Online NBA Betting
The NBA or National Basketball Association is the most prestigious basketball league in the world. Even though Canada has just 1 team in the NBA, basketball remains a dominant sport in the country and is played at school level, club level and professionally. Basketball is also one of the largest betting sports in Canada, with thousands of punters logging on to place bets on NBA games. The best mobile sports betting sites offer multiple markets on each game with everything from money line bets to prop bets, future bets and everything in between.
About the NBA
For those who are new to the sport, the NBA comprises of 30 teams, 29 of which are based in the US and 1 team here in Canada. The teams are then divided into the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference. The NBA action kicks off on October each year with the start of the regular season. Once the games start, there is plenty of betting action to look forward to. Each team plays a total of 82 games, 41 at home and 41 away. A team will play opponents in their own division 4 times.
Mobile sports betting sites experience a surge of activity toward the end of the regular season and at the start of the playoffs. Around the middle of April, the NBA regular season ends and the playoffs begin. This is where the top 8 teams from each conference play a best-of-seven series type tournament. The final round of the playoffs is known as the NBA finals. The winners receive the NBA trophy and Championship rings.
Popular NBA Bets
With NBA sports betting, there are plenty of different online bets that can be placed on each game. For anyone just getting into sports betting, the easiest bet to place is a simple match bet, otherwise known as a money line bet. All top-rated sports betting CA sites will offer money line bets on NBA games. With a money line bet, punters simply have to predict which team will the game.
Another simple bet for novice bettors is the over/under bet also known as totals betting. With this type of bet, the online bookmakers will post a point total, which is the combined number of points scored by both teams in the game. Punters can then choose to place a wager saying that the actual point total will be above or below the point score set by the bookmaker.
For the more advanced punter, line betting is a popular way to go. This is where online sports betting Canada sites will pick a favourite to win. The favourite is then given a line or margin to win by. For the bet to be successful, the favourites must have a point total above the line margin.
Futures and Prop Bets
With NBA betting, it is possible to place future bets weeks or months in advance. The most popular future bet is predicting who will win the NBA Championships.
Within the game itself, punters can place any number of prop bets. These are bets on specific players or statistics in the game. Examples of prop bets include which team will score first, who will score the most 3-pointers, which player will score a triple-double and which team will have the best offensive or defensive statistics.