Soccer Public Betting & Money Percentages

Fri Apr 23

Our betting trends, also known as public betting percentages, represent actual wagers. A large money percentage indicates a higher likelihood that pros are betting on this side. Monitoring public betting data is a vital tool used by sharp bettors to find value within the sports betting marketplace.


A spread bet allows bettors to wager on the margin of victory in a soccer game. A -1.5 favorite needs to win the game by two or more goals to cover the spread; a +1.5 underdog needs to lose by one goal, or win the game outright, to cover the spread. Odds will be assigned to each side of the spread, depending on each team’s ability, and work the same as a moneyline.


A total (also known as an over/under) allows a bettor to choose whether the number of goals scored by both teams will be over or under the listed amount. If a soccer total is set at 3, bettors can wager on the combined score being over or under 3 goals.


A moneyline bet, the most popular betting option in soccer, requires bettors to pick the winner of the game, with the odds adjusted according to each team’s ability. A -300 favorite is expected to win the game, so bettors need to risk $3 for every $1 they want to win. A +200 underdog gives bettors the chance to win $2 for every $1 risked.