Definition of Exact Total Goals

What does the term "exact total goals" mean in the world of sports betting? What is meant by the term "exact total goals"?

The exact total goals line is used in a couple of different sports, including football (soccer in North America) and hockey.

With the exact total goals line, you are betting on exactly how many goals will be scored in a game.

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For instance, I have picked a random line from a Manchester United v Chelsea game, and the "exact total goals" line looks like this:

Exact Total Goals

0 Goals, 12.00
1 Goal, 5.50
2 Goals, 3.75
3 Goals, 4.33
4 Goals, 5.50
5 Goals, 9.50
6 Goals, 17.00
7+ Goals, 21.00

So, if you think that the game is going to be a high-scoring affair, you'd might want to put some money on the 5, 6 or 7+ goal lines.

If you think that it will be a low-scoring affair, the 0, 1 or 2 goal lines might be tempting.


With the exact total goals lines, you don't really care who wins the game - all you care about is that the game ends up producing the total number of goals that you predicted.