This type of sports betting is frequently practiced by bettor’s fans of various sports. The Over / Under mode is basically betting on total score (goals, points, games) of a match; for example, football. As indicated by its name, the user must select if said score exceeds a certain number, which usually in football is 2.5, although it is variable. In this way, it is bet if the chosen event ends with more or less than 2.5 goals; the decimal makes it impossible for the score in question to correspond to the Over / Under line.
When it comes to sports such as basketball, tennis or handball, among others, the Over / Under alternative does not have fixed figures, since the final scores depend considerably on the leading teams. In basketball you can opt for more or less than 200 points in total, while in tennis you have to hit the number of games: more or less than 39.5, for example.
Information and statistics, key factors
Far from being broadcast bets, in this modality it is fundamental to carry out a previous investigation accordingly, since there is a series of determining elements that must be taken into account in the analysis. With the selected event, the first thing is to study the statistics that revolve around the interpreters: teams, in the collective sports; players, in singles, like tennis. In that sense, you can start by analyzing the present football of one and the other, the results of the last matches, goals for and against, injured and suspended.
Later, it is worth investigating in relation to the antecedents to each other, something that logically does not decide anything but it serves to have an idea of what usually happens when the teams or players chosen to make our bet face. Of course it is also very important the performance of these sets when presented, as the case may be, in local and visitor condition, just as the absence of a figure may be conclusive.
When betting always in the same league, it is substantial to have knowledge of the average of goals scored; of each team and in the global. And it is also worthwhile to make a study of the previous seasons, so that the statistical analysis is complete.
Pros and cons
The first advantage has to do with the odds, which are usually very attractive and thus seduce each time a greater number of bettors. In parallel, in football matches, somehow you pass from three possible results to two. From this situation, with the proper study of the event, taking into account the factors detailed above, you can find very profitable bets.
Continuing with football, in games that have a very clear previous favorite, the Over / under bet offers such an interesting and competitive quota as against a very low one like the “Final result” or “1X2”. And a remarkable pro is that it is not necessary to guess the winner of the game, which is not a minor fact.
Among the cons, they are risky bets, as usually happens when the fees are high. Undoubtedly, it is not a modality for beginners, in function of all the previous work that requires to carry out it in a conscious, methodical and intelligent way.
Strategies and tips
In football, an interesting strategy lies in betting on Over 2.5 when the favorite team plays at home and doing Under 2.5 when presented as a visitor. Of course this is not magic and it is not a tactic applicable to any league, so you have to investigate very well to see what competence suits. In the long-term balance, it almost always works.
The final advice, as repetitive as it sounds, aims to not underestimate the essence of Over / Under bets, which are much more complex than they seem at first glance. This means that what is stated above referred to information and statistics is basic and elementary to obtain benefits in this modality