Sports Lines

How to Place a Basketball Bet

Basketball Betting Strategy

Pointspread

Making a bet at a sportsbook is an easy process and ticket writers are more than willing to assist you. For the convenience of both the house and player, the best way to make a wager is to use the numbers assigned to each team by the official Nevada Sports Schedule. For the purposes of this discussion and for a point of reference, let's assume you wish to place a bet on the following game, appearing on the tote board as followed:

 

17 New York

18 LA Lakers -6

 

Here's How:

1. The team's assigned number is the number to the left of each team. In our above example, New York is #17 and the Lakers are #18.

2. This game will be referred to as game "17/18" with New York being team #17 and the Lakers being team #18.

3. The number to the right of the team is the odds/pointspread for that team, with the number always being listed beside the favorite. In our above example, the Lakers are a -6 point favorite over the New York Knicks.

4. The home team is always listed on the bottom unless a neutral site is noted. In our above example, the Lakers are the home team.

5. If a player decides to bet on Los Angeles they would go to the window and declare "I would like $11 to win $10 on team #18, Lakers less the six".

6. If a player decides to bet on New York they can go to the window and declare "I would like $11 to win $10 on team #17, Knicks plus six"..

7. If LA wins by 7 or more, all those who bet on the Lakers would win $10.00 for every $11.00 they bet, thus collecting $21.00 for every $11.00 wagered.

8. If LA wins by 5 or less, or if New York wins, all those who bet on New York would win $10.00 for every $11.00 they bet, thus collecting $21.00 for every $11.00 wagered.

9. If the game is settled with the Lakers winning by 6 points exactly, the game is a "push" and all bets are returned.

 

How to Wager a Parlay

Making a bet at a sportsbook is an easy process and ticket writers are more than willing to assist you. For the convenience of both the house and player, the best way to make a wager is to use the numbers assigned to each team by the official Nevada Sports Schedule. For the purposes of this discussion and for a point of reference, let's assume you wish to place a bet on the following games, appearing on the tote board as followed:

 

3 Washington

4 Dallas -3

5 Carolina -2

6 New Orleans

7 San Francisco

8 St. Louis -8


How to Place a Money Line Wager

Straight moneyline wagering is available with just about every type of sporting event, and even prefered in some. It is very straight forward and simple since the only requirement for victory is that yu have the winning team when it's all said and done. Making a money line wager at a sportsbook is an easy process and ticket writers are more than willing to assist you. For the convenience of both the house and player, the best way to make a wager is to use the numbers assigned to each team by the official Nevada Sports Schedule. For the purposes of this discussion and for a point of reference, let's assume you wish to place a wager on the following hockey game, using the moneyline appearing on the tote board as followed:

 

L.A. Lakers -350
Chicago Bulls +220