Basketball Betting With Sportsbooks

How to Use an Online Sportsbook for Basketball Betting Betting on basketball is easy with online sportsbooks. You can place single, parlay or teaser bets. A single or straight bet is a wager on the outcome of a single event or game. With a single, the bet is determined by a point spread, money line, or a game total. The team you bet on has to win the game outright or by covering the spread. How much you win is decided by the odds posted. 

With a parlay, or combo bet, you select two or more outcomes. All of the teams you bet on must win. If any of your teams lose, you lose your bet. You can combine point spreads and money lines in different combinations, or buy points. When betting a teaser, you select two or more outcomes in which either the point spread or the total is adjusted in your favor so that the posted point spread is decreased, or the posted spread is increased for the underdog. By using an online sportsbook, you simply indicate your bet with the click of your mouse.