The odds during a basketball game can jump dozens of times in one direction or the other. If one single goal in football greatly lowers the chances of an opponent, then in basketball, a 10-point advantage can be won back in 5-7 minutes.
However, random basketball betting will not generate income. To play live, you need to stock up on a profitable betting strategy. If you don’t have a profitable strategy, then at least check out the algorithms that are observed in basketball games.

## What is an algorithm in essence?

Algorithms mean a bettor’s behavior model that can bring results. For example, if the home basketball team wins by 25 points at the beginning of the fourth quarter by 25 points, then the game will surely end with a victory for the home basketball team. This is a simple example, but we offer algorithms in which bookmakers give relatively high odds.

## Algorithms for playing live

Basketball players fighting under the hoop in the game. If the favorite (odds not higher than 1.40) loses the first quarter with a difference of 4-8 points, then the second one, as a rule, remains with him.
The situation when the basketball favorite wins by the end of the third quarter with a difference of 15-25 points and the team won all three quarters. In this case, bet on the outsider to win in 4 one. You can also bet on the victory of an outsider with a positive handicap (which is currently available in the line).
If by the end of the second quarter the basketball teams are on a par, then in the third quarter they need to take the victory of the favorite.
If the outsider at the beginning of the first quarter quickly came off by 5-7 points, then bet on the basketball favorite, provided that before the match the odds for his victory did not exceed 1.40.
If the home favorite has lost the first two quarters with a total difference of 5-15 points, then in the third quarter we bet on his victory. If the bid fails, then in the last quarter we play catch-up.

Such algorithms will be useful to those players who do not have experience in betting on live basketball in bookmakers. Of course, each individual game is unique and its course can be anything, but nevertheless, general trends are inherent for all teams in all leagues of the world.

## What to analyze for upcoming matches?

All the same factors as in any other team game – the current form, the history of head-to-head confrontations, basketball tournament motivation, the presence of key players in the infirmary. Betting should not be viewed as the main source of income. But due to the large number of matches, bids can be made almost every day.