Which stats are most important in NBA online betting?

Written by TrevStone

NBA betting is a thrilling pursuit that can offer a lot of fun and satisfaction, as long as you know what to look for in your research. If you’re new to NBA online betting, take some time to learn the basics before revealing your picks with any sportsbook. Here are a few things to keep in mind when wagering on basketball games:

Watch the team’s schedule

You should also be aware of the team’s schedule. You can do this by looking at their recent performance, injury reports, roster moves, and upcoming schedule. If a team has a lot of games coming up in a row, they might have some tired players that could impact their performance on the court. Teams with injured players will often rest them for games so as not to aggravate their injuries further. This means that you may see some teams playing well over an extended period of time because they are healthy but then struggle when one or more key players is out for an extended period of time due to injury.

Check out the team’s injury report and roster moves

When you look at the injury report, it’s important to keep in mind that most teams will embellish their injuries. For example, a player may say he’s injured when he isn’t. Or perhaps a team says someone is out for the season when they’re actually healthy enough to play but not quite 100%. It’s hard to tell exactly what’s going on until you look into it more deeply.

Once you’re able to assess what kind of shape each team is in, then you can decide how much weight to give that information when betting on NBA games online. If one team looks like it has more injuries than another team does, then maybe that means that team won’t perform as well as expected during their next game against an opponent that doesn’t seem as handicapped by injuries right now—especially if both teams are evenly matched otherwise (for example). The same goes for roster moves: if your favorite player suddenly gets traded or released from his team during free agency season before playing any games yet this season, then consider using those new circumstances instead!

Know home/away winning percentages

This stat can easily be calculated by subtracting the number of losses at home from the number of losses away:

Home wins – Away Wins = Home/Away Winning Percentage (H/W).

This stat will help you determine which teams to bet on, because a team with a positive H/W has had more success at home than they have away. You should keep in mind, however, that this doesn’t mean that they will always win their next game in their own arena—it simply means that there’s an advantage for them when playing in front of their crowd. Similarly, if you see a negative H/W for any team, then it means that they’ve been better on the road than at home, but again it doesn’t mean anything about their next game necessarily; it just helps us understand how well-rounded this particular franchise is overall compared to others within its division or conference.

Look up betting trends

It’s important to know the betting trends of a team, player, and coach before placing wagers.

  • Betting trends of the team: Look at how well they’ve been doing in recent games and whether or not they’re trending up or down.
  • Betting trends of the player: A player with good stats shouldn’t be ignored because he’s on a losing team. Look at his previous performances as well as any injuries that might be affecting him today.
  • Betting trends of the coach: Some coaches are more conservative than others when it comes to making substitutions, while others may be more aggressive in their approach and make frequent changes during a game

Expertise in NBA online betting statistics is important

With so many different things to look at when betting on basketball, it’s important to know what you’re looking for. Stats are a huge facet of sports betting; be it any game. 

Hence, the first thing you need to do is understand what each stat means. The NBA and other sports-related websites provide explanations of the most important stats and how they affect the game. For example, an explanation of “points per game” could read: “Points per game measures how many points a given player scores in a season.” However, some explanations can be misleading or unclear, so if you come across one that doesn’t make sense ask someone who knows about basketball for clarification.

Once you understand what each stat means individually, it’s time to look at them as a whole. You need context in order to interpret any data correctly; otherwise, your analysis will be meaningless (or worse). For example: Let’s say player A averages 20 points per game while shooting 40% from three-point range while player B averages 10 points while shooting 30% from deep—who would win this hypothetical matchup? Well, the answer lies somewhere between those two numbers—it depends on where these numbers fall within their respective career ranges as well as how often each player took shots from long distances during their last season (and whether those attempts were made when defended by multiple defenders).


The NBA is a huge league, and with so much action happening at all times, it can be hard to keep up. Fortunately, there are ways to stay up to date on all the latest stats and trends in NBA online betting. We’ve provided some of the most important ones for you here (along with what they mean), but you may want to do your own research before placing any bets.

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Trevor 'TrevStone' Uren founded Pro Sports Extra in 2011 at the age of 13. He's hosted a podcast since 14 years old and continues to grow each month! He's currently 24 years old and has interviewed hundreds of professional athletes, business owners, and others who are shining online! Uren has built Pro Sports Extra to over 5M monthly visitors.