July 21, 2024

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NBA Courtside Chronicles Part. 6: Advanced Betting

Another episode of our beloved NBA Courtside Chronicles series is here again! In the last episode, we introduced how odds work in the NBA game itself. This time, however, we return to the bets themselves, which we have also introduced before. But besides the basic three bets in the NBA, there are also other more complex ones that offer broader betting options, for example during the game or for future outcomes.

Betting on Playoff Results

The Playoffs themselves start on April 20th and end in July. If you want to bet on this year’s NBA champion, it requires a lot of strategic steps, foresight, and also luck. In sports, you never know how things might end up. When betting on the playoffs, you’re not just betting on the winners of individual games, but on the overall series winner. It’s very important to think this bet through thoroughly before placing it. Currently, the Boston Celtics are leading in the East and the Minnesota Timberwolves in the West. Do you already have an idea who will face off in the playoffs?

Future Bets on Conference Victories

Future bets allow you to predict long-term outcomes. If, for example, your favorite is the Minnesota Timberwolves in the Western Conference, a Future bet is exactly what you’re looking for. Future bets are most popular at the beginning of the season as the odds are very high and you can earn a substantial amount if your favorite meets expectations.

Bets on Individual Players’ Performances and Awards

Do you have a favorite player this season who you know never misses a shot? In that case, a bet on performance and awards for individual players might suit you. You can bet, for example, on who will receive the MVP award or who will be the top scorer of the season. At ChampionBet, we recommend watching this year’s stars like Giannis Antetokounmpo from the Milwaukee Bucks, Luka Doncic from the Dallas Mavericks, or Nikola Jokic from the Denver Nuggets.

Real-Time Betting

Live betting is for fans who love adrenaline. You can bet on all possible aspects of the game in real-time, which includes bets on the outcomes of individual quarters or halves. It’s popular to bet on teams that start off strong, as you can bet on their victory in the first quarter. Besides, you can also bet on the performances of individual players during the game. Think LeBron James or Nikola Jokic will score 50 points in a game? No problem!

Live betting requires quick thinking and the ability to adapt to the changing dynamics of the game. Odds can change rapidly, bringing adrenaline and unpredictability to every moment of an NBA game. Will you try it with us?

In the next NBA episode, we plan to describe what’s currently happening in the ongoing season. If you enjoy our NBA Courtside Chronicles series, don’t forget to regularly follow our blog. Additionally, we are preparing a new series for all football enthusiasts about the Premier League. Stay tuned to ChampionBet and stay informed!

How do NBA odds work? Read our new Courtside Chronicles article.

NBA Courtside Chronicles Part. 5: Odds

The 78th NBA season is in full progress. If you’re as big a basketball fan as we are at ChampionBet, you’ve surely been following our NBA Courtside Chronicles series, where we gradually dive into all the essential info about this sport. In our last episode, we focused on the basics of betting, and today, we’re going to get a closer look at understanding odds.

NBA Odds

How should you properly understand odds? Odds not only show the teams’ chances of winning but also how much you can win on your bet. So, it’s really important to understand how odds are set up and what they exactly mean.

How Are Odds Created?

Odds are based on many significant factors. The most important include the team’s performance in recent games, current form, player injuries, league standings, and even public events related to NBA players. Complex algorithms are used to set the overall odds.

Different Types of Odds

The Dynamics of Odds

NBA odds can change based on many events. It’s very important to follow the entire season, new information, and stats so you don’t miss anything crucial. The dynamics of odds take into account injuries to key players, changes in lineups, or the impact of big public bets.

Analyzing Odds

If you want to get really into NBA betting, you need to do a thorough analysis to better understand how the current odds are set. It’s important to watch individual games, shifts in the standings, and also follow trends and player stats, and carefully compare everything.

If you’re starting to get the hang of basketball betting and feel like making a bet, this weekend the NBA offers almost 20 live games. Before you bet, definitely check who’s at the top of the tables and all other information mentioned in our article today. Next week, look forward to another episode of our Courtside Chronicles series. Keep following our ChampionBet Ghana blog for your regular dose of sports info!

Do you have your favorite player in this NBA season?

NBA Courtside Chronicles Part. 4: Basics Of Betting

Last year, we kicked off our Courtside Chronicles basketball series at ChampionBet Ghana. In the first three parts, we covered the history, rules, and key players of the NBA. Now, we’re diving into NBA betting, a discipline that’s a bit different from football betting. The 78th season of the American NBA is in full swing, with the Minnesota Timberwolves leading in the Western Conference. The Eastern Conference is dominated by the Boston Celtics. Let’s explore the basic bets and get to know the whole world of NBA betting…


Moneyline betting is the simplest way to bet. You bet on which team will win the game. The score difference doesn’t matter; you’re just picking the winner. The odds in a moneyline bet show the team’s chances of winning. Lower odds mean a favorite, while higher odds point to an underdog.

Choose the team you believe will win and place your bet. If they win, you win, based on the odds you got.

Spread (Handicap)

Handicap betting, or spread betting in basketball, levels the playing field between two teams of different strengths. This is done with a “handicap” assigned to both teams, showing the gap in their abilities.

If a team is a strong favorite, it gets a negative handicap. It means they need to win by more than a certain number of points to cover the spread. For instance, the Los Angeles Lakers might have a -5.5 point handicap, so they need to win by over 5.5 points.

Conversely, a team like the Phoenix Suns might get a positive handicap as the underdog. If they have a +5.5 point handicap, they can lose by up to 5 points or win the game and still cover the spread.

The odds in a spread bet are usually standard, but the handicap number is what’s important. Understanding and using this number right is key to winning NBA bets.

Total (Total Score)

A Total bet in the NBA basketball is all about the combined score of both teams at the end of the game, no matter who wins. Bookmakers set a number, like 226,5 points, as the expected total score. You bet on whether the real score will be “over” or “under” this number.

When you decide whether the score will be higher or lower, look closely at both teams – their scoring and defense. Consider things like the average points they score and their current form against similar teams.

The total bet is really popular with fans who love digging into NBA stats and team performances. It adds another layer to betting beyond just picking who wins, making the game even more thrilling.

In our next part, we’ll dive into odds and how they change. After all, you can’t cover everything about NBA betting in just one piece. Keep following our ChampionBet blog to learn more!

If you were a regular on the ChampionBet blog, you would have noticed that we released two episodes of our latest NBA Courtside Chronicles basketball series. We plan to enrich all football fans in Ghana with basketball as well, as it is one of the most action-packed and fast-paced sports. Something is always happening on the court, which we enjoy. If you have read the first and second parts, you already have some basic knowledge. Today we’re going to talk about legendary players, top coaches, and young rising stars. Are you ready for this? NBA Courtside Chronicles Part. 3 is here!

Top Players of All Time:


Michael Jordan

Considered one of the greatest basketball players of all time, Michael Jordan is known for leading the Chicago Bulls to six NBA championships in the 1990s. Known for his competitive spirit, excellent defense, and ability to decide crucial games, Jordan has won the MVP (Most Valuable Player) award five times and was selected for the All-Star team 14 times.

LeBron James

Often compared to Jordan, LeBron is renowned for his versatility and ability to dominate at both ends of the court. He has achieved success with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, and Los Angeles Lakers, winning four MVP titles and four NBA championships. LeBron is also notable for his off-court influence, particularly in education and social issues.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

As the all-time leading scorer in NBA history, Kareem is legendary for his unstoppable skyhook and six championship titles. Playing for the Milwaukee Bucks and later the Los Angeles Lakers, he was honored with six MVP awards.

Magic Johnson

A key figure for the Los Angeles Lakers, Magic was celebrated for his ability to play multiple positions, crucial to the “Showtime Lakers” era in the 1980s. He won five NBA championships and was a three-time Finals MVP.

Larry Bird

One of the NBA’s greatest shooters, Bird led the Boston Celtics to three championships. Famous for his rivalry with Magic Johnson, he played a significant role in increasing the NBA’s popularity. Bird was a three-time MVP and is regarded as one of the NBA’s all-time greats.

Wilt Chamberlain

Chamberlain, legendary for record-breaking performances including a 100-point game, played for the Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers, and Los Angeles Lakers. He is celebrated for his physical dominance and scoring prowess.

Bill Russell

With 11 NBA titles with the Boston Celtics, Russell stands as one of the most successful players in history. A master of defense, he was known for his shot-blocking and game-changing ability, even without scoring.

Kobe Bryant

The Los Angeles Lakers star, Kobe was known for his relentless work ethic and “Mamba Mentality.” He won five NBA titles and was named the NBA Finals MVP twice.

Tim Duncan

Nicknamed “The Big Fundamental,” Duncan led the San Antonio Spurs to five championships. Renowned for his calm leadership, efficient play, and exceptional defense, he was a two-time league MVP.

Dennis Rodman

Rodman, celebrated for his exceptional defense and rebounding, was pivotal for teams like the Detroit Pistons and Chicago Bulls, winning a total of five NBA titles. Leading the league in rebounds seven times and honored as the NBA Defensive Player of the Year five times, Rodman’s significant impact on the game is undeniable.

Top Coaches of All Time

While the players on the court always receive the most spotlight, it’s equally important to remember the coaches behind the tactics that lead a team to victory. Let’s take a look at a few coaches who have been pivotal in NBA history.

Phil Jackson

Best known for his time with the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, Phil Jackson won a record 11 NBA titles as a head coach. His “Zen Master” philosophy and implementation of the “triangle offense” were instrumental in shaping the careers of players like Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant.

Red Auerbach

An icon of the Boston Celtics, Auerbach led the team to nine NBA championships between 1950 and 1966. Renowned for his player motivation techniques and innovative tactics, he significantly influenced the game.

Gregg Popovich

The coach of the San Antonio Spurs, Popovich is celebrated for his ability to cultivate a strong team culture and adaptability. He guided the Spurs to five NBA titles, emphasizing team play and defense.

Pat Riley

Known for his leadership of the Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks, and Miami Heat, Riley was the architect of the Lakers’ “Showtime” era in the 1980s. He won five NBA titles and is acclaimed for his charismatic leadership and knack for building winning teams.

Chuck Daly

Best known for his tenure with the Detroit Pistons, Daly led the team to two championships in 1989 and 1990. His “Bad Boys” Pistons were famous for their tough and aggressive style of play.

Young Talent

New stars are constantly emerging in the NBA. Players like Luka Doncic, Zion Williamson, and Ja Morant are bringing new energy and hustle to the game. Follow their stories and get caught up in the current NBA action.

Every season, the NBA evolves and brings new stories, legends, and unique moments. MVPs are shaping up every season, making it an absolute must to follow all the happenings of the basketball world. The NBA serves up its signature atmosphere every time and that’s what we enjoy most about it. If you’re as caught up as we are, I’ve got an article for you next week where you’ll learn how to bet on the NBA and what you shouldn’t miss. Follow the ChampionBet blog regularly to keep in the loop!

How well do you know the rules of the NBA?

The Basic Rules of the NBA

We love football, but basketball, particularly the American NBA, has become an increasingly hot topic for us at ChampionBet lately. Especially the NBA fixtures, which we covered a few basics about a week ago. If you caught our first article and are interested in learning more, read on! Today, we’ll talk about the basic rules, divisions, and playoffs in the NBA games today. This is NBA Courtside Chronicles Part 2.

The NBA is renowned for its fast-paced, dynamic, and attractive style of play. Let’s take a look at the key aspects of its rules:

Game Length

A standard NBA game, a critical part of the NBA schedule, is played over four quarters, each lasting 12 minutes. If the score is tied at the end of regulation, an overtime period of 5 minutes is played.


In basketball, there are three basic methods of scoring: the two-point shot (taken inside the three-point arc), the three-point shot (taken from behind the three-point arc), and free throws (each throw worth one point). The introduction of the three-point shot in 1979 added a new dynamic and strategy to the game.

Game Rules

The NBA has specific rules, such as the eight-second violation (requiring a team to advance the ball into the frontcourt within eight seconds), fouls, traveling, double dribbling, and more. Additionally, the rules regarding personal fouls and technical fouls differ from those in other basketball leagues, influencing the tactics and style of play.

Players on the Court

Each team can have five players on the court simultaneously. Substitutions can be made at any point during the game, subject to restrictions in certain game situations. Team strategies and player rotations are key to success in the NBA, with coaches and players needing to continuously adapt their approach based on the opponent and the flow of the game.

The Structure of the Season

The NBA season is divided into several phases:

Regular Season

Each team plays 82 games (41 at home and 41 away). The teams are split into two conferences, each with three divisions. The NBA season begins in the fall and ends in the spring.


The playoffs see 16 teams advancing – eight from each conference. The playoffs are elimination rounds in a best-of-seven format in each series, culminating in the NBA Finals where the conference champions face off.

Conference Divisions

The NBA is divided into the Eastern and Western Conferences, each comprising three divisions. Teams play games both within their own conference and against teams from the opposing conference. This divisional structure significantly impacts the teams’ paths to the playoffs and their matchups throughout the season.

If you’re getting into the thick of the action, we recommend watching this weekend’s Los Angeles Lakers vs San Antonio Spurs or Golden State Warriors vs Brooklyn Nets games. We’ll see you again next week with another installment of the NBA Courtside Chronicles. Follow our ChampionBet blog and you won’t miss a thing!

Do you want to learn something new about basketball?

NBA Courtside Chronicles Part. 1

Even though there’s still plenty of great football coming up this year, like in the UEFA Champions League or the Premier League, at ChampionBet, we’ve still got room in our hearts for another amazing sport. Yes, we’re talking about basketball, specifically American basketball. That’s why we’ve decided it wouldn’t be a bad idea to start bringing you closer to the place where basketball history is written every year – NBA.

The league, home to the world’s best basketball players, offers not just the perfect sporting spectacle, but also stories that are both inspiring and emotional. Just take a look at the story of the legendary Michael Jordan, King LeBron James, or the rise of African stars like Hakeem Olajuwon and Joel Embiid, which only confirms that the sky is the limit for those who dare to dream.

Are you interested in learning more about this popular American sport? Then read on! This is the first part of our NBA Courtside Chronicles series, in which we delve into the sport’s early days and talk about the golden era.

The Origins and Evolution of the NBA

Before the NBA was officially formed, the Basketball Association of America (BAA) was founded in 1946. It merged with the rival National Basketball League (NBL) in 1949, laying the foundation stone for the National Basketball Association.

Additional facts: The National Basketball League was established earlier, in 1937. This merger of the two leagues helped consolidate talent and resources, leading to greater popularity and elevating basketball to the next level.

The Golden Era of the NBA

The NBA’s golden era spans various decades. The 1960s were marked by Bill Russell’s dominance with the Boston Celtics throughout his entire career. In the 1980s, the NBA transformed dramatically, fueled by the rivalry between Magic Johnson (Los Angeles Lakers) and Larry Bird (Boston Celtics), which significantly boosted the league’s popularity. The 1990s then belonged to Michael Jordan and his Chicago Bulls, who became a global symbol of basketball.

The new millennium witnessed the rise of stars like Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, and Stephen Curry. They not only carried the prestige of the NBA but also contributed to the game’s further evolution. This era has seen increased globalization in the NBA, with a growing number of international players emerging as key figures in their teams.

During the 21st century, a lot of innovation in technology has been focused on tracking games and improving the rules of the game. The NBA’s influence extends beyond American culture, impacting fashion, music, and essentially the global sports landscape.

In the next part, we’ll cover the basic rules, playoffs and divisions. Follow our ChampionBet blog to stay up to date!