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The NBA (National Basketball Association) is known the world over as the most popular basketball competition, and many of the globe’s best players gravitate towards the US. However, many of the top basketball leagues in the world are based in Asia, and the sport has gained a huge following in this region. For those who like to place sports bets online, basketball has become one of the top sports to wager on.

The PBA (Philippine Basketball Association) is widely regarded as the next best league in the world and has been the second-longest running association after the NBA, since its inception in 1975. The history of the sport can be traced back much further – to the American occupation of the Philippines – when American teachers introduced basketball and baseball through the YMCA and the school system.

Today, these are the two most popular leagues for betting, but there are also flourishing leagues in China, Japan and South Korea, with each considered among the top ten leagues in the world for attendance and popularity. We have provided a livescore basketball service specifically to help bettors keep up-to-date with games as they happen in order to assist you as you make your betting predictions.

Basketball

Argentina: Liga A - Play Offs

23.05.2018
Finished Obras Sanitarias 94 20 26 25 23
San Lorenzo 99 22 15 30 32
24.05.2018
Finished Gimnasia 65 10 19 19 17
San Martin 60 19 14 15 12
24.05.2018
Finished Quimsa 95 26 28 19 22
Instituto de Cordoba 80 16 23 23 18
24.05.2018
Finished La Union 75 20 19 21 15
Atenas 59 14 7 14 24

Brazil: Nbb - Play Offs

24.05.2018
22:30 Paulistano -
Mogi -

Bulgaria: Nbl - Play Offs

24.05.2018
Suspended Levski 66 20 17 20 9
Balkan 59 19 10 17 13

Croatia: A1 Liga - Play Offs

24.05.2018
16:00 Cedevita -
Cibona -

Czech Republic: Nbl - Play Offs

24.05.2018
16:00 Opava -
Nymburk -

Estonia: Korvpalli Meistriliiga - Play Offs

24.05.2018
16:10 Tartu Ulikool -
BC Kalev/Cramo -

France: Lfb Women - Play Offs

24.05.2018
18:45 Tarbes GB W -
Bourges W -

Georgia: Superleague - Play Offs

24.05.2018
14:30 Kutaisi -
Dinamo Tbilisi -

Germany: Bbl - Play Offs

24.05.2018
18:00 Ludwigsburg -
Alba Berlin -

Greece: Basket League - Play Offs

24.05.2018
15:00 Olympiakos -
Prometheus -
24.05.2018
17:00 Panathinaikos -
PAOK -

Hungary: Nb I. A - Play Offs

24.05.2018
16:00 KTE-Duna -
Kormend -

Israel: Super League

24.05.2018
17:40 Bnei Herzliya -
Maccabi Tel Aviv -
24.05.2018
17:40 Hapoel Eilat -
Gilboa Galil -
24.05.2018
17:40 Ironi Nahariya -
Hapoel Tel-Aviv -
24.05.2018
17:40 Maccabi Haifa -
Hapoel Holon -
24.05.2018
17:40 Maccabi Rishon -
Maccabi Ashdod -
24.05.2018
17:40 Nes Ziona -
Hapoel M. Jerusalem -

Italy: Lega A - Play Offs

24.05.2018
18:45 Olimpia Milano -
Brescia -

Lithuania: Lkl - Play Offs

24.05.2018
15:50 Nevezis -
Zalgiris Kaunas -

Montenegro: Prva A Liga - Play Offs

24.05.2018
17:00 Buducnost -
Mornar Bar -

Netherlands: Dbl - Play Offs

24.05.2018
18:30 Leiden -
Donar Groningen -

New Zealand: Nbl

24.05.2018
Half Time Southland Sharks 57 32 25
Super City Rangers 45 23 22

Poland: Energa Basket Liga - Play Offs

24.05.2018
18:30 Anwil Wloclawek -
Ostrow Wielkopolski -

Puerto Rico: Bsn

24.05.2018
Finished Aguada Santeros 83 25 26 11 21
Cariduros Fajardo 77 26 19 23 9
24.05.2018
Finished Caciques de Humacao 71 12 15 26 18
Capitanes de Arecibo 75 14 23 21 17
25.05.2018
00:00 Piratas de Quebradillas -
Leones De Ponce -
25.05.2018
00:00 Vaqueros de Bayamon -
San German -

Russia: Vtb United League - Play Offs

24.05.2018
16:00 Zenit Petersburg -
Saratov -
24.05.2018
17:00 VEF Riga -
CSKA Moscow -

Serbia: Superleague - Play Offs

24.05.2018
16:00 Mega Bemax -
Partizan -
24.05.2018
18:00 Zlatibor Cajetina -
FMP Beograd -

Spain: Acb

24.05.2018
18:30 Barcelona -
Tecnyconta Zaragoza -
24.05.2018
18:30 Fuenlabrada -
Gipuzkoa -
24.05.2018
18:30 Gran Canaria -
Real Madrid -
24.05.2018
18:30 Joventut Badalona -
Unicaja -
24.05.2018
18:30 MoraBanc Andorra -
Valencia -
24.05.2018
18:30 Murcia -
Estudiantes -
24.05.2018
18:30 Obradoiro CAB -
Baskonia -
24.05.2018
18:30 Real Betis -
Tenerife -
24.05.2018
18:30 San Pablo Burgos -
Bilbao -

Turkey: Super Ligi - Play Offs

24.05.2018
15:15 Eskisehir -
Tofas -
24.05.2018
17:45 Darussafaka -
Anadolu Efes -

Uruguay: Liga Capital - Play Offs

25.05.2018
00:30 Malvin -
Aguada -

Usa: Nba - Play Offs

24.05.2018
Finished Boston Celtics 96 32 21 23 20
Cleveland Cavaliers 83 19 23 18 23

Usa: Wnba

24.05.2018
Finished Minnesota Lynx W 76 21 25 9 21
Dallas Wings W 68 17 4 19 28
24.05.2018
Finished Phoenix Mercury W 71 20 13 24 14
Seattle Storm W 87 15 31 16 25
24.05.2018
23:00 Connecticut Sun W -
Los Angeles Sparks W -
24.05.2018
23:00 Indiana Fever W -
Washington Mystics W -

Venezuela: Lpb

23.05.2018
Finished Cocodrilos 74 21 21 14 18
Guaros de Lara 92 34 14 15 29
23.05.2018
Finished Trotamundos 72 23 13 23 13
Toros 54 9 12 7 26
24.05.2018
22:00 Bucaneros -
Guaiqueries de Margarita -
24.05.2018
22:30 Gigantes -
Marinos -
24.05.2018
23:00 Cocodrilos -
Guaros de Lara -
24.05.2018
23:00 Toros -
Trotamundos -

World: Friendly International Women

24.05.2018
16:00 Czech Republic W -
Hungary W -

Basketball Competitions

As mentioned, the most popular league in our part of the world is the PBA and we will concentrate on that league and its various competitions here. It is worth noting though, that a recent row has broken out over the proposals to hold the Super-8 Basketball Invitational tournament in Macau. Organisers of the tournament invited some of the top teams from the Philippines, China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan to play in Macau, but it was not recognised as a credible competition by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA). Nonetheless, the tournament went ahead in Macau in September and it will be interesting to see if it gains international recognition in the years ahead.

Here is a breakdown of the top competitions in which we can place sports bets online in the PBA.

Philippines Commissioner’s Cup: First held in 1993 the Commissioner’s Cup is one of the two tournaments which allows teams to employ a single foreign player, sometimes known as an ‘import’. It was discontinued during 2004-2010 but reinstated in 2011 when the PBA re-adopted a three conference format. The league has had various player height limits imposed throughout its history, with the current limit for 2017 a height of 6’10”.

Philippines Governers Cup: The Governer’s Cup is the other tournament which allows one foreign import, and was also defunct during the period from 2003-2010. Re-introduced in 2011 as the third of the three conference format, it adopted the ‘classic PBA format’ of a round robin elimination round and round-robin semi-finals before the top two sides meet in a best-of-seven championship series.

Philippines Cup: The Philippines Cup is the tournament which allows no foreign import players, but which is regarded as the most prestigious of the three conferences in the PBA. It has operated in its current guise since 1977, although there was a break in 1981 and 1982 when no tournament was held.

Betting on Basketball

Moving on to placing bets on basketball we can find many ways to make a profit from knowledge of both the sport and betting markets. Most punters will look to trustworthy online bookmakers to take their bets, but betting exchanges are also very popular across Asia and these can be even more profitable due to slightly better odds. Betting exchanges, unlike traditional sportsbooks, pitch one bettor against another with the exchange taking a small commission from each winning bet. They give you the chance to act as bookmaker as you can set the desired odds that you require for an outcome, and if another bettor is prepared to take the odds, his money will be set against your own.

We offer a range of betting tips on this site so be sure to familiarise yourself with the different markets. We’ll examine some of those in brief below, including handicap betting and totals betting, but don’t forget that basketball livescores are also an essential part of the gambler’s toolkit. By using the livescore basketball service above you can enjoy up-to-the-minute information on games to assist you with live, in-play betting. In such a fast-paced game this sort of insight can prove to be invaluable to the smart punter, and many a successful gambler has made huge profits by taking advantage of generous odds in-play.

Handicap Betting: Otherwise known as a ‘points-spread’, handicap betting is used to ‘level the playing field’ between teams, when one is far superior to the other. This enables bookmakers to offer more reasonable odds on both sides because there is a ‘points handicap’ for the better team. So the favourite for a particular game may be quoted with a -8.5 handicap, meaning that to win your bet, that side must win by at least nine points. Conversely, the inferior side may be listed with a +8.5 handicap, such that if they lose by less than 8 points your bet will still be classed as a winner.

Totals Betting: Predictions on the number of total points in a game is also a popular way to approach wagering on basketball. Points scored by both teams are added together to give the total points, with bookmakers and betting exchanges offering an over or under line whereby you have to predict whether there will be more or less points scored overall.

Home/Away Betting: As the name suggests this is a simple bet on which team will win the game. Odds on this market can be extremely short because in most games there is one side which is considered to be far superior to the other. Some heavy-hitting punters are prepared to place large sums on the favourite at very short odds in order to make a profit with minimal risk, but the more recreational bettors are likely to sway towards handicap betting where the odds are usually much better.

Profit from Basketball

We offer a variety of betting guides, tips and strategies on site, but a few of the ‘golden rules’ of betting are as follows:

Ensure you follow a strict staking plan consistent with your betting bank, and never bet more than you can afford. Your knowledge of the sport is one of your best weapons so stick to the leagues and teams that you know most about, and do as much research as you can before the game to enhance your chances of winning. Follow our livescore basketball service above to get instant information about how a game is progressing. If there is an opportunity to snatch generous odds when one team falls behind in a given match, then using basketball livescores can give you a significant edge over the bookies.