Many sports books allow bettors to lay a single bet on more than one team or event, but how often do you find a book that offers you the best of both worlds – the thrill of an over/under and the excitement of a parlay? If you’re looking for such a proposition, check out the latest offering from Pinnacle Sports – The Masters 2020 Over/Under and Parlay Guide – where you’ll discover detailed strategies on how to make the most of it.
Those who are new to betting might wonder how precisely an over/under and parlay work in practice. To begin with, an over/under wager entails placing a bet on the outcome of a single event, in this case, the scoring difference between two teams (or, more specifically, the over/under for a single team)). An over/under and parlay bet is simply a type of over/under that allows you to lay wagers on more than one team or event. For example, if you believe that both the LSU Tigers and the Alabama Crimson Tide are going to score more than 14 points in tonight’s college football game, you can lay an over/under and parlay wager on both teams scoring at least 14 points.
Most sports books provide guidelines on how to place a wager on an over/under and parlay, but in general, you need to look at the following to determine how to interpret an over/under and parlay wager:
- The team or event that you have bet on must involve two or more teams or events
- The total number of points that you’re willing to wager on must involve two or more teams or events
- The game must be in progress as of the time you wager
- The game must be played at a neutral location
- The sport must be able to be bet on at your chosen bookmaker
Scoring Differences In Games
Scoring differences in games are typically determined by the number of points that one team scores over another. These types of bets are often popular because you can place a bet on the outcome before the game has even started. Moreover, you can also place a check on whether or not one team will cover the spread in a particular game. You’ll commonly find this kind of bet offered in sports books as an “expansion menu selection” or as a “side bet” on a particular team.
The following are examples of how scoring differences in games work:
- Arizona State vs Texas – Arizona State has a slight edge over Texas in this game, which you can bet on since Arizona State is a popular pick to win this game. When the puck is dropped, there’s a small chance that the game will end in a tie, in which case the total points for the game would be determined by a shootout. If this happens, there’s no payout on this bet since both teams have an equal chance of winning the game. However, if Texas outlasts Arizona State, then the Razorbacks would win this bet.
- Tennessee vs Clemson – The Volunteers are a popular pick to beat the Tigers in tonight’s college football game. If you believe in their chances of winning, place a wager on Tennessee to score more points than Clemson. The betting odds for this game are 6.5, so you’ll have to wager $100 to make $125 if the Volunteers win by a score of 12-10.
- LSU vs Michigan – The defending champion LSU Tigers are a popular pick to repeat as champions in tonight’s college football game, and there’s no better place to put a wager than on them to win. The betting odds for this game are 6.5, which means you’ll have to wager $100 to make $125 if you believe in the Tigers’ chances of winning.
- Oregon vs Georgia – The defending champions Oregon Ducks are a hot pick to spoil the Georgia Bulldogs’ dream of becoming national champions in tonight’s college football game. Although the betting odds for this game are less than 5.0, it’s still favorable since Georgia is a weaker team. If you believe in the Ducks’ chances of winning, lay a wager on them to cover the spread. The payout for this bet will be $150 to $125 if the ‘Ducks win by a score of 10-6.
Other Types Of Over/Under And Parlay Bets
Depending on the book, other types of over/under and parlay bets allow you to place a wager on the outcome of a game that doesn’t involve two opposing teams. For example, the Baltimore Ravens are a popular pick to beat the Houston Texans in tonight’s road game. You can bet on Baltimore to score more points than Houston in this game because the Ravens are a better team. When the game ends in a tie, the betting rules are the same as they are for an over/under and parlay bet in which you predict the winner of an opposing team: you win if they cover the spread, otherwise you lose.
In some situations, you might want to bet on the total amount of points that will be scored in a game. For example, let’s say you believe that Auburn is going to upset Oregon in this afternoon’s college football game. You can lay an over/under and parlay bet on the total points scored in this game, with the betting odds for this game being 12, respectively.
In some cases, you might want to bet on the total number of goals that will be scored in a game. For example, let’s say you believe that the New York Rangers are going to upset the Chicago Blackhawks in this afternoon’s NHL game. You can lay an over/under and parlay bet on the total number of goals scored in this game, with the betting odds for this game being 4.5, respectively.
Some sports books also allow you to place a wager on whether or not a team will score a certain number of points or goals during a particular game. For example, you can lay an over/under and parlay bet on LSU to score at least 17 points in tonight’s game against Michigan. The payout for this bet will be $100 to $125 if the Tigers score 17 or more points.
Additionally, some books offer a combined over/under and parlay wager, which takes the excitement of combining two games into one wager. For example, let’s say that you believe that both the Cincinnati Bengals and the Detroit Lions are going to win their respective games this weekend. You can combine their scores and lay a combined over/under and parlay wager. When the game ends in a tie, the combined score determines which team won the bet. If the numbers are combined as follows: Bengals score 34, Lions score 34, you’ll win $250 since both teams have a score of 34.
How To Place A Wager On An Over/Under And Parlay
To lay a wager on an over/under and parlay, you need to have chosen a betting venue that accepts such wagers and has the rules and guidelines you’re looking for. Once you have, follow these steps to place your wager: