# What does over under and spread mean?

## What does over under and spread mean?

The point spread that is listed on your ticket is your official spread. Total: Total points scored in a game. Also called the over/under. You may wager that the total score of the game will be more or less than the number listed. It makes no difference which team covers the spread.

### How does over under spread work?

An over–under or over/under (O/U) bet is a wager in which a sportsbook will predict a number for a statistic in a given game (usually the combined score of the two teams), and bettors wager that the actual number in the game will be either higher or lower than that number.

Is it better to be over or under in betting?

If you take the over, you will be betting that MORE than 41 points will be scored in the game. If you take the under, you will be betting that LESS than 41 points will be scored in the game. Now, it does not matter which team scores the points. If you bet the over, you are hoping for a high-scoring game.

How do you understand over under odds?

A bet on the over means you think both teams will combine to score more goals, points, or runs than the total listed. Conversely, an under bet means you think there will be less than the total listed.

## What happens if the Over/Under is exact?

What Happens if the Over/Under is Exact? Whether you are betting on NBA over under odds, NHL over under odds, or other sports, and the over/under is exact, you will have your bets refunded to you. If the final score between these two teams ended on 36 points, neither the over nor the under bet would win.

### Why is it called spread betting?

A: The term spread betting is used because there is an additional spread around the market price (they make their money on the spread, hence the word) and the reason it is called a bet is because if that term is used it means you are exempt from all capital gains taxes!

What does it mean to beat the spread?

Beating the spread originates in the domain of what’s called point spread betting; essentially, the spread is the margin of victory by which the favored team needs to be victorious to win the bet – i.e. covering the spread.

What are some examples of spread betting?

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