Best 7 NBA Sports Betting Hacks For 2023

Want to be a better NBA Sports Bettor?

Easy NBA sports betting hacks to help you play, win and enjoy more!

NBA Sports betting has become the most popular sport to bet on. It forms over 30% of the revenue for sportsbooks in the US, is popular in Canada, Australia, UK and now growing in other parts of the world. For some sportsbooks, bets on the NBA generates more than 40% of their total handle. Given the ever growing popularity of the NBA, especially in China and broader Asia, NBA sports betting is simply going to get bigger and bigger!

You would think that with the popularity of NBA sports betting many would know a lot of traps to avoid. However, it could not be much further than the truth.

If winning and extending your bankroll is important to you, then please read on.

Hack 1. NBA enjoyment

If you don’t enjoy watching and reading about the NBA then why bet on it? It will only become a burden and chore.

You may be surprised, but not everybody likes the NBA. In fact, I dare say, that there are many sport fans of the NFL, MLB and NHL that don’t like following the NBA. If you don’t enjoy the NBA, then bet on a sport that you love. Betting on any game that isn’t enjoyable to you, is a guarantee that you will lose. Don’t bet on the NBA because you believe the odds are better or that you can make a sustainable long term profit because of the NBA popularity.

Don’t fool yourself with betting on the NBA if you don’t enjoy it.

Hack 2. Watch the game that you bet on

If you don’t intend to watch that game that you bet on, don’t bet.

This is my rule of thumb. If you can’t watch the game live, on tv or on the NBA League Pass, then don’t bet on the game.

Why? Because sports betting is meant to be an augmentation of your love of basketball. Don’t make sports betting the focal point of the NBA. Let the basketball be the enjoyment, with the addition of the betting to supplement the action.

Bet on games that you will watch.

Hack 3. Do your homework for the game

If you are going to place a bet on the NBA game that you intend to watch, then make sure you do your homework for the game.

That is, align your betting pattern with the game that you know you will watch. If you keep to this rule, you will extend your bankroll, through putting more effort in analysis and stretching the number of bets across a period of time. Now, I have used the wording of “homework” for this hack, but if you are like me, I love watching and reading about the NBA anyways. It’s far from being a chore for me.

Aligning your sports betting pattern with viewing the NBA games, this will definitely stretch your bankroll.

Hack 4. Augment your love of NBA with the betting

Where amazing happens with that extra flutter

Do you enjoy watching NBA live, in a pub and with the fans cheering and screaming at the screen when something amazing happens? Well, you want to augment that with the betting. Having a bet on the side while watching the game live is the best feeling. What’s more, watching the game allows you to analyse the assumptions that you made in placing the bet. And betting on the side also allows you to socialize with other fans of the NBA that are watching the game with you.

Placing an NBA sports bet enhances the enjoyment of being a fan of the NBA.

Hack 5. Hold multiple sports betting accounts

Shop for the best NBA sports betting odds

Sportsbooks often appear to offer the same odds, and this is mostly because they subscribe to the same data analytics and modelling of risk. However, what will influence the odds is also their marketing strategy. Currently the sports betting market in the US is opening up in many states. And this means that are many sportsbooks that want a piece of the market.

In doing so they are willing to offer you competitive NBA sports betting odds. So sign up to multiple sportsbooks. It doesn’t hurt to do this, and you may be find that in the long run, you can save yourself 5% to 10% in better odds.

Don’t dismiss these percentages as insignificant. 10% of $10,000 on an original bankroll is $1,000. And that’s excluding rolling over the winnings.

Sign up to multiple sportsbooks and choose the best odds.

Hack 6. Make sure you can sleep at night

Don’t bet over your head so that you can’t sleep at night

If you have place an enormous bet, such that you cannot sleep on the night before the game (literally and metaphorically) then you have wagered too much. Don’t do it to yourself and to your family. Bet in small amounts. No matter how sure your modelling is, there is always a risk of loss. Hence, wager amounts that you are comfortable with losing.

Sleep is very important for your health, ranks much higher than going all in on a NBA game.

Hack 7. Avoid multi bets

It’s impossible to know all the games to place multi bets

Multi bets reduce your percentage of winning – unless you believe you have an edge of every single bet that is part of the multi. And to have an edge for every facet of the multi would be impossible for a casual sports bettor. Okay, if you are a full time professional NBA sports bettor then that’s different, but for most of us who hold a full time job (or many jobs!), it’s simply too difficult to find the time to perform a multi bet properly with a good strong edge.

Avoid placing multi bets, and this will stretch your bankroll.


Although NBA sports betting is very popular and quite easy to place a bet on, our goal in WagerDex is to inform you of winning tips and strategies to stretch your bankroll. We refer to them as NBA sports betting hacks and have summarized them for you in 7 concise points.

Anyone can implement these 7 hacks, they don’t require any great effort. They are so simple that anyone can use them, and yet they will help increase your winnings, extend the bankroll and augment your love of the NBA.