Back in 2012, I was still pretty new to sports betting and lost my bankroll doing live NBA betting. I guess it was a learning experience. During that time, I found an interesting thing to bet on, free throws.The odds on free throws aren’t really good, ranging from -600 to -1,100 but most of the time I won the bet. Which kept my bankroll growing while I lost other live
The odds on free throws aren’t really good, ranging from -600 to -1,100 but most of the time I won the bet. Which kept my bankroll growing while I lost other live inplay bets.
Going over my in-play bets, I noticed a trend when it came to the winning wagers. 80%+ winning bets were on the free throw wagers. When it comes to NBA live in-game betting you can bet on anything from the next shot to who will make the next steal. I developed a live betting strategy that focuses on free throw shots only.
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Find High Percentage Free Throw Shooters
If you know your favorite team players than you already know who the best free throw shooters are. Now if you don’t know your team players well or watching a basketball game that isn’t your favorite team. You need to do some research and here are a few options;
Option 1: You could wait until one of the commentators say which players are good at free throws.Option B: Go on the official basketball website for the given league or team and look up the players on the team to see their free throw shooting percentage.
Option B: Go on the official basketball website for the given league or team and look up the players on the team to see their free throw shooting percentage.
Make sure they have a 75% or higher shooting free throw percentage. Option 1 is only good if you’re watching the game. Option B can work for college, NBA, and international basketball leagues. Just make sure the online sportsbook you’re using is offering live inplay betting for a basketball game while you have time to fire off bets.
Now that you found some good free throw shooters in the game that the sportsbook is offering live basketball betting. Its time to decide how many units to place on each wager. I recommend using only 1% of your bankroll on each wager when it comes to live betting. Sure you won’t make a huge profit betting on free throws given such bad odds on free throws. However, just betting 1% of your bankroll on each free throw would give you a nice profit by the end of the game.
Some sportsbooks offer betting options on each free throw and the set of free throws. Never bet on the set as it could easily be a lost even with the best free throw shooters in the league. Always do a single bet on each free throw shot. While the odds on the first free throw could be as good as -300 to -600, the second free throw is usually the one with the worst odds at something like -1100 because 9 out of 10 NBA players make the second shot.