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What does U 52 mean on a betting line?
U 52 is an abbreviation for “under 52 points”. This means the total points of the game being bet must be less than 52 points for a bettor to win this wager.
An example would be if the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins are playing and the point total is set to 52. If a bettor takes the under (U 52), the combined score of the two teams must stay under 52.
- If the Cowboys win 28-21, (total 49), the bettor wins.
- If the Cowboys win, 28-27, (total 55) the bettor loses the bet.
- If the Cowboys win 28-24 (total 52), the bet is a push, and the bettor breaks even.
It doesn’t matter if the game goes overtime (unlike European football) if the total exceeds 52, the bet is a losing bet.