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Betting on Basketball

Basketball is one of the world’s most loved sports. Even though the majority of us only think of the NBA when we think about basketball, we fail to realise any of the basketball that takes place in Europe. Few people know that basketball is the national sport of Latvia and Lithuania, on top of this it is a very popular sport in Eastern Europe. In this guide, we will explore betting on basketball in more detail.

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Ways to bet

There are plenty of ways you can bet on basketball, this is mostly due to the hundreds of league games and competitions going on all year round. Here we will look at just a few of the competitions that are available to bet on:

NBA – Of course, the most popular betting choice is the NBA. Common betting markets include the match winner, handicap betting, number of points, spread betting and lessen known markets like number of rebounds or points per game. Popular season bets include; division winner and overall NBA champion.

International – Europe runs a yearly basketball league which includes European teams and an additional league for countries. Currently, the Eurobasket2011 competition has four groups. This means you can bet on the group winner and the competition winner.

European Betting – Of course, there are also leagues in Europe that you can bet on. The German Bundisliga is one of the most popular markets. You can place the same bets that you can on the NBA in any one of these European leagues.

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Summary

For many, betting on the NBA is the only option when it comes to taking a punt on a basketball match. However, many European residents may find it much better to follow their own league due to the time difference.