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Strategies For Betting On Over/Under Goals: Maximizing Profit Potential
Written by, Kristel Gil Tue 12 Sep
Strategies For Betting On Over/Under Goals: Maximizing Profit Potential

## Maximizing Profit Potential: Strategies For Over/Under Goals Betting

One of the best strategies in sports betting is over/under bets because you can relax and not care about who will win a match. So, the over/under is excellent for rookie bettors who are getting into betting, as it doesn’t require heavy research and hours in front of the screen.This article will cover everything you need to know to make money using over/under bets.

## What Is an Over/Under Bet?

Many names know over/under bets; in the US, it’s known as a ‘total’ bet. Here, the bookmaker tells you how often something will happen in the game. Then bettors bet on over or under. These lines that bookmakers give are usually spot on, and so the odds are generally the same for both over and under.

## Understanding Over/Under Bet

To fully understand the over/under bet, we will look from the bookmaker’s perspective. So, what’s the bookmaker’s goal regarding over/under bets? The goal is to have an equal amount of people bet on under and over. They are changing the lines and odds to get to that equation. Here are examples of how they do that:

• Lines: If, for example, people are betting on over, and the bar is 1.5, bookmakers would change it to 2.5 to get people to bet on under.

• Odds: If many people are betting on over, they will lower the odds from 1.85 to 1.75 to get people to bet on under.

In soccer, you rarely see a change in lines. Usually, they would only change their odds, and that’s it.

### Example Of An Over/Under Bet

The match is between teams A and B. Your bookmaker gave you 1.85 odds at over 1.5 goals. So, if you put \$100 on 1.85 odds, you stand to win \$85. The beauty of an over/under bet is that it can’t be a push, which means it can’t be a draw. You either lose money or win money. That’s why there is .5 when you are betting on goals. We all know that there are no half-goals in soccer. It would help if you researched your options when it comes to bookmakers. Someone can have better odds or better over under the same odds. Also, the totals can change if too many players are betting on over or under.

### How To Maximize Profit

There are a few proven ways to boost your winnings and maximize profits on a win. Changing bookmakers are one of the most used ones. By changing your bookmakers, you can find better lines and better odds. Whereas if you stick with one bookmaker, you are going to leave a lot of winnings untouched. Also, you can utilize the bonuses and free bets that bookmakers are giving for signing up with them. Playing with those bonuses guarantees you a win because you can’t lose your money and can only win. And the most essential way to maximize profit is to do research. You should know which teams are likely to score multiple goals and such. If there are two attack-focused teams, there will likely be various goals.

## Closing Thoughts

The over/under bets are a great way to make some money, but be aware nothing is ‘100%’ or guaranteed in the betting. And always bet the money you can afford to lose. Also, you can implement bankroll management to ensure you will not gamble all of your money.

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