There are two versions of basketball rules: FIBA and NBA. Basic general rules include:
- Games are played by two teams. Five people on the floor at the base, plus the substitution players. The number of substitutions during the match is not limited;
- The fight consists of four quarters and overtime if a draw is fixed at the end of regular time;
- The team scores points in different ways: three points for a long-range shot, two for a hit from the two-point zone, and one for accuracy when executing a free throw.
A significant difference between the rules in time – in the NBA they play quarters of 12 minutes, and according to the FIBA rules – 10. In the USA, the three-point arc is located farther than in Europe. In the NBA, free kicks are made after any defensive violation when the team has scored 6 fouls, and according to FIBA rules – 5.
What are the basic nuances of betting strategy?
In the NBA regular season, each team plays 82 matches. In Europe, the frequency of games is at the same level, taking into account national leagues and international cups. Many games allow you to collect up-to-date statistics on the upcoming event.
Some important factors to take into account:
- Place in the standings. Determined on the basis of the ratio of the number of victories to defeats. The higher the participant, the stronger it is.
- The results of personal confrontations. If you look at the last confrontation between the opponents and compare the results, you can understand what the teams are approximately capable of in a common battle.
- Results of the last 5-10 matches with other teams. Gives an understanding of the form of commands.
- Percentage of wins/losses on home / away site. Used to analyze teams’ odds in a home or away game.
Betting rules and tips for beginners
A beginner must clearly understand that stakes can only generate income with a competent assessment of the situation, control of emotions, and reasonable distribution of their bank. At first, you can use the advice of more experienced players, but remember that no bettor will reveal the secret of his success.
How to bet on quarters in basketball
Each match consists of four quarters. The list of stakes is almost the same as for the entire match. It is advisable to gamble on quarters if the bettor is sure that the event will take place in a particular quarter.
How to bet on total in basketball
Stakes on the total in basketball should be made not only based on statistics but also take into account other points: the pace of the game, the condition of the players. The importance of the meeting can also play a role, if this is a top tournament, you can count on more points scored.
How to bet correctly on basketball in live
Live stakes are attractive because of the opportunity to catch higher odds. If, before the start of the event, the bookmaker gives, for example, 1.6 to win one of the opponents, then in live this figure can reach many times more. It is best to bet at the end of the match when the outcome is much easier to predict.
Which leagues are most often chosen by betters for betting on basketball?
When gambling on sports on basketball, the NBA and Euroleague are advised to bet all the cappers. It is risky to gamble on youth tournaments and games of farm clubs, in which match-fixing is possible. And young people are unstable, and it is extremely problematic to identify objective patterns in their statistics.