The National Basketball Association is one of the oldest and most successful leagues in the United States. Since Commissioner David Stern took control of the league 25 years ago, the sport has grown and grown in popularity not only in the United States, but also throughout the entire world.
The NBA has attracted the best players from around the world. Twenty years ago, no one would have predicted that a 7-foot German three-point shooter was going to turn the Dallas Maverick franchise around. That is exactly what Dirk Nowitzki did. The franchise was a joke for 10 years or so until they drafted the skinny, lanky Nowitzki in the 1998 NBA draft.
Players like Nowitzki have given fans from these countries someone to root for and a player to get passionate about. With more people watching the NBA game than ever before, it is not surprising that more people are also betting on NBA games than ever before. Some are winning bets consistently and making a ton of money.
The key to winning bets is not falling into the common betting trap. The most common mistake people make is failing to bet objectively. This error most often occurs when people are betting on games that their favorite team is competing in. Since you watch this team every week, you should have more knowledge of them than any other team. This could be a great team to bet on and make money, but you must bet objectively.
Most people betting on their favorite team's games are unable to bet objectively. They bet with their heart instead of their brain. Just because you want them to win the game does not mean you should put money on the game. If you think they are going to lose, you should put money down for them to lose. This is the best way to win bets, but severely anyone does it.
Placing bets against your favorite team proves that you can bet objectively. If you can not, you should not bet on any game that this team plays in. Your bias as a fan is too strong and it negatively effects your betting habits.