# What does it mean to take the over on a bet?

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## What does take the over mean?

Essentially, the bookmakers (the market) estimate the total number of points likely to be scored in a game. Bettors (investors) can then bet the over if they believe the point total will be higher or the under if they believe the point total will be lower than the bookmaker’s estimate. Sounds easy enough…

## What happens when you bet the over?

Bettors who wager on the Over at 52.5 need 53 total points scored or more to win their bet. Anything 52 points or under would be a winner for Under bettors. If the Over Under was 52.0 points and the final score added up to exactly 52 points (31-21, for example) the bet would be a “push” and bets would be refunded.

## What happens if the over/under is exact?

Can Over/Under Be Exact? … If the Over/Under hits on the exact number, that’s called a push. There is no winning bet, and all wagers are refunded to bettors no matter whether they took the Over or the Under.

## Is it better to bet over or under?

Now, both teams have to collectively score more points in order for the over to win. This also makes the under bet easier to win, as the teams can score more points, and you’d still win that bet. This should get more people to bet the under and fewer to bet the over.

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## What is the over and under in football?

An over–under or over/under (O/U) bet is a wager in which a sportsbook will predict a number for a statistic in a given game (usually the combined score of the two teams), and bettors wager that the actual number in the game will be either higher or lower than that number.

## How do you win an over under bet?

How to Win an Over/Under Bet? Total bets, or Over and Under bets require bettors to factor in the total points scored, or the total goals scored in the match between two teams. If the total number of points, or goals, exceeds the Total provided by the oddsmaker before the game begins, the Over bet wins.

## What happens if the Over/Under is exact Draftkings?

If the over/under lands on exactly the posted number, it’s a push and your bet is refunded. A bet on the total points scored by each team is the most common over/under, anyway.

## How does over under work in soccer?

Soccer over/under FAQs

To be the over/under you must decide how many goals you think there will be in a match. Then check the total set by the sportsbook. If you believe the teams will score more goals than that total, you bet the “over”. If you think there will be fewer goals in the game, you bet the “under”.

## How do you interpret an over under?

A bet on the over means you think both teams will combine to score more goals, points, or runs than the total listed. Conversely, an under bet means you think there will be less than the total listed.

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## What happens if over under is tied in a parlay?

If any of the bets in the parlay lose, the entire parlay loses. If any of the plays in the parlay ties, or “pushes”, the parlay reverts to a lower number of teams with the odds reducing accordingly.