Definition of Alternate Rushing Yards

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What does the term "alternate rushing yards" mean in the world of football betting? What is meant by the term "alternate rushing yards"?

In football betting, sportsbooks will set lines on how many yards a running back or quarterback will rush for over the course of a game.

The King explains the meaning of the term Alternate Rushing Yards when it comes to betting on American football.For instance, a book might set the Jonathan Taylor rushing yards line at 99.5 yards.

They will also usually offer "alternate rushing yards" lines, which is where you can bet on different over/under rushing yard totals.

The odds, of course, will be different.

For instance, a book might also offer these rushing yard lines for Taylor:

50.5 Yards
75.5 Yards
120.5 Yards
140.5 Yards

The payoffs for the over 50.5 yards line will obviously be very small, and the payoffs for the under 50.5 yards line will be very big.

For instance, the Over/Under 50.5 yards line might look like this:

Over 50.5 Yards, -800
Under 50.5 Yards, +650

If you think that Taylor is going to get stifled by the defense that he is playing against, you'd might want to bet the under.


On the other hand, if you think that Taylor is going to have a very big day, you'd want to take the Over 120.5 or 140.5 yards lines.