With the Raptors’ historic run to the NBA championship, Canadians have taken a greater interest in basketball at the highest level. As a result, more bets have been placed on games. Canadians are now more interested in NBA betting than ever before.
This increase in stake has led to many online betting sites focusing on providing more markets to Canadian basketball bettors.
Basketball NBA Betting Markets
There are plenty of options to bet on basketball. The most popular markets are spread full time, moneyline and over/under.
- Moneyline Full Time
- Spread Full Time
- Over/Under Full Time
- Total Team Points
- Total Odd/Even
- Spread 1st Half
- Moneyline 1st Half
- Over/Under 1st Half
- 1st Half Odd/Even
- 1st Half Teams Odd/Even
- Spread 1st Quarter
- Moneyline 1st Quarter
- Over/Under 1st Quarter
- 1st Quarter Odd/Even
- 1st Quarter Teams Odd/Even
Outright Basketball Betting Markets
If you like a longer term approach then you can bet on the outright markets. These markets are for the outright winner of the overall competition and individual divisions.
With outright bets there is often each way options which means you can get paid out on the each way portion of your bet. This is commonly if your selection reaches the final or finishes first or second in the conference depending on the market you bet on.
Each way payout will be a fraction of the outright odds.
EW 1/2 – 1-2
This means that each way will pay out half the odds for positions 1-2.
Outright markets are available for overall winners and the winners of the Western Conference and Eastern Conference.
The divisional outrights are also available. A lot of sites will not offer each way on these markets because the number of teams in each division is not large enough for an each way market.
NBA Betting Division Winner Markets
- The Atlantic Division Winner Betting Market
- The Central Division Winner Betting Market
- The Southeast Division Winner Betting Market
- The Northwest Division Winner Betting Market
- The Pacific Division Winner Betting Market
- The Southwest Division Winner Betting Market
There is also a market for “Name the Finalists” where you select the two teams that will appear in the NBA finals.
Live Betting NBA – Basketball
Live betting is available for basketball. The swings throughout the game make for some interesting betting opportunities. Odds change throughout the game based on how teams are performing/scoring.
As a result, some basketball bettors enjoy the dual screen aspect of betting on their phones or tablets while watching the game on the television.
In the last number of years, live or in-play betting as it is also referred to, has skyrocketed in popularity.
Betting on Basketball
In conclusion you can bet real money on basketball at CanPlay. We are regulated in Canada by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission and we only accept players located in Canada.
You can easily set up an account and start betting on the NBA with us.