NBA Over Unders Explained
Betting the total for a game is a bet on how many total points will be scored in a game. The totals spreads are typically set between 190 and 240 points. Similar to betting the spread, there can be a “push” if the total amount of points scored in the game exactly equals the total. Most bettors refer to a totals bet as an NBA over-under bet. .
NBA Over Under Example:
The Portland Trailblazers are playing the Denver Nuggets and the over under or totals spread is set to 202 points. For this bet type you are simply betting that the score will go over 202 points or go under 202 points. A typical over under bet in the NBA combines both team’s scores so if you bet the over you will be hoping for a high scoring game and if you bet the under you are rooting for limited scoring. At the end of the game when you add the scores of both teams the total comes out to 189 points. This means anyone who took the over losses while anyone who took the under wins and can cash their tickets. The unders win this bet because the combined total was less than 202 points where the line was set. .
As mentioned before you can bet on team totals or team over unders where you are only betting on one team’s final score. If the line was set at Trailblazers O/U 105 and you placed a bet for the Trailblazers over you need them to have scored more than 105 points by the end of the game. If the Trailblazers scored less than 105 points the under bets win. To read a more in depth explanation of NBA over under betting you should check out our page on that topic where we provide even more insight.
NBA Over Unders Trends
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