Basketball Betting Tips - NBA & Euro
Basketball is one of the most popular betting sports all over the world, especially when it comes to north American basketball played in the NBA and European basketball where some of the best teams compete in the Euro League.
The NBA is a massively popular basketball division for betting purposes and the fast-paced nature of the sport means that it’s fantastic to place an In-Play bet on the action and cheer on the bet whether you’ve placed it on the Spread, Total and Money Line.
The same applies to the Euro League and betting customers can often enjoy watching live streaming with their favourite online betting company, with a funded account usually required in order to place bets. To read more about betting strategy on basketball - click here.
Betting on the NBA
The National Basketball Association was set up in 1946 and currently features thirty teams who are predominantly from the United States of America. Basketball is one of the most popular sports in the USA and this is a sport which is very high-scoring compared to any other.
The Boston Celtics are the most successful NBA team of all time with seventeen titles, although the past few years have seen the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers rise to the top of the game, with these two teams competing in the past three finals. Previously to this, Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs were the top dogs.
Naturally, you can bet on NBA Futures such as to win the NBA Championship, while customers can also choose from antepost bets such as Winning Conference, To Win Conference, To Win Division and Regular Season MVP.
However, the majority of money is on a match-to-match basis and many customers like to place an NBA accumulator or parlay bet which amounts to selecting a large number of teams and putting them in a multiple bet.
As with several other American sports, you can choose to bet on the Spread, the Total, the Game Line or a combination of the above and these markets are also open when the basketball match goes In-Play.
Betting on the Euro League
The Euro League is a highly prestigious tournament played between the best basketball teams across Europe. It’s effectively like the football Champions League and there are currently sixteen teams competing for the title of champions of Europe.
The Euro League basketball rules are the same as NBA and the same applies to the various betting markets available for this sport. Real Madrid, a name synonymous with successful football teams, are also the most successful Euro League team with nine titles and Spain is definitely a hot bed for this sport.
Similarly, Euro League and basketball betting is also big in Turkey and Fenerbahce were able to claim their first title in the 2016-17 season, with Anadolu Efes also from that country and competing in the 2017-18 renewal.
Spain traditionally has the most teams competing in the Euro League, with Real Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia among them, with several bookmakers also offering basketball live streaming when it comes to this competition.
You can traditionally expect to find around twenty pre-match betting markets for each Euro League match and the same applies to In-Play betting.