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How To Read Odds & Bet On Sports

These days we see all sorts of Over/Under betting lines across many different sports as well as with in-game live prop bets. As Over/Under betting continues to grow in popularity, oddsmakers are coming up with more and more exciting variations of totals bets for you to wager on. The price established on one or other is a function of how competitive or talented each side is — independently and based on the particular matchup. The closer the price is to “-110” , the closer the number is in terms of competitive balance.

In this section, we’ll show you exactly what all the betting terminology and numbers mean, step by step. No matter what sport you’re planning to wager on, and regardless of whether one team is likely to dominate the other, you can bet on the total points line. If you are not familiar with this style of betting it might sound confusing at first. This is opposed to horse racing, or “parimutuel” betting, where the odds/prices change up until the gates open.

It means that the sportsbook considers the outcomes to be equally likely, and a \$100 bet will pay \$90.91 if it wins. The under bet is even money, meaning a winning bet would double the amount placed on the bet. However, the over is -120, meaning you’d have to bet \$120 to win \$100 (or \$12 to win \$10).

Remember, lines only move when people bet them in one direction or the other. The sportsbook might be well aware of the changing conditions, but they rarely are going to do anything about it until the bets start pouring in on the other side. In order to try and drive more action on the under, the sportsbook will adjust the totals line. Instead of it being 41, they might move it to 41.5 or even 42. Now, both teams have to collectively score more points in order for the over to win.

To bet Chicago simply to win, you must wager \$250 to win \$100, while a \$100 bet on Detroit would pay \$200 if the Lions come through. You can bet the Over Under with both collegiate and professional-level sports. NCAA and NBA Over Under bettors can browse through lines here at OddsChecker, and football fans can view our extensive selection of NFL Odds as well.

As moneyline odds change as previously mentioned, so does ATS lines. Once the sportsbooks receive more units on the Bills the line will be shifted down to deter additional bets on the Bills. Likewise, if more money is being placed on the Steelers the spread will increase to 5 or 5.5.

A game with a spread will have a favorite and an underdog . A favorite “gives” points and is identified with a minus sign next to their point spread. The underdog “gets” points and is identified with a plus sign next to their point spread. Sometimes a line will move far enough to create a “middle” opportunity. Say the Texas Longhorns end up facing the Wisconsin Badgers in the first round of March Madness.

These two teams finished first and second in offensive efficiency in 2020 according to Football Outsiders. Quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers and Patrick Mahomes rank among the favorites to win NFL MVP. For instance if one bets one dollar on under and the dealer rolls under, they gain a dollar as well as get their dollar back. If the dealer rolls a seven and one bets on it, they make four dollars. Once all the bets have been placed the attendant closes the betting board with a screen and then puts the dice through the chute.

In order for this to occur, the final results of the match have to be exactly the same as the totals line set by the oddsmaker. Whether you are betting on NBA over under odds, NHL over under odds, or other sports, and the over/under is exact, you will have your bets refunded to you. Analyzing the odds for the 2022 Super Bowl winner, with NFL futures picks, predictions and best bets. The key to betting the over/under is to look at a slate of games without knowing what the over/under is and set what you believe it should be based on your knowledge of those two teams. The ones that differ the most from what you think should be are the ones to place your bets on.