So how does one bet on NBA games online? The first step is to create an account by clicking on one of the basketball links and signing up. Once you’ve gone and taken care of that, you’re all set to sink your teeth into NBA betting action. But before you make some bets it’s important to gain some familiarity with common NBA betting lines.
NBA basketball betting season is immensely popular for a variety of reasons. There are a ton of matchups to wager on and a myriad of opportunities to come out on top. But most importantly, it makes watching NBA basketball games that much more fun.The moneyline is the last column and is by far the easiest to understand. Here you are simply betting on one team to beat the other. The moneyline starts at -110 and will continue to rise if a team is a heavy favorite.
With the point spread, the team expected to win will be called the favorite, while the team expected to lose will be called the underdog. The team expected to win gives or lays, points to the team expected to lose for betting purposes. Another common method of betting basketball involves the point spread, which is a handicap the sportsbooks impose on one team to make both teams equal in terms of betting.
Another popular method of wagering on basketball is in betting totals, also known as over/unders. Essentially, a total is the predicted combined score of the two teams playing. A number will be posted, and bettors have the option of wagering more than the predicted total points will be scored (over), or less than the predicted total points will be scored (under).