# What Does Over Under 1.5 Mean in Betting?

It is important to take a look at betting odds and their underlying meaning when deciding to place a bet or not. If we take a look at the most popular sports in the world, it is clear that odds can vary quite a bit from one sport to another and even within the same sport. For example, take a look at the following table which shows the betting odds for the Masters Tournament held every year in April:

• Masters Tournament (Turf) (Golf): Odds range from 1/2 to 4/13 (1/2, 1/6, 1/4, 2/6, 2/4, 3/4, 4/13).
• Masters Tournament (Tennis) (Indoor): 1/1 to 5/7 (1/1, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 2/5, 3/5, 4/5, 5/7).
• Masters Tournament (Racquet) (Outdoor): 1/1 to 5/7 (1/1, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 2/5, 3/5, 4/5, 5/7).
• Masters Tournament (Shooting): 1/1 to 7/8 (1/1, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/7, 2/7, 3/7, 4/7, 5/7, 6/7, 7/8).
• Masters Tournament (Jai Alai): 1/1 to 11/2 (1/1, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/7, 1/8, 2/8, 3/8, 4/8, 5/8, 6/8, 7/8, 8/8).
• Masters Tournament (Boxing): 1/1 to 11/2 (1/1, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/7, 1/8, 2/8, 3/8, 4/8, 5/8, 6/8, 7/8, 8/8).
• Masters Tournament (Wrestling): 1/1 to 11/2 (1/1, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/7, 1/8, 2/8, 3/8, 4/8, 5/8, 6/8, 7/8, 8/8).
• Masters Tournament (Mortal Kombat): 1/1 to 11/2 (1/1, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/7, 1/8, 2/8, 3/8, 4/8, 5/8, 6/8, 7/8, 8/8).
• Masters Tournament (Car Racing): 1/1 to 11/2 (1/1, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/7, 1/8, 2/8, 3/8, 4/8, 5/8, 6/8, 7/8, 8/8).
• Masters Tournament (Snooker): 1/1 to 11/2 (1/1, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/7, 1/8, 2/8, 3/8, 4/8, 5/8, 6/8, 7/8, 8/8).
• Masters Tournament (Kitesurfing): 1/1 to 11/2 (1/1, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/7, 1/8, 2/8, 3/8, 4/8, 5/8, 6/8, 7/8, 8/8).
• Masters Tournament (Surfing): 1/1 to 11/2 (1/1, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/7, 1/8, 2/8, 3/8, 4/8, 5/8, 6/8, 7/8, 8/8).

As we can see in the above table, betting odds for the Masters Tournament vary from 1/2 to 4/13 meaning that a \$100 wager on this particular event would range from \$50 to \$400 depending on the odds. If you are unfamiliar with the term “over under” or “under over” then this may seem a bit ambiguous, but the key to understanding these numbers is to know where they come from and what they mean. To start with, over under simply means that the number is going to be greater than or equal to the number that it’s underling suggests. As an example, if we take a look at the above list of odds for the Masters Tournament, we can see that each number is underlined and in bold. This indicates that the number is going to be greater than the underling number, so following the “over under” principle, we would expect that the odds would be greater than or equal to 1/2. Another way of thinking about this is to consider what we call “the juice” which is the combination of the two numbers that are multiplied together to create the odds. For example, a basketball bookie might offer you odds of 1.85 meaning that the payout for a \$100 wager would be \$85. If you want to place a \$150 wager on the same game, then you would have to pay \$117.50 which is \$50 more than you would have to pay for a \$100 wager.

## The Basics Of Understanding Betting Odds

When deciding to place a wager on a sporting event or a race, it is important to take a few things into consideration. First of all, you should look at how likely it is that you are going to win money following the outcome of the game or event. In other words, how good a shot do you have at winning? This is usually expressed as a fractional number followed by a unit. For example, if you are playing a \$100 match, you would like to know how much you are going to need to bet in order to make it profitable. If the bookie has calculated that you have a 60% chance of winning, then you would need to bet \$60 to make the \$100 wager profitable. In case you are wondering, a 55% chance of winning would translate into a \$44.44 wager and a 40% chance into a \$22.22 wager. We usually use these numbers to help us determine how much we are going to need to risk in order to get back our original investment (minus our cost of playing) plus a profit.

Another important factor to consider is how good the bookie or sportsbook is. The better the odds, the better the payout if you win so you should avoid going to an illegitimate sportsbook or using an untrustworthy one. It is also important to look at the track record of the bookie or sportsbook you are going to use. It is often the case that a legitimate sportsbook or bookie will give you the chance to look at their track record which you can do by calling them up and asking them directly. You should also ask about their terms and conditions as well as look for evidence of customer support if they are registered with any regulatory bodies such as the Better Business Bureau (BBB).