Which Basketball leagues and events do you cover picks for?
The number one league in the world is, of course, the NBA and you can expect NBA picks throughout the season. But we don't stop there, you can also get picks from the NBA G League, a league that is the official minor league to the NBA. In fact pretty much any leagues you would see covered at the betting sites.
Also in the US, we cover the NCAA (College Basketball) league and in Europe, we cover the EuroLeague which is the best of the best European clubs. For each event, the basketball betting picks will cover the three major markets which are similar across all American sports.
- Money Line
- Game Totals
For all three markets, overtime is often included but please check your bookmaker's rules. Money Line is a straight shootout, either a home or away win.
Pointspread is the Asian Handicap of the basketball world, you are given a handicap each time (ie -3 and +3) meaning the team has to outscore the handicap. If a team is given a handicap of -3 then they have to win by at least 4 points to win the handicap, should they win by 3 then the bet would be pushed (stake refunded).
The Game Totals is as it says on the tin! The basketball betting picks will go with either an under or an over of a set line. That line indicates the total number of points scored in the game (both home and away). So a line of 216.50 would require at least 217 points for the over to win.
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NBA Money Line Predictions
The money line market is the same for these NBA predictions as it would be for the NFL Picks, the NHL Predictions, or the MLB Picks, you are backing which one of the two teams you believe will win the game.
For the NBA and the majority of the European leagues too this includes any overtime played but please be sure to check with your sportsbook on their rules before placing your wager.
With these NBA money line predictions from our experts, you can place single wagers on them or build them into one bet, this is a Parlay Bet which is also known in Europe as an Accumulator.
The benefit of creating a Parlay Bet is you increase the payout odds, each bet you put in is multiplied by the next, so say you have three picks, the first bet, for example, odds of 1.75 if successful goes onto the second bet.
This means if you stake $10 on the parley bet, if the first is successful at 1.75 then you have $17.50 going on to the next part of the bet, if that is also 1.75 then it's $17.50 * 1.75 which is $30.62.
That money then goes onto the third pick of your bet, let's say that it is also at odds of 1.75, it would be $30.62 * 1.75 which means your total return would be $53.58, a profit of $43.58.
Of course, with a parlay bet, you need every pick in that parlay to be successful otherwise you will lose your stake, a parlay bet is useful when games are taking place at the same time.
We have daily Parlays which are picked based on the expert picks from our tipsters, head over to the page to see which picks are included today.
NBA Total Points Betting
As it says on the tin, NBA Totals betting is a market where you are betting on how many combined points will be scored in a game, it's the same as the Totals in the other US Sports.
The majority of the time the line will have a .5 at the end instead of a whole number, so the two options could be, for example, Under 214.5 & Over 214.5.
In this example, you would be betting on whether there would be either under 214.5 points or over 214.5 points, so 214 or fewer would be under whilst 215 or more would be over.
As mentioned with the spread betting, from time to time you will get a whole number, for example, Under 214 & Over 214 which would mean if the game finished with 214 points it would be a Push and your stake returned.
Please also check with your sportsbook, whilst the NBA will most of the time include any points scored in overtime, this may not be the case if you are backing games internationally so please make yourself aware of the rules.
If you are yet to open a sportsbook and are looking for some guidance then head over to our Best Sportsbooks for NBA Betting guide to see what your options are.
Who are the best NBA Tipsters?
If you are looking for the best NBA tipsters then head over to our 'Best NBA Tipsters' dedicated page to find out who is the best. On this page, you can view profitable basketball tipsters who currently have open picks, sorted by best annual profit.
Maybe you think you can do better? Could you become the best NBA tipster on OLBG? If you are not already, register on the site and then start adding your NBA predictions, there is also a monthly competition where you could win some of the monthly cash prizes!
If you are looking for the answer to 'Who is predicted to win the NBA Finals?' then head over to our NBA Predictions page to see which team our NBA tipsters are supporting to win the championship.