As an agent at RealBookies.com it is vital that you fully understand how important the basketball season is. While basketball is not as popular as football your players can always wager on it from the NBA to NCAA hoops and from the WNBA to the European leagues. To keep your per head sportsbook going, and going well, you will have to get your players to wager on basketball.
To keep your sportsbook moving in the right direction it is key that the players that you have wager on basketball. There are many different betting options for the hardwood and you should make your players aware of all of them.
There are not only the more known wagers of the spread and the totals, but also the moneyline, live betting, and props to just name a few. There are many betting combinations available and lets take a look at some samples of each to offer to your players. The more options they have to bet the more bets they can make, which means more money in your pocket.
Standard Basketball Bets
The Spread – The spread bet in basketball is the most common and popular bet. This is simply betting on a team to win the game with the favorite in the game giving points and the underdogs taking points. If there is a line of Warriors -5 vs. the Cavaliers +5 if you bet the Warriors they have to win by over five points and if you bet the Cavs they have to either win or lose by fewer than five points.
Totals Bet – The totals bet is simple to understand, as you wager on if the total number of points scored in the game by both teams is Over or Under the posted total. For example the Warriors vs. Cavs game total is 203 then you wager on if you think the total number of points scored by both teams is Over or Under 203.
Moneyline – The moneyline is not as common as the spread, but still a popular basketball wager. In the moneyline there is no spread for the favorite giving points or the underdog getting points, but the odds are inflated. You are betting more to win less on the favorite and betting less to win more on the underdog, but the player simply picks the team they think are going to win.
Extra Basketball Betting Options
Prop Bets – A prop bet (proposition bet) is one that has nothing to do with the spread or total, but you are betting on a player or a team in the wager. A few examples of prop bets are will the Lakers or Warriors have more rebounds, who will have more points in the game LeBron James or Steph Curry, will King James score Over or Under 23 points, and what team will have more free throws. These are just a few prop bets, as for every game there are many.
Futures Bet – A futures bet like the name implies betting on the future outcome. A few examples of a futures bet are which team win the NBA title, which team will win the Eastern Conference, which player will win the MVP. Odds are put out for teams and players in futures bets before and during the season The futures odds will change during the season depending on how the team and players are performing. The odds you get at the time you make the futures bet are the ones you are locked in on no matter how they change during the season.
Win Totals – The win total is a type of a prop bet where you simply wager if a team will have Over or Under the win total posted by the sportsbook.
Parlays – A parlay bet is betting on multiple games and all of the bets have to be won to win the parlay. The payout is better for a parlay, but they are much harder to win, especially the more games you bet considering you have to win very game for the wager to be a winning one. You can bet parlays for both spreads and totals.
The samples above are just a few of the many types of betting options that you can offer your players. As the season moves on there are more of these types of wagers added to give your players more action.
As an agent you will make more money the more bets your players make considering you make a percentage of each bet. Making your players aware of all of the betting options for basketball available to them can increase the bets they make, which will increase your profit.