Live betting offers so many opportunities, but basketball is definitely among the games that really give profit opportunities when betting live. If you’ve watched enough basketball games, you most probably should have noticed that the game runs on series in which first one, then the other team has the advantage and score series of points.
For basketball games (especially when two equal teams play) is a common thing one of the teams to lead by ten or more points and then the other team only in a few minutes to erase the difference and in turn to lead with a few points. I’ve watched matches where the host team led after the first part with 12 points margin, but then followed a series of 23 consecutive points for the other team, which in turn led with 12 points at the half time.
All this can be used in sports betting, but live betting requires lots of time and effort to find the right bet. Anyway, here’s an interesting live betting strategy for basketball.
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Anyone who has bet on basketball games knows that the bookmakers offer a handicap odds in favor of one of the two teams. But few have noticed that this handicap is used also as a base for the betting margin on live betting which is combined with the current result of the match. For example, if before the start of the match the guests have handicap of +5, then when we have a result such as 25:20, the live betting offer made by the bookmakers would be +9.5 or +10.5 points in favor of the guests, depending on which team attacks in moment. The opposite is also true and the proposal for a bet in favor of the hosts with equal odds would be -9.5 and -10.5.
What is interesting is that in the course of the game, this preliminary basis which is sum with the current result to give the betting proposal of the bookmaker for live betting changes. This is what can and should be used by the bettors.
At the end of the game you will see that if like in the above example, the hosts lead by five points margin, lets say, 75:70, the proposal of the bookmaker would no longer be 9.5 or 10.5 points in favor of the guests. Depending on the game, the proposal could be 5 points for visitors or something like that. In practice, this means that at the same score difference (five points in favor of the hosts), the bookmaker calculated differently the chances of both teams to win the match with a margin. In other words, if the preliminary handicap was +5 for guests, now it is 0.
In the example above, that means that it’s time to bet for a home win with -5 since in the beginning of the match, their handicap was -5 and at 75:70 with a proposal of -5 for host made by the bookmaker, their handicap is now 0.
What could be better than that?