Basketball Individual Total

If you are in doubt about the outcome of a match, study the individual total, what it is and when it is profitable to bet on it.
Individual total in sports betting is used if there is no certainty about the result of the match. But there are other factors to consider. In this article, we will analyze what an individual total means, its types, examples in football, tennis, hockey and basketball, as well as when to place this bet.

What is individual total in sports betting

Individual total is a bet on the number of actions by a team or a player: the number of goals, points, washers, fouls, corners, yellow cards, sets, games, and so on.
You bet over or under a certain number:
ITBNo (х) – bet on individual total over
ITM№ (х) – individual total bet is less, where № – team number, х – a given number.
Examples of bet designation in football and hockey:
ITB1 (1.5) on goals – the hosts will score more than one goal into the opponent’s goal.
ITB2 (3.5) on goals – the guests will score at least four goals.
ITM1 (2.5) on yellow cards – the hosts will receive no more than two warnings.
ITM2 (20.5) on shots on target – guests will score less than 21 shots on target.
Individual total bets: types and examples of calculation
There are two types of individual totals:
  • Half. There can be no return in it.
  • Whole. This type of bet has a refund.
Let’s consider examples of bets on individual total in football and basketball.
You bet 1000 rubles on an individual total of 1 over 2.5 goals in the match Examples Barcelona – Valencia at a coefficient of 1.80. If Lionel Messi and company score at least three goals, the bet wins, the payout will be 1800 rubles: 1000 x 1.80.
In the NBA Los Angeles Lakers – Memphis Grizzlies meeting, you bet 2,000 rubles on the first team’s individual total under 99.5 points for 2.15. If the hosts with LeBron James score 99 points or less, the bet has entered, you will receive 4300 rubles: 1000 x 2.15.
At the expense of the whole total, you can increase the odds or insure the bet.
For example, you think that Atletico Madrid will not concede more goals from Real Madrid in Example. You can take ITM2 (1.5) for 1.40, but for 1.85 there is a bet on ITM2 (1).
A bet on ITM2 (1.5) is safer, but on ITM2 (1) the coefficient is higher. If Real Madrid do not score, any of the options will go. If Atlético concede exactly a goal, the first choice will lose, and the second will be returned.
Let’s say that in an NHL match between the Washington Capitals and the Ottawa Senators, you want to take ITB1 (3.5) for 1.80. But we decided to play it safe and bet on ITB1 (3) for 1.45.
If the hosts score exactly three goals, the first choice will not go, and on the second, the bet will return. With four or more goals, Washington will play both options.