# Over/Unders in Rugby

## Understanding Over/Unders in Rugby

In over/under betting you are guessing what the combined score of both sides will be. A rugby gambling site predicts what the total score of both teams will be and then you have to bet whether that score will be over or under the predicted set point. If the total score is lower than the posted set point, then ‘under’ wins. If it is higher than that set point, then ‘over’ wins. For example, if the final score between two teams is 20-17, the total is 37, so you are betting if the posted set point will be over or under 37 points.

## Calculating Over/Undes

Let us say New Zealand is playing Tonga in the Internationals match in Rugby League. New Zealand is a top favorite in this match, being a top competitor in the league, while Tonga is a big underdog, having much weaker teams historically. The odds could look like this:

• 67.5
• Over (-1.10)
• Under (+1.10)

Here you are wagering if the total score will be higher or lower than 67 points. If you want to bet £100 that the score will be over 67.5 points, then you can win £90 in addition to the original £100 bet. If you are betting £100 that the score will be less than 67.5 points, then you can also win £90 in addition to the original bet. Notice that unlike in money lines, the odds can be the same in rugby over/under betting. This is because in money lines the odds are different to provide an incentive to bet on underdogs, while in over/under betting you are not betting on particular teams but just on their total scores.

## A “Push”

A “push” happens when sportsbooks do not add the 0.5 to their total over/under score and the total score ends up being exactly the same as the over/under prediction. In the above example, if a sportsbook were not to use the 0.5 in its prediction, and the total score ended up being exactly 67 points, then nobody would win. The score would neither be above or under 67 points, but rather be exactly that mount. In a case like this, a “push” would happen – when nobody wins and a sportsbook has to return the bets/money to the punters. Hence, sportsbooks will add the 0.5 so this way you are betting that the score will be either over or under 67 points.