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Betting on Basketball

Basketball was created in 1891 by James Naismith, a physical fitness professor in Massachusetts. He needed an indoor sport that would keep his students fit during New England’s long winters, which is how the games began. Over the years there have been a few modifications, but at its core, it remains much the same, and is as exciting as ever to watch and wager on. In the United States, the game is now played at school, college and professional levels with the prestigious National Basketball Association (NBA) starting in October and running for 6 months.

In addition to the NBA, there are many other leagues around the world that you’ll always find a match worth betting on at Spin Sports New Zealand. Some of the most exciting include the Basketball Bundesliga in Germany, Australia’s National Basketball League, and the EuroLeague. We’ve got superb odds and sports betting markets on all of them for you.

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The Basics of Basketball

Games are played with 2 teams of 5 athletes, and the objective is to land the ball through the hoop that is being guarded by the opposing side. Each match is divided into 4 quarters, which are all 12 minutes long.

The ball is moved along by bouncing it while running (called dribbling) or sometimes while walking. Goals count as 2 points except when they’re shot from behind the 3-point line, then they are worth 3. The squad with the most points at the end of the 4th quarter wins, and if there is a tie at the end of regular play, the match goes into overtime.

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Choosing Your Basketball Bets

Deciding who to back, and what wager to place, deserves your full consideration. We offer several possible punts, and as your sports betting skills improve you can expand your range and try them all. Of course, it goes without saying that there are excellent odds on all of them too.

Be sure to do as much research as possible, looking at injury reports and transfers, recent performances, and expert opinions will definitely add as a benefit. There are also often serious rivalries between teams, which are worth checking because that can really affect the way the team or individual plays.

At our sportsbook you can put money on the regular standings of any league, and on the overall winners of the NBA Finals and Playoffs, or any other championships. Predicting who will win Most Valuable Player, Coach of the Year and other awards at the end of the season is also possible with us.

In individual games, Moneyline, Handicap, and Totals Bets are all available. As you gain more knowledge and insight into the sport, teams and individual athletes, you can challenge yourself with Prop bets and put money on specific events such as predicting who will land the first point.

Get in on NBA sports betting and more at New Zealand’s most trusted and reliable sportsbook for desktop and mobile, and wager to win.