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How do NBA betting lines change throughout the game?

Author: americangambler | Last Updated: May 10, 2019

Many sportsbooks offer in-game wagering, which allows for bets to be placed during the action of an NBA game.

This point spread can fluctuate throughout the course of a game, taking into account runs, surges or offensive droughts in conjunction with the game’s original spread.

Most sportsbooks use algorithms that consider the game’s original point spread, current score, and time remaining to set a line for the remainder of the game.

Some bookmakers may make live adjustments to the computer generated line to account for a book’s current liability or expected one-sided volume.

Bettors can often place the bets while the game is in action but may find it frustrating to have bets rejected.

Often during live wagering, inexperienced bettors may find a good line comparatively to the game’s situation only to have a bet rejected. This is because sportsbooks use data feeds, which are faster than the slightly-delayed feed that the gambler is watching.

Still, because of the ebb and flow of a basketball game, in-game bettors should be looking to take a reasonable line in accordance with the action. Waiting until a stoppage in play ensures that the line will be fair and accurate for the bettor.

In-game wagering usually offers point-spread, money line and total wagering, and can also include segment betting, such as which team will win the first specified minutes of a particular quarter.