How Do You Bet on Basketball?

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To bet on basketball legally in the US, you can place your wagers at a licensed sportsbook or online betting site. Some popular types of basketball bets include point spread, moneyline, and totals (over/under) bets.

In a point spread bet, you bet on whether the favorite team will win by a certain margin or if the underdog team will lose by a certain margin or less. A moneyline bet involves betting on which team will win the game outright, while a totals bet involves predicting whether the total score of the game will be over or under a predetermined amount.

Other popular basketball bets include futures bets, which allow you to place a wager on a team to win a championship or conference at the beginning of the season. Additionally, some sportsbooks offer live betting, which allows you to place wagers during the game as the odds and lines change.

Always make sure to gamble responsibly and never bet more than you can afford to lose. Additionally, check your state’s regulations regarding sports betting to ensure that you are betting legally and safely. You can find legal sportsbooks on Betting Hero’s sportsbook page here:

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Eamonn Keenan, with a Digital Arts Degree from the University of Tampa, brings over a decade of sports betting experience to his role as Creative Director at Starting with Betting Hero in the Fall of 2020, Eamonn has been deeply involved in the industry, assisting customers with major sportsbook and casino operators like BetMGM, Caesars, DraftKings, and others. A self-proclaimed sports fanatic, he has a keen interest in professional hockey, MMA, NFL, NCAAB, NCAAF, and MLB. Eamonn enjoys researching teams and players to predict game outcomes, highlighting his passion for sports betting.