Carter has a Grade 1 sprain of his right ankle and his absence will affect basketball betting lines.
Basketball bet injuries are important to follow and Carters is no exception. Carter is averaging 17 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists this season. He injured his ankle in the third quarter of the Nets 112-101 loss to the Boston Celtics on November 10.
Elsewhere in NBA injury basketball bet news, Dwyane Wade has not yet made his season debut for Miami. He has said he does not want to come back early and struggle. ''I don't want to go in and out of the lineup -- there have been some great players who have done that,'' Wade said, “Amare has been in and out. Gilbert is hurting. But you can't control it.'' The basketball betting lines will be greatly impacted when Wade does return to the Miami lineup.
Another star that impacts the basketball bet line is New York Knicks forward Zach Randolph. He missed Sunday night's game due to the death of his grandmother on Friday and it did impact the basketball bet lines. It is expected that Randolph will be back in the lineup sometime this week and that will influence the basketball bet lines on Knicks games. "We'll give him as much time as he needs," head coach Isaiah Thomas said.
As you look to make a basketball bet you always need to take into consideration injuries. Certain players like Wade, Carter and Randolph will impact the basketball betting lines. You must check injuries before you place your basketball bet. Many of those injuries can be checked quickly in the game matchups or with sports information services like ESPN before you place your basketball bet. Another thing to keep in mind as you look to make your basketball bet is the overreaction factor. Basketball betting lines will move after news of an injury comes out but oftentimes that movement is too much. The first game when a key player is injured his teammates often step up and fill the gap. It is the future games where that injury can make more of an impact as you look at making a basketball bet.