Bet Types - Over / Under

Say goodbye to the old-fashioned Moneyline bet where you are betting on the outright winner of an event and say hello to the Over/Under betting markets that are increasing in number at all the top New Jersey Sportsbooks.


Over/Under betting, sometimes referred to as a totals bet does not require you to predict the winner, instead, you are asked to predict whether a sportsbook’s prediction for the combined score of both teams is too high or too low.

This convenient bet is often seen in the NFL, College Football, NBA, College Basketball, Tennis, Soccer betting markets and many more.

For example in a tennis match, the Over/Under may be set at 22.5 games. If you think the match will be a tight one, it would make sense to place your bet on the over, you need the match to last for at least 23 games to win your bet.

If the match only goes 22 games, you lose!

So you can see, it doesn’t matter who wins the game or even what the final score is, you’re simply betting on whether the total number of games will be higher or lower than the number set by the sportsbook.

Take a look at the Over/Under betting markets at NJ Sportsbooks and you will see most end with a half-point to prevent ties as in the example above. (22.5 games).

Having said that, there are some games where the sportsbooks will give you a whole number to bet Over/Under. Let's assume the whole number 46 is set in an NFL game and the game ends 26-20 - 46 total.

This is a tie between the sportsbook and the bettor and is known as a PUSH.  When this happens the sportsbook will refund all wagers from the Over/Under betting market.

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