# In Sports Betting: What Does Over Under Mean?

Under is one of the most popular gambling terms you’ll come across in sports betting. When you put your money on a sporting event with this as the payout, you’re going to win or lose the amount depending on whether the spread goes over or under the betting line.

What is an under? It’s when the total score of a game is less than or equal to the betting line, usually expressed as Under/Over. For example, if San Francisco was given a spread of 4 points to win the game, you’d bet \$100 that San Francisco would score less than or equal to 4 points. If they score over 4 points, you’d lose your \$100 bet.

## What Is The Over?

The over is the opposite of the under. When you put your money on a sporting event with this outcome, you’re going to win if the total score is greater than the betting line. For instance, if Chicago was given a spread of 7 points to win the game, you’d bet \$100 that they would score more than 7 points.

As a general rule, the over is more likely to happen than the under. This is especially true when you bet on a team that you think is going to win the game. In the example above, you could have also bet \$100 that Chicago would score less than 7 points.

## What Is The Line?

The line is the middle ground between what you’d win and lose if you matched the under and over on your wagers. Lines are usually set by sports books operating in conjunction with the race tracks and the team leagues, so there’s a lot of bargaining room when it comes to setting the betting lines. Lines are usually made public so that you can easily find them when betting on games. If you’re looking to place bets without using a bookmaker, you can usually find lines on the internet or through your local library.

## How Do You Figure Out The Spread?

To figure out the spread for a specific game, you need to look at how the teams are performing in relation to each other. If you look at the point spreads for each team in relation to each other, you can get a general idea of whether under or over is going to happen. For example, let’s say that the New England Patriots are favored to beat the Jacksonville Jaguars by 3 points. If you do some simple mathematics, you’ll see that New England is going to win, but by how much? The answer is 3 points. If you look at under/over spreads on a long-term basis, you can see how these numbers change over time. Sometimes, a game will end up as a blowout with both teams combining for a huge score. At those times, you might see one-score spreads. These are different from usual point spreads, but there’s still an under or an over outcome when you place a bet on a one-score game.

## What Is The ROI On A Bet?

ROI, or return on investment, is the measure of financial gain or loss. It’s fairly simple for each wager you make, you’ll either win or lose, with the net win or loss being the ROI on that particular bet. The main difference between ROI and IRR, or internal rate of return, is the time frame. For example, if you make a \$100 bet on a \$1000 bet, you’d have an ROI of \$100 because you won \$100. If you look at that same \$100 bet over a longer period of time, you might see the internal rate of return drop below the ROI because you made the wager during a time when casinos were struggling due to the pandemic.

## IRR Vs. ROI

In the example above, you would say that the \$100 bet had a positive ROI because you made \$100. However, the casino would say that the \$100 bet had a negative IRR because they lost \$1000 over the long term due to fewer gamblers in general and fewer high-stake gamblers in particular at their casino during that time.

These financial measurements are fairly easy to calculate, but they can get complicated if you bet on a team that has an uneven record or if you bet on an event with multiple outcomes. When this happens, you can find yourself in the middle of a rabbit hole of potential winnings and losses.

## How Do You Figure Out The Total?

If you’re trying to figure out the total for a game, you need to look at how each team is performing on the field. If you add up the scores from each game, you’ll get the total for the season. For example, if the New England Patriots score 12 touchdowns and the Jacksonville Jaguars score 10, then you’d have a total of 22 touchdowns scored in the first two weeks of the season. When you do this on a long-term basis, you can see the ups and downs of a team’s season from game to game. You might see the occasional double-digit under or over spread because of this volatility, but it’s usually closer to the under side than the over side.

## What Is The ‘Moneyline’?

The moneyline is the term that’s used when the betting is done at a bookmaker. When you put your money on the line, you’re essentially betting on the outcome of the game without all of the frills of placing sports bets. For example, if the San Francisco 49ers are -3.5 point underdogs to win the game, you’d put \$100 on the underdog and the rest on the over. The 49ers scoring first is going to win you \$100, but if they don’t score, you’re going to lose your entire \$200 bet.

## What Does Spreadsheet Mean?

If you’re into sports gambling and you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard of spreadsheets. These are the lists of scores, statistics, and other information that are used in relation to games. You can get these lists from a variety of sources, including newspapers, archives, and even the teams’ own websites.

You can use these spreadsheets to figure out the score of any given game and what team is going to win, with the total being the sum of all the scores across multiple teams. You can also use these spreadsheets to input new data into a single database that can be used for future reference.