Opening NBA Action: Best Bets of the Weekend

by WagerHome Blog on July 28, 2020

In NBA betting, the general rule is the more that is known, the harder it is to find good value. If Team A is exponentially better than Team B, the lines reflect it.

But if that rule is true, then the opposite must also be true. The less that is known, the more volatile the line, the more the public is off, and the greater chance that you can find a line with good value.

Well, never in the history of basketball has there been less known about what is going to happen in Orlando. No home courts, no fans, and everyone living under one bubble. Trying to parse what will happen based on where things stood in March is a fool’s errand.

LA Clippers (+4.5) vs. Los Angeles Lakers – July 30

That takes us to our first best bet this weekend. Are the Lakers really 4.5 points better than the Clippers? Four months away from competitive basketball makes it impossible to say. This feels like too big of a line for these two very evenly matched teams.

Also, it’s important to remember that this is just a seeding game, and the Lakers are already going to be tough to catch atop the West. The Clippers have a much greater incentive when they take the floor.

Orlando Magic (-6.5) vs. Brooklyn Nets – July 31

No NBA team has less to play for than the Nets, and no team is headed to Orlando with fewer of its star players. No Kevin Durant or Kyrie Irving, and with no real incentive to win, means that the Nets will be treating the Orlando bubble like a training camp for next season.

The Magic, on the other hand, can pass the Nets in the standings with this one win and move into a better seed. Being the only true home team for the restart may also aid the Magic a bit, but really it’s the tattered shape of the Nets roster that makes this a strong bet to make.

Oklahoma City Thunder (-1) vs. Utah Jazz – Aug. 1

These two teams are right next to each other in the standings, making it an even matchup on a regular day. But this is Utah’s second game of the restart after taking on New Orleans Thursday night. Considering no one has played competitive basketball in four months, turning around and playing again on Saturday will take its toll.

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When things shut down in March, Oklahoma City was playing some of the best basketball in the league and was particularly good at winning close games – which is what will happen here.

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MLB, NBA, NHL All Set to Return in July

by WagerHome Blog on June 30, 2020

Normally, the sports calendar in July is so slow that ESPN puts out its annual award show, The Espys, just to help fill the void until things return. With only baseball to fill our weeks, and NFL training camps beginning at the end of the month, sports fans and sports bettors know that July is the best time to take family vacations.

Not this year.

Get ready for the greatest month of July the sports world has ever seen.

The Return of Baseball

Finally, after multiple weeks of negotiating, fighting through the media, telling us the season was 100% going to happen, then not happen, and then happen again, MLB and its players union have an agreement to begin the season on July 23.

It will be an all-out 60-game sprint to the playoffs and a season unlike anything we’ve ever seen before, with all teams only playing games against their division or the corresponding regional division in the other league (NL East vs. AL East, and so on).

NBA Seeding Games and Playoffs

One of the reasons the NCAA Tournament is so great is that there is no waiting for basketball to start. Games tip off early, and never seem to stop. Now imagine an NBA world like that. How amazing would it be?

Imagine no more, because when the NBA resumes on July 30, they will play 88 seeding games to finish out the season in just two weeks time. Twenty-two teams, three courts, four television networks (TNT, ESPN, ABC, and NBATV), and games starting as early as 12:30 pm ET through as late as 9 pm ET.

You can’t really go anywhere at the moment, so grab your remote, your favorite betting app, and prepare for NBA basketball overload.

NHL Playoffs

A Stanley Cup Playoffs like we’ve never seen before will also be coming to our televisions in late July. Twelve teams from each conference are in, with the top four teams in each playing a round-robin tournament for seeding, while everyone else plays in a best-of-five series for the right to get into the final playoff bracket.

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The NHL still hasn’t decided which cities will serve as hubs for these games, or when exactly players will report. A new CBA is close to finalization, which, along with creating labor peace for the next six years, will create the return-to-play protocols, including a date certain for the resumption of training camps and the playoffs that follow.

Pay Per Head

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Restart Updates For NBA, NHL; MLB Negotiations

by WagerHome Blog on June 11, 2020

You can now get a haircut, go to a restaurant, and very soon you will be able to watch major American team sports on television. We’ve almost made it. Congratulate yourself, and then get ready for the wildest summer of sports you’ve ever seen as leagues continue to put together their plans to restart.

NBA Going to Orlando

The NBA’s return won’t happen until July 31, but when it does, watch out. If you thought two months of playoffs with 16 teams was intense, the restarted NBA will feature 22 teams, eight seeding games, a play-in tournament, and then a full playoff schedule of 16 teams, with every game taking place at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports in Orlando.

We’ll get the draft lottery at the end of August and October will feature the end of the NBA Finals, the Draft, and the start of free agency. Then, a new season is set to begin Dec. 1.

All of this has been approved by both the league and players union, but, as with everything in the sports restart world of COVID-19, it’s all subject to change.

NHL With 24-Team Playoffs

One-upping the NBA is the NHL’s agreed-upon restart format. The top four seeds in each conference will play a round-robin to determine final seeding, while the other 16 teams (seeds five through 12 in each conference) will play best-of-five series to determine who moves on to face those top seeds.

An exciting change and one many hockey fans have been pushing for long before this season, is that each playoff round will be reseeded. Instead of a hard bracket, which would render the round-robin of the top seeds moot, the top seed will always face the lowest remaining seed.

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Teams have begun to return to their practice facilities, and the league hopes to resume play by late July/early August in two yet-to-be-selected hub cities – one for all Eastern Conference games and the other for all Western Conference games.

MLB Remains A Mystery

For weeks we have heard: “Don’t worry, there is too much money at stake for baseball to cancel its full season.”

Maybe that’s the problem. There is simply too much money at stake, both for 2020 and beyond, for MLB and its players union – two long-time adversaries – to come together.

Sliding scales, prorated pay, and different season lengths have all been discussed. Even the dreaded label “salary cap” has been said.

They’ve blown past their self-imposed June 1 deadline to get a deal done, but negotiations do continue. So does that mean there is still hope for a baseball season? Las Vegas oddsmakers say yes.

There is still a 75% chance a season will be played. But with each passing day, that becomes a longer bet.

Pay Per Head Software

Baseball notwithstanding, sports betting is coming back in a big way, and if you run your own bookmaking service, you need to be ready. Now is the perfect time to join forces with a pay per head software provider and make the most of the coming wave.

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Three Dark Horse NBA Title Contenders In Second Half Of Season

by WagerHome Blog on February 18, 2020

From a legendary slam dunk competition to a battle to the very end in the NBA All-Star Game, it was an All-Star weekend for the ages, all underscored with tributes to the life and play of the late Kobe Bryant.

The pause in the season came at the perfect time, allowing everyone to celebrate and reflect on what has happened in the last three weeks. And everyone seems to have left the weekend re-charged and with a new sense of purpose for the upcoming sprint to the postseason.

The favorites to compete for the title have already established themselves. But who might emerge in the second half as dark horse candidates that could give the heavyweights a run for their money?

Denver Nuggets

The favorites in the West are the two teams in Los Angeles, with the Lakers moving clear of the field in the week before the All-Star break. But both the Lakers and Clippers are an injury away from coming back to the pack. The Nuggets, on the other hand, run deep. They’ve rarely had everyone healthy at the same time, yet are still hanging around.

If Paul George’s bad hamstring acts up for the Clippers, or one of the big-two with the Lakers goes into the playoffs less than healthy, keep an eye on the depth of the Nuggets.

Miami Heat

No team has seen a bigger jump in its odds to win the NBA title over the course of the season more than the Miami Heat. They began the year at 600-to-1, and now stand as high 25-to-1.

No, that doesn’t make them a likely winner. But they’ve played great basketball inside the Eastern Conference, they’ve been absolutely dominant at home, and they added Andre Iguodala at the trade deadline.

That doesn’t necessarily put them in Milwaukee’s league, but it does put them in position to capitalize should the Bucks stumble.

Toronto Raptors

The Raptors have also seen a meteoric rise in their championship odds largely fueled by an amazing 15-game win streak right before the All-Star break. Power forward Pascal Siakam has emerged as a consistent scorer down low, and he’s been complimented on the outside by the great play of guards Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet.

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They obviously lost Kawhi Leonard in the offseason, and expectations for this team were low because of that. But they still have plenty of playoff experience and the ability to get hot at a moment’s notice.

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Winners And Losers Of The NBA Trade Deadline

by WagerHome Blog on February 11, 2020

Now that the NBA trade deadline has come and gone, the league’s home stretch has officially begun. From here to the playoffs, the games mean more, the competition ramps up, and we’ll get a better idea of the teams that are truly built to make a deep run in the playoffs and compete for the NBA title.

It’s also when we see an uptick in NBA betting, which you already know if you run your own bookmaking service. You might also know that the best way to improve that business is with pay per head software, but you’ve yet to pull the trigger on joining forces with a PPH service because of the commitment.

At WagerHome.com, you can try the service out free for four weeks to make sure that the move is the right one for you.

As for the moves that were the right ones to make at the trade deadline, here is our list of the biggest winners and losers.

Winner: LA Clippers (3/1 to win NBA Finals)

The Clippers were already one of the best teams in the West, and while treating the regular season as one long tuneup to the playoffs, they have managed to solidify themselves near the top of the Western Conference. But they now may be the best team in the conference after picking up Marcus Morris Sr. from the Knicks.

Morris is a tough and physical defender, scores 18 points per game, and is a great three-point shooter who is sure to find plenty of space to shoot with Kawhi Leonard and Paul George getting the bulk of the defensive attention.

Loser: Los Angeles Lakers (2/1 to win NBA Finals)

The Lakers are still the Vegas favorites to win the championship, but they too wanted Morris. Plan B was Darren Collison coming back, but he’s decided to stay retired.

Both Utah and Denver made small upgrades at the deadline, making the West more competitive overall and the Lakers’ path to the Finals that much more challenging.

Winner: Miami Heat (30/1 to win NBA Finals)

The Milwaukee Bucks are the agreed-upon best team in the East. But the race to be the No. 2 team in the conference just got more interesting with Miami’s acquisitions of Andre Iguodala and Jae Crowder.

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Both players bring playoff experience to the Heat as well as defensive flexibility, and the Heat didn’t have the mortgage the future to get either one, leaving them as a big free-agent player this offseason.

Loser: New York Knicks (10000/1 to win NBA Finals)

Not to pile on the Knicks, who’ve been in the loser category for the better part of a decade, but Morris was one of the more valuable pieces available at the deadline, and they didn’t get nearly enough in return.

New York received Maurice Harkless and a first-round pick that will be near the very bottom of the round, making it a rather pedestrian haul for a player seen as someone who could put the Clippers over the top.

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Can Anyone Outside Los Angeles Win the 2020 NBA Championship?

by WagerHome Blog on February 8, 2020

Los Angeles seems to be the place to be this season in the NBA. With the Golden State Warriors taking a big step back this year and Kawhi Leonard deciding to leave the Toronto Raptors after leading them to last year’s title, this year’s NBA was supposed to be a wide-open race. But has it become a two-horse race between tenants of the same building – the Lakers and Clippers?

Is the NBA Championship victory destined to end at Staples Center in Los Angeles, with the team in attendance the only thing left to be decided?

Los Angeles Lakers

LeBron James has reached the age that Michael Jordan was when he retired from the Bulls (before his comeback with the Wizards). But James’ play indicates that he is far from ready to hang it up and take up full-time movie production. He has been great in all facets of the game and still looks like the best player in the league.

Anthony Davis has been exactly what the Lakers were hoping for when they traded for him. He scores, he rebounds, he blocks, he steals, and he has become the perfect complement to James.

The Lakers are great, and an obvious favorite. But they are not invincible. They lost four straight games in December and recently dropped a road game to a mediocre 76ers team.

LA Clippers

Leonard has gotten some heat about sitting a few games. But he’s playing at a championship level, and if he’s able to keep himself fresh for a deep playoff run, there’s no reason to think it won’t happen.

Paul George is back and healthy after missing almost all of January with a hamstring injury, and he just pulled off back-to-back double-doubles. Leonard is the star of this team, without question, but when George is also on the floor, they can beat anyone.

The one knock against this Los Angeles team is history. The Clippers don’t have it, and even though Leonard just won his second NBA Finals MVP, the Clippers will carry the baggage of past failures into every playoff series. The last three times they made the playoffs, they were knocked out in the first round.

Eastern Conference Contenders

Los Angeles

The Bucks continue to be the class of the East and still have the defending league MVP in Giannis Antetokounmpo. They lead the entire league in scoring while also boasting a top 10 defense. That kind of all-around play is exactly what Milwaukee needs to get over the championship hump.

Toronto was supposed to be done when Leonard decided to leave it, and at the beginning of the season, that’s how it looked. But the Raptors have ripped off a torrid streak of wins since early January and have themselves in second place. They play great defense, rank third in three-point shooting, and can lean on the experience of last season’s title run.

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An In Depth Look At The 2019-20 NBA Future Odds & Betting Options

by WagerHome Blog on October 24, 2019

In looking at the 2019-20 NBA future odds, it is the battle of Los Angeles, as the Clippers (+420) have the best odds to win the title, with the Lakers (+450) not far behind.

The Milwaukee Bucks are at +530 as the team with the best odds to win it all from the Eastern Conference, while last season’s champion, the Toronto Raptors are longshots at +6000. That is not a surprise since one of the reasons the Clippers have the best odds is that they now have Kawhi Leonard, who starred for the Raptors last season.

All in all, the 2019-20 season is pretty wide open in terms of teams that have a legit shot at winning the title. This simply has not been the case for the last several years.

When talking about the 2019-20 NBA future odds, there are quite a few different bets you can take a look at. This is a good thing for anybody with a solid PPH site, such as one you can get at WagerHome.com, as you have the chance to offer quite a few futures betting options to your customers.

The more bets you have to offer customers, the more money you can make, so take advantage of all the futures bets available for the NBA this season.

Lots Of Options for NBA future odds

There are team NFA future odds such as: to win the NBA title, the Eastern and Western Conference titles, as well as all of the divisions. There are also several player futures wagers to offer your customers, such as who will win the MVP, Defensive Player of the Year, Sixth Man of the Year, and Rookie of the Year.

If you have a LeBron James or Stephen Curry mega-fan as a customer, then reach out to them and let them know the player futures options available.

Betting on NBA futures can give a massive payout, as the odds can get huge for teams that could be a surprise and come out winning their division or conference. With teams that are not expected to do much, they have huge odds and big payouts if they pull off a shocker.

For example, if you think the Atlanta Hawks will be a massive surprise and win the NBA championship and you bet $10, and they do pull it out, you will walk away with a cool $2,500.

Still, even teams that are seen as contenders can have good payouts as well. The Utah Jazz reloaded and added some key players in the offseason, and they are at +1350 to win it all. With a $10 wager, you pull in $135 if they win the title.

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Bet Anytime

As a sports bookie with a PPH site, you need to let your customers know all of their betting options for the NBA season, and that includes futures bets. One of the good things about NBA futures bets is that they are available all year, as you can make a bet at any time.

Your customers will have to wait until the end of the season to see if their futures bet is a winning one, but they have betting action for the whole season from a single wager.

There are tons of betting options for the NBA, which is good for you as a PPH site owner. It allows you to offer your customers many betting options, which is advantageous for you, as the more they wager, the more you make.

This goes for the 2019-20 NBA futures bets, which there are many of and can be very enticing for your players with the solid payouts they have.

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5 Essential Reasons to Become a Basketball Bookie This NBA Season

by WagerHome Blog on October 22, 2019

We are all ready for the NBA season and guess what, it’s here. But are you ready to start taking bets as a basketball bookie? Sure, you can continue doing it the hard way or you can join a top Pay Per Head (PPH) site like WagerHome.com and really take your bookie business to the next level this season.

There are many great reasons for being a bookie this basketball season. But let’s take a look at the top five reasons to run your bookie business through a PPH site this NBA season.

1. Profit as a Basketball Bookie

It is pretty obvious that the main goal of any bookie is to make money. By using a PPH site, such as one you can get at WagerHome.com, you can eliminate the overhead in running your bookie business.

Your sportsbook operation will be seamless and easy to run. Gone are the days of tracking bets and balances for all of your players. Your PPH site setup will do this for you. Less overhead means more profit.

On top of that, it will be much easier for your players to make bets. We all want more action as a basketball bookie because you are making money on the “juice”. More bets = More juice = More profits!

2. No Lack of Betting Options

One of the great things about the NBA is that there are so many different types of bets to make. There are the typical bets like spread, total, and moneyline, as well as many more. Other bet types include futures, proposition bets, parlays, teasers, and pleasers.

One of the great things about the NBA is that for every single game, there are many prop bets available for both players and teams. The more betting options that you can offer your customers, the more bets they can make.

Another feature you can offer your players is live betting. This type of betting allows your guys to bet as each game is taking place. Live betting is the future and you can get ahead of the competition by offering this.

3. Tracking Your Customers

Using a PPH site makes it simple to track your customers. This is not only showing how much your customers have won or lost but also showing what types of NBA bets they make and how often they bet.

If you have a solid PPH site like one you get at WagerHome.com, you can track betting from your customers, and then you know what they like to wager on. Knowing this can allow you to offer them more of what they want, which can lead to increased wagering from them.

4. Accessibility

When you have your own bookie PPH sportsbook, you have access to that site 24/7 360365 days a year. Not only that but by using a reputable service to get a PPH website, your customers will also have 24/7 access.

This is important, as you want a website that is always live so your customers can make NBA wagers whenever they want at any time of the day. By having a solid PPH site that is always live, you will not need to worry about if your players can get into their accounts and bet, which gives you more time to cater to your players and find new ones to increase your business.

5. The Long Haul

The NBA season is a very long one with the first games starting late October and the NBA Finals taking place in June. That means there are nearly eight and a half months of NBA action going on, which gives a ton of betting options to your customers.

Ok, that’s five great reasons to not only become a basketball bookie this season, but to do it through a reputable Pay Per Head company. Click here to get started with your very own PPH site right here at WagerHome.com!

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Tabcorp Enters Betting Partnership with the NBA

by Wager Home on October 22, 2019

Tabcorp, an Australian lottery and wagering administrator is expanding its gambling partnerships.  This time around, Tabcorp Enters Betting Partnership with the NBA. According to the Press Release, will be an official wagering administrator of the NBA in Australia.  Thus, under the multi-year deal, they can now utilize official NBA league data on its different platforms.

The association will likewise bring NBA TV, the class’ 24-hour broadcasting company, to Tabcorp’s Sky Channel in excess of 4,400 TAB retail and diversion locales crosswise over Australia.

Sky Channel will include different NBA TV programming, for example, live NBA games, features and unique substance. What’s more, Tabcorp will make its very own NBA substance and encounters for fans at its scenes. Thus, they are currently working on incorporating the NBA data within their sportsbook software and platform.

Tabcorp is expanding its relationship with American Sports Leagues

Tabcorp Enters Sports Betting Partnership with the NBA“We will probably bolster the developing craving in Australia for the NBA, which as of now includes the most grounded unforeseen of Australian players we have ever observed,” Tabcorp’s overseeing chief for betting and media, Adam Rytenskild, said.

“The NBA is prominent with our clients, and we are pleased to set up this association to bring aficionados of the challenge a wide scope of activity in bars, clubs and TABs. This makes an extended games offering, gives fans and our scene accomplices more worth, and supplements Sky’s unparalleled inclusion of Australian and universal dashing.”

Scott Levy, official VP, overseeing chief of NBA Asia, included: “Tabcorp’s broad retail system will bring NBA TV to a large number of fans all through Australia. “We additionally anticipate working with Tabcorp on honesty observing in their new job as an approved games wagering administrator.”

According to gambling news, the new organization comes after Tabcorp with the National Football League (NFL) in Australia.

The understanding permits Tabcorp to make NFL substance and encounters for Australian fans over its advanced stages and scenes. What’s more, TAB and the NFL will consolidate to advance the NFL’s authentic ‘Pick’em’ allowed to-play football match-up.

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