strategies in basketball. At the first, the player bets on the result of the quarter: total points or the victory of one of the teams, and in case of defeat, he increases the amount and makes a new bet. In the second strategy, the player uses the mistakes of the bookmakers and makes two bets that can be played.
Is online basketball betting legal in India?
Yes, basketball betting is legal in India, you can do it online anywhere.