Betting on a team scoring runs may seem easy. You think you know a team, its offensive weapons, and the way its pitcher is trending. So you make the bet and ride it out. A few singles, an error, and a quirky inning or two later, and you realize you may need to put more research into betting over/unders than you think. Let’s look at some tips and a quick explanation to give you a headstart on your next over/under bet.

Research the Trends

First, let talk about what exactly an over/under bet is. An over/under bet is the set number of total runs both teams may score. Choosing either higher or lower than the set number is the over/under bet. For example if the over/under total is set at 8, then you can basically choose whether both teams combined runs will score over or under. If an over/under total line is set at 9.5, then for the over to hit, the total number of runs must reach 10 or higher. If the total is a whole number like 7, and one team beats another with a score of 4-3, the total falls right on the score of the over/under and the bet would be considered a push.

Individual Team Over/Unders

In addition to total over/unders, some betting sites will offer individual team over/unders. For example the Cincinnati Reds over/under could be 3.5 and the Chicago Cubs over/under 4. This gives you the option to research more individual team data and focus on one team’s scoring habits. However, the total over/under may not be the exact sum of both team’s individual over/unders.

Many factors go into making the total over/under bets work in your favor, so make sure you do the proper research to pick the winner. For help on sports betting check out The Machines Pick for all your betting needs.

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