Basketball Betting Online

Major Basketball events, fixtures, Basketball teams etc. The ability to bet on Basketball from South Africa. Easy to use Basketball betting software.

Basketball is a very popular team sport worldwide and is also a popular spectator sport. SportsBet covers the most significant league, the NBA as well as other leagues and tournaments including the WNBA, EuroLeague and the FIBA Basketball World Cup.  National leagues from Russia, Brazil, Australia, Canada, Lithuania, China and the Czech Republic. With SportsBet, punters will be able to lay bets on their favourite NBA teams such as the Chicago Bulls, Orlando Magic, Philadelphia 76ers, Miami Heat, Utah Jazz and the LA Lakers.

SportsBet offers the popular Moneyline, Spread, Total markets and others in both PreMatch and Live InPlay.  SportsBet has an easy and intuitive interface and extensive documentation on how to lay bets on Basketball on its website.

Can you make money from basketball betting?

Playing real money on basketball games. New player bonus for basketball punters

SportsBet has a bonus of R10 free for each new sign up which a punter can use to lay Basketball bets. By laying parlays, a punter can win large amounts by betting on different games in a game week and combining different markets.

How do you bet on basketball from South Africa?

Step by step explanation to placing a basketball bet

  1. Select the league/tournament from the homepage
  2. Select the desired game in the selected league fixture
  3. Scroll through the available markets and select the desired market
  4. On the market, select the desired option
  5. Enter the stake (amount of money to bet)
  6. View the potential payout and lay/confirm the bet

What is the best bet in basketball?

Single bet type that basketball punters most often play when betting on basketball

The most popular market in Basketball is the Spread bet. Basketball point spread betting is when a punter bets on whether a team will win or lose by a certain number of points. It allows the bookmaker to equalize uneven teams and to get more people to bet on the underdogs.

Basketball betting terminology

Acronyms, slang, phrases or betting terminology used by basketball punters in South Africa.

Punters have several ways of referring to markets, bet types etc when placing bets.  These are some of the terms they use and their explanations.

  • What does “Air ball” in basketball mean?

If a player throws a ball towards the basket intending to score and it misses everything, backboard and basket, it is called an airball.

  • What does “Sixth man” in basketball mean?

A basketball team has five players on the court during gameplay, the sixth man is a substitute who can be used to replace a player on the court.

  • What does “Zone defence” in basketball mean?

Zone Defence is a defence strategy where team players do not guard an opponent man-to-man but instead defends space on the Basketball court.

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How do basketball betting payouts work on Sports Bet?

A punter with a credit balance can withdraw their winnings at any time. Once a withdrawal has been requested, SportsBet will determine if the punter is FICA (Financial Intelligence Centre Act) compliant and if so, the funds will be transferred to the punter’s bank account.  It normally takes less than 3 working days for the punter to receive their funds.

What is a betting spread in basketball?

Basketball point spread betting is when a punter bets on whether a team will win or lose by a certain number of points. It allows the bookmaker to equalize uneven teams and to get more people to bet on the underdogs. 

In this type of wager, the favourite is effectively deducted points and the underdog is awarded points. These adjustments in the points are referred to as the spread.  This allows an equal amount of punters to bet on the favourite and on the underdog. 

How do you read basketball odds on Sports Bet?

Punters must know how to read Basketball betting odds before making any bet. Basketball odds show how much can be won from a successful bet. They also show how likely an event is to happen. SportsBet displays all its odds in decimal format. 

Is it better to bet over or under?

The Over/Under market in Basketball depends mainly on the league and the teams playing.  Some teams are very defensive so they tend to score lower total points but smaller leagues with faster-paced matches tend to score more.

What is the most profitable online basketball betting strategy?

Research 3 common betting strategies for basketball.

Basketball by its nature has a lot of scoring and usually features lopsided opponents and that is why the Spread market features heavily in Basketball.  Knowledge of player fitness is a must to make informed bets on Basketball.

Home Advantage

The underdogs in a basketball game are more likely to cover the spread if they are at home so wagering on the underdogs to cover the spread when they have home advantage is a value bet.

Total Points

The Live InPlay Quarter Total Points Over/Under market can prove lucrative for a punter especially in the smaller leagues.  Teams tend to score more in the second and third Quarters than the first and 4th quarters.  In the first quarter, teams will be feeling each other out and studying opponent gameplay while being more defensive so they scoreless.  In the final quarter, the players normally have to contend with fatigue so they defend more and scoreless so betting a score that is Over the first-quarter score in the 2nd and 3rd quarters may prove valuable.

Why SportsBet is the best basketball betting site?

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