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Basketball is on the list of the most popular and promising sports for betting. Due to the dynamism of this game and the presence of bookmakers’ wide betting line, it is possible to bet on many different events, both before the match and during its broadcast. NBA and Euroleague players earn as much as football players; and you can profit of their victories and even losses. We will tell you how to bet on basketball correctly and advantageously.

Features of Basketball Online Betting

Since there are five players simultaneously from each team on the basketball court, it is much easier for a bets maker to analyze the potential of the current squad and possible substitution variations. Since the games frequency in regular championships is quite high, you can collect a lot of detailed data for each of the players or clubs. However, when planning to bet in basketball, it’s worth considering that the bookmakers’ action line is not as wide as football or tennis, and different options for total and handicap are generally available. In addition, lower coefficients are offered for European competitions than for the NBA and NCAA, which may force one to refrain from Euroleague championships betting.

Types of Basketball Betting

The bookmakers’ lines represent the bets types traditional for betting:

  • Bets on outcome: win of one of the teams or overtime win;
  • Bets on handicap in basketball: less or more handicap outcome with the possibility of handicap re-buying during the broadcast;
  • Bets on total: the amount of more or less points earned by two teams in a match or a quarter;
  • Bets on overcoming playoff: the team knockout of national championships, NBA, Euroleague, world and European championships;
  • Quarterly bets: bet on quarters in comparison with points, falls, three-points or penalties scored by one or two teams at once;
  • Bets on pass: the team will go to the next stage of the tournament.

There is also a live basketball bets that you can make during the game. In this mode, it is possible to use all of the above types of bets.

Strategies

The right basketball bets are made using strategies; in this regard, everything will depend on the style you choose for betting. It is best to use not one strategy, but several, depending on the competition itself, as well as the stages of the tournament or league. The most popular methods that are suitable for this sport are:

  • Corridor: suitable for basketball bets on total and handicap;
  • Even/odds in quarters: it is possible to bet on each quarter until you receive a win;
  • Strategy for betting on live basketball: for matches with obvious favorites and outsiders;
  • Bets on the underdog positive handicap.

The above strategies can be supplemented with the “Catching Up” technique which professional bets makers like to use when betting on a losing team.

Basketball Match Analysis

Before betting, it is necessary to analyze the upcoming sports competition. Here it is necessary to evaluate the psychical form of the players, the statistics of the team success and other indicators that allow ultimately predicting the outcome of event. It is important to try covering even such a parameter as the match calendar in the analysis. Even a strong team will often lose if before it had several guest matches during the week, or vice versa, players can save strength if this match is not as important for them as the next on the calendar. Pre-match analysis is needed even if you are going to make live betting on basketball, where you can navigate during the broadcast. The following offers the most important parameters for evaluating the upcoming game.

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Current Psychical Form of Teams

When assessing the form of two teams’ composition, it is necessary to analyze how many key players will play, since the absence of one or more leaders not only removes points, but also does not allow collecting them in a quantity sufficient to win. Do not forget to ask about injured and disqualified players; if these are important participants, the match result may be lower than expected. Also evaluate the statistics of home and away matches; here you should separately evaluate the success of the match at home field and at the guest one. When betting on the NBA or another league, additionally analyze the previous five team games. This will help to objectively assess the potential of basketball players and their manner of playing.

Face-to-Face Meeting

It is also necessary to evaluate the history of the teams’ oppositions, which sometimes can give more comprehensive information than many watched games broadcasts of each team individually. After all, it happens that one team can be significantly higher than its opponent in the standings, but often lose to it. There is only one explanation for this phenomenon in sports: there are players in teams who are uncomfortable for each other with personal hostility and a history of conflicts. There are many cases in the history of sports when one team has never managed to win against a certain opponent. When analyzing face-to-face meetings, the venue of the match should be taken into account, since if the team won at home, it does not mean at all that it will win while visiting the same opponent.

Motivation and Standings

The players’ motivation is no less important. It is necessary to analyze team’s level of interest in the upcoming match. In case the match result is not significant for the team, and it has no tournament tasks, then basketball players are unlikely to give all the best in the game. It is also possible to see the real mood of the players by making live betting on basketball.

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English Premier League Players
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1 Bernd Leno Goalkeeper 28 190cm
1 Kepa Goalkeeper 26 186cm
1 Hugo Lloris Goalkeeper 34 188cm
1 David de Gea Goalkeeper 30 192cm
1 Alisson Goalkeeper 28 191cm
1 Jack Butland Goalkeeper 27 196cm
2 Matt Doherty Defender 29 185cm
2 Héctor Bellerín Defender 25 178cm
2 Antonio Rüdiger Defender 27 190cm
2 Victor Lindelöf Defender 26 187cm
2 Joel Ward Defender 31 186cm
3 Kieran Tierney Defender 23 180cm
3 Patrick van Aanholt Defender 30 176cm
3 Fabinho Midfielder 27 188cm
3 Eric Bailly Defender 26 187cm
3 Sergio Reguilón Defender 24 178cm
3 Marcos Alonso Defender 30 188cm
4 Luka Milivojevic Midfielder 29 186cm
4 Phil Jones Defender 28 185cm
4 William Saliba Defender 19 193cm
4 Andreas Christensen Defender 24 188cm
4 Toby Alderweireld Defender 31 186cm
4 Virgil van Dijk Defender 29 193cm
5 James Tomkins Defender 31 192cm
5 Jorginho Midfielder 29 180cm
5 Pierre-Emile Höjbjerg Midfielder 25 185cm
5 Harry Maguire Defender 27 194cm
5 Sokratis Defender 32 186cm
5 Georginio Wijnaldum Midfielder 30 175cm
6 Paul Pogba Midfielder 27 191cm
6 Scott Dann Defender 33 194cm
6 Gabriel Defender 23 190cm
6 Davinson Sánchez Defender 24 187cm
6 Thiago Silva Defender 26 183cm
6 Thiago Midfielder 29 174cm
7 N’Golo Kanté Midfielder 29 168cm
7 James Milner Midfielder 35 174cm
7 Edinson Cavani Forward 33 184cm
7 Son Heung-min Forward 28 184cm
7 Bukayo Saka Midfielder 19 178cm
8 Cheikhou Kouyaté Midfielder 31 189cm
8 Juan Mata Midfielder 32 170cm
8 Harry Winks Midfielder 24 178cm
8 Dani Ceballos Midfielder 24 179cm
8 Naby Keïta Midfielder 25 172cm
9 Jordan Ayew Forward 29 182cm
9 Gareth Bale Forward 31 185cm
9 Tammy Abraham Forward 23 191cm
9 Anthony Martial Forward 25 181cm
9 Alexandre Lacazette Forward 29 176cm
9 Roberto Firmino Forward 29 181cm
10 Mesut Özil Midfielder 32 180cm
10 Marcus Rashford Forward 23 185cm
10 Sadio Mané Forward 28 174cm
10 Harry Kane Forward 27 188cm
10 Andros Townsend Forward 29 181cm
10 Christian Pulisic Forward 22 172cm
11 Timo Werner Forward 24 181cm
11 Erik Lamela Forward 28 184cm
11 Mason Greenwood Forward 19 181cm
11 Wilfried Zaha Forward 28 180cm
11 Mohamed Salah Forward 28 175cm
12 Joe Hart Goalkeeper 33 196cm
12 Willian Forward 32 175cm
12 Joe Gomez Defender 23 188cm
12 Mamadou Sakho Defender 30 187cm
13 Rúnar Alex Rúnarsson Goalkeeper 25 186cm
13 Willy Caballero Goalkeeper 39 186cm
13 Adrián Goalkeeper 34 190cm
13 Lee Grant Goalkeeper 38 193cm
13 Wayne Hennessey Goalkeeper 34 197cm
14 Jordan Henderson Midfielder 30 187cm
14 Jesse Lingard Midfielder 28 174cm
14 Fikayo Tomori Defender 23 184cm
14 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Forward 31 187cm
14 Joe Rodon Defender 23 193cm
14 Jean-Philippe Mateta Forward 23 192cm
15 Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Midfielder 27 175cm
15 Kurt Zouma Defender 26 190cm
15 Jeffrey Schlupp Midfielder 28 178cm
15 Eric Dier Defender 27 188cm
15 Ainsley Maitland-Niles Midfielder 23 180cm
16 Marcos Rojo Defender 30 187cm
16 Rob Holding Defender 25 189cm
16 Edouard Mendy Goalkeeper 28 196cm
17 Curtis Jones Midfielder 19 185cm
17 Cédric Soares Defender 29 171cm
17 Mateo Kovačić Midfielder 26 177cm
17 Moussa Sissoko Midfielder 31 187cm
17 Nathaniel Clyne Defender 29 175cm
17 Fred Midfielder 27 169cm
18 Bruno Fernandes Midfielder 26 179cm
18 Olivier Giroud Forward 24 193cm
18 James McArthur Midfielder 33 178cm
18 Thomas Partey Midfielder 27 185cm
18 Giovani Lo Celso Midfielder 24 177cm
18 Takumi Minamino Forward 26 174cm
19 Nicolas Pépé Forward 25 183cm
19 Mason Mount Midfielder 22 178cm
19 Stephen Henderson Goalkeeper 32 188cm
20 Christian Benteke Forward 30 190cm
20 Diogo Jota Forward 24 178cm
20 Shkodran Mustafi Defender 28 184cm
20 Dele Alli Midfielder 24 188cm
20 Callum Hudson-Odoi Forward 20 177cm
21 Connor Wickham Forward 27 189cm
21 Konstantinos Tsimikas Defender 24 179cm
21 Daniel James Midfielder 23 170cm
21 Calum Chambers Defender 26 182cm
21 Ben Chilwell Defender 24 178cm
22 Hakim Ziyech Forward 27 181cm
22 Paulo Gazzaniga Goalkeeper 29 195cm
22 James McCarthy Midfielder 30 180cm
22 Sergio Romero Goalkeeper 33 192cm
22 Pablo Marí Defender 27 193cm
23 Steven Bergwijn Forward 23 178cm
23 Luke Shaw Defender 25 185cm
23 Billy Gilmour Midfielder 19 170cm
23 Xherdan Shaqiri Forward 29 169cm
23 David Luiz Defender 33 189cm
23 Michy Batshuayi Forward 27 184cm
24 Reece James Defender 21 182cm
24 Serge Aurier Defender 28 176cm
24 Gary Cahill Defender 35 193cm
24 Reiss Nelson Forward 21 175cm
24 Timothy Fosu-Mensah Defender 23 190cm
25 Eberechi Eze Midfielder 22 173cm
25 Mohamed Elneny Midfielder 28 179cm
25 Japhet Tanganga Defender 21 184cm
25 Odion Ighalo Forward 31 181cm
26 Andrew Robertson Defender 26 178cm
26 Dean Henderson Goalkeeper 23 188cm
27 Lucas Moura Forward 28 172cm
27 Alex Telles Defender 28 181cm
27 Tyrick Mitchell Defender 21 175cm
27 Divock Origi Forward 25 185cm
28 César Azpilicueta Defender 31 178cm
28 Tanguy Ndombélé Midfielder 24 181cm
28 Facundo Pellistri Midfielder 19 174cm
28 Joe Willock Midfielder 21 186cm
29 Aaron Wan-Bissaka Defender 23 183cm
29 Kai Havertz Midfielder 21 189cm
30 Gedson Fernandes Midfielder 22 184cm
30 Eddie Nketiah Forward 21 180cm
31 Sead Kolasinac Defender 27 183cm
31 Vicente Guaita Goalkeeper 34 190cm
31 Nemanja Matić Midfielder 32 194cm
32 Emile Smith Rowe Midfielder 20 182cm
32 Joel Matip Defender 29 195cm
33 Ben Davies Defender 27 181cm
33 Matt Macey Goalkeeper 26 202cm
33 Brandon Williams Defender 20 172cm
33 Emerson Defender 26 181cm
34 Granit Xhaka Midfielder 28 186cm
34 Donny van de Beek Midfielder 23 184cm
34 Martin Kelly Defender 30 191cm
35 Gabriel Martinelli Forward 19 180cm
35 Sam Woods Defender 22 185cm
36 Nathan Ferguson Defender 20 184cm
37 Danny Drinkwater Midfielder 30 177cm
38 Axel Tuanzebe Defender 23 186cm
39 Scott McTominay Midfielder 24 190cm
40 Karlo Ziger Goalkeeper 19 184cm
41 Alfie Whiteman Goalkeeper 22 188cm
44 Jairo Riedewald Midfielder 24 182cm
45 Carlos Vinícius Forward 25 190cm
46 Rhys Williams Defender 19 195cm
47 Nathaniel Phillips Defender 23 190cm
62 Caoimhin Kelleher Goalkeeper 22 188cm
66 Trent Alexander-Arnold Defender 22 180cm
72 Sepp van den Berg Defender 19 189cm
76 Neco Williams Defender 19 183cm