1x2 basketball predictions overview
In the 1x2 betting market, wagers are made on the final outcome of basketball games, including winners of each quarter and each half aside from a match winner. The draw is typically absent, while any overtime is counted in. Takebet Zimbabwe delivers betting picks for matches and periods.
There are two standard options in 1x2 basketball betting tips:
There is no draw result here. If regular time ends in a tie, teams go to overtime (OT). Whoever wins overtime, wins the game. The selections for the basketball predictions 1x2 are picks from different leagues and competitions, mainly the NBA (North America). Accumulator selections are published with larger odds, and you can either gamble on them or go solo with single picks.
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Basketball betting tips 1x2 explained
One can understand 1x2 basketball tips very easily: these are betting recommendations for one or the other squad winning the given match (OT included), or its quarter, or its half. These are two-way picks because only two options are available: the home or the away team to win. The other names for these include basketball money line betting picks and tips on win draw win.
Expanding on the topic, there are two halves and four quarters in a match. You can bet on the winner of each half, e.g. the Golden State Warriors to win the first half. Or, you can wager on the winner of each quarter. Also, one can bet on the half time full time result as a single bet.
Example of a standard two-way 1x2 basketball prediction: a gamble on the NBA clash between Miami Heat and Boston Celtics, where the Heat are playing at home. A bet on “1” means staking on Miami to win, while a wager on “2” is staking on Boston's triumph.
Note that sometimes bookies don’t include overtime and still take bets with a draw excluded as an option. So if regulation time ends in a tie, then a bettor loses because neither side has won.
Half time and quarter bets work in the same manner. However, if you place a half time full time bet on a basketball match, which is also called a double result bet (don’t confuse it with double chance), you need to predict both the outcome at half time and of the whole match.
Accumulator basketball 1x2 betting predictions
The sweet part of gambling on accumulators with basketball betting tips 1x2 is that they are combined with other types of picks like over under total, scores of quarters and handicaps by the analysts of Takebet Zimbabwe. The main thing is for all selections to be from separate matches.
Accumulator basketball predictions 1x2 have high odds that are bigger than in singles. While the latter are usually 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).
Tournaments with 1x2 basketball betting tips
Experts select matches from popular basketball competitions to analyse them and come with 1x2 basketball tips. Takebet Zimbabwe predicts games in America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania.
Some tournaments with win draw win basketball predictions on Takebet Zimbabwe:
- FIBA Basketball World Cup
- FIBA Africa Basketball League
- Summer Olympic basketball tournament and more
How experts analyse basketball for best 1x2 tips
Data is the god when it comes to analysing basketball and forecasting events here on Takebet Zimbabwe.
Our experts start with researching the team data. The matches from the last couple of months are broken down, starting with accounting for winning and losing streaks, scoring trends, attack and defence performance by teams and key players. We explore H2H clashes in the same time frame to answer the question of who among two squads has the upper hand against the other.
The team news comes next. Before choosing any win draw win basketball tips, one should check out the available players first, to account for injured and suspended players as well as the fitness of key performers. This helps to predict the roster for the upcoming game. Absentees can affect the result of a team, as without the game-forming player performance might drop.
Home advantage is a factor that cannot be ignored. Top teams in the NBA always have a very good record in the league, so in this case, you bank on them to get the home win. Look at their home record in the previous games, how many wins they’ve got and compare it to the losses.
Staking on the away team in your basketball betting tips 1x2 can also be possible depending on the scenario. When a team is on the road and has won, say, two games already with one remaining, and if they are facing a weaker opposition that is playing at home, you can bet on the away side because of their form. And they will probably close out the road trip with another win.
Betting odds and probabilities matter when you select your bets. If the odds are not favourable, no one will stake their money. Everyone wants to win, at least in the long run. Takebet Zimbabwe checks out different betting sites to get you the latest odds and provide predictions with good ones.
Betting strategies for win draw win basketball predictions
Using strategies from tipsters as a guideline is the easiest way for a newbie punter to start gambling on sports. And there are betting strategies for basketball predictions 1x2 to help.
Let’s explore some of them!
Betting strategy for quarter 1x2 basketball tips. The thing is, the underdog rarely loses all four quarters even if they are bound to lose the match. Moreover, after winning the first half of a match, the favourite sometimes loses his grip. Your aim here is to pursue the underdog’s quarter win with a tactic called Martingale, doubling your stake after each loss in order 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 tips 1x2 on underdogs. Wager on the underdog 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 especially 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. A good pick in this case is a handicap on the underdog with the betting odds of 2.00 or more.
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