Basketball is one of the most popular sports in the world. In this game, two teams oppose each other on a rectangle-shaped court and compete by shooting a ball through the basketball hoop and prevent the other team from shooting the ball through the hoop successfully. Basketball was first played on December 21, 1891. Since the time it was first played 128 years ago, the game has gained a lot of popularity among the masses, and now it generates billions of dollars of revenue.
How it’s played
In basketball, two teams mostly have five players each. Both teams try to shoot a basketball. The objective of the game is to score the highest points by shooting the most amount of successful shots through the hoop. This game can be played both indoors and outdoors. It has also been accepted as an Olympic sport after the 1904 summer Olympics included basketball.
Most watched basketball leagues.
Since its inception 128 years ago, there have been many national and international leagues. Basketball has become a household sport, and famous basketball players are household names. The most-watched basketball league in the world is from the NBA (National Basketball Association). The NBA was created in 1946, and it started with just 11 teams. These NBA games take place in America with American players. Other than that, most popular leagues outside the NBA are the EuroLeague, Spain’s Liga ACB, Turkish Basketball Super League (BSL), Russia’s VTB United League, Germany’s Basketball Bundesliga (BBL), etc.
Basketball in India
Basketball started in 1930 in India. The first National Championship happened in 1934 in New Delhi. Since then, basketball has become a popular sport in India. Today, basketball tournaments happen in most of the universities, high schools, and colleges of India. Both men and women play it. The United Basketball Alliance (UBA) was founded in 2015 as the first professional men’s basketball league in India. There are eight teams in the UBA.
Things to consider before placing a bet
Like all games and sports with a huge fanbase, basketball lovers all around the world love putting their money on their favorite players and teams and hope to win some money when their beloved team wins. You can bet on the players from the big leagues and even bet on college games. There are many odds that you need to consider when you bet on basketball. You need to keep a note of occurrences of the players and teams you will bet on. You need to take note of their performances and other things. To make a smart bet, you need to know all the odds beforehand. You should always stay up to date with news regarding your favorite teams and players.
Tips and Tricks
Betting on sports can be tricky. So, you need to keep your eyes and ears open to all kinds of information. You need to take note of every match of the team that you’ll put your money on. You need to be aware of the statistics of the players. Something that you should also take note of is the opposing team’s history. If you want to make an educated bet, you also need to understand your opponent as much as you need to know your team.