Sports betting with handicaps

November 22, 2018 | In: Asian Handicap

The handicap bet is a tool available to players to allow them to increase their potential winnings. In a market like football, in which teams often show evident technical and economic supremacy, the odds that will always be relatively low, making it less attractive to bet on them. To reduce this gap and start the teams on the field in a situation of substantial parity, you can assign a fictitious disadvantage in the networks to the favorite team, which will have to recover this initial gap to make winning your bet.

There are three types of handicaps: 1 Handicap, X Handicap and 2 Handicaps (each with an assigned goal number). Assuming to always choose -1 goal, we will have:

1 Handicap (-1). The home team must win with a gap of 2 goals. The first network will serve to recover the hypothetical disadvantage and the second to achieve the first real goal. So, in this case, the bet will be considered winning if the team will get a result of at least 2-0.

X Handicap (-1). The bet will win if the team in question will recover the gap but, at the end of the game, will have only one goal difference. The winning results will be 1-0, 2-1, 3-2, etc.

2 Handicap (-1). The away team will have to win with a gap of 2 goals. For example, results 0-2, 2-4, 3-5 and so on will be considered winners.

The above cases refer to the single handicap bet, usually used when there is a clear technical gap between the two teams. On the other hand, when the difference in level is less perceptible, the bet with a divided handicap is used, ie by dividing the bet on two different handicaps. We can, for example, place a 1 Handicap bet (0 and -0.5). If the team in question wins, both bets will be considered winners; in the event of a tie, the stake relating to the handicap 0 will be reimbursed, while that relating to -0.5 will be considered a loser; finally, if the team loses, both bets will be considered losers.

Betting with handicap can be an excellent alternative to traditional bets to allow players to bet on favorite teams, increasing the profit margin of their sports bets.

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