With the passion for watching sports comes the urge to bet that your favorite team would win. However, one might not be confident enough that their predictions will turn out to be true. This uncertainty can lead to a huge loss of money. This is when the professional sports picks come in handy. These professional picks are well researched and informed tips developed by the experts who utilize their years of experience winning and losing the bets.
The experts use a 360-degree perspective and make an all-rounded decision using statistics, data, trends, reading between the lines and other countless factors that contribute to pushing the game in a particular direction. Sportsbooks today have a wide range of sports available for betting; one of the most viewed and wagered upon is the NBA.
Below are a few professional basketball sports picks:
AGAINST THE SPREAD
This wager tracks the win and the loss record of the teams compared to the regular wins and losses. When you bet against the spread, it means that the underdog and points are taken into consideration. To win the game, the underdog has to either win the game or lose by lesser points of spread. Gamblers often resort to this betting type because Against the Spread aims for the profits margins as you receive the original bet along with the winnings. In case you lose the bet, your loss will be limited to the original bet only.
This is the second most betted upon type of wagering. The main point of this type is whether the actual total score of the game will be higher or lower than the estimated score. If it is more than the expected, then the bets on ‘over’ wins, and if it is less than the expected, the bets on ‘under’ wins.
To place a bet on this type of wager, make sure you go through the past records of each team and see the average they have scored in the last five games they have played. Also, check if both teams have encountered each other before and check their totals for reference no matter who won the game. Totals in a Basketball game can range from 160-200, and there can be several predictions instead of just one. Make sure you bet on the lowest total as it is farthest from the average and most likely to make you win the bet.
Although NBA picks ATS has gained popularity among the basketball fans, but NBA picks Moneyline is popular in its own way. This type of betting is considered the simplest and popular amongst NBA betting in which you have to choose the team that will win the game. In this bet, there cannot be a tie that ends the option for ‘push’. The favourite team in Moneyline is denoted by a negative number (i.e. -200), whereas an underdog is listed as a positive number (i.e. +200). The reason this betting is less popular is that the value on the NBA Moneyline is comparatively lower to the against the spread.