Basketball betting and Rules
Sportbet offers lines for the NBA, and NCAA as well as all the pre-season games. In both, the NCAA and NBA, we offer 1st half and 2nd half wagers. In the NBA lines will be offered on every single quarter. Along with the regular game lines, you can also wager on futures and in excess of 100 daily NBA and NCAA propositions.
Concluded NBA games are official after 43 minutes of play. Concluded basketball games scheduled for 40 minutes are official after 35 minutes of play.
Overtime scoring is included in the total when wagering on total scores. Overtime scoring is included in full game and second half wagers.
Games played using the Elam ending rule will be graded according the final score once the target score is reached.
NBA first and next 6-minute wagering results are determined from digital recordings of television broadcasts. Broadcasts shown on ESPN, ABC, TNT and NBATV are valid for clocktimes. Local or regional broadcasts displayed times are not valid for grading purposes.The ball must be completely through the cylinder and net before 5:59 remaining for a basket to be official in the first 6 minutes of a half. NBA.com, ESPN.com, Yahoo.com, CBSsportsline.com, or any other play-by-play log of the game will not be used or considered for claims.
NCAA first and next 10-minute results are determined from digital recordings of television broadcasts. The ball must be completely through the cylinder and net before 9:59 remaining for a basket to be official in the first 10 minutes of a half. ESPN.com, Yahoo.com, CBSsportsline.com, or any other play-by-play log of the game will not be used or considered for claims.
Official scoring changes made after the six or ten minute mark will not count towards scores for grading purposes. Correction of errors made on television broadcast score displays will be applied when the score actually occurred.
First half scoring changes made during or after halftime will not affect or invalidate wagers posted during halftime. Scoring changes during commercial breaks will not affect or invalidate live-in-play wagers.
Lead changes in basketball can be explained with the following examples (same scenarios apply to all other sports):
1) TeamA trails TeamB by 1 point. TeamA scores a two point basket.
2) TeamA trails TeamB by 2 points. TeamA scores a two point basket. Then TeamA scores another two point basket.
Examples that are NOT a “lead change” in basketball (same math applies to all other sports):
1) TeamA trails TeamB by 2 points. TeamA scores a two point basket. Then TeamB scores a two point basket.
2) Score of the game is 0-0. TeamA scores a two point basket.
Due to the fact that the stadium clock is not viewable at all times, in instances where the stadium clock and television broadcast clock are not synced to an exact match as each second changes, the television broadcast clock will be used for grading purposes.
Fourth quarter wagers do not include overtime unless otherwise noted.
NBA draft lottery results are based on lottery ball selection results. These lottery ball results do not include any trades made prior to the draft lottery. Traded or reverted selections do not apply.