Asian handicap

September 28, 2018 | In: Asian Handicap

The Asian handicap is one of the most popular type of bets among bettors with some experience. Learn in a simple way what it is and how it affects bets.

What is the Asian handicap? The Asian handicap is a type of bet in which advantages or disadvantages are given to one of the contestants in order to eliminate the tie as a third result that causes the bet to win or lose. As its name suggests, its origin is in Asia, although it is well known and used worldwide.

Understanding what they are is very useful for bettors, since it opens a huge universe of options when it comes to betting both results and scores in various sports such as football, basketball or tennis, allowing you to fine tune the bet we want to make .

When a soccer team is added an Asian handicap +0.5, it means that the number of goals scored by that team will have to add 0.5 goals. In this way the match can never be tied, since the 1-1, 2-2, etc., become 1.5-1, 2.5-2, etc.

If we bet on another team and place an Asian handicap -1, you will assume that you have to subtract 1 goal from the total goals you score. If the party was 3-1 in their favor, facing the bet the result would have been 2-1 and would have won anyway. If he had won 2-1, when the handicap was applied, the final result would be 1-1 and when the tie is tied, the bet is void and the money is returned.

Types of Asian handicap

To properly understand what the Asian handicap consists of, we are going to divide them into the different possible options that exist and, in turn, whether they are positive or negative. All are based on the definition given above, but produce different effects in the resolution of the bet.

Asian handicap whole (+1, -1, +2, -2, +3, -3, etc.)

They suppose adding or subtracting from the team’s score the number of goals indicated by the Asian handicap.

If the handicap is positive, its effects are that in case of winning or drawing the team affected by the handicap, the bet is won. If you lose by the same difference as the handicap points, the match is tied, the bet is canceled and the amount played back is returned. If you lose by a score higher than indicated by the handicap, the bet is lost.

If it is negative, its effects are that in case of winning by a difference greater than that of the handicap, the bet is won. If you win by the same difference indicated by the handicap, the match is tied, the bet is void and we reimburse the amount played. If the team ties or loses, the bet is lost.

Example

We bet on the victory of Real Betis with a handicap +1 (Real Betis +1). If Betis wins or draws, we won the bet as we would add one more goal to his marker and he would always be victorious. If he loses by 1 goal, when adding the handicap +1 to the Betis scoreboard, the result would be tied and the bet would be void. Imagine losing 2-1, when adding the handicap +1 the final result would be 2-2, draw and void bet. If the Betis loses by more than 1 goal the bet is lost, since the handicap does not manage to overcome the result in any case. Imagine losing 2-0, adding the handicap +1 the result would be 2-1 and would still be Betis defeat.

Middle Asian handicap (+0.5, -0.5, +1.5, -1.5, +2.5, -2.5, etc.)

They involve adding or subtracting from the competitor’s score the “and a half” that the Asian handicap points to. With this handicap there is no way that the bet is tied and canceled.

If the handicap is positive, its effects in the resolution of the bet are that in case of victory or draw the bet is won. If you lose by a difference greater than the one indicated by the handicap, the bet is lost.

If it is negative, its effects are that in case of victory by a margin higher than that indicated by the handicap, the bet is won. If you win by a margin lower than that expressed by the handicap, you tie or you lose, you lose the bet.

Example

We bet on the victory of Real Sociedad with a handicap -1.5 (Real Sociedad -1,5). If the Real wins by 2 or more goals, the bet is won. If he wins 2-0, by subtracting -1.5, the Real would be equally victorious 0.5-0. If the Real wins by 1 so much difference, tied or lost, the bet for the handicap effect -1.5 is lost. Suppose the Real wins 3-2, by applying the handicap -1.5, the match would be 1.5-2, so the bet is lost.

Asian quarter handicap (+0.25, -0.25, +0.75, -0.75, +1.25, -1.25, etc.)

With this type of Asian handicaps we would be making a double bet, as if the money played was divided into two bets, those corresponding to the handicaps immediately before and after the handicap for which you bet.
Example
If we bet 10 euros on a handicap +0.75, it would be equivalent to bet 5 euros on a handicap +0.5 and 5 euros on a handicap +1. Each of the two bets would produce the effects associated with each handicap.

We bet 10 euros for Deportivo de La Coruña with an Asian handicap +0.75 (Deportivo +0.75). If the Depor wins, being a positive handicap, that sum, we would always win the bet. If the Depor draw also win the bet by involving the handicap +0.75 average bet to handicap +0.5 and a half to +1. Both handicaps make win in case of a draw.

But if the Depor loses, the following happens: if he loses by a little, the average bet corresponding to the handicap +0.5 would lose because he did not compensate the difference, while the average bet corresponding to the handicap +1 would equal a tie and it would be canceled, returning half of the total played. If the Depor loses by two or more goals, the handicap can not compensate the difference and the complete bet would lose.

Asian handicap 0.0

The Asian handicap 0 does not add or subtract anything to the scoreboard, as is evident. Its function is the same as that of the ‘not valid draw’ or ‘draw no bet’ bets, that is, in case the match is in a draw, the bet is void and the amount played back to our balance is returned. account.

Example

In a Champions League game between Bayern Munich and PSG we opted to bet on Bayern with an Asian handicap 0.0 (Bayern 0). If Bayern wins the match, the bet is won and if the winner is the PSG, then the bet is lost. In the case of a tie, this handicap cancels the bet and we do not lose or earn money.

Asian handicaps for beginners

One way to learn to play well with Asian handicaps is to focus initially on a single type of handicap, preferably the integers (+1, -1, +2, -2 …), as they are most similar to the actual score of the players. encounters It is convenient to make several test bets, betting very little money, in order to check if we understand their mechanics and if they produce the effect we expect.

Once the entire Asian handicap is understood, mastering the rest is easier. Then we would pass to the average handicaps (-0.5, +0.5, -1.5, + 1.5 …), returning to make some test bets until they are clear about its operation.

Mastering these two types of handicaps, the handicaps of rooms, which in principle are the most complicated, are much more affordable, since they are a mixture of the previous ones, as has been explained.

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