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5 Tips for Betting on NBA Basketball

Over the last decade, no major sports league has grown in popularity more than the NBA. As more and more of the public bet the NBA each night, along with them appear the new, self-described “NBA betting experts” offering their advice on plays. Be wary. There are plenty of services out there that tout their football prowess and after costing you money all season, all to their pitch, “by the way we also do NBA picks.” Not KrackWins.

I have been betting the NBA successfully for two decades and NBA Basketball is a staple of building my profit each year. Below are my 5 tips for betting on the NBA this season.

Betting Tip #1

Volume = Opportunity.

The beauty of the NBA is that there are 30 teams playing 82 games this season. That means you can gather a lot of intelligence on teams that can be applied to action over the course of the season when determining your NBA picks. For example, how certain teams defend against other teams matters, as teams will face each other multiple times. These are opportunities you just don’t get in football. The power of having an edge increases with the added volume.

Betting Tip #2

Bankroll Management is Crucial.

Staying disciplined is always key when betting sports – even more so in the NBA where 30 teams playing an 82-game schedule = 1230 games a year. With that much action, a well-structured, risk-appropriate plan that is based on your overall bankroll and bet per play is essential. As is sticking to that plan and avoid being swayed by ups and downs throughout the season.

Betting Tip #3

Home Court and Previous Game Bias.

More than the other major sports, NBA betting lines are typically influenced by two betting factors: home court advantage and a team’s previous game. I often find great value when good teams hit the road as slight favorites. Linemakers can be prone to using these factors too heavily. As with football, some of the biggest advantages can be found early in the season before the bookmakers have made their adjustments. This means you will want to jump on board with KrackWins as early as possible.

Betting Tip #4

Pay Attention to Player Injury and Rest Information.

Rest and load management announcements often are not made until very close to game time. The NBA is, more than any other league, is player-driven. As a result, players are granted much more latitude when it comes to taking nights off. These decisions are critical to determining the value of a potential NBA pick. We always stay wired into injuries and scheduling abnormalities that could lead to the rest of key players.

Betting Tip #5

Seek a Professional Edge.

The KrackWins advantage runs from game 1 to game 82. So, let us do the hard work for you as we build our bankroll this NBA season. The KrackWins team researches for hours each day to come up with our NBA picks. Stay disciplined and remember that it is a marathon not a sprint. Strap in for another exciting NBA season and enjoy the ride!

With that said, best of luck, enjoy the pro hoops and thank you for being a part of KrackWins Nation.

Author: Bill Krackomberger

Author: Bill Krackomberger

Professional Sports Bettor

I love to help and to teach people what I have learned the last twenty-five years as a consistently winning sports bettor. I have been a guest on many networks, including ESPN, CNN, Fox Sports, VSIN and radio shows coast to coast as well as am featured in the new Showtime series “Action”. Download my app KrackWins to get my NBA picks in live time.

Bill Krackomberger

Bill Krackomberger

Professional Sports Bettor

I love to help and to teach people what I have learned the last twenty-five years as a consistently winning sports bettor. I have been a guest on many networks, including ESPN, CNN, Fox Sports, VSIN and radio shows coast to coast as well as am featured in the new Showtime series “Action”. Download my app KrackWins to get my NBA picks in live time.

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Without a doubt, no sports league has grown more in popularity over the last fifteen years than the NBA. Combine that spike in overall interest to the new world of legal sports gambling and you have an explosion of new NBA bettors. The NBA was one of the first sports I bet professionally when I first moved to Las Vegas over twenty years ago.  At that time, you’d only find a handful of NBA bettors hanging around the books on a nightly basis. Personally, I have been betting the NBA successfully for over two decades. College and Pro Basketball are staples of building my profit each year and we will begin that climb this week with the start of the 2022-23 NBA Season.  

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NBA Betting 101

Learn the basics of NBA betting. If you want to be successful in betting on the NBA, get to know these terms and definitions.

Point Spread

The handicap, or head start, which the favorite gives to the underdog for betting purposes.


To beat the point spread by the required number of points. When you win, you have “covered the spread.”


A bet on whether the combined total of the points/goals scored by the two teams will exceed or be less than a specified number.


A bet where no point spread is involved and is based solely on which team will win the game.

Straight Bet

A wager on just one team.

Futures Bets

Bets placed on an event taking place sometime in the future. (e.g. betting before the season which team will win their respective Division, Conference or the overall NBA title).

Player Props

Player props are decided by player performance during a game. These can be bet on via moneylines, spreads, Over/Under totals, or Yes/No propositions. Options can consist of Total Points, Rebounds, Assists, Steals, Blocks, 3 Pointers made/attempted.

Parlay Bets

One bet on two or more teams/outcomes playing in separate games. The odds are greater if you win, however, all selections must be correct for the parlay to win. If you bet a 4 team parlay, it may pay 10-1, but if you win 3 of the games and lose 1, you lose the bet. In the event of a push or a game cancellation in one game, the parlay reverts to the next lower number (e.g. a 4-team parlay becomes a 3-team parlay).

Teaser Bets

A bet on two or more teams where the line on each team is adjusted a certain amount of points. For example, if the Suns are + 6 vs. the Lakers and the Blazers are +3 vs the Kings, you can play a 5 point teaser in which you have the Suns +11 and the Blazers + 8. However, similar to a parlay, all selections in the teaser must be correct for the bet to win and with some books, a push on one bet equals a loss of the overall bet.

Totals Bet

A bet where the bettor bets that the total score combined by the two teams will be over or under the number set by the bookmaker.


A basic measurement used by bettors to better understand a record. Each bettor’s unit can be a different dollar amount based on their bankroll and preferred risk.

Open vs. Closing Odds

Opening odds are the very first odds/lines that are listed for a specific game and it’s the first chance for the betting public to see what bookmakers think of that game. Closing odds are the odds offered by bookmakers just before the game starts and are based on how the betting public has wagered leading up to the game.

Favorites vs. Underdogs

When oddsmakers release a betting line on a game, the first thing they do is decide which team should be the favorite and which should be the underdog.

The favorite is the team that is expected to win the game and will get a minus sign next to its odds, while the underdog is expected to lose and gets a plus sign. If the game is a toss-up, books will open it as a “pick” or “pick’em.”

Frequently Asked Questions – NBA Betting

Where are the best sportsbooks to bet on NBA games?

Make sure you review as many books as you can and find the best line value. Do not bet a bad line or one that has already significantly moved.

What strategies to consider when betting on NBA games?

Playoff motivation or setting up for draft position, injuries or rest to key players, home court advantage, styles of play, days off between games for each team.

How to read and understand NBA betting lines?

NBA sides are very hard to win in the long term. I enjoy and have success betting NBA Totals.

How do money lines work in the NBA?

Money line wagers mean you are picking the team that you think will win the game, regardless of the spread. If you bet the favorite to win, you will have to lay odds.

Where can I get the best NBA picks?


How much should I bet on NBA games?

Never bet more than 1-3% of your total betting bankroll on any one game.

What stats matter the most when betting on the NBA?

Pace of play, offensive efficiency, 3 point percentage, free throw percentage.

How much should I factor in injuries when betting on NBA games?

Injuries to key players are key, but they are also overvalued and baked into the line by the bookmaker.

What is a total bet in the NBA?

When you bet the total points scored combined by the two teams in the game.

How can I be successful betting NBA prop bets?

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How much should I consider betting NBA futures before the season?

If you have a favorite team you think has a chance to win their conference and make the finals, a future bet on that team could be fun for you to root for all season, but do not put too much on bets such as these.

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