The translation of these terminologies are a reflection of what this form of betting means or how this form of betting works. Over/Under are the guidelines that govern these Over/Under bets.
In this sense it refers to the bets that are made with the calculations and predictions of the goals scored during the development of a match, usually. Although this concept has diversified and is applied in other disciplines as well, it is most prevalent in football.
Betting on Over/Under: Over/Under is a fairly straightforward market to understand. An over/under bet is placed, where over means that there will be “more than N° goals or points, goals or variables” and under means that there will be “less than N° goals, points or variables” on a sporting event in direct relation to the bookmaker’s proposition.
This seemingly simple and beneficial modality for bettors requires that there is a statistical monitoring of the behaviour of teams, players, and even coaches and their offensive and defensive capabilities or strategies in order to better predict.
What do the decimals in Over/Under betting mean?
It is certainly a fairly simple complicated bet, however, as with everything in this wide world and also when money is involved, it is better to know as much as possible.
You will notice that there are some figures expressed in decimals, but you will also get integers. We will now explain what the decimals mean in Over/Under betting.
- Over 2.5 Goals or “more than N° goals”.
When you are facing Over 2,5 Goals or “more than N° goals” the decimal fraction is the parameter that governs the way you can win. In other words, it is clear how many goals must be scored to win.
We will explain this with an example to make it easier to understand. If the Over bet stipulates 2.5, only if it is more than 2.5 will you win. This means that it must be higher because a decimal is not possible, but the next whole number, i.e. “3” goals, or points, or goals in this case.
Now, those three goals are the product of the sum of the goals or points scored during the entire sporting event, regardless of who scored them or what percentage of them were scored.
What matters for your profit and profitability is that both teams score at least 3 goals or over 2.5 or more.
In that sense it is irrelevant for your profitability and profit if the score exceeds by far. For example 0-8 will never increase your profit; it will be the same depending on the odds over stake. The same applies if the results are 2-1; 3-0; 2-2 and so on any combination of the score.
- Under 2,5 Goals or “less than N° goals”.
Betting on Under 2.5 Goals or “less than No. goals” consists of applying the methodology in reverse, remembering that it is betting below to get the profit. This means that it must be less than the decimal place or the nearest lower integer; in this case 2 or less than.
In this case, in order to win the Under 2.5 bet, the sum of the goals, or points, or in this case the goals scored by both sides, must not exceed 2.
The Over/Under of whole numbers
It is also possible to get the Over/Under of whole numbers, which are also easy to understand. So don’t worry, you can get all the guidance you need to make your bets a profitable investment.
Let’s give an example to illustrate more easily what we mean by a bet of this kind when it includes a whole number in its denomination. Let’s say we are looking at an Over 3 when referring to the nature of over.
Precisely you will need your pick to get the result of more than 3 goals, points, or goals if we continue with the more usual example. Now, if your bet is leaning towards a three as a result of added goals, what happens if it is not Over what but equal to it?
Well, when the result does not exceed the established limit, but is equal to it, it is not considered that you have lost the bet, in which case you do not win either; in this case you will be refunded the amount of your bet.
In the case of Under 3, the natural principle of less than or below applies, in which case, following the example above, the total final score of both sides must be no more than 3 or, in other words, less than or below 3, i.e. 2 or less.