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NBA Basketball Playoffs

NBA Basketball Playoffs 2020 Betting

Bet on NBA Playoffs 2020!

Why bet on the NBA?

When it comes to basketball, the NBA is by far the most popular tournament in the world. The teams are familiar to the millions of fans everywhere and all the leading players in the game are based there.

It’s therefore obvious why all the major bookmakers provide comprehensive NBA betting odds across a vast array of different betting markets, including live in-play betting. There are also numerous NBA free bets and other promotions from the bookmakers when it comes to the basketball betting.

How to get NBA free bets

As with almost any sporting event, it’s relatively straightforward to get NBA free bets. The easiest way is when opening a new account with a bookmaker and taking advantage of their generous ‘Welcome Bonus’ offers.

The vast majority of reputable online bookmakers and sportsbooks have a welcome bonus of varying degrees available to any new customers and there is usually no restriction as to what sport or event they can be used on. 

Claiming an NBA free bet welcome bonus typically consists of just a few simple steps in registering your new account, making an initial deposit and placing a qualifying bet (this may come with minimum odds requirements).

As with any bookmaker betting promotion, it’s imperative to read all the terms and conditions to ensure that you fully understand the offer.

Bookmark the betting site to ensure that you stay fully informed as to other NBA promotions and betting offers as they become available.

NBA betting markets

There’s a vast array of NBA betting markets available to bettors with the major online bookmakers. 

The outright betting on the NBA Finals winner, the Eastern and Western Conference winners and the Division winners always attract plenty of interest among those willing to invest in long-term bets.

When it comes to betting on individual NBA games, the ‘Point Spread’ (essentially a Handicap bet on the game) is the most popular bet in the NBA. 

Other very popular bets are: 

  • Moneyline – Which team will win the game?
  • Totals (Over/Under) – Will the overall total points in a game will be over or under a figure set by the bookmaker?
  • Winning Margin – How many points will your chosen team win by?
  • Half Time Result – Which team will be winning at half-time? 
  • First Team to 20 Points – Which team will win the race to score 20 points in the game first?
  • Highest Scoring Half – Will the 1st or 2nd half of the game produce the most points?.

Who are the main contenders in the ongoing 2020 NBA Playoffs?

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has seen the 2019-20 NBA season disrupted by suspension and in having the latter stages of the regular season and the post-season played in the “NBA Bubble” at the Walt Disney World’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando.

At the time of writing, the Conference semi-finals are being held. The Los Angeles Clippers are the current favourites for the 2020 NBA Finals, ahead of the Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat and the defending champions, the Toronto Raptors.   

NBA Playoffs Betting Odds

* Odds correct as of September 7th 

How to watch the NBA in the UK

Sky Sports has exclusive NBA TV rights until the end of the 2021-22 season. 

It is also possible to live stream the action of the NBA with most of the leading bookmaker sites in the UK, although there may be certain restrictions in terms of having an account in credit or pacing a bet on the game in question in such instances.

How and where to bet on NBA Playoffs 2020

NBA betting has steadily grown thanks to the worldwide television coverage the sport has gained, with tens of millions able to watch live basketball matches at any time. All the major bookmakers provide NBA basketball odds for the sport, with match markets, points handicapping, individual player markets and much more available, as well as live in-play betting.

As mobile betting becomes popular, especially for in-play markets, it’s a good idea to keep an eye on specific mobile based NBA betting offers, with bookmakers offering excellent enhancements including NBA basketball free bets from time to time to entice customers.

When are the 2020 NBA Basketball Playoffs?

The 2020 NBA playoffs began on Monday 17th August and will end on Tuesday 13th October.

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NBA Playoffs Betting Tips

NBA Playoffs betting can be a difficult place to find value, with bookmakers using a season’s worth of results to calculate fairly accurate basketball odds.

However, with so much data at our fingertips, punters also have a great opportunity to beat the bookies themselves. It is worth bearing in mind that the NBA, like most American sports, rely heavily on statistics, with its own website providing lots of information, including NBA results, team and player performances, league leaders and general form guides for teams.

Does a team struggle away from home? Are they good in defence? Any questions can be answered with minimal research and with the NBA Playoffs a general best-of-seven series, individual match betting maybe the best way to making small profits for those unsure about the bigger picture.

It is also worth keeping an eye on the major bookmakers’ basketball betting offers, with several offering NBA Basketball free bets after making several qualifying bets on their websites, this can sometimes be found under an offer for “American Sports”.

About NBA Basketball Playoffs

The NBA Basketball Playoffs are a knockout based tournament played out by a total of 16 teams, with the top eight sides from both the Eastern and Western Conference‘s regular basketball season entering at this stage.

Each set of eight sides plays to become Conference champion, with the two victors meeting in a final best-of-seven series to become NBA Champions.

The very first NBA Playoffs were way back in 1947, with the Philadelphia Warriors credited as the first ever NBA Champions. The team which has made the most appearances in the NBA Playoffs are theLos Angeles Lakers with a total of 31.  The Boston Celtics have the most overall titles with 17, one more than the Lakers.