What Is Over Under Betting?

Betting on the Over Under, otherwise known as Total betting, is one of the most common bet types in all of sports betting, and is particularly popular when betting on the NBA, NFL, College Football and College Basketball.

Total Betting (Over Under)

Betting the Over Under simply refers to wagering on whether the points total of both teams/players combined will be above or below the sportsbook’s threshold. You are NOT betting who will win.

Example:

Using an example of how it would look within a NFL betting situation, let’s use the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots. 

If the sportsbook set the total at 53.5 points, you have two options:

  • Bet the Over (54+ points to be scored by New England & Denver)
  • Bet the Under (53 points or under to be scored by both teams).


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Over Under bet types

There are numerous Over Under options to choose from. Some relate to team totals for a whole game, a percentage of the game — half/quarter/period — and player over/under bets.

Feeling a little overwhelmed? Don’t sweat, let’s breakdown different over/under bets for the major sports.

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Football

  • QB to have over/under X passing yards
  • RB to have over/under X rushing yards
  • WR to have over/under X rushing yards
  • Team to have over/under X yards 
  • Team to have over/under X passing yards
  • Team to have over/under X rushing yards
  • Team to have over/under X regular season wins
  • Team to score over/under X TDs in first half 
  • Both teams to score over/under X points in second quarter
 

Basketball

  • Player to score O/U X points 
  • Team to score O/U X points in first half 
  • Both teams to score O/U X points in first quarter
  • Player to have O/U X rebounds 
  • Player to have O/U X assists 
  • Team to have O/U X regular season wins
  • Team to have O/U X postseason wins
 

NHL

  • Player to score O/U X goals (game/season)
  • Team to have O/U X regular season wins
  • Team to have O/U X shots (game)
  • Goals in Period One O/U 
 

MLB

  • Team to have O/U X regular season wins
  • Player to have O/U X hits
  • Game to have O/U X hits 
  • Innings to have O/U X hits
  • Innings to have O/U X runs
  • Strikeouts O/U in half/full inning
 

Soccer

  • Game to have O/U X goals
  • Player to score O/U X goals
  • Team to receive O/U X cards
  • Team to receive O/U X corners 
  • Team to commit O/U X fouls
 

Tennis

  • Game to have O/U X points 
  • Set to have O/U X games
  • Player to have O/U X aces
  • Player to make O/U X unforced errors
  • Tiebreakers within the match O/U X
 

MMA

  • Fight to last over/under X rounds 


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Where to find Over Under Bets?

From the Dimers homepage, use Bet Hub to find your preferred sport. Once there, simply choose the matchup you would like to wager on.

You’ll be able to see various bets such as moneyline, spread and of course, over/under.

Once you decide whether to bet the Over or Under, all you need to do is a join a sportsbook and deposit some money. What’s more, we’ve sourced the best promotional codes for new bettors.

With betting options like totals [link], prop bets [link] and spread betting [link] all in play it can be hard to know what each bet means and what is best for you.

For a breakdown of how to bet every major sport in America and around the world, check out our guides to sports betting:

 

Now you know everything there is to Over/Under betting, join a sportsbook! Always remember to gamble responsibly and keep Dimers.com on hand for your next winner.

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