How To Bet On Totals and Over Unders - Beginner Level Lesson 5

Beginner Level
John Alesia

Totals wagers are more commonly referred to as an Over/Under bet. The name of the wager is interchangeable and both are used in sportsbooks. A totals bet is one of the easiest and most popular bets to make when betting on sports. The only bet that is more popular is spread betting. You can bet totals on most major professional sports such as football, basketball, baseball, and hockey.

In most cases, when wagering on a total the bettor is simply choosing whether the total number of points scored by both teams will be over or under the listed total of points to be scored. That’s it. The winner and loser of the game don’t matter in a totals bet. The only thing that matters with this kind of bet is the number of points (runs, goals, etc.) scored.

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