How to bet over/under on NBA games and player’s individual stats?

How to bet over/under on NBA games and player’s individual stats? Image

Over/under betting is the second most popular type of wager in basketball behind point spread betting.


An over/under bet is also called a totals bet and it refers to the combined amount of points scored in a game. The number is set by a sportsbook that projects the number of points that will unfold in the match. As a bettor, you select if the total number of points scored by both teams will be over or under the set total.

This is different than betting on the moneyline or spread because you are not selecting which team will win, or if they will cover the spread, you are only betting on the total number of points scored.

The over/under will be set by the sportsbook based on how many points are projected to be scored when two teams meet up. Game 1 for the 2021 NBA Finals between the Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Suns was set at 219.5 with equal odds on both sides of the margin.

The Suns won that one 118-105 which makes a total of 223 points or the over bet being the winning one.

If you find it fun to play over/under, sometimes you might be amazed how the bookmakers set the total so close to what it will actually end up. Still, when you make the bet, you should consider the average points the team scores in the least game, the average total point of their previous head-to-heads or if you really want to go deep, you should check the team’s shooting percentage, and how many points they allow per game.

For the real basketball fans, there is an opportunity to try their luck on points, rebounds, or assists of a particular player which works on the same method as the over/under bet.

For example, if you take Anthony Davis, you will see options to bet on over/under 25.5 points, 10.5 rebounds, or 5.5 assists.

This is actually fun since you are focusing on one player and you can easily follow individual stats rather than team stats.

When you decide to place your bet on a player, you need to check his stats, his recent form and the matchup he goes against.

Whatever you decide to do, make sure you follow Eltorotips betting predictions and good luck.