Overview of Handicap Betting Games – Handicap betting is indeed one of the types of bets and markets that you can find when you want to play online sportsbook gambling.
A draw, or tied score, is a frequent outcome in football. In the 2008-2009 season, nearly a quarter of all Premier League games resulted in a draw. Because such outcomes are so common, traditional betting usually involves betting in the context of three different outcomes: a win for one team, a draw, or a win for the other team. “Asian Handicap” is a means of changing this by “crippling” the underdog by a certain percentage, meaning that the draw becomes impossible.
Most handicaps are made at one-and-a-half or quarter intervals, meaning there must be a winner as it is impossible to score half or quarter goals. The goal is to make the odds as close to 50-50 as possible and eliminate a draw as a possible outcome. Since the odds are nearly half when the handicap is applied, the payout is usually even cash, or very close to it.
The main benefit is that it encourages punters to bet on matches where there is a clear favourite. For example, if Manchester United (Premier League winner in 2008-2009 season) were to play West Bromwich (bottom team of Premier League during the same season), some punters would be interested in betting. This is because Manchester United are a much better team and the odds are in their favor.
However, if West Bromwich are given a +2.5 handicap, it means that they will effectively start with a 2.5 goal lead. This means Manchester United will have to score three more goals than West Bromwich to be winners as far as betting is concerned. If West Bromwich scores one goal, then Manchester must score four goals to win. Handicaps obviously change the odds significantly.
An interesting aspect of handicapping is the push. If an even number is used for the handicap, and the actual score plus the handicap equals a draw, then this is a push. For example, if in the example given above West Bromwich were given a 2 handicap and failed to score, and Manchester United only scored two goals, this would be a boost. The result of the push is that all punters receive their original bet back as there was no winner.
“Asian Handicap” adds an additional element to soccer betting that can be both fun and profitable. This form of betting can be helpful for punters who have a personal favorite they want to bet on, but are not sure that their favorite will win a particular match.
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