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Total (Over/Under) Betting Explained

The Total (over/under) bet lets you wager on the overall score in a game. Bet over or under on the sportsbook’s mark and win if you guess right. We have the full lowdown on betting the Total in New Jersey. 

What is Total (Over/Under) Betting?

Total bets are available at all good NJ betting websites. It’s simply a wager on whether the total points or goals in a game will be over or under the sportsbook’s mark. 

For example, imagine Dallas Mavericks are at Utah Jazz in the NBA. The sportsbook lists the total odds at:

Over 209.5 @ -110
Under 209.5 @ -110

Both teams have been scoring a lot of points and you decide that an Over 209.5 bet is the best wager. As long as the total points between BOTH sides is 210 or more, you win. It doesn’t matter how far above the point the result is, either: as long as it’s over 209.5, you win the bet. 

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How to Bet on Total (Over/Under)

You can bet on Total markets by opening an NJ sportsbook account and making a deposit. You’ll need to be 21 or over and be physically located in New Jersey when you place your bets. 


NFL lends itself perfectly to Total betting. There are so many Over/Under markets to choose from, you’re really spoilt for choice. You can bet on total points, total team points and total points for each quarter or half. In addition, look out for special player props on total yards. 

  • Total points
  • Total points odd/even
  • Total team points
  • Total team points odd/even
  • Player props (total passing yards, total rushing yards, total receiving yards etc)


You can bet on lots of total markets on every basketball game of the season. Choose between total points in the game to individual team points and player points.

The player props markets are great if you’re a fan of one particular player. Sportsbooks offer odds on the player’s total points, total assists, and even blocked shots. Again, you simply bet whether the total number will be higher or lower than the mark set by the sportsbook. 

  • Total points
  • Total team points
  • Total player points (player props)


Baseball offers plenty of total betting opportunities. As well as total runs in the game, you can also back markets such as team runs innings runs.  

  • Total (whole game)
  • Total Team Runs
  • Total Team Odd/Even
  • 1st Inning Total
  • 1st Inning Total Odd/Even
  • Total 3/5/7 Innings


You can also bet on Over/Under sports betting markets in soccer leagues and cups. Typically, the sportsbook apps sets the mark at 2.5 goals. You simply back whether the total goals will be over 2.5 or under 2.5. 

In addition, you can bet on 1st/2nd half goals (usually Over/Under 1.5) and total corners. 

  • Total Goals Regular Time (Over/Under 0.5 – 5.5)
  • Total Goals 1st Half (Over/Under 0.5–4.5)
  • Total Goals 2nd Half (Over/Under 0.5–4.5)
  • Team total goals (regular time/1st half/2nd half)
  • Total yellow cards
  • Total team yellow cards
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Betting In-Play Totals on Sports

In-play betting on Total markets is also permitted in New Jersey. As the game progresses, the sportsbook will update its odds on all the Total markets. 

For example, imagine in our example that you bet Over 209.5 on the Mavericks. The game starts well and both teams are scoring quickly. The sportsbook now adjusts its Total Points price to -110 for Over 220.5 and -110 for Under 220.5. You can place an in-play bet on Under 220.5 and secure a profit whatever happens. 

Total betting requires some research beforehand. Luckily, most online sportsbooks supply a full list of statistics and head-to-head results. You can see which teams are scoring a lot of points or find players who are in form. 

The best advice is to open multiple betting accounts. Take advantage of lots of welcome bonuses and find any discrepancies in odds between sportsbooks. That way, you’ll come out the other side a savvier gambler all round. 

Best NJ Sportsbooks for Total Bets

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