The new NBA season is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, 22 December. What better Christmas present could a basketball fan be given? Will the LA Lakers retain their title, or will they be dethroned by the LA Clippers or Denver Nuggets? There are many ways to bet on the NBA, and not all of them require you to predict the eventual game-winners successfully.

The new season maybe a few days away, but you can already place bets on the best of basketball. Firstly, let’s look at the season-long bets you can make, called outrights. There are plenty of them available, and of course, the most important is who will become NBA champions in July 2021?

The LA Lakers will be trying to defend the title that they won just a few months ago. The latest betting odds have them as the favorites to retain that title. They face tough opposition, though, with the Brooklyn Nets, LA Clippers, Milwaukee Bucks, and Boston Celtics all fancied to do their best to become champions.

It’s not just odds on the title winners that are available at online sportsbooks. They also offer odds on who will win the Eastern and Western Conferences, as well as each of the divisions that are contested in the regular season.

Even more season-long betting opportunities are available at present and over the coming months. You can bet on everything from the coach of the year and the rookie of the year to the most improved player, the regular season MVP, and defensive player of the year.

With legal sports betting still in its infancy in the US, it’s essential to find out as much as you can about sites you’re thinking of registering with. It is going to prove very worthwhile if you take a good look at the USGamblingSites.com NBA guide. It’s packed with important information about areas such as the level of NBA coverage they include, trustworthiness, and bonuses/promotions offered.

The opening two fixtures of the new season see the Golden State Warriors at the Brooklyn Nets and the LA Lakers not having to travel too far as they go to the LA Clippers. When it comes to individual matches, there are plenty of chances for you to back a winner. Of course, there is the match result betting with odds on who will be the victors.

The odds on who will win are often quite short. Placing a spread bet will see you receiving better odds. It’s certainly an exciting market to bet on as you hope your selection covers the spread.

There are a lot more markets available, though. If you aren’t sure who will win the match, there are markets you can bet on that don’t require you to predict that. For example, you can place a bet on who will be ahead after each quarter played in the match. 

The under and over bet has become increasingly popular. You can bet on whether a certain number of points will be scored in the match and each quarter. For example, there will be odds available on whether a match may have under or over 123.5 points. It is always important to carry out some research before placing your bets. Look at previous results for each team (particularly home form and how they play on the road) and team news, too.

Some of the markets that are available on whether the total points scored either in a quarter or the whole match will be an odd or even figure. Both the odds given will be the same and not at all easy to predict. You could look at previous results, but this is a market for low stakes and more a fun bet, really.

Basketball is a game in which a lot of points are scored. In-play betting is available on all the NBA games. You can follow all the action (especially if downloading an app) as it happens. The odds that are available will constantly be changing, all dependent on what is happening on the court. This will apply to all markets and is a great betting experience. If your team is doing well – quite likely, if you support the Los Angeles Lakers – you can place more bets that may increase your profits. However, if they aren’t doing so well, there’s the chance to rescue your situation, even if it means swapping sides.

Another great NBA season lies ahead of us. With so many betting opportunities available, hopefully, it will be a profitable one too.

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