The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the most elite professional basketball league in the United States of America which was formed in the year 1949 by the merger of two rival organizations namely the National Basketball League and the Basketball Association of America. The NBA, which is composed of a total of 30 teams is one of the most popular leagues in the United States together with the National Football League (NFL). The NBA’s popularity goes beyond the United States boarders as it is also popular worldwide. Overall, the NBA generates almost $10 billion in revenue yearly, this shows just how supreme the NBA is. This article seeks to identify and explain briefly some of the top prop betting options in the NBA, which are often in included in our NBA Computer Picks.
What are NBA Prop Bets?
NBA prop bets are one of the most exciting bet types that you can make on a game and they are also one of the easiest forms of sports betting to understand because they are straightforward. Prop bets which is short for probability bets usually refer to the bet types that don’t fall into the traditional betting categories but they allow punters to bet on very specific aspects of a game and this might either involve a player outcome, team outcome or a team outcome. NBA props include individual player performances, exact scores, team win totals and more. One thing about prop bets is that they require knowledge of the game and the players involved to get correct, so they are more suited for punters who really follow the NBA. Below are a few examples of NBA prop bets;
Who will get more than two blocks in this game?
Will LeBron James score over 30 points in this game?
There are three types of prop bets in the NBA, namely:
NBA team props
NBA game props
NBA player props
A list of the popular prop bets in the NBA
Rebounds is a popular prop bet where you get to predict the number of rebounds a player will have in a specific game. For Example: Will LeBron James have over/under 9.5 rebounds against the Los Angeles Lakers?
Points is a simple and straightforward prop bet where you have to make a prediction on how many points a player will score in a specific game. For Example: Will Anthony Davis score more or less than 20.5 points against the Boston Celtics?
The Assist prop bet is a prop bet which is mostly used by NBA punters whereby they make a prediction on how many assists a player will have in a specific game. For Example: Will Kevin Durant have over/under 4.5 assists against the Chicago Bulls?
- Three-Pointers Made
The three-pointers made prop bet allows you to make a prediction of how many three pointers a player will have in a specific game. For Example: Will Devin Booker have over/under 2.5 three-pointers made against the Pacers?
With the Steals prop bet, you have to make a prediction of how many steals a player will have in a specific game. For Example: Will LaMelo Ball have over/under 3.5 steals against the Dallas Mavericks?
- Rebounds and Assists combined
With this particular prop bet, you are betting on how many combined rebounds and assists a player will have in a specific game. Example: Will Klay Thompson have over/under 10.5 combined rebounds and assists against the Philadelphia 76ers?
- The first team to score or a race to 30 points
The ‘first team to score or a race to 30 points’ is a popular prop bet whereby you bet on which of the two teams will score the first goal or reach 30 points in a match. When the team you bet on scores first, you win.
- Home Team Total Points
A team total bet is a variation of an over/under bet that focuses on the number of points one team will score. For Example: Dallas Mavericks Team Total (Over 24.5 -110, Under 24.5 -110). Please note that the final score has no bearing in this market.
- Total Points Odd/Even
This is one of the simplest bet you will ever come across where you simply need to place a bet on whether the total points for a team will either be an odd or even number. For Example: Dallas Mavericks Team Total (Odd -110, Under -110).
- Total Points + Assists by one player
This is a combined prop bet whereby you will be betting on the total points and assists a player will make in a match. For Example; LeBron James Under 32.5 points + assists (-111).