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How to hedge bets in NBA betting?

Author: americangambler | Last Updated: May 10, 2019

To hedge wagers in NBA betting, sports bettors should be familiar with different variations of NBA betting markers and be ready to bet on a moment’s notice in order to secure the best window (“middle”) possible in order to ensure profits when hedging bets.

Many professional bettors include hedging bets as a way to ensure making money when wagering on NBA basketball.

Because of the wild swings in points being scored, runs by each team, and the number of points scored, NBA betting allows for some of the best opportunities to hedge wagers in comparison to other major U.S. sports.

A hedging opportunity occurs when you original wager’s expectation to win moves above 50 percent and a market is offered that counters the current possible result and expectation with a new market.

Bettors can place bets in markets using live in-game wagering or at halftime, or in some instances, at the end of the first or third quarter

A hedging opportunity can also occur when the oddsmaker moves a current pre-game line in the opposite direction of your settlement of a bet.

Bettors can place bets on the opposing side of a wager, creating a “middle” or hedging opportunity. This is more frequently done when a point-spread or total moves significantly, or off a key number.

A hedging opportunity can also arise when playing futures

A bettor holding a ticket to win a particular pool, such as “To win the NBA championship” or “To win (a specific playoff) series” can use the possible equity in a winning ticket (often a team that is not a wagering favorite) to “take back” the profit by wagering on an opponent in the same pool, series or even a single game.