2 Over/Under Betting
Another and increasingly popular type of betting is Over/Under betting. This form of betting is most commonly associated with the scoring in a given match
Let's take an example of football:
Chelsea are playing Arsenal. Bookmakers will offer odds on whether the match will end with a total of over 2.5 goals scored (I.e 3 goals or more) or end with less than a total of 2.5 goals scored (I.e 2 goals or less). If you bet that the match will end with over 2.5 goals and it ends with 3 goals or more, you win. If it ends with 2 goals or less, bad luck, you've lost your bet.
This type of Over/Under betting has been applied to most sports. You can bet on the number of points in an American football game, a basketball game, a rugby game, the number of goals scored in an ice hockey match, even the total number of games played in a tennis match just to name a few examples.
Over the last few years, there has been an increase in the type of Over/Under bets. Not only can you now bet on the number of goals scored in a football match, but you can also bet on the number of corner kicks or even the number of yellow cards given. This increase in application has been seen across the full range of sports.
For example you can now bet on things such as whether a tennis match will end over or under a certain number of aces served, the number of free throws in a basketball game or even the number of yards gained by a particular player in an American football game.
It's fair to say that Over/Under betting is intensely popular and a particular type of betting that some semi or fully professional sports bettors specialise in.