How to Know Which Team is Home or Away in Betting

When placing your wager on the game you’re interested in watching, you need to consider where the game is being played and which team is home or away. The “over/under” line is usually placed on the total number of points that will be scored by both teams in the game. If you’re not sure which team is playing, check the caption (description) on the screen before placing your bet.

Home Away From Home

If you’re viewing the game at home, you’ll know immediately which team is home as the screen will show a variety of stats that can be helpful in knowing if your team is doing well or badly. The information displayed on the screen will include things like how many goals your team has scored, how many turnovers they’ve had, and how many shots on goal they’ve managed to put into the back of the net. In some instances, you’ll even see the final score of the game displayed in the bottom right corner of the screen. For the best view of the action, use a large screen TV and / or a projector screen to display the game in its entirety on a large screen. Doing so can help you follow along more easily with the scoring as well as the excitement on the field (if it’s happening live).

Watching On The Go

If you’re out and about and plan on watching the game on your mobile device (cell phone or tablet), there will be no way to know what team is home as the screen on the device will only show part of the action. If you want to know which team is playing, you’ll have to either look at the caption or search for the game using the touch screen. While these solutions are helpful, you might find that you sometimes have to settle for less than perfect viewing since you have to deal with the small screen size on the go. If you’re interested in following along with the game on your mobile device, download a dedicated app for that purpose so that you get the best experience possible. Watching mobile games on small screen TVs can be challenging, as the action will be cut off on either side and you won’t be able to see all the stats that come with a larger screen.

When you’re placing your wager on a game you’re not sure where it’s being played, you need to consider the following:

  • Which team is home
  • The over/under line
  • The date of the game
  • The time of the game
  • Weather conditions
  • What channel the game is on
  • Whether or not there’s an outage
  • Whether or not the game is within reach of the public (free)
  • Any specials or promotions

In addition to the above-mentioned factors, you should also consider the following when placing your wager:

  • How experienced you are in gambling
  • How much you’re willing to wager
  • Whether or not you’ll experience any delays due to traffic
  • Where you’re located (territory)
  • Whether or not the game is on TV in your area
  • What time the game starts
  • Whether or not there’s an early start
  • Whether or not there’s an early close
  • Whether or not the game is sold out
  • How much you want to win (bettor’s mindset)
  • Whether or not you’ll be able to follow along with the game (e.g., on your mobile device)
  • Anything else you might want to keep in mind

Hopefully, this article will help you understand exactly which team is home and which one is away when placing your wager on a game. In some instances, you might even find it helpful to ask someone who is familiar with the game (or the outcome of the game) to lend you a hand. Checking the above-mentioned factors will help you make the right choice and have enjoyable,, albeit, maybe, slightly distracting experience when placing your wager. Good luck out there.