The sport of basketball is one that has been popular with the online betting community for many years and there are a number of reasons for that. Whenever point scoring is involved, particularly in a sport where scores regularly exceed 100 on both teams, there is plenty of scope for extra side markets to drop in.
That allows the analysts to get involved and to ascertain where their best chance of a profit lies. It’s also a perfect sport for those that like to bet on the spread or in play so there’s lots to enjoy.
Bookmakers also get involved with a wider choice of offers and promotions and there are plenty of basketball enhanced odds deals to be taken advantage of.
Enhanced odds offers usually take one of two forms: Firstly, there are promos for new players which would typically offer very high increases subject to terms. Typically, they may take the odds on favourite in a football match and lift those odds to an average of around 33/1.
Expect to find that a fixed stake of £1.00 is involved and that any profits would be paid out as free bet tokens. While these are popular in football, we have yet to see them drop in for basketball but it is conceivable that we may see them for the Olympic Final or the biggest of the NBA games so we will let you know about those as soon as we see them.
We will, however, certainly see basketball price boosts offered for customers that have already signed up for an account with a certain bookmaker. As a general rule, the increases involved will be much smaller but the terms will be more favourable for those that get involved.
As a likely example, a bookmaker such as Winner Sports may take an NBA game involving the Golden State Warriors and the Washington Wizards and publish a small price boost, up to one point, if the Warriors were to win it. Alternatively, SkyBet may take a couple of games and publish a double with Golden State and the San Antonio Spurs both to win with the price boost potentially going up to two points.
Those are just two examples but they are fairly typical of what we can expect. In regard to terms, there should be no fixed stake and any profits should be coming back to you as cash with no free bet tokens to concern you.
If a bookie does come through with a new customer enhanced offer on the basketball markets then it’s likely to be one of the more active operators such as Ladbrokes or Coral. These two publish on an almost daily basis and are near-certainties to be involved.
888Sport and BetBright have also issued this sort of offer in the past but are quiet at the time of writing while SportNation, Genting Bet and Sport Pesa have also been involved on an occasional basis.
In terms of regular customer price boosts, almost every bookmaker offers something in this respect right now so, the first place to start is to check your account for the latest deals. We’ve already mentioned SkyBet and Winner Sports and you should also see this type of enhanced odds offer being quoted by Betway, Ladbrokes, William Hill and many more.
We often look to North America when we think of basketball but in fact, it’s a sport with leagues set up all over the world and it’s particularly popular in Mainland Europe. The bookmakers love it too and that’s why we will often see a great choice of enhanced odds basketball offers so keep reading in order to discover the best of these as they are published.