This article explains all you'll need to know to pick the right bookies for your basketball betting. You can read about the following here:

Which bookmaker offers the best basketball odds?
Which bookmaker covers the most basketball events?
Which bookmaker offers the most basketball markets?
Which bookmaker is best for basketball handicaps?
Which bookmakers offer basketball stats for betting research on their websites?
Which bookmakers offer the biggest basketball payouts?

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Which bookmaker offers the best basketball odds?

When searching for the best basketball odds they'll usually be found on the Betfair Exchange as Exchange users are laying bets to lose as well as backing them to win. In order to get their lay bets matched they have to offer better odds than the traditional bookies so more often than not the best prices can be found on the Betfair Exchange. The margin or improvement in the odds when you go to an exchange will usually be determined by how big the price is. On shorter priced selections the odds will only be slightly better on the Betfair Exchange, for bigger priced selections there can be some much improved odds available.

If looking for the best basketball odds open an account with the Betfair Exchange and they'll refund your first bet if it loses up to £20 as a free bet.

As for the traditional bookmakers, the ones that offer better odds will vary depending on what you are backing. For the same event one punter might find better odds with one bookie and another punter might find them with another. The slight variations in basketball odds available with traditional bookmakers are down to the opinions of the traders with all the odds usually fairly similar.

Which bookmaker covers the most basketball events?

If odds aren't available with traditional bookmakers on a basketball event you want to bet on then it should be worth checking out the Betfair Exchange. There is more of a chance odds will be available there but for the very minor events there can sometimes be liquidity problems.

Which bookmaker offers the most basketball markets?

It seems that there is perhaps more variation in what markets are offered on basketball than most other sports. As far as match markets go, 888sport offer an excellent range including a huge variety of point spread markets. Ladbrokes and William Hill also offer a good range of match markets and cover some markets that others don't.

If you are after outright specials then again 888sport have a great range of markets available, as do Ladbrokes.

Which bookmaker is best for basketball point spreads?

Handicaps, or point spreads as they are known for American sports, are a very popular basketball betting market - often more popular than the match betting markets.

All bookies will offer the usual point spread that gives both teams the same chance/odds of winning but if you are looking for additional point spreads the following bookmakers will usually offer 4 or 5 additional point spread options on NBA matches.:

Betway
Coral
Ladbrokes
Stan James

Which bookmakers offer basketball stats for betting research on their websites?

There are several great sites out there for researching basketball bets and included amongst those are some of the bookie websites. These bookies offer some very good basketball stats packages making the transition from research to placing your bet really easy.

The following bookmakers have basketball stats on their websites:

Bet365
Coral

Which bookmakers offer basketball streaming?

Basketball is one of the best covered sports when it comes to live streaming on bookmaker websites. Several of the top bookmakers offer live streaming for basketball including the following:

Bet365
Betfred
William Hill
Betfair
Coral

Which bookmakers offer the biggest basketball payouts?

All bookies have payout limits for basketball and every other sport. It's important to be aware of these basketball payout limits as you might be including selections in bets that make you go over the maximum payout - increasing the risk of your bet not winning for no extra reward.

These are the top bookies and their maximum payouts for cricket:

Bet365 - NBA - money line, spreads, totals and NBA Championship outrights £500,000, all other markets £50,000. NCAAB - money line, spreads, totals and NCAAB Championship outrights £100,000, all other markets £25,000. Euroleague/Spain ACB - money line, spreads and totals £100,000, all other markets £25,000. All other basketball competitions £25,000.

Ladbrokes - £500,000 for all markets.

Betway - £250,000 – NBA - Money Line/Match Winner, Handicaps, Totals, NBA Championship Winner markets £250,000, all other markets £50,000. Euroleague / Spanish ACB /NCAAB -Money Line/Match Winner, Handicaps, Totals markets £100,000, all other tournaments or markets £25,000.

BetVictor - £100,000 for all markets.

Paddy Power - NBA post season matches - handicap betting and match betting £100,000, all other markets £20,000. All other NBA events handicap betting and match betting £50,000, all other markets £10,000.

Betfair - NBA - Moneyline, Total Points, Handicap, Competition Winner £100,000, NBA - all other markets £50,000. Non NBA - Moneyline, Total Points, Handicap, Competition Winner £25,000, Non NBA - all other markets £15,000.

Coral - £100,000 for all markets.

BetBright - £50,000 for all markets.