How to make a Basketball Prop Bet
Basketball Prop Bet? Why should I a make a basketball prop bet? Because you have already done a lot of the research, even if you do not know it. If you play daily fantasy basketball then you already understand the most important aspect of prop betting. You need to remove how the team will do and focus on how one player will do. These are player prop bets on NBA players or in some big games they are available on college basketball players. These bets will mirror the type of research you find in daily fantasy sports sites. In fact, before you make a prop bet on a player I would look at rotogrinders and Draftkings playbook to get a good understanding of the match up the player faces in the game.
The definition of a Basketball Prop Bet
A prop bet is a wager that has no direct relationship to the outcome or final score of a single NBA game. They typically come in the form of player or team prop bets.
Team props bets usually relate to how a specific NBA team will perform over the course of a season. This includes over/under wagering on the number of regular season wins by a certain NBA team.
Player prop bets focus on how a specific player will perform over the course of a season, including whether they win an award such as NBA MVP or Rookie of the Year. Player prop betting may also focus on an NBA player’s in-game performance, such as how many points the player will score during a game.
Basketball prop bet examples. I could write a nice long example but here is a picture of real odds.
NBA Finals Game 4
The yes odds on Curry getting a double double in this game are +275 and the no odds are -350. If you have done your daily fantasy sports picks for the game then you already have an idea on how Curry will do. The thing about prop betting is you are not just left with only bets on star players. In this game Bovada offered 175 bets. Most of the bets were player and team prop bets.
A prop bet is no different than any other type of bet on the game. Just be aware that most sportsbooks do not let you parlay a prop bet, so ask ahead of betting.