What do Total Points, Total Goals and Total Runs mean?
The Total in betting refers to the total points, total goals or total runs (depending on the sport) in a given contest. The Total is the home team (or player) and the away team (or player) score combined. A team or player can go over or under their total points line. The total market was created to give the game a relatively even chance of both teams’ score (when combined) going either over or under that total. A team or player is then given a total (over/under) record for that season.