As we said earlier almost every country has a basketball league which geather thousands of fans, but there is only one league that beats all the others – the National Basketball Association or NBA for short. Even if you are very distant from the world of sports and NBA in particular, I can guarantee that you definitely heard these three letters. The NBA is the most prestigious league on the planet, no other league in any European country cannot match it. So it is quite obvious that the most watched league in the world is the NBA.
Despite the fact that the NBA includes only teams from the USA and Canada, matches of this league are broadcast around the world. The most popular way to broadcast matches in the United States is by television. TV corporations are fighting for incredibly expensive contracts to get exclusive rights to live broadcast of all NBA matches.
American basketball is so well developed and popular that some channels even broadcast college leagues in which you can see future NBA stars. As for television broadcasts in the rest of the world, everything is not so simple here. In some European countries only one or two TV channels have rights to broadcast NBA matches, which made basketball fans completely dependent on the broadcast schedule. But the situation changed completely with the advent of the Internet and online broadcasts.
How TV broadcasts have changed
Sports channels that broadcast matches, feeling the competition from the Internet, began to offer their viewers more profitable services. For example, due to the time difference, most NBA games will air early in the morning, but with the Sky Box (from Sky Sports), you can record games and watch them later. Sky Sports will also air the next day’s reruns with no advertising breaks or pre-game commentary. In addition to basketball, you’ll also be able to watch the Premier League, NFL, EFL, and more.
Also, in addition to TV and the Internet, you can watch games on various streaming services. With streaming platforms such as Hulu or YouTube TV, you can get unlimited access to watching basketball. For some viewers streaming service is the best option for watching basketball matches. Usually a subscription to streaming services is much cheaper than a subscription to a sports TV channel. In addition, streaming services offer many free bonuses. Like, studios with commentators and experts.
Broadcasts are not enough to make an interesting product. Therefore, some streaming platforms decided to try an option that in the end really suited many viewers – studios with commentators and experts.
A kind of warm-up before the match, in a cozy atmosphere, with analytics and analysis of various moments. Studios last about 40-60 minutes and fit well into the general broadcast. In addition to commentators and experts, there are also people from the world of basketball: famous players, journalists, coaches, etc.
All of the above proves once again that basketball is an incredibly popular sport and that there will always be demand for broadcasts.
Everything you need to know about basketball betting
Basketball is one of the five most popular sports among players. It’s fast enough. The peculiarities of this sport allow you to bet on a handicap in a wide range of points, to bet on team and general totals, and in large matches – on individual player statistics.
A significant advantage of betting in this sport is the number of game segments. There are only two of them in football – halves of 45 minutes. In basketball, four quarters of 10 (Europe) or 12 minutes (USA, Asia) are played. And all of the above betting options can be made not only for the main time, but also for each half of the meeting, even for each quarter.
Before the start of the game, you can bet on the handicap or total of the first quarter, first half, of the whole game. In live, near the end of each game quarter, the player can bet on the next quarter. This will challenge you to predict four mini-matches per game instead of one.
Players place similar bets using a special strategy by quarter. Let’s consider the components of this strategy. The strategy is based on a simple assumption: a team, even a hopeless outsider, can win at least one quarter of the favorite. Based on this idea, it makes sense to “catch” that very potentially winning quarter for this team. The effectiveness of this strategy depends on you, or rather on the choice of games. A competent selection of matches for a strategy can bring over 60% of the won bets.
So, is it profitable to bet on basketball?
Basketball is probably not as popular as football, but that doesn’t stop you from making money betting on it. Basketball betting is beneficial due to four aspects: available detailed statistics, a wide range of rates for indicators,high limits and low margins,and frequent regular matches.
If you correctly use the available statistics, then in a wide list you can choose the most suitable rate for the forecast. High limits and low margins will give you profitable odds, and in case of defeat, the high frequency of games will allow you to quickly recoup. Play fun, but bet responsibly!