A total or over/under is a bet on whether the combined number of points in a single game will be over or under a given value.
For example, consider the following game between Arsenal and Sunderland:
Let's say you bet on 'Under 1.5', with odds of 8. If the total number of goals scored by both Arsenal and Sunderland don't exceed 1.5, you win the bet.
In other words, as long as the game ends either 0-0, 1-0 or 0-1, you win.
Note: Unless otherwise stated, most bookmakers consider the end of regulation time as the end of the game. This means that goals scored in extra time will not necessarily be part of the total.
Do you know the different odds types?
We have written articles explaining them: