What is an individual total?
Individual total — the number of goals scored by the participant of the match for a set time period. Personal total refers to goals, points, and team statistics – yellow cards, removals, corners, etc.
In the paintings of bookmakers , such a bet is indicated as follows:
ITB 1 (N). The hosts will score a number of goals in the opponent’s goal exceeding N.
ITB 2 (N). The number of goals scored by the guests will exceed the number N.
ITM 1 (N). The hosts will score goals less than the indicator N.
ITM 2 (N). The guests will score goals less than the number of N.
There are also several types of bets on individual totals:
integer — ITB (1) ITM (5) etc.;
half — ITB (2,5), ITM (6,5), etc.;
the exact number of goals scored, yellow cards, discs, washers, etc.;
on odd/even goals scored, corners, goals, shots, etc.
Consider the confrontation of the hockey teams “Carolina— – “Boston” In the photo below, the quotes of ITB (1) and ITB (2) in the pre-match are indicated.
As you can see, the coefficients for the number of goals scored by each of the teams do not differ much. The bookmaker is sure that “Carolina” will score more than 1.5 goals and gives a coefficient of 1.3. For a similar number of Boston goals, the quote is 1.27. The best option for a player who wants to bet on the individual total of one of the teams is ITB (2,5).
Bets on individual total in different sports. Betting in football
For clarity, consider an example. The score has already been opened in the CSKA — Tambov match: both teams scored one goal each.
The quote that CSKA will score more than 1.5 goals is 1.45. More than two goals is 2. The coefficient for another goal of Tambov is 3.5. Given that
CSKA is the favorite of the meeting, it is not difficult to understand the logic of the bookmaker. The goal of the hosts is more likely. If the bettor puts 1000 rubles on ITB (1.5), he will win 450 rubles.
Half numerical indicators of the total require a strict number of goals. For example, to win the ITB bet (1.5), you need at least two goals; the ITB bet (2.5) – at least three goals. In the latter case, if the team scores 2 goals, the bet will lose.
A bet on an integer ITB or ITM is a softer version of a bet. If the money is placed on ITB (2), then three goals performed by the team will be required to pass the bet. If the team scores another goal, there will be a refund on the bet.
In addition to the individual total of goals in a half or a match, in football you can also bet on ITB or ITM statistical indicators:
- yellow and red cards;
- shots on target;
- shots on goal;
The player makes a bet that the team will score a certain number according to the selected statistical indicator. Such bets are not as popular as individual goal totals, but they are no less winning. For example, if there is a nervous game ahead, on which the future fate of the teams depends. Or if the meeting is judged by a referee who is generous with “mustard plasters”.
ITB and ITM in hockey
Betting on individual total in hockey is similar to betting in football matches. The total is considered for a full meeting or for a single period — these types of bets are available on all leagues of the world, including the NHL and KHL. It is not recommended to bet on meetings in little-known leagues or youth tournaments – sometimes participants score 15 + goals, and other times they play “cracker”.
A popular bet on ITB or ITM in hockey is on the number of goals scored. When betting on ITB or ITM in hockey, the bettor evaluates the potential of the club. The same team scores a certain number of goals from match to match. This number will vary: in a game with a leading opponent — more, with an underdog – less. If the team does not produce a proper result for several meetings in a row, chances are high that the average ITB will be broken in the next game.
Sometimes the decrease in team performance is associated with crisis moments; sometimes the reason is in games with teams practicing strong defensive tactics. But in further games, the team again demonstrates the former results.