Betting on NBA games and players has been trending over the last few years. It's picked up steam now, especially with the returns that the bettors have been able to secure. The proper knowledge and information are crucial in helping bettors make massive profits.
However, luck also plays an important part. A player's in-game injury cannot be predicted.
What happens if the NBA player you bet on gets injured mid-game?
Unfortunately, NBA bettors will face losses if they place a bet on a player who gets injured mid-game if they can't cover before their exit. It hurts the most when a superstar who has been in phenomenal form happens to exit a game early.
The most recent example was Dallas Mavericks All-Star Luka Doncic. The Slovenian started the team's Thursday night (26th January) game against the Phoenix Suns but left within three minutes. He only had one rebound. Doncic was scoreless and had zero assists before his exit.
The MVP frontrunner entered the game as the league's leading scorer, averaging 33.7 points per game. He has also tallied 8.9 rebounds and 8.4 assists per game. Doncic ranks second in triple-doubles (10) and is tied for seventh in double-doubles (26) this season, making him a safe bet to produce the goods.
However, his exit left bettors with significant losses. Luka Doncic came into the 2022-23 NBA season in excellent shape and didn't face injury troubles. He has missed five games this season, entering the game against the Suns.
Doncic endured an impact injury after he stepped on Suns' forward Cam Johnson's foot and sprained his ankle. The bet would've gotten voided if Doncic was on the injury report and missed the game.
Bettors need to be aware of these injury updates, so they can bet on other players and make profits instead of getting their bets voided.