How do the over/unders work in football betting?
What are the over/ unders in foot ball betting? How do they work?
Question asked by: David L
The over/under bet, also known as a totals bet, is a popular type of football betting where you wager on whether the total number of points scored by both teams in a game will be over or under a certain amount, which is set by the sportsbook.
For example, let’s say the over/under for a football game is set at 45 points. If you bet the over, you are betting that the total number of points scored by both teams in the game will be more than 45. If you bet the under, you are betting that the total number of points scored will be less than 45.
If the final score of the game is 24-21, the total number of points scored is 45, which is exactly equal to the over/under line set by the sportsbook. In this case, the bet is a push and you would receive your original stake back.
If the final score is 28-17, the total number of points scored is 45, but the over bettors would win because the total points scored were over the set line of 45. Conversely, if the final score is 21-10, the total number of points scored is 31, and the under bettors would win.
The odds for over/under bets are usually set at -110, which means you must wager $110 to win $100. However, the odds may vary depending on the sportsbook and the specific game.
Over/under bets are popular because they allow you to bet on the total points scored in a game without having to pick the winner or loser. This type of bet can add excitement to a game even if you don’t have a rooting interest in either team.