Colorado legalized in-person and mobile sports betting November 2019 after a bill was signed by the governor and then approved by voters. Sports betting is not legal in Maryland, but residents voted Yes to legalize sports gambling in the November 2020 election. These numbers are approximate, but they give you a good idea of what 35 total points would look like if they follow the spread. If you think Chicago will score less but Minnesota will score about the same number of points, then you may want to go with the under. Likewise, if after doing your research you believe Minnesota will score another touchdown and Chicago will score about the same as you’ve figured, then you’d wager on the over.
Prior to wagering on the over/under check out the point spread. This will tell you how close the experts believe the score will be. That will give you a good example of how the scoring is expected to go. Get the latest sports betting news & VSiN programming updates with this free daily email from VSiN, The Sports Betting Network.
If the game is a defensive battle won by the Bears, those 30 points are well UNDER 46.5 so you UNDER bet would win. The same logic applies regardless of whether you choose to parlay several totals together or just put your money down on one. While these are technically props, they are also totals, because you’re betting on the over or under. Regardless of the details of a totals wager, whether you win the bet is simple.
In-game line movements in today’s modern, digital age happen all the time, so you can make live bets on points scored accordingly. Generally, successful totals bettors really must pay attention to a team’s scoring trends. Successful parlay bets always have better payout odds, because they’re harder to achieve than a bet on just one game. Let’s say the Diamondbacks-Yankees game shows an under of 8.5 at +110. Those “plus” odds mean that the operator thinks that 8.5 number is something of an underdog on the Under. They think it’s a bit more likely that at least nine runs will be scored so they are giving you a higher payout if the Under bet wins.
For example, in Super Bowl XXXIX, most Las Vegas casinos set the over–under for the score of the game at 46.0. A bettor could wager that the combined score of the two teams would be either more than or less than that number. Since the combined score of that game was 45, anyone who had bet on “under” won. The bet is called a push if the actual number exactly equals the over-under, in which case all bets are refunded. Last week, we went over how to read sports betting oddsand covered the most common items you’ll see on a betting board inside a sportsbook .
But, the bet will lose if a match finishes 0-0 or 1-0 to either team. For example, an over 1.5 goals bet will win if a match finishes 1-1, 2-1, 2-2, 3-2, and so on. Interestingly the ‘spread’ between the highest alternate total and the lowest alternate total (214.5 Points) is only 5 points or about 2% of the total game scoring. Not much variation considering the accompanying change in odds. For a point of reference the actual Over Under Total offered on the above game was 216 points.