This is when the handicap for a sports event, such as a football match, is listed with a half handicap, to eliminate the chance of a draw. For example, Spurs will be given +1.5. Whatever the actual result of the game, the 1.5 added to Spurs goals total will mean that the bet can either win or lose.
What does 0.5 handicap mean?
A 0.5 Asian Handicap is a popular betting market in sports betting. It is also known as a half-goal handicap. A 0.5 Asian Handicap means that one team starts the match with a half-goal advantage over the other team. In a 0.5 Asian Handicap, it depends if you placed a bet on the favourite (-0.5) or the underdog (+0.5).
What does +2.5 handicap mean in betting?
An Asian handicap +/-2.5 is a half line handicap that starts off the favourite team on a deficit of 2.5 goals and the underdog on a surplus of the same number of goals. This is a single Asian handicap bet, which is the most common kind of handicapping option at the sportsbook.
What does handicap +3 mean in betting?
What does 3-way handicap mean? 3-way handicap means that there are three possible outcomes from the bet, a home win, an away win, and a draw. In this market, one of the teams is given a head start (+1, +2, +3), while the other is handicapped (-1, -2, -3).
What does a minus 2 handicap mean?
For instance, in a situation where Team 1 is favoured to win, they start with a -2 handicap. Team 2 has lower odds to win outright, so points awarded by the handicap level the odds, meaning Team 2 starts with +2. The handicap tie now is -2.
What does handicap in betting mean?
Handicap is a type of bet that evens up the chances of both players or teams winning a specific event. This is done by giving one side an advantage. This could be in the way of an extra goal or more points. It is also sometimes referred to as 'the spread'.