Basketball Betting Odds
Originating in the United States, basketball has become one of the globe’s most popular sports with leagues stretching from continent to continent. The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the most significant professional basketball league worldwide in terms of popularity, salaries and talent.
History of basketball
The NBA started in 1946 with just 11 teams and has grown to include 30 teams across the North American continent, attracting players from within the country and across borders. Every team in the NBA plays 82 games per season, 41 home and 41 away, all over a seven-month period. In addition to the NBA, there is also college basketball, with thousands of games played every season, offering a host of basketball betting opportunities.
Outside of the NBA, there are a number of other top basketball leagues, including:
- The EuroLeague
- Spain's Liga ACB
- Turkish Basketball Super League
- Russia's VTB United League
- Germany's Basketball Bundesliga
- Italy's Lega Basket Serie A
- France's LNB Pro A
- Greek A1 League
- Australia's National Basketball League
- Lithuania's LKL
- Chinese Basketball Association
The top clubs from these national leagues qualify for continental championships, with the FIBA Basketball World Cup and Men's Olympic Basketball Tournament the major international events of the sport.
With so many basketball games taking place constantly, there are non-stop basketball betting opportunities to be explored. These include:
- Spread (or line) betting – this is a form of handicap betting for basketball
- Basketball underdogs – rather than following the crowd and betting on the basketball favourites, check out the odds on the underdog teams
- Basketball totals – the number of points scored at the end of the game will vary depending on the league or tournament
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