Over Under Betting
In those cases, betting the moneyline is too obvious, because it is clear that one team will beat the other. That’s when the point spread comes into play, as the oddsmakers will set a line where there is a margin of victory. Over/under bets are one of the coolest types of bets that you’ll find offered at most online and land-based sportsbooks in the world. Also commonly known as totals bets, these are sports bets that allow you to root for both teams or root against both teams.
Instead of total goals scored, it’s best to look at total goals overall. The reason we do this is that even poor teams who don’t score goals can still be great candidates for over under bets and the goals scored stat alone would distort this. It is worth noting that with soccer you’re usually able to choose from a range of lines for over under bets. This can be anywhere from 0.5 goals up to 5.5 goals or even higher, depending on the sportsbook. The odds are then reflective of the betting line, rather than the betting line reflective of the odds. The NBA also includes several other markets where over under bets can be applied.
For example, you could have a parlay bet such as an NBA team to win and over under points for that game. There are tons of bets that you can link to this market and they work brilliantly for any combo bets. You can double down with points per game and target this based on if a team is playing at home or away. For example, Arizona Cardinals in the NFL average 34.8 points away from home, but just 25.8 points at home.
That’s pretty much a perfect recipe for a low total, and that’s why this one sits at 43.5. Even outdoors on grass in likely cold weather, this game figures to see plenty of points scored. While 54 would have been astronomically high a few years back, continued rule and strategy changes benefiting offenses have made it a number you’ll see every now and then. Of course, the game played out quite a bit differently as Tampa Bay’s defense succeeded in harassing Patrick Mahomes into a day to forget.
These are also known as Totals bets, and the terms are used interchangeably in sports betting circles. Football and basketball totals are made in the same manner aspoint spreads, as they’re designed to attract equal amounts of money coming in on both the over and under. Once again, for the sportsbooks, a balanced ledger that makes a profit regardless of the final score is the ideal situation.
The favored team gets a negative number which represents how much money a bettor needs to wager to win $100. If the final score is Miami Heat 80 – Boston Celtics 92, there would be 172 points on the board. This would mean an Over bet (on the 170.5 scale) would win while an Under bet on the same scale would lose.