Betting Handicaps

Handicaps are classified among the mainstream types of bets worldwide; some bookmakers still do not figure out the way they work.

Handicap betting indeed impacts the way odds are demonstrated, and it is essential to gain a clear understanding of this kind of betting to cope with odds interpretation and placing successful bets. To begin with, what do we call the handicapping? This guide will provide the definition and varieties of handicaps followed by comprehensible illustrations.

What is Handicap Betting?

A handicap is a kind of betting in which the punter gives a hypothetically weak crew an advantage of scores to equalize the odds of winning for the two contestants. A handicap is placed prior to the beginning of the game or a contest and is later added to the ultimate score.

In which spheres can we use handicapping?

Handicap betting can be done in all kinds of sport beginning with international ones like rugby, football, or basketball, widespread American games – baseball with American football. It is classified among the trendiest types of game betting. Handicapping is a well-known practice in points-based tournaments but it is also often used in racing events, specifically horse racing.

Asian versus European handicaps

Two leading categories of handicapping are European and Asian. European handicaps (EH) are unlike their Asian (AH) match in a couple of points.

1. The first dissimilarity is the differing logos for Asian and European handicaps.

2. The following dissimilarity that aids to differentiate these two varieties of betting is the contrast in the number of game options. European handicapping provides three likely options to select from, while Asian ones pick merely from two alternatives.

3. The final dissimilarity amid two varieties of betting is the point that EH normally makes use of integer figures for the formation of a “handicap line” (0:1or 0:2), whereas in Asian bets rational numerals are utilized (1/2, 3/4).

Asian handicaps

There are many varieties of AH betting. The utmost widespread are:

Quarter-goal handicaps:

 A two-way or quarter goal (¼) handicapping is a highly challenging type among handicaps. The idea of the two-way handicaps is the separation of non-integer handicaps into two wagers (a division of a stake into two options).

Let us suppose that we place a bet for the team Bayern (-0.25) – Schalke game for a ‘1’ with Bayern’s victory. In fact, this implies that we make a bet in parts:

1/2 of the stake is placed in favor of Bayern with figure (-0.5) – Schalke for a ‘1’ and the remainder of the wager we put for Bayern (+0) – Schalke = (equals) Bayern – Schalke (draw no bet), for ‘one’, also.

Quarter-goal handicap formula:

In case Bayern beats his rival – we will win the total stake.
If the event finishes in a draw – then we will miss half of the wager, hence the other part will be refunded to us.
Provided that Schalke conquers the game – we will lose the total wager.

Non-integral handicaps:

We place our wager for the Real team (-0.5) – Valencia game for 1 or the success of Madrid by AH -0,5, withdraw from Real’s goals number, which next results in the victory of Real. In case the event culminates in a 1-1 draw, bearing in mind the AH, our outcome totals (0.5-1).

This tells that our ‘1’ for the outpoint of Real will not pass, and our wager coupon will lose. If only the game culminates with the total 2-1 for Madrid, then adding handicapping, our point will show 1.5-1 or else our ‘1’, which implies that our wager coupon wins. In case we select to bet for ‘two’ using this kind of an AH, then it is the same as bookmaking opposite Madrid crew or X2 (a draw or a success of invitees leads to winning).

Draw no bet handicaps (DNB):

The basic one among AH is Draw No Bet (DNB). If the sporting event we have selected finishes in a draw (or in case a draw occurs in view of the handicaps policy) then our full wager will be refunded.

For instance: a tournament Arsenal versus Sunderland takes place (AH +1), we forecast 1 and the game finishes with the victory of Arsenal 1-0, having placed the bet we get the indicator 2-2 and next, the wager is refunded in line with DNB policy.

The following image illustrates how the basic Asian Handicapping works.

The handicap would end in a draw according to its closing score. This case is not a “draw” case, but a “push” case. That is why a gambler receives a refund of his wager.

We placed a picture that demonstrates the -5 +5 AH. Accordingly, in this scenario, there isn’t a ‘PUSH’ alternative to back your bid, but simply ‘Win’ and ‘Lose’ options.

In the following picture, a pattern of the stake score 1.25 can be seen (-1, -1.5, +1, +1.5). Now handicapping from Asia is clarified with the help of a graphical image. As a result, we think this image will clarify and simplify this complicated Asian wager for you.

Benefits of Asian handicaps

  • Higher limits (it is possible to bet for lots of money)

  • Greater winning opportunities, the chance may reach 50%

  • In certain types of handicaps, having lost the game, you are able to attain the refund of all or a part of your bid.

European handicaps

The methods of European handicaps are easier to figure out compared to Asian equivalents. The handicap figures of Europe (0:1) are equalized to the X2 variation for the visitor team’s victory, which does not imply that the odds will be alike in both instances. Let’s assume an illustration of betting from Europe:

MU – SCFC (0:1) [-1] MU 2.30 All 3.60 // [+1] SCFC

  • First, we place a stake for the MU team with a 2,30 score. We are likely to succeed in case the MUFC outscores by a gap in scores of two points or higher (2:0, 3;1, 4:1 and so forth).

  • Next, we predict the finale of the game with a 3,60 indicator. We may conquer this game if the MU beats the opponent with points variation “one” (scores 1:0, 2:1, 3:2, 4:3).

  • Finally, we predict the victory of SCFC [+1] with a figure 2,90. Supposing SCFC outscores or the result shows a draw like (2:2, 1:2), we will certainly make it.