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NBA Basketball Acronyms

Ever been reading a boxscore and come along an abbreviation or acronym that you couldn't figure out? Your not alone!

Listed below, you will find a full in depth list of all acronyms related to the world of hoops. Enjoy!

3PT: Three point field goal
3PA: 3 pointers attempted
AST: Assist
BLK: Blocks
BS: Blocked shots
C: Center
CBA: Contenental Basketball Association
CONF: Conference
DIV: Division
DNP: Did not play
FG: Field Goal
FGP: Field goal percentage
FT: Free Throw
FT-FTA: Free throws made-Total free throws attempted
G: Games
GB: Games back
L: Lost
L10: Last 10 games
MIN: Minutes
MPG: Minutes per game
NBA: National Basketball Association
NBDL: National Basketball Developmental League
OFF: Offensive rebounds
OT: Overtime
PCT: Percent
PF: Personal fouls or Power Forward
PG: Point Guard
PTS: Points
REB: Total rebounds
RPG: Rebounds per game
SF: Small Forward
SG: Shooting Guard
STL: Steals
TO: Turnover
W: Won

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How to Bet

Point Spread - The most basic of basketball wagers.

Moneyline - For those that simply want to bet on a team to win straight up.

Totals - Also known as an over/under. This bet has nothing to do with who which team wins or by how many. You're simply predicting if both teams points scored will exceed or fall short of the posted total.

Parlays - Multi-team wager where all must win in order to get paid. Big risk and big reward.

Teasers - Multi-team bet where you get to move the line a certain amount of points on each game. All teams must cover the teased point spreads to cash.

Pleasers - The opposite of a teaser. You're "giving" points away, making this bet a much tougher proposition to win.

Prop Bets - Wagers not having to do with which team wins the game or by how many. These usually pertain to wagers on individual players points scored, rebounds, assists, steals, etc.

NBA Futures - Bet on your favorite team to win their division, conference or the NBA Finals. A great bet for those looking to risk very little for a potentially large payoff.

MISC.

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