Basketball is one of the world’s most popular sports, with professional leagues in the USA, Europe, China, and of course, Vietnam.
The end-to-end nature of the game means a flurry of dunks, rebounds, and three-pointers, and of course more buckets than a window cleaning convention!
When it comes to Basketball, there are plenty of betting opportunities every game, and at Odds Manager, we’ll always be right there with the latest Basketball news, views, and Odds Picks.
Here are all the latest odds for the top upcoming basketball matches.
Click on any odds to add it to your betslip or click on a fixture to see a comparison of odds from all the top bookies.
The return of the NBA will be a fantastic cure for the January blues.
And the main storyline going into 2021 will be whether LeBron James can defy father time and lead the LA Lakers to a second consecutive title.
No such wait for EuroLeague fans though, as their season will run from October to May, with champions CSKA Moscow looking for a ninth title.
And with Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich also involved, the EuroLeague playoffs could resemble the Champions League!
Basketball is one of the simplest games to follow, as it’s just two teams of five trying to get the ball in their opponent’s hoop as much as possible!
But that doesn’t mean there aren’t a number of betting opportunities every game.
And with most of the big betting sites offering odds on everything from the NBA to the Uruguayan Women’s League, you’ll always be able to find a Basketball bet.
Often called a “moneyline” bet, this is a simple punt on who wins the game.
For the Billy Big Gamblers, there’s often heavy favourites ripe for a sizeable bet, but if you can pick a winning underdog you’ll be rewarded with a great price.
Let’s say you don’t just fancy a team to win, but to win comfortably.
So instead of backing them straight up at a very low price, you can back them to win by more than a certain amount of points, for a price that is generally even money or slightly lower.
It works the other way too, in that you can bet on a certain team not to lose by more than a certain amount of points, which effectively gives you two ways to make money, either if they win, or lose narrowly.
When you’re not quite sure who the winner will be, but you’re certain it will be a high or low scoring game, then a points total punt is for you.
You can back under or over a certain points total and watch the baskets fly in , or not!
The main bet when it comes individual performances is backing a player to get over a certain points total, but it’s worth recognising one other market.
The holy grail for Basketball players is the “triple double”, which is getting into double figures in points, rebounds and assists in the same game.
It doesn’t happen often, but when it does it will pay out well, so you can watch out for the players in form and have a cheeky small stakes bet.
With lots of games to pick from in a round of fixtures, our old friend the Acca is a welcome option to make money betting on Basketball.
You can mix and match moneyline bets, handicaps and points totals for big-priced Accas.
And don’t forget those Acca boosts too!