An over–under or over/under (O/U) bet is a wager in which a sportsbook will predict a number for a statistic in a given game (usually the combined score of the two teams), and bettors wager that the actual number in the game will be either higher or lower than that number. …

## What is basketball over under?

Total: Known as the over/under, common wisdom says it is **how many points oddsmakers feel will be scored in an NBA game by both teams combined**. If you wagered under 197.5, you want the combined score of both teams to less than 197 (example 100-96).

## How do you interpret over under odds?

**Know that Over/Under bets are placed on the combined score of both teams and are much simpler to place.**

- If the O/U is 198.5 points and you bet over, then any combined score from 199 points and up will pay out.
- If the score is exactly what the bookies set, then the bet is a push and everyone gets their money back.

## What happens if the over/under is exact?

What Happens if the Over/Under is Exact? 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**. … If the final score between these two teams ended on 36 points, neither the over nor the under bet would win.

## Is it better to bet the over or under?

If you take the over, you will be betting that MORE than 41 points will be scored in the game. If you take **the under**, you will be betting that LESS than 41 points will be scored in the game. Now, it does not matter which team scores the points. … If you bet the over, you are hoping for a high-scoring game.

## Why would you bet on negative odds?

Negative numbers signify the favorite on the betting line. The negative number **indicates how much you’d need to bet to win $100**. If the number is positive, you’re looking at the underdog, and the number refers to the amount of money you’ll win if you bet $100.

## What do odds of +200 mean?

When a money line is a positive number then the odds are the amount you would win if you were to bet $100 and were correct. For example, a money line of +200 would mean that **you would make a profit of $200 if you bet $100 and were correct**. … It is also equivalent to fractional odds of 1/2 and decimal odds of 1.5.

## What are over under odds?

An over–under or over/under (O/U) bet is a wager in which **a sportsbook will predict a number for a statistic in a given game** (usually the combined score of the two teams), and bettors wager that the actual number in the game will be either higher or lower than that number.

## What does cover the spread mean?

The point spread: When betting on football, the team you bet on must “cover the spread.” This means **the team must win or not lose by a predetermined margin of points**. Example: … If you bet the Dolphins, the Dolphins must win by 7 points for you to win your bet.

## What does +1 handicap mean?

Handicap is the numerical advantage of one of the teams, which is added or subtracted from the final result. A handicap bet will be settled including the stated handicap, and the success of the handicap won’t necessarily mean the actual win of the team. … Handicap 1 means **a bet on a first team (the host team)**.

## What are true odds?

When you hear someone use the term “true odds” they are referring to **the actual odds of something happening as** opposed to what a linemaker or sportsbook would offer. The “true odds” are a better indication of the actual probability of something happening.

## What is money line in NBA?

NBA Money Line betting is the simplest and a popular form of NBA betting. With NBA money line betting you are **simply picking which team will outright win the game**. NBA Money Line odds will list the the favorite in a given game as a negative number (ie. -200) that means you will have to bet that amount to win $100.

## How do I make sure bets?

Sure Bets work by **ensuring that betting with two different betting sites which have different odds on a match provide you** with the margin rather than the betting sites. To break it down we have used an example with a match which has at least two outcomes.