What is Live Betting?

Sports Interaction Staff | Updated May 04, 2021


The introduction of Live betting to the sports betting experience has elevated the excitement of wagering on sports to a new level. Prior to the advent of Live betting, you could only make bets on a game before it started. With the rise of online sports betting,  technology allowed thousands of new betting options, including bets that could be placed during a game.

Sportsbooks who offer Live betting will set new lines in real time, making wagering on these games much more immersive and thrilling. Let’s take a closer look at the kind of Live bets you can make.

Live Moneyline Betting

A moneyline bet that is available before the start of the game, could very well change during the game, depending on certain circumstances. Let’s use a football game as an example.

Before the game starts, the Green Bay Packers are favored to win, with the price set at -300. Now, let’s say that in the first half of the game, the quarterback is injured and carted off the field. He’s replaced by the back up QB. This would change the Packers’ position as the game favorite, and may even make them underdogs.

With Live betting, the odds will compensate for this new situation, and you’ll be able to bet on the game halfway through. The Packers’ odds may have dropped to +100, which is a much better number for these circumstances.

Live Over/Under Betting

What about Over/Under Live betting? If the odds before the game have Davante Adams catching over 4.5 passes is priced at -110, and he catches 3 passes in the first half, the odds of him catching at least 4.5 passes might shift to the Over 4.5 being priced at -300.

Live Prop Betting

Proposition bets are some of the most fun types of wagers, and are perfect for Live betting. You can wager, in-game, on who you think might score the next goal in a hockey game, or on if a kicker will make a field goal in football.

Let’s look at an example. The Toronto Maple Leafs are playing the Montreal Canadiens. You can make a bet while the game is being played on if you think the Maple Leafs will be the team to score next. In fact, you can even bet on if you think that Auston Matthews will be the player who scores that next goal.

Here’s an example of two Live betting options available during an NHL game between the Flames and the Canadiens. You can place a bet on which team you think will score next, and on how many goals, in total, that you think each team could score.

In our next example, we’re looking at Live betting options for an NBA game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Philadelphia 76ers. You can wager, in-game, on which team will earn the game’s 50th point, if the final score will be an odd or even number, and if the game will go to overtime. These are just a few of the many available options.

Live Betting at Sports Interaction

Sports Interaction offers bettors dozens of Live betting odds on hundreds of games throughout the year. Check out our Live Betting page to see what’s available.