Look, would it shock if I told you that the resident movie geek on theChive’s staff doesn’t know a ton about sports gambling?
But even I know how an “over/under” bet works, and if you don’t, that’s okay. The quick and dirty explanation is sportsbooks odd makers love to bet on how many points are scored between both teams in total. They try to set the line on what they believe the final score will be, and you can either bet that it’ll go above that line (taking the “over,” meaning the teams score more than the odds dictate), or they’ll go below the line (taking the “under,” meaning the teams score less than the odds dictate). Unsurprisingly, these show up as “O” and “U,” like on our Live Odds Page here.
Essentially, according to the odds, you have a 50/50 shot winning the bet. And as NFL Week 3 kicks off we can’t help but be drawn to the under for… Reasons.