What does Over/Under Mean in Hockey?

What does Over/Under Mean in Hockey?

Hockey is one of the most popular sports games around the world, with a huge number of people betting on hockey. There are many different variations of these wagers, but one of the most basic and favorite of the majority is the bet on total over/under. Its meaning is that you choose a certain amount of points at the end of the match, without counting the winning team. It is suitable for beginners, as it is not so difficult to understand.

Betting Total over/under all the Features

Making this bet you will see two numbers, and, obviously, you need to understand what they mean to you. It will be easiest to see by example, if you find a bet total over/under “first number” “second number”, it means the following:

  • The first number is the amount of goals in the match from both teams, so if you bet over, the score should be higher than first number and the opposite. For hockey, the most common ones are 5 and 6 points;
  • The second number comes with a plus or minus sign. The first case shows the amount of bet you need to place to get $100. The plus sign shows you the winnings from a wager of 100 dollars.

In addition, an important feature that not all experienced bettors know about are the different types of totals. It is worth learning about them in more detail.

Types of Total

Types of Total

After you learn about the total, you may have to change your bookmaker, as most of the offices offer only the standard decimal variant. Overall, you can meet the following totals:

  • Decimal – has the following form – 1,5 or 2,5 and so on. The point of it is that there are only two possibilities available to you – winning or losing. In other words, when betting over 2.5, if the score at the end of the game will be 1:1, then you win, if 1:2, then you lose;
  • Integer total – has the form of an integer number and gives you three options for the outcome – win, lose, return the bet. For example, the bet is under 4, and the final score is 2:2, then you will get your money back. This way you get a kind of insurance for your bet;
  • Asian total – the rarest type, with a quarter balance, i.e. 0.25 and 0.75. Making such a wager you get an additional opportunity to return half of the wager. So, if you bet under 3.25 and the final score is 1:2 or 2:1, you will be able to return half of the amount.

It may seem logical to bet on the integer total or Asian one, as you have a reinsurer in these options. But it is worth considering that the odds for them will also be less profitable. 

In addition to all of the above, you should check if the time of overtime is included in the result of the total. This way you can avoid unexpected losses and disappointments.

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