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How to Bet Over/Under on FOX Bet | Complete Guide

ByPat Pickens

Aug 8, 2022

If you’ve taken in a game on FOX Sports recently, you’ve probably heard of FOX Bet.

The sportsbook was the offspring of the FOX Sports media titan and the Stars Group poker empire, and it has been providing odds and enticing bettors with odds and betting markets since 2018.

If you’re in a state where betting with FOX Bet is legal but have had some angst about diving in, don’t fret. Here’s a look at betting totals with FOX Bet.

How to Bet Over/Unders on FOX Bet

Step 1: Create an Account or Sign In

If you don’t have an account with FOX Bet, you’ll need to create one. Sign up using our specially curated link on our FOX Bet full review page.

Mention how to click a “Get Bonus” link (or something similar) and use the bonus code (if applicable) to get the best welcome offer available. 

Step 2: Deposit

Put your money in. Remember, the method with which you deposit is the one you typically must use to withdraw, and credit-card withdrawals are not allowed. That means it makes more sense to deposit with a e-wallet like PayPal or an ACH than a credit card, especially since you also get dinged with a cash-advance fee from a credit card.

Step 3: Peruse Betting Markets

Assess your options. Go through the litany of games and events and find the one you wish to wager.

Step 4: Place Your Bet

Tap the total you wish to wager. Enter the amount you wish to bet. Press place bet, and root for your bet to hit!

What Is Over/Under Betting on FOX Bet?

Over/under betting, or betting totals, is a popular way to wager on sports. Simply put, you bet on whether there will be more or fewer points or a larger or smaller number of a statistical category in player props.

FOX Bet, like most sportsbooks, offer competitive  NFL odds on totals for every team sport across the globe and makes finding those betting markets a cinch. Simply seek out the game in which you wish to bet and peruse the over/under numbers on props and totals.

But FOX Bet also offers betting odds on season-long over/unders on things like single-season wins, as well as NBA and NFL draft props. Over/under wagerers can bet on an over/under for an individual player’s draft position.

How Do FOX Bet Totals Work?

Traditionally, totals betting involves the number of points scored in a game, and FOX Bet, like most sportsbooks options, provides a number and odds that there will either be over or under that number of points scored. Over bettors win if there is more than the number stated. Under bettors get paid if there are fewer points/runs/goals than listed.

There are other variations of over/under bets available on FOX Bet. For instance, most player props, like total points, rebounds, assists or passing, rushing or receiving yards are listed as an over/under, and over bettors win if the player surpasses that total amount.

FOX Bet Over/Under Rules

  • Maximum Won: FOX Bet will not pay out wagers that exceed $500,000.
  • Voids: If there’s a push, meaning the totals wager lands on the exact number bet, the wager is voided and bettors receive their initial stakes back.

Types of FOX Bet Totals

There are a lot of different totals bets available for gamblers. Here are a few examples.

  • Points: Bettors wager simply on the number of points in a given game.
  • Alternate Totals: Sportsbooks assign odds to either a lower or higher number of points. For instance if the over/under number set for a football game is 44.5, bettors can usually choose a higher number, like 48.5, to bet the under or a lower number, like 41.5, to bet the over. These are usually valuable as parlay legs.
  • Player Props: Usually presented as over/unders, bettors can wager on an individual to surpass a certain number in a statistical category.
  • Futures: Bettors wager on a team to win over or under a predetermined number of games.

FOX Bet NFL Totals

FOX Bet is aligned with FOX Sports, a rightsholder for NFL and NCAA broadcasts, which makes it a terrific sportsbook for both NFL and college football wagering. FOX Bet offers boosted props and parlays backed by its various football personalities for games each week, including over/unders.

In many cases, FOX Bet has the distinct advantage of offering more lucrative odds or more favorable numbers on most NFL wagers, including totals. Plus, new users can take advantage of a $500 risk-free bet that reimburses you with a second wager if the first one is unsuccessful.

Super Bowl

The Super Bowl is the Super Bowl of sports betting, and FOX Bet has no shortage over/under markets, including novelty props like the length of the national anthem to over/unders for each player’s receiving, rushing, passing yards props, touchdown tosses and interceptions and more.

Over/Under Bet Strategies

Seek out value. If the total seems low, mash the over. If the over/under is a bit too high for your liking, you can take the under. Make sure the odds are good too as we don’t recommend placing individual wagers shorter than -140 due to the risk-reward factor of doing so.

Don’t be afraid to bet live. This is a great way to get value. If there’s a scoreless, or low-scoring early part of the game it means it is a great way to get value on a lower over wager. Or if there’s a high-octane first half, things could settle and lend themselves to a valuable under bet.

Do your homework, especially with player props in certain matchups. If you know or have recently learned that Kyler Murray owns the Dallas Cowboys, especially in games at AT&T Stadium, be sure to target props when he’s playing there. If you know that Aaron Rodgers owns the Detroit Lions, especially at Lambeau Field, align your wagering accordingly when that date arrives.

If you know a hitter owns a pitcher, or a pitcher has success against a specific team, that makes it a good time to target those props in terms of over/under total bases, runs, hits or strikeouts.

Consult weather forecasts too for games played outdoors. When the weather gets cold, runs get harder to come by — because the ball doesn’t travel as far. If there’s rain or snow in a football game, that will muck up the conditions for passing and receiving props and lead to fewer points. Certain stadiums are subject to tricky winds that can throw off both home and road quarterbacks alike.

Over/Under Betting for Beginners

Start small. Don’t try to go big on a risky plus-money over/under bet while you’re still getting acclimated to that betting market.

Trial and error are your friend. Sometimes you’ll make mistakes that you’ll end up kicking yourself over. We’ve all been there.

Again, do your homework. Take the time to crunch the numbers if you have it while also remembering that elite defenses sometimes get torched and ace pitchers have off games.

The most important factor is to have fun, be responsible and learn a thing or two. Before long, you’ll be an over/under betting savant.

How to Calculate Over/Under Odds?

Over/under odds are usually between +100 and -120, though hockey bets can carry a larger range of those bets. FOX Bet informs bettors of their odds before they place their wagers, thus ensuring that gamblers know exact payout they’ll receive if their bet hits.

Why Are Over/Unders a Good Bet?

Because your bet can hit even if the narrative you built in your head is wrong. Plus, if there’s a huge game and you aren’t sure who will win, you can hedge and bet either the over or under and cash in no matter how the game plays out.

Can Over/Unders Be a Bad Bet?

Like most bets, over/unders can carry substantial risk, especially when things don’t necessarily go as you forecasted. Ace pitchers have off nights and get blasted, turning sure-fire under bets into huge overs. Great offenses get stymied, like the 2007 Patriots in Super Bowl XLII, and turn a likely over into an easy under.

What Sports Are Available for Over/Unders?

Every team sport, plus most other sports where prop betting is widely available. The numbers may vary, but over/unders are there to be bet.

Is There Bet Insurance on Over/Unders?

Not often. It’s only if you use your initial risk-free bet on an over/under that you’ll get payback if your total bet fails.

Author

Pat Pickens

Pat Pickens is a seasoned sportswriter who has covered the NHL since 2013 for various websites, including The New York Times, NHL.com, Sportsnet.ca, USA Today, the Associated Press and many others. His debut book, titled "The Whalers" about the history of the NHL's Hartford Whalers, was released in October 2021. His greatest successful wager was an LA Kings puck-line bet (+200) in Game 1 of the 2012 Western Conference Final.