What is Total Points / Goals / Runs?
Total Points / Goals / Runs refers to the overall score of a contest; that is the home team and the away team's score combined. The O/U Total (also known as the Total Line) is the main total betting market set by bookmakers for each match. This O/U Total is created to give the match a relatively even chance of both teams’ score (when combined) going either Over or Under that Total (refer to the example above in Over / Under regarding the Lakers and Grizzlies). The Total +/- is then the difference between the Point Total and the O/U Total. In the example used, both teams would get +8.5 for their Total +/- as the Total Points exceeded the O/U Total by 8.5 points.