Baseball Betting Rules When wagering on total runs (over/under) the game must go 9 innings (8.5 if the home team is ahead) to have action. If a game is called or suspended in extra innings, the score will be determined after the last full inning unless the home team scores to tie, or takes the lead in the bottom half of the inning, in which case the score is determined at the time the game is called.
We can bet whatever amount we want, but the standard example for US bets is $100. So, we'll bet $100 on the over at -150. To win the bet, the final score has to be more than 7.5 runs - basically, eight runs. When the odds are negative like they are here, we would have to bet the number listed ($150) in order to win $100.
If the final score is 6-3, then the total runs would be 9, which is lower than 9.5 so the UNDER bet will win. However, if the score was 5-6, then the total number of runs would be 11, which is higher than 9.5 so the OVER bet will win.
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If a tie game is suspended after 9, over/under bets will be determined at the point the game is stopped. First 5 Innings – A full 5 must be completed for this bet to count. Any game suspended before 5 innings are complete will be considered an invalid bet and your money will be refunded.
48.5 OVER -110. 48.5 UNDER +105. If you bet $50 on the OVER and the combined score was 56, you would get a payout of $95.45 – your original $50 comes back along with your $45.45 win. Conversely, if the game ended 27-20, that would be a pooled score of 47 points, meaning the game went UNDER.
The over and under betting rules in basketball and baseball are the same: the whole game is included. The two somewhat common case where the over-under odds are slightly different is in hockey and soccer. The standard or default is that overtime is included in all over under bets for hockey.