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The NBA season is long, with 30 teams playing 82 games, followed by four rounds of the playoffs, with each series being a best-of-seven. That can lead to a dragged-out season, but that also leaves a lot of betting opportunities.

Beyond the Basics: Additional Betting Options in NBA

Bettors can place wagers on every game, covering the basic three betting options: against the spread, money line, and points total.

However, placing bets on games outside those three options is possible. That is what NBA props are. Props allow bettors to have more flexibility in their betting options. These bets can also be paired with one of the main three to create a parlay, making more profit possible.

Because NBA prop bets tend to be outside the usual betting options, they can often be anything within the game. You could bet on alternative NBA lines or a team to win by specific points or ranges. In addition, props also feature bets on first-half winners or the first team to score 25 points.

The odds for these kinds of bets can look very different. For betting on the winning margin, all the lines are presented in a list with odds according to how close a game might be. Then, when picking a team leading at halftime, there are only three options, either the two teams or a tie.

Player Props: Betting on Individual Performance

While these options offer more variety, they are not the top NBA betting props. That is reserved for player props. Player prop betting revolves around what stats someone puts up in each game. There are many options to pick from, with bets placed on how many points, rebounds, assists, threes, blocks, and steals a player can have. Plus, there is an option to bet on the total combined number of points, rebounds, and assists that a player might have, or if a player has a double-double.

Understanding Player Prop Lines: Over/Under Bets Explained

Furthermore, player props are also very simple to understand, making them easier options for bettors. They look like over/under bets, with players either having more or less of a stat line set by the sportsbook. For example, the line could be set at 28.5 points for Kevin Durant to score in a game. The bettors need to think if Durant will have more or less than that number and place their bet accordingly. It works the same with all other stat-based player props.

NBA Props Betting Guide

BetUS is an excellent option for placing bets on NBA props. The sportsbook has all the top props, with regularly updated odds. That includes player props, which are often perfect for parlays.

If you bet on a team to cover the spread or win on the money line, there is a good chance one of the top players will have a good game. Parlaying a player prop bet with a team to cover the spread can be a great way to boost winnings if the bets hit.

Player Prop Matchups

NBA betting props for players can sometimes be challenging, but they make much more sense when broken down. It is essential to look at the opposing team’s matchups and the players’ averages against them.

Returning to the Durant example, he averages over 27 points per game for his career. More often than not, as one of the best scorers in the league, he will have good offensive games. However, to determine which games he might hit the over on his points total average, you must look at the opponent and how he has been scoring. Durant loves to score on the wings, so if he is facing a team with poor wing defenders and they don’t have the height to match up, he could be in for a big game.

Similarly, someone like Stephen Curry could be an interesting player for NBA prop bets. He is one of the best shooters in the NBA, so the amount of threes he makes in a game is high, which can be a prop bet. If the opposing team does not have a strong perimeter defender and a center that does not defend the three-point line, Curry will take a lot of threes, with him likely making many of them.

This line of thinking can help with other players, too. Pay attention to what players usually do, then bet on them to exceed that by facing an opponent they can succeed against. The opposite works the same. If a star player faces a team that can take away their main skill, it could result in a bad game for them.

However, while betting on star players to live up to their averages or surpass them is often the easier option, picking a player to break out is more profitable but much more difficult. This often relies on a player who hasn’t succeeded or gotten the right opportunities.

To place a bet on one of these players often takes a specific circumstance. A star player or rotation piece is injured or will miss the game, and now this player is given more minutes. Usually, the lines or odds on this player to have a big game are lower, so betting on them to put up decent stats can have the best value. The tricky thing is finding or knowing about the player. The bettor must pay attention to NBA news of what players might shine if called upon.

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NBA Props FAQs

Player props are probably the best option for NBA betting props, especially on points total. So many players have big or bad nights, and betting on them can be easily placed into parlays.

An essential aspect of picking player props is looking at the opposing team matchup. The opposing team could pose a real problem for a player or be the perfect matchup for a big game.

When placing prop bets, it’s important to look at trends and averages for players or teams and compare them to the opponent.

Yes, you can combine multiple prop bets into a parlay. However, avoid the same prop bet, such as two players over in points on the same team.

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Rolling If Bets are:
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How to Place a Rolling If Bet:
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  • Click on the Rolling If Bet button next to the wager detail
  • In the RIF dropdown, choose a wager that you want to use for RIF
  • Click on "If Win Only" or "If Win or Push" (explained above)
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Rolling If Bets (RIF) allow you to use the balance (amount) from existing wagers to make a new wager. As long as existing wagers have not been graded, the amount wagered can still be used to make new wagers. However, if your original wager loses, the Rolling If Bet is then cancelled. There are two options for ties (pushes); you can specify if you want the Rolling If Bet to continue in case of a tie or simply cancel the RIF.

Rolling If Bets are:
  • only allowed on straight bets, Parlays and Teasers.
  • not available with Free Plays or Futures and Props
  • only available if you have pre existing, non graded wagers
  • you can only use the funds from the amount of the pre existing wager
How to Place a Rolling If Bet:
  • Choose any straight, parlay or teaser and Place it on the Bet Slip
  • Click on the Rolling If Bet button next to the wager detail
  • In the RIF dropdown, choose a wager that you want to use for RIF
  • Click on "If Win Only" or "If Win or Push" (explained above)
  • Fill in the amount and confirm your wager (the system will not allow you a higher amount than what is available)
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