WHAT IS TOTALS BETTING?
Otherwise known as “Over/Under”, Total Betting refers to the cumulative number of expected points in a given matchup. Bettors have the option of wagering on the combined score of the two teams either going “over” or “under” the listed total.
For example, say oddsmakers list a total of 47 points for a matchup between Team X and Team Y. If a bettor were to make a wager on the over, a winning bet would require at least 48 combined points to be scored. If the total ends up at 46 or fewer the bet would lose, while a hypothetical final score of 27-20 — for exactly 47 points — would result in a “push,” meaning the bettor’s stake would be refunded.
Note: Some Totals markets, specifically quarter and half markets, may have the Dead Heat Rule apply. Please check the 'i' market icon to confirm.
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In the Broncos vs. Browns matchup, if you are betting the total points to be over 42.5, to be considered a winner, the final result has to be 43 points and above. If you are betting the total points to be under 42.5, to be considered a winner, the final result has to be under 42 points and below.