The National Basketball Association (NBA), is the elite level for the sport and, as such, it gets the most attention from our customers here at Unibet. While there are many professional basketball leagues and competitions around the world, the best players and the biggest teams compete in north America and this is where the focus lies for many. To acknowledge the demand, Unibet has a busy set of NBA markets in place across the season and we have the support of a live streaming service to catch the top class action.
30 teams currently take part in the NBA: 29 franchises are based in the United States of America and they are joined by the Toronto Raptors north of the border. The league is known for being one of the most gruelling and demanding in world sport and the campaign starts with a long regular season.
Those 30 sides are divided equally into two Conferences - Eastern and Western - and within each of those two Conferences there are three separate divisions. Over the course of the regular season, each side within the overall set up will play no fewer than 82 games and, at the end of that phase, the best performing teams will progress to the NBA playoffs.
As with the NFL, the two Conferences are kept apart until the final series so those playoffs begin with a first round, followed by Conference semi finals and two Conference finals. Eventually, two teams will then make it through to that finals series. At each stage of the playoffs, the first side to win four matches will progress to the next stage.
It’s an extremely lengthy process and form and fitness will need to be considered as the regular season gets underway. These factors will play a part in your decision making within the NBA markets so don’t forget to check those team rosters before placing your stake. Remember too that Unibet TV is here to help you keep pace with all the live action on court as it develops.
Great Players and Top Teams
The NBA has given us some unforgettable moments over the years since the competition was first introduced in 1946. Giants of the game, including Kobe Bryant, Wilt Chamberlain, Stephen Curry, Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird and Shaquille O’Neal are among those to have graced the court over the years.
In terms of record holders, the most successful franchise in NBA history are the Boston Celtics who won the most recent of their 17 titles in 2008. Close behind and looking to match the Celtics are the LA Lakers whose 16th NBA trophy was secured in 2010.
Other franchises to have won the finals series on multiple occasions include the Chicago Bulls, the San Antonio Spurs, the Golden State Warriors, the Miami Heat and the New York Knicks.
Many of those sides will continue to attract interest in our outright NBA betting markets and you can see how they fare by tuning in to Unibet TV for the best in live basketball action.
Betting on and Watching Live NBA
Along with those outright markets, Unibet customers can expect to find moneyline bets in place for the whole of the NBA campaign. From the very first regular season matches, through to the last of the NBA final encounters, those options will be available.
Basketball also gives us scope for a host of prop bets with total points and highest scoring quarter among the many potential picks that you can consider. Don’t forget that we have an active live betting area on our sportsbook and the NBA provides an important part of that section.
To follow the live action on Unibet TV, just make sure that you have funds in your sportsbook account. You do not need to pay to watch the service but you will need those active funds or, you must place a cash bet within the previous 24 hours.
With the live stream available on desktop, laptop or any connected mobile device, those are simple requirements for a flexible and comprehensive service.