When we’re talking about NBA betting, most people have in mind betting on a particular match, either moneyline or point spread. These are probably the most common bets. Alternatively you could make a parlay bet which is a combination of two or more individual bet. For example, if you know that the Knicks and the Celtics are playing against each other in the conference finals, and the Knicks lead 3-2, then you can bet on the Knicks, if you think that they’ll win and be the team that will progress to the NBA finals. But if you bet that the Knicks will reach the final series at the beginning of the season, or even before that, then you’ve made a future bet.
What are Future Bets?
Technically speaking every bet is on a game that hasn’t been played yet, but only bets who go beyond day-to-day betting action are called future bets. As we mentioned, a bet on who’s going to win the Eastern conference, or who’s going to win the championship altogether, whether a team is going to qualify for the play-offs or not and other bets similar to these are called future bets. It is easy to bet on the NBA champion when the play-off has progressed to the final series, after all there are just two teams left. But, it is much more difficult to predict the champion at the beginning of the play-off and even more difficult at the beginning of the season. That’s why the odds for future bets are much higher than the normal bets. This is one of the main motives for players who decide to place future bets. You have to be patient with future bets, because you’ll have to wait weeks, months or even the whole season before you find out whether you’ve won or not.
Advantages of Future Bets
We have briefly mentioned the common type of future bets that you can make. But there are some more complex bets as well. You can also make bets that have to do with the individual performances of a particular player. You can be on who’s going to be the season or the play-offs MVP, or who’s going to have the highest points per game average. It doesn’t mean that you can bet only at the beginning of the season on which team is going to be the champion, you can bet throughout the course of the season, but the odds would be updated. When one team is really a favorite the odds may be as low as +300, but they can also be as high as +5000. You can bet on which two teams are going to meet each other in the finals or in the conference finals. NBA future bets are fun and exciting, because there can be a lot of upsets and surprises. Also, betting which team will win a series, gets you much higher odds than betting on the individual games. All in all, if you know the teams and the players and you watch NBA games on a regular basis, future bets can be a lot of fun and a way to earn some money as well, because the options are practically limitless and you can bet on almost anything that has to do with NBA.