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What is the recommended type of bet in NBA basketball and why?
The best type of bet for an individual sports bettor that is wagering on NBA basketball is whatever the gambler is most confident in achieving a winning result.
However, it should be noted that the wagers that charge the least amount of juice (vigorish) are the best bets on any given single-day NBA board.
This includes spreads and totals, as well as, most team totals, first- and second-half lines, and some money lines.
Larger money lines, especially big favorites, may lose some overall value when the house takeout is large.
For example, while a straight-up wager is mostly offered at -110 on each side for a .20 cent spread, a heavier favorite may lay -250 with a takeback of +200, for a .50 cent margin.
Also, some overnight odds are offered with higher juice at some sportsbooks, resulting in a .40 cent margin, while many props are some sportsbooks are also offered at -120 on each side for the same takeout.
While there is no guarantee of a winning bet in NBA basketball, many pro hoop bettors recommend considering the underdog and the UNDER first, before considering the handicap on the favorite and/or the OVER.