If you’ve ever heard someone announce “I bet the over,” you’ve just heard about a totals bet. Totals, or over/under bets, are a common wager type in the sports betting world, and they’re very popular for good reason.
In its simplest form, an over/under bet is a wager that a sports event or match will end with a total number of points over or under a specific threshold. Which team wins and which team loses doesn’t matter in an over/under bet. Instead, you’re betting on the total number of points scored across both teams in a game.
As you might expect, over/under bets are popular because they don’t rely on one team to win or lose a match-up. Instead, they allow bettors to stay invested in a game even if they aren’t rooting for one of the competing teams.
On this page, we’ll walk you through everything you need to know about over/under betting.