The over-under bet is one of the most popular ones across betting platforms, both online and offline. If you do not know or want to understand better what an over-under bet is then you can click here. Simply put, you are betting on a certain total or score and whether it will be achieved or not. For example, India is playing Australia in a T20 match. The over-under line for Virat Kohli‘s batting score is 35. If you think he will score more, bet ‘Over'. If you think he will score less, bet ‘Under'. In general, Is it better to bet the over or under?
Let's try and answer that for you.
Is it better to bet the over or under?
First of all, there is no fixed rule that says one is better than the other. You have to ascertain each bet individually. That being said, statistics have found across sports that the ‘Under' tends to win more by about 2% on average. Keep in mind, that the stats only show the story over a long period of time. The sport you are betting on may go through a phase where betting the ‘Over' is more profitable for ten times in a row!
Every bet has to be thought of individually and then come to a decision. If you go with a predetermined mind then you are hoping for blind luck to be able to come out with some money in your pocket and that is not something we advise.
There are a lot of different kinds of bets with better odds than an Over or Under. It also pays out less than the 50% chance you are taking since the payout is only 1.83 or 1.76 on most occasions. Check out the different options available to you and then make up your mind on where to put your money. Good luck!