Explanation of terms from the line, rosters or outcome options
So let's understand the terms
Total is the total amount of pari match online points (goals, goals, sets, games, and so on) for the match. One of the basic elements of sports statistics. In soccer matches, for example, the total is the total amount of goals (balls) scored by both teams for the contest.
There are several types of totals:
- Asian - a total multiple of 0.25, but not 0.5. For example, TB and TM 5.25, 5.75, 6.25, etc.
- Individual - the total scored by one player or team.
Usually totals are multiples of 0.5, so you can accurately determine the winnings. Most bets are made on the "total more" (TB) and "total less" (TM). For example, if a bettor bets on "total more than 2.5" and both teams score 3 goals (goals) in a match, he wins.
Handicap is a static display of the advantage of one team over the other. For example, by how many goals the winner of the match scored more.
Let's explain on an example. Suppose the match "Manchester United" - "Bayern" ended with a score of 3-1. Accordingly, the handicap "Manchester" is 2 goals. Handicaps are usually a multiple of 0.5, and bets are taken on "more" or "less". However, there are also Asian multiples of 0.25, but not 0.5.
The odds are the value used to calculate your winnings on a successful bet. It is usually a decimal number. Suppose you bet $2,000 on a winning club with odds of 2.6. The match is over - and your bet was successful! Then your winnings would be $2,000×2.6 = $5,200.
There are several types of odds:
- European. The most common. This is the classic decimal odds, which is written as "×1.5", where "1.5" is a multiplier for the bet amount.
- British. Written as a classic fraction - for example, "9/5". The denominator is the bet volume and the numerator is the possible winnings. Suppose you bet $1000 at odds of 9/5. Then your winnings would be (1000/5)×9 = $1800.
- American. One of the most complex calculations. About it - below.
The American odds is used very rarely, but nevertheless still applied. It is written as an integer with a "minus" or "plus" sign before it.
The "minus" sign denotes how much money you need to bet in order to win an amount of 100 units of that money. Explanation:
- Suppose you see a ratio of "-1,000."
- This means that you need to bet $1000 to get $1,100 if you win;
- If you bet $2,000, you will receive $2,200 if you win.
The plus sign denotes how much money you will win if you bet 100 units of that money (and a successful outcome of the bet, of course). Explanation:
- Suppose you see an odds of " 500."
- If you bet 100 $, you'll win $500 and the payout will be $600;
- If you bet $1,000, you will win $5,000, and the payout will be $6,000.
American and British odds are very rarely used nowadays. In bookmakers' offices the European odds are the most common.