Basketball Betting Guide

Basketball Betting Guide

Betting on basketball has never been easier – and Bet UK has everything you need to get playing on the latest basketball odds today! Our sportsbook features more than 100 bet options on every NBA game, and offers detailed odds on Euroleague, the Euro Cup, women’s basketball and, of course, the NBA Playoffs. How can you do all of this? Check out our Basketball betting guide below to see the best way to bet on Basketball games.

In this guide, we’ll show you how to bet on basketball, what the best basketball bets are, and how to exploit live odds to your advantage.

How to bet on basketball

Bet UK delivers thousands of basketball betting odds every week of the NBA season, and there are plenty of other games to wager on too. If you’re new to basketball betting and don’t know how to bet, then let us take you through the process. First you need to sign up to Bet UK and make a deposit, before heading over to the basketball odds. Look through upcoming games and live markets, and find an outcome you like the look of.

For example, you might want to bet on Golden State to beat the Mavericks at odds of 2.00. Click or tap on the odds to open up your bet slip, and enter your stake. Check the potential profit for a winning bet, and double-check your stake, before hitting Place Bet.

And there you have it. You’ve bet on basketball and all there is left to do is to sit back and enjoy the game!

Best basketball bets

Basketball offers numerous betting options, catering to various preferences and strategies. Here at Bet UK we make sure there’s something for everyone. And here are the most popular bet types:

Win bet – Simply wager on which team you think will win a game. Because most basketball games go to overtime if it’s a draw, this is usually a win/lose wager.

Over/UndersOver/Under bets, also known as totals, require bettors to predict whether the combined score of both teams will be above or below a predetermined number.

HandicapsHandicap bets apply a points handicap to one team, in order to even out the odds. You could, for example, bet on the Heat to beat the Knicks with a -15.5 points handicap. Miami need to win by 16 points for you to win your wager.

Player Points – Wager on individual players to score above or below a set number of points.

Match Parlays – This combines more than one bet into a bigger wager. For example, you could bet on the Grizzlies to beat the Lakers and there be +226.5 points scored in the game.

NBA betting markets

NBA betting is big business here at Bet UK and our community take it seriously. Punters love to wager on points totals in games as a way of following NBA teams they may not support. You can bet on the best NBA odds right here at Bet UK and get access to boosts, special deals and great prices throughout the season.

We also offer outright wagers on:

  • NBA Championship Winner
  • Eastern Conference Winner
  • Western Conference Winner
  • Finals MVP Winner

Remember, you need to be signed in to your Bet UK account to place an NBA bet.

Euroleague betting

The Euroleague is Europe's premier basketball competition and offers a diverse range of betting opportunities for fans. Similar to the NBA, popular Euroleague betting options include win bet, over/unders and match parlays.

Euroleague is the perfect basketball league to bet on if you don’t want to stay up all night wagering on the NBA. Iconic teams Barcelona, Olympiacos, Real Madrid, Fenerbahce and Milan compete in Euroleague. Sadly the very best players eventually get picked up by the NBA, but the Euroleague odds remain competitive and are well worth checking out!

Live basketball betting

Here at Bet UK you can access live basketball betting odds throughout the year, and place wagers on games as they unfold in real-time. This dynamic betting format offers a thrilling experience, with odds constantly changing to reflect the on-court action.

We use the latest sports betting software to deliver live, uninterrupted odds changes direct to your device. It’s also possible to follow the live stats that run alongside in-play basketball bets, improving your knowledge and bet choices.

This means you can wager on NBA games in real time and react to events on the court. For example, if the Timberwolves take a shock lead against the Celtics, Boston’s odds may begin to increase. This could therefore be the perfect time to wager on the Celtics at a better price, and keep your fingers crossed that they pull the game around.

To place a live basketball bet simply follow the same steps as you would for any other wager. Sign into your Bet UK profile, make sure your account is charged, and click on the odds you want to back!

Basketball special bets

We know how much basketball betting fans love to dig into the detail. After all, this sport is as much about individual prowess as it is team success, so making sure there are plenty of special bets for specific players is hugely important. With that in mind, we’ve come up with a wide range of basketball special bets to cater for everyone.

Get access to special wagers such as:

Points, Rebounds & Assists – Bet on a player to score over/under a set number of points, rebounds and assists in a single game

First Points Scorer – Wager on who will score first in a game (not inc. free shots)

Triple Double – This is a bet on a player to score 10 or more points, rebounds and assists

Bet Builder – Use the Bet UK bet builder to craft your ultimate accumulator or parlay bet, and did into the details

Pre-Packs – Bet UK does the hard work for you by creating pre-pack combination bets and offering enhanced odds

NBA Draft – Wager on the NBA Draft and predict who will be the first pick this year

NBA Series Markets – You can bet on NBA series rather than just specific games. This is a great way to maximise your bet options and avoid fresh upsets.

For these betting markets, it may be worth looking at free basketball betting tips, particularly when looking at College Basketball rather than NBA bets, most people know about their favourite NBA team but when it comes to College Basketball, there is more of a niche knowledge.

Basketball Mobile Betting

Get the best basketball mobile betting experience when downloading the Bet UK app today! Our app provides players with access to the full Bet UK sportsbook, as well as great casino and live casino games. Trigger great bonuses when you join, access our full range of promotions, and make fast deposits and withdrawals via your phone or tablet.

The Bet UK app hosts every single basketball bet you can get on the website, so you won’t miss a thing. What’s more, you can follow live odds and stats throughout every NBA game, and get access to instant betting whenever you like!

Basketball Betting FAQs

Can I bet on NBA players?

Yes. You can bet on NBA players in every game of the season via the Bet UK sportsbook. Get access to great player basketball odds such as: total points, triple doubles, MVP and first points scorer.

How do I bet on basketball?

You can bet on basketball from your phone, tablet or computer by signing up to Bet UK today. We offer an extensive range of basketball bets, from the NBA and Euroleague through to the WNBA and the Olympics. Simply create a Bet UK account, make a deposit and then check out the basketball odds. Select a market you want to back, enter your stake into the pop-up bet slip, and hit Place Bet to get gaming!

What is the best basketball bet?

The best basketball bet for most players in the over/under markets. This is where you wager on a game to feature more or fewer than a specific number of points. For example, you might wager on the Celtic vs Mavericks game to feature +226.5 points. This is a popular bet because you don’t need to support either team to place it.

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