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Best PBA, Philippine Cup Betting Odds (Philippines)

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The first thing to do when looking to bet on a PBA match you need to discover the odds that are available. This is a key part of any bet that you wish to place. It is a numerical indicator of the likelihood of an event happening. In terms of your potential bet, the odds show you how much can be won. For example, if the selection you want to bet on has odds of 2.50 (6/4 in fractional odds), a successful £10 bet would win you £15  plus your stake back.

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How are the odds calculated on PBA matches?

First of all, it is important to know that the odds are a reflection of statistics and mathematical probabilities, linked to the PBA game that you are considering betting on. If it is highly likely that something will happen, the bookmakers will give lower odds. However, if the bookmakers believe there is a low chance of something happening, the odds will be higher. Let’s look at a match between San Miguel Beermen and NLEX Road Warriors.

The Beermen have home advantage and in better form than the Road Warriors. This being the case, bookmakers may give pre-match odds of 1.8 on them being the winners. The odds on the Road Warriors may be around 3.00. These odds reflect the opinion of the bookmakers that it is the Beermen who will win this match.

It is always important to do some research before placing any bet. Look at the line-ups and the current form of both teams. This will influence the end result and therefore also the odds given by bookmakers.

In-play odds are also available for matches. The odds given by the bookmaker will be constantly fluctuating throughout the match. It all depends on what is happening on the court. If the Beermen get off to a good start, their odds will shorten to perhaps 1.5 as they now have more chance of winning. The odds on the Road Warriors will lengthen perhaps to 3.5 as they now have less chance of winning.

A lot will depend on how long has been played. If the Road Warriors went ahead in the first quarter, their odds would shorten from the original 3.00 to around 2.75. They will have more chance of success but the general view of the bookmakers is likely to be that the Beermen will still win and have odds now of around 1.9. If however, the Road Warriors were ahead in the final quarter, they may be offered as the favorites depending on the size of their lead. Other factors also need to be taken into consideration. For example the Beermen may lose a key player through injury.

How to use PBA odds?

First of all, you have to understand that each bookmaker offers different odds on each PBA match. One bookmaker may have slightly better odds on a match than others. It is therefore important to look at all the odds available with the different bookmakers. To find out how much you can expect to receive for a winning prediction, simply multiply the odds of your bet by the amount you wish to bet. The total is what will be credited to your account if you win (odds x stake = bet winnings).

Furthermore, the odds allow you to know whether a bet is worth taking or not. Let's take a PBA match between Meralco Bolts and Blackwater Elite. The Bolts are the favorites at 1.5 to win the match and Elite on offer at 3.6.

You need to look at the odds and decide if you agree with them. It may be that you are of the opinion that the 1.5 on the Bolts is higher than you think they should be. Why are odds of 1.5 being offered? Are the Bolts without key players perhaps?  It is important you try to find out as much as you can about an event you are considering betting on. If unsure about a bet, it is perhaps best not to place it. Another possibility is that you have taken into account every factor that can influence the outcome of the match and you really think that the bookmakers are underestimating the Bolts and the odds of 1.5 are too good to turn down, so make that bet..

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Bet on the long term with the odds of the future PBA  winner

As you probably know, you can place bets on all PBA matches. But as well as being able to take odds on a specific match, betting sites also allow you to bet on the team that will become PBA champions. These types of long-term bets can be very interesting, especially at the beginning of the competition. If you find good odds, don't hesitate to take the bet and follow the PBA..

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Finally, it will be important that you register on different sports betting sites to take advantage of the odds for the PBA. As you can see, the odds can vary depending on the bookmaker. By having an account on as many of them as possible, you will always be able to bet on the highest odds available and thus optimize your winnings to the maximum. 

In a PBA match between Bay Area Dragons and Terrafirma Dyip, most bookmakers are offering odds of 2.00 on the Dragons. However, Vbet has odds of 2.10. If you place your bet with them, a £100 bet would win you £110 (plus your stake back).  This shows why you should register with as many bookmakers as possible. If you have no Vbet account, you cannot take advantage of the better price they have.

So, it will be essential to open an account with all the betting sites on the market, in order to always jump on the best odds. Just understand that you may lose out on a lot of money in the long run if only registering with one bookmaker. Also, look out for special offers on matches that can see enhanced odds being offered. By following our advice, you will see a clear difference in winnings in the long run. To help you, our reviews of the best bookmakers on the market are here to guide you. Now you know why you should compare the odds before betting on the PBA. To do so, our odds comparison tool is at your disposal. Find out now what the odds are for the next PBA  games.

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