Bets on basketball by quarters at a bookmaker's office: catch-up, live and other strategies

Bets on basketball by quarters at a bookmaker's office: catch-up, live and other strategies
Not sure about the winner of the basketball game? So bet against the favorite in a separate quarter! There is a whole betting strategy for this.

Basketball quarter betting is a real outlet for sports betting players who love basketball but are wary of betting on the outcome of the entire match. Is it possible to win on basketball bets regardless of the final match results? Consider a quarter-wise basketball betting strategy that offers this method.

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Basketball betting

Basketball is one of the five most popular sports among players. It's fast enough. The peculiarities of basketball allow you to bet on a handicap in a wide range of points, to bet on team and general totals, and in large matches - on individual player statistics.

A significant advantage of betting in basketball is the number of game segments. There are only two of them in football - halves of 45 minutes. In basketball, four quarters of 10 (Europe) or 12 minutes (USA, Asia) are played. And all of the above betting options can be made not only for the regular time, but also for each half of the meeting, even for each quarter.

Before the start of the game, you can bet on the handicap or total of the first quarter, first half, of the whole game. In live, near the end of each game quarter, the player can bet on the next quarter. This way you will challenge yourself in predicting four mini-matches per game instead of one.

Players place similar bets using a special basketball strategy by quarter. Let's consider the components of this strategy.

The essence of the quarter basketball betting strategy

The strategy is based on a simple assumption: a team, even a hopeless outsider, can win at least one quarter of the favorite. Based on this idea, it makes sense to “catch” that very potentially winning quarter for this team.

That is, the basketball quarter betting strategy is based on catch-up. You are catching up with the quarter result you need in live basketball.

This strategy has the following advantages:

  • it is extremely rare for an outsider to lose all 4 quarters, even with a clear advantage in favor of the opponent,
  • after wins in the first and second quarters, the favorite tends to "loosen his grip", sometimes even to give rest to the best players, and a motivated outsider gnaws out a victory in the quarter,
  • Bookmakers do not always correctly assess the level of opponents, set handicaps, and this can be used in strategy bets.

Since it is initially impossible to assume which quarter will be the winning one, use the catch-up method when distributing the game bank for the match.

Bet on the underdog to win in the first quarter. If the bet has not entered, then increase the size of the bet on winning in the second quarter by two and a half times. Calculate the amount of each next bet using the formula: (current loss + target profit) / (coefficient - 1) .

If your team takes at least one quarter, then you will get back what you spent and make a profit in the amount of the first bet. If your team loses all four quarters, continue in another match.

Proponents of the basketball betting strategy talk about the need for match selection and strict adherence to money management. When choosing matches for a strategy, they advise paying attention to teams underestimated by bookmakers and approximately equal in level of rivals, insider information, such as the absence of leaders on the floor in the upcoming match, the presence of injuries among leading players, etc.

You also need to monitor the odds that bookmakers offer for teams and the first quarter before the match, and for the odds for the quarters during the match. If you choose a coefficient lower than 1.80 at a distance, even a large number of guessed and “caught” quarters will not give a profit to the player. In most bookmakers, the bet on a quarter is doubles, and often the odds for both options are approximately equal. Therefore, players are looking for the most attractive bookmakers in terms of coefficient.

Also, the bookmaker gives a quarter handicap. The strategy can use handicap bets instead of a pure outcome. In this case, choose the size of the handicap for which an acceptable coefficient is given.

How to bet on a basketball betting strategy by quarters

Consider an example of a single match for a basketball strategy bet by quarters. Let it be "Chicago" - "Denver". For the first quarter, a handicap of -1.5 / + 1.5 points is given for an odds of 1.80.

You want to bet according to the strategy and bet 100 rubles on Denver. The first quarter is won by "Chicago" with a score of 32:28. The handicap does not pass.

For the second quarter, the bookmaker gives the same handicap with the same odds. Bet again on Denver, calculating the bet amount using the formula: (100 + 100) / (1.80 - 1) = 250 rubles. The second quarter ends 25:23 - you lose again.

Cursing, you get 562.5 rubles out of your pocket and charge the handicap (+2.5) to Denver in the third quarter for 1.80. Your endurance is rewarded, in the quarter a draw at 30:30. The bet has finally won!

Let's calculate what this match brought you. You spent 350 rubles because of a loss in the first and second quarters, but won 562.5 x 1.80 = 1012.5 rubles. We subtract the loss and the amount of the bet. Your profit is 100 rubles. Not much. But you didn’t risk too much. There is no time to rest on our laurels, you need to forget this match and look for the next one.

Some players are modernizing the main ideas of the strategy, adding new features to it. You don't have to flirt with the first quarter in the selected match, but wait until the outsider loses and the line appears in the second quarter to start from it. True, this has no mathematical benefit.

How to Select Matches for a Basketball Quarter Betting Strategy

International leagues are popular among fans of this strategy, in which unpredictable results often occur. And the NBA, where the level of competition and confrontation in every match is high. Such national championships as the championships of the Philippines, Italy, Germany, France, Czech Republic are also suitable. Some players make up the top of the championships each season, in which there are more often outsider wins in quarters.

The main recommendations for the selection of matches are as follows:

  • see the statistics: none of the opposing teams should lose all quarters in a row in unsuccessful matches of the season,
  • study head-to-head meetings: there must be quarters won against each of the teams in head-to-head confrontations,
  • analyze totals: outsiders are welcomed, which are active in the second half of matches.

If your bet on the outsider won in the first quarter, you can safely move on to the next match. The bookmaker will no longer give a suitable amount of handicap to an outsider, and the bookmaker will try to return to the game in order not to miss the advantage in the match.

Is it profitable to bet on basketball according to the strategy of betting by quarters?

The effectiveness of this strategy depends on you, or rather on the choice of games. A competent selection of matches for a strategy can bring over 60% of the won bets, and without it, the indicator will be at the level of 20%.

A couple of lost matches for an ordinary player when betting flat will cause slight annoyance, and for a player in the strategy of betting on basketball by quarters - this is from eight to twelve lost stacks (by the number of quarters). Even with a careful distribution of the pot, it will take a long time to simply win back the resulting minus.

The main advantage of this strategy is the large number of matches for selection. The basketball season lasts 6-8 months and any company offers a wide range of national championships and international tournaments.

There are enough cons:

  • selection of matches is needed, but the selection criteria are subjective and unstable: for example, what worked last season may not work in the new one,
  • catch-up is an aggressive form of pot distribution: several negative matches in a row will increase the amount of the next bet so much that you will have to accept a loss,
  • you need to catch matches in real time, monitor the odds and their changes,
  • the bookmaker's limits on the size of bets by quarters in basketball games are not the highest, and this limits the catch-up.

Try a quarter-wise basketball betting strategy - and keep a game diary. At first, you do not need to bet real money, just fix the outcomes on which you would have bet. Over time, you will realize if you are good enough at choosing matches and bets.