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Basketball Betting Explained by SunBets

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The high octane, energetic, drama filled action from the basketball courts is great to watch, but not many people understand the different markets when it comes to betting on the games.

Here, we take a look at some of the most popular bets when it comes to betting on the basketball.

Basketball Betting Explained by SunBets

Head to Head

This is the most simple bet, and involves making a single selection on one team, as there are no draws due to overtime.

For example, if you fancied the New York Knicks at 2/1 and placed a £10 bet, your return would be £30 – £20 profit plus your £10 stake.

Pretty straightforward really.

Handicap

This market is which team will win the match after the designated handicap scores have been applied.

For example if you place a bet on Chicago Bulls +4, if the Chicago bulls go on to lose by 3 points, your bet is a winner once the handicap has been applied.

When a handicap tie occurs, and no draw selection is offered (known as a “push”), bets are made void

Total Points Over/Under

Put simply, this is how many points will be scored, total, in the game. This market includes overtime.

For example if you bet on Total Points Over 213.5, you will need 214 points or more scored to win your bet.

Accumulators

Accumulators are a very popular choice when it comes to having a flutter as the payouts can be huge, depending on the amount of selections and their odds.

Accumulators, or ‘accas’, include multiple bets such as doubles and trebles – selecting two or three teams to win head to head, total points, or handicap.

The more selections in your accumulator the bigger the returns, depending on the prices of your selections.

Quarter Betting

You can bet on a team to win a selected quarter, such as 2nd Qtr Betting.

For example, if you place a bet on Atlanta Hawks, they need to outscore the other team in the 2nd quarter alone to win your bet.

Check out Today’s Basketball to see what’s on or have a look at the NBA Outright markets to see who are the favourites to win the championship.

For more information on what bet types are available and how to place a bet visit the Sun Bets Help Centre.

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