Chapter 2: What are the biggest basketball events?

There are basketball events throughout the year for bettors to enjoy. This includes leagues,  knockout tournaments and play-offs. 

  • The most popular events in basketball
  • Difference between league and tournament betting
  • How to bet on basketball 



National Basketball Association

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the largest and most popular basketball league in the world. The games take place across North America, however games are streamed to a massive audience across the world.

30 teams compete against each other throughout the year, meaning there will be plenty of betting opportunities available.

NBA Championship Series

At the end of the regular NBA season, there is a best-of-7 series to decide the seasons winner. This game will take place between the winners of the Eastern and Western conference finals.

Unlike the regular season, Championship final matches can come down to intuition, nerve, and composure. It’s important to prepare differently when betting on finals.


March Madness

March Madness usually takes place during March and April, whereby the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) mens and womens college basketball teams take part in a massive tournament.

It features 68 teams fighting to survive in the unforgiving knockout tournament. Only 16 teams make it past the first round and have the chance to fight for the title.

With the high volume of games in the short time span, March Madness is one of the most bet on events of the year.

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It’s important to understand the variety of betting markets available, as well as certain actions that can be taken to help you best prepare to bet on basketball.