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If you’re keen to make a slam dunk bet on basketball, don’t waste your time waiting in line at the bookies, head to Parimatch. We’re you’re one-stop-shop for all your basketball betting requirements.

Not only do we have an incredible range of basketball matches on offer for you, but Parimatch also provides a sleek Android/iOS app to bet on basketball straight from your phone. With our easy registration and welcome bonuses, you’ll be betting on basketball in no time!

Although the website and app are easy-to-understand and user-friendly, you still might need a little help on placing your first basketball bets. So here’s a comprehensive guide to walk you through step by step.

How to Bet on Basketball using Parimatch

As your state-of-the-art intuitive betting platform, Parimatch has designed an easy solution for you to place all basketball bets in one location — saving time, money, and effort. Not only that, our sleek platform makes it straightforward to find the matches you want and place bets without hassle.


  • Head to the Parimatch official website
  • Choose either live, pre-match, or virtual betting
  • Select the games you want to bet on in the “Basketball” tab on the top menu
  • Pick your match from the basketball tab
  • Select your odds
  • Place your bet!

A Step-by-Step Guide to Place a Basketball Bet on Parimatch

Even if tech isn’t your forte, the Parimatch betting platform is still ideal for you. Whether you’re trying to work your way around the Parimatch betting app or you’re using our web-based platform, we’ve made it super simple to navigate our software.

If you still need a few pointers, follow this step-by-step guide to placing a bet on basketball for real money using Parimatch.

  • Visit the Parimatch official website —
  • If you haven’t already registered, you’ll need to sign up for your Parimatch betting account
  • Once you’ve signed in, you’ll need to make a deposit before you can start betting on the Parimatch platform
  • Deposit made? Choose the basketball bets you want to place — live, pre-match, or virtual basketball are available in the bottom menu
  • Whichever form of betting you’re going for, select “Basketball” from the top menu to see a list of the available games to bet on
  • Select the game that you’d like to wager on. Popular bets are displayed below the game’s title. If you’d like other bet options, click through by clicking on the game for a list of the available odds to bet on
  • Once you’ve chosen your odds, the number on the betslip in the bottom menu will increase
  • When you’ve chosen all your bets, head to the betslip
  • Choose either “Parlay” or “System” in the betslip tab
  • Check your bets and decide on parlay or system bets, flicking between the two in the top tabs — system bets can only be placed if you’ve chosen 3 or more games
  • Click “Place bet” when you’re good to go

What Basketball Bets Are on Offer on Parimatch

Like to bet on live basketball? Fancy wagering on virtual basketball games? Perhaps you’d like to get a little pre-match wager in before the balls start bouncing. Either way, Parimatch offers live, virtual, and pre-match betting on basketball.

When you click through to our available basketball bets, you’ll see we provide the widest range of basketball bets in Africa. We’re proud to offer up a platter of championships, matches, and league basketball bets for you to wager on. From international tournaments like the FIBA World Cup and Euroleague to NBA and NBA pre-season games, Parimatch hosts it all.

When it comes to betting strategy options, we’re come out on top. Our vast array of odds and betting strategy choices mean you can spread bets, bet on a point spread, cherry-pick, make moneyline bets, and so much more. You’re spoiled for choice when it comes to betting on basketball with Parimatch.

Parimatch’s Top Basketball Betting Strategy Tips

For seasoned basketball bettors, strategy comes into play when placing wagers. Using team and player histories, previous scorecards and league tables, and relevant insider news, we can piece together tactical systems for placing more effective bets on basketball.

Luckily, Parimatch is dedicated to providing customers with the flexibility to be able to place a wide variety of bets using a multitude of different basketball betting strategies. Both our next-generation sports betting app and our dynamic web-based platform provides access to a whole realm of betting options to quench the thirst of any strategic bettor!

Want to know our top strategies for betting on basketball this year? Here’s a rundown of our favorite basketball betting strategies.

Cherry-Pick Your Basketball Bets on Parimatch

Cherry-picking is a term used to refer to the art of selecting the best basketball matches and bets that have the highest chance of paying out well. While this may seem like an obvious tactic, it requires a bit of hard work.

Basketball, like all sports, has a background that you can research. For a better understanding of the best basketball bets to place on Parimatch, you need to get to grips with player histories. Moreover, with combined team histories, along with scores, bitter rivalries, current injuries, fouls and behaviors, and many more aspects. That way, when teams go head-to-head, you have a greater understanding of any leverage that may help an underdog, or whether a game is a clear slam-dunk winner.

Luckily, Parimatchis committed to providing a goldmine of cherries for you to pick. We offer all our customers a catalog of different basketball games, championships, and leagues on which to bet. Take advantage of our arena of betting options, from over/under to point spread. Using your research, you can gain more explicit wisdom on which basketball bets to pick out on the Parimatch platform.

Spread Betting Tips on Parimatch

As with investment portfolios, it’s a wise idea to spread your bets — as the adage says. Instead of putting all your money on one game, spreading your bets means placing wagers in several different games at once. That way if you lose money on one game, this can be offset by winnings from another basketball match.

It is super simple to spread your bets on Parimatch. By clicking odds on multiple different games, you’ll see your bets collect in the betslip section of the Parimatch platform. When you’re ready, head over to the betslip and place multiple bets at once.

Use a Point Spread When Betting on Basketball

Point spreads (handicaps) are the most common form of basketball bet, especially when it comes to online basketball betting.

The point spread represents the number of points that a team needs to either win by or stay between. If the team achieves this, the bet pays out.

When betting on favorites, you’ll notice several points marked on the sportsbook with a ‘-’ in front. For bets to pay out, the team needs to win by more than the point number displayed.

If you’re betting on the underdog, however, you’ll see a ‘+’ in front of the assigned point number. When betting point spreads on underdogs, the team can either win or lose but to cover the spread, they need to succeed… or they need to fail within the point spread.

As an example, imagine that the Toronto Raptors and the Boston Celtics are playing each other, with the Boston Celtics coming in as the underdog. The spread may look like this:

Toronto Raptors (-4) or Boston Celtics (+4).

For the Raptors to win, they have to win by at least 5 points. For bets on the Celtics to pay out, they need to win or lose by less than 4 points.

On the occasion that the teams finish the game and are divided by the exact number as the spread, this is known as a “push” and bets are refunded to both sides. To avoid this, you’ll see that bets are often displayed on the Parimatch platform with half points.

Bet on Basketball Underdogs

As noted above, some people like to bet on the underdogs when it comes to placing basketball wagers. While this may seem counterintuitive, using the point spread mechanism, you can strategically increase your chances of winning on certain occasions by betting heavily on the underdog.

As shown above, for the underdog bet to pay out in point spread scenarios, they have to simply win outright, or lose within the point spread.

Betting on the underdogs can work in your favor if you have an intricate knowledge of the game. This works especially well when a favorite accidentally compliments an underdog. Say for example that a favorite has a powerful attack, but weaker defense — an underdog with strong defense and a quick attack may be more likely to win out.

If you objectively give a basketball team a score and find the odds have a discrepancy, this is known as value betting. If you win a value bet, you’ve won more than the “true” odds of the team. So if you see an underdog where a bookie gives a score of 7 but, you think it should be 4, you’ve found your value bet or “overlay”. This is your chance to win big, but remember that the risk is high.

Bet on Basketball Totals on Parimatch

Also known as over/under betting, basketball totals betting is a more dynamic strategy than just betting on who will win and who will lose.

Instead, the bookmaker comes up with a spread of points for the season or score for the game and bettors place wagers on whether basketball teams will go over or under this and by how much.

This has far better odds and allows you to be more strategic when considering score — based on player history, tactics, and quirks, as well as the team’s history and performance and their record with the opposition.

If you’d like to start placing bets on totals or over/under bets, click the “Basketball” tab, select a game and click through to the game’s landing page. There you will find a whole plethora of basketball totals options for betting over or under the bookmaker score.

Make Moneyline Bets on Parimatch

If you’re a less advanced basketball bettor and want to start somewhere, moneyline bets may be your best starting point. Extremely simple to get to grips with, a moneyline bet is a wager where the bettors bet that a particular team will win or lose a match, league, or tournament. Yes, it’s that straightforward!

Moneyline bets are available in both pre-match and virtual basketball betting on Parimatch. Simply sign in and head to either the “Pre-match”, “Live” or “Virtual” tabs, select “Basketball” and your preferred game, and you’ll find moneyline bets available on each game screen.

Would you like to study more tips for basketball belling? Here’s our detailed guide on basketball betting strategies!

So, What Are You Waiting For?

If you’re a keen basketball fan and fancy wagering real money on your favorite team, Parimatch has a state-of-the-art betting platform and app designed just for you. With the widest spread of basketball games, tournaments, and betting options in Africa, it’s no wonder we are continuously voted as the best basketball betting platform in Tanzania.

For our strategic minds, we open our doors to bring you a library of tactical betting options, enabling point spreads, totals betting, moneyline bets, and much much more.

If you haven’t signed up already, get a Parimatch account today. By joining Parimatch, you’ll not only have access to world-class basketball bets all in one place, but you’ll also enjoy our top customer service and a sleek Android/iOS app, allowing you to bet on basketball straight from your fingertips!

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