Infographic on Mathematics behind Online Sports Betting

October 15, 2020 by David Nugent

You need to get your head around lots of facts and figures if you want to become a sports bettor and this infographic will let you know lots of important facts and figures

Most Bet On Sports Categories

There are some sporting categories that have more bets placed on them than others, but always pick one you have some knowledge on!

Soccer Betting Stats

The most placed bets on the correct score of soccer matches are not as you may have guessed and here they are:

  • 1 – 0
  • 1 – 1
  • 2 – 1
  • 2 – 0
  • 3 – 1

Horse Racing Stats

The top five bets that are placed on horse races are listed below in order of popularity.

  • Win Bet
  • Each-Way Bet
  • Exacta
  • Tricast 
  • Accumulator


There are lots of betting markets and betting opportunities on Golf matches, but some bet types of placed more than any others.

  • Player to win
  • Players to get placed
  • Round betting
  • Hole in One


You can bet on all manner of different things related to a boxing match, so make sure you know which bets are most likely to interest you the most.

  • Outright Winner
  • Method of Victory
  • Round Match End


During the basketball season huge numbers of bets and wagers are placed and the most placed bets are often the easiest ones to understand!

  • Team to Win a Match
  • Team to Win League
  • Correct Score
  • Player to Score


Baseball is another popular sport, but there are quite a number of unique bets you can place on an upcoming Baseball match.

  • Money Lines
  • Run Lines
  • Outright Winner


There are of course two codes of Rugby, however the bets most people then to place on them are very similar and some bets are much more popular than others.

  • Team to Win
  • Player to Score First
  • Correct Score Betting


Plenty of Tennis tournaments are held each year and the number of wagers placed on them is huge, but most people then to place just one of a small number of bets.

  • Winner of a Match
  • Correct Score of a Match
  • Outright Tournament Winner


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David Nugent Editor

First off, I want to say hi and wish a warm welcome to all gambling aficionados out there! My name is David Nugent and I am editor-in-chief of I have always enjoyed various sports, primarily soccer, as I am a die-hard Everton fan.

Over time, I learned more about sports betting and discovered the fascinating online gambling industry. Eventually,...

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