Which Bookie Offers Draw Bets On NBA?

Betting on basketball is getting much more popular these days, and we know that lots of you have shown an interest in this. In fact, this question was submitted directly to Which Bookie from Jamie, one of our regular visitors. Jamie wants to know which bookie offers draw bets on basketball.

This is a great question, because if you bet on basketball you’ll know that games cannot actually finish as a draw. There has to be a winner, so if the game finishes as a tie after normal time, it goes into overtime. Because of this, the vast majority of online bookies only offer odds on either team to win. This is known as the “game line” and usually looks something like this.

NBA Betting Game Line at Bet365

An NBA Game Line at Bet365

In this example, you can bet on either the Lakers or the Wizards to win outright. Or you can bet on them to cover the spread (this is basically a handicap bet).

But what if you want to bet on the tie at full time? After all, it’s not uncommon for a basketball game to finish with the scores level and go into overtime. The Money Line bets do include overtime, so if you backed the Lakers and they won in overtime, your bet would still win at the same odds. However, if you actually wanted to predict that the game would go into overtime, bet365 don’t have a market for that in this game.

Betting On The Tie in Basketball

Fortunately, if you look a little further afield, you can find a way to do this. For example, here’s the same game at 888sport.

NBA betting overtime

888sport let you bet that the game will go to overtime

As you can see, 888sport are offering the same odds on the Wizards and slightly less on the Lakers compared to bet365. But there’s an extra market here called “To go into Overtime” which is, in effect, the same thing as backing the tie at the end of normal time. The odds on that happening are a juicy 17/1.

So if you thought this was going to be a close game which could easily end in a tie, that would be a great bet to place at big odds. You could back your chosen team as well, and if they won in overtime then both bets would pay out!

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There aren’t many online bookies that offer this market. But as you can see, it throws up some interesting opportunities. Taking this approach in close games could be very profitable if you manage your stakes correctly. So it’s definitely something that knowledgeable punters could take advantage of.

If you do try this on the NBA, we’d be interested to hear your results. Good luck!