Internet betting has seen a massive increase recently due to online sportsbooks making it easy for anyone over the age of 18 to place a bet on their favourite games. If you want to be able to bet on the NBA games, then you will be able to in under five minutes. All you need to do is choose one of the sportsbooks listed on this site (both accept US bettors).
Once you have set-up your sportsbook account you can begin betting on the NBA, but if you donít know much about the sport I donít suggest betting right away. You should take your time to learn each of the teams in the league and follow the standings closely. There arenít many teams in the NBA so to follow them all isnít difficult. The teams are split up into the Western Conference and the Eastern Conference and following the standings couldnít be easier. If you live in the USA or Canada youíll be able to see all of the NBA standings, game recaps and odds everyday in your newspaper. If you live abroad then youíll need to utilize the internet to find this information and the best website would be the official NBA.com portal as itís updated everyday multiple times with information on the NBA.
As you become familiar with the teams and the standings you can start looking at the lines and odds for games. You want to find games where you can find a high ranked team playing a low ranked team ideally although this isnít a guarantee to win. The NBA sees many upsets throughout the season and if youíre only betting on favourites youíll run into problems. You should also look at certain factors like injuries a team might have, how many days rest they have and things along those lines. If the higher ranked team has there superstar injured and theyíve played 3 nights out of the past 4 nights then this might be setting up a nice upset.
Although there are no guarantees in the NBA if you spend the time putting in the work and finding out which teams are playing well and which arenít then itíll go along way and your bankroll should reflect the amount of work youíve put into your wagers. Betting on the NBA can be a hobby for most people, but some of you out there I know want to take this seriously and for you guys Iíll have plenty of more strategy and tips for you to follow when betting on the NBA.