- The over/under, otherwise known as “game total betting”, is the number of points oddsmakers or sportsbook expect will be the contest. The contest is the number of both teams score combined, with overtime included.
- The bet is based on whether the total points that are scored will be more or less than that number. It’s essential for a bettor to be mathematically inclined because of the statistical measures for football over/under odds.
- Though this bet is most commonly made with the combined score of the two teams, many other statistics can be used. In the NFL, it’s not uncommon to bet on the over/under of player’s or team’s total rushing yards or attempts, down conversions (first or third), interceptions, completions, field goal percentage, etc.
- With an even number game contest you may see the combined score end up exactly on the number you guessed. In that case the bets on both the Over and Under would be refunded.
- The most common odds set for over under NFL: 10% or -110
- Most totals bettors will look at the average points scored and allowed for both teams and come up with an average. For example, say the Vikings average 24 points a game and allow 16, while the Bears score 18 and allow 20.
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