It seems like a dream or a fantasy. Can you truly bet on both sides of a sports contest and come out a winner? How about a big winner? The answer is a surprising yes. It’s something that’s not brought up excessively, but it exists. This article is going to explain how you are able to win at sports betting by betting both sides of an NBA game. The concept is very easy to follow and you will be able to go out and use it in just a minute or two from now. Are you all set? Here we go.
Line Movements and the Basics
The concept is based upon the fact that the NBA line normally moves up and/or down with each NBA game. For instance, a team may open as a 2 point favorite and close as a 2 point favorite, but during the day, the team may have been up to a 5 point favorite. The totals line in the NBA is at all times full of movement. A game might open at 192 and close at 196. Line movements on the totals line of 3-4 points are a normal incidence.
To do this sports betting maneuver, you are going to bet each side at different times. Not all games are viable options for this strategy, simply because not all games have movements. As mentioned before, the totals line moves for the majority of games. There are 4 main rules to abide by:
1. If you bet the favorite, you need to bet the underdog when the line goes up. 2. If you bet the underdog, you need to bet the favorite when the line goes down. 3. If you bet the over, you have to bet the under when the line goes up. 4. If you bet the under, you have to bet the over when the line goes down.
Now that we have the general rules and concepts in place, let us look at an actual NBA totals example.
Our example consists of the Miami Heat, who is a 3 point favorite, playing at home against the N.Y. Knicks. The over/under for the game is at 168 and the line just opened. You will be making $ 110 wagers-since it’s easy, mathematically, to see how things work.
You make a first bet on the OVER 168 for the game for $ 110. By means of monitoring the line off and on throughout the day, you see the line has moved to 173. You choose that a 5 point swing is good enough and make a $ 110 on the UNDER of 173. You currently have two tickets in play and here are the possible outcomes.
1. The game can end at 169 or 174. This is a push and you just lose your vig on one ticket. 2. The game can end at/over 174 or at/under 167. This is a push and you only lose your vig on one ticket. 3. The game can end at 168 or 173. You pushed 1 ticket and won the other. You have won $ 90. ($ 100 minus vig) 4. The game can end at 169,170,171 or 172. You win both tickets and receive $ 190.
In our illustration, the worst that can happen is you lose $ 10. The best-case scenario has you winning $ 190, that is 19 times your risk.
So what’s the catch? You have to know which way the line is gonna move and if it’ll move at all. Suppose you bet that OVER 168 and the line didn’t move. You’re now playing the OVER 168. If you’d prefer this bet, there is no problem by any means. Nevertheless, if you bet just hoping it would move, you now have a bet you do not care for.
Next time you make a NBA basketball bet, observe the line moves. You just might come across a way to capitalize on it without risking much.