Overview of our 1x2 basketball predictions
The 1x2 betting market lets people predict the outcome of basketball games, including winners of each quarter and each half of a game aside from the ultimate match winner. Typically, bookies account for overtime, and you can’t choose a draw as an outcome.
There are two standard options in 1x2 basketball betting tips:
If the regular time ends in a tie, teams go to overtime (OT). Whoever wins the overtime wins the game. Our 1x2 basketball predictions are picks for several leagues and competitions, mainly for the NBA (North America). We publish accumulator selections with considerable odds, too, so you can use them or go solo with single picks.
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1x2 basketball betting tips: what’s that?
One can understand 1x2 basketball tips very easily: these are betting recommendations for one or the other squad to win the given match (OT included), its quarter, or its half.
These are two-way picks because of only two options: the home and the away team to win. The other name for this kind of bet is the money line.
Expanding on the topic, there are two halves and four quarters in a basketball match. You can bet on the winner of each half and quarter, e.g. the Golden State Warriors winning the first half.
Example: a gamble on an NBA clash between the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics, with the Heat playing at home. A bet on “1” in the 1x2 betting market means staking on Miami to win, while by choosing “2”, you are placing your money on Boston’s triumph.
Half-time and quarter bets work in the same manner. However, if you place a half-time/full-time bet on a basketball match, also called a double result, you need to correctly predict the outcome by half-time and by the end of the whole game.
Note: bookies may take 1x2 bets on basketball with a draw as a betting option. In this case, they won’t account for overtime when settling the slips. So check the rules!
Accumulators with basketball 1x2 bets
The sweet part of gambling on accumulators with our 1x2 basketball betting tips is that we combined them with other bets like over/under point totals, quarters scores, and handicaps. The main thing is for all selections to be from separate matches.
Accumulator basketball predictions with 1x2 have more enormous odds than single picks. While the singles are priced somewhere from 1.50 (-200 American; 1/2 Fractional) to 3.00 (+200 American; 2/1 Fractional), accumulators often reach 10.00 (+900 American; 9/1 Fractional).
Predicted basketball tournaments
Some of the tournaments with basketball 1x2 tips on Takebet Ghana:
- FIBA Basketball World Cup
- FIBA Africa Basketball League
- Summer Olympic basketball tournament
In the NBA, we start analysing matches right from the pre-season sequence. Then we predict regular games and the playoffs up to the NBA finals every season.
How experts analyse basketball for 1x2 tips
Data is king in analysing basketball, and we know that at Takebet Ghana.
Our experts start by researching the team data. We explore the matches from the last couple of months, accounting for winning and losing streaks, scoring trends, and attack and defence performances of teams and key players.
Takebet Ghana explores H2H clashes from the current and the last season to answer a seemingly simple question: which squad among the two will have the upper hand?
The team news comes next. Before making any tips, one should check out the available players. You’ve got to account for injured and suspended players and the fitness of key performers. Doing that will help you predict the roster for the upcoming game. Absentees affect the results because, without game-forming players, team performance drops.
The home advantage is a factor you cannot ignore. In this case, you bank on a team to get the home win with the undeniable support of its fans. Look at the team’s home record in the previous games to learn how many successes they’ve got compared to defeats.
Sometimes we punt on the away team in our 1x2 basketball predictions. For example, when a team is on the road, has won two games with one remaining, and is facing a weaker franchise playing at home, we would bet on the away side to close the road trip with a victory.
Betting odds and probabilities matter when you select your bets. If the odds are not favourable, no one will stake their money. But, on the other hand, everyone wants to win, at least in the long run. So Takebet Ghana checks out top betting sites to get you the latest odds in our predictions.
Basketball strategies for 1x2 betting
Using strategies from tipsters as a guideline is the easiest way for a newbie punter to start gambling on sports. Make better basketball tips with 1x2 betting strategies:
- Strategy for basketball quarter bets. The underdog rarely loses all four quarters, even if they are bound to lose the match. Moreover, the favourite sometimes loses his grip after winning the first half of a match. Your aim here is to pursue the underdog’s quarter win with a tactic called Martingale, doubling your stake after each loss to refund your depletion — and win some next time. Arm yourself with the following recommendations to choose teams and matches: 1) there should be no lost matches with all the quarters lost for both squads this season, 2) over 80% of the H2H matches this season should have at least one quarter won by each team, 3) choose teams who are more productive point-wise in the second half as underdogs.
- Strategy for basketball underdog bets. Make basketball 1x2 predictions for the underdog winning under the following circumstances: 1) the favourite is playing an away match and is not motivated to pull off a conclusive victory, 2) the underdog is on a streak of a few losses or has lost more often than usual recently, but now a key player is coming back, or the team is incredibly motivated — the odds on a clean win may reach 4.00 (+300 American; 3/1 Fractional) or more, 3) the same but different thing about the odds, when the favourite had a few big wins, 4) according to H2H, the underdog always puts up a fight. In this case, betting on the underdog with a handicap and odds of 2.00+ is a good idea.
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