Basketball Betting Tips & Previews


Basketball Picks & Tips


Basketball - and the NBA in particular - is one of the most wagered upon sports in Australia.

Whether it's head-to-head markets, the NBA title or MVP betting, basketball is a hugely popular betting sport with Aussies punting each and every day.

Bets.com.au will have all your basketball betting tips throughout the regular season and all throughout the playoffs including the NBA Finals. 

We also provide coverage of the world's biggest leagues, including closer to home with the NBL.

Basketball Live Streaming

You can watch basketball live streams, including NBA, on your favourite digital device including mobile phone and tablet.

Opening up an account with a number of our trusted online bookmaker partners will deliver basketball live streaming.

Account holders of Bet365Sportsbet or Ladbrokes will be able to stream the majority of NBA and NBL regular season games. Check the NBA market pages for the availability of streams for particular matches.

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Basketball Betting Markets

The number of betting options available to bet on basketball can be hard to wrap your head around so we've broken the main betting markets down for you.

Win bet: This is as simple as it sounds and just requires you picking the correct winning team.

Margin bet: This is the same as picking a winner, but also selecting the correct winning margin. For example you can pick the LA Lakers by 1-10 points, which will give you a higher dividend on your investment than a straight win bet.

Handicap: Every basketball game has a handicap or line (displayed as either + or – a value) which is useful for finding value when teams are extremely short priced favourites or huge underdogs. If you select a team with a -7.5 handicap, they need to win by 8 points or more. If you select a team with a +7.5 handicap and they lose by 7 points or less, you’re a winner.

Totals: Totals betting (also known as Over/Under) is the combined points scored in a game. You simply have to select whether the score will go over or under the total offered by the bookmaker.

Most points: All you need to do is pick the highest scorer in a particular game or for the day. These markets can also be handicapped to make for a much more even betting affair, so keep that in mind before making your investments.

Individual markets: There's more than just points you can bet on. The major stats like rebounds and assists can be wagered upon as well as a culimination of all three types which is knowns as PRA (points, rebounds and assists).

MVP betting: Who's the best player in the NBA? Make your pick and put money on it! That's how simple the MVP betting is. Getting in before the season starts is your best chance to get a bigger dividend but MVP voting stays open right up until the award is announced.

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Basketball FAQs

How to live stream live basketball online?

For all the information on how to live stream upcoming basketball matches, visit our live streaming hub. Our team has detailed how you can live stream not only the NBA and NBL but all the popular leagues from around the world.

What betting markets are available for basketball?

Money line (who will win), handicap or spread, total points and player props are some of the most popular betting markets when it comes to punting on basketball.