Handicap Betting

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Handicap betting is a type of wagering in which the gambler bets on the outcome of an event, but takes into account the favorite’s (or underdog’s) expected margin of victory (i.e., handicap). The gambler will then place a bet that is equal to the handicap, plus the amount they wish to wager.

In handicap betting, gamblers are not betting on who will win. Instead, they are betting on how big of a margin one side will win by. The bigger the margin, the more money you can make if your bet wins.

What Sports Are Handicaps Effective In?

Although football is the most popular sport for handicapping, other sports with handicap markets include:

  • Rugby – one team will begin with a point advantage. Due to the higher point scoring nature of rugby, the points handicap will be greater.
  • Golf – many bookmakers will let you place handicaps on players’ rounds, such as +3 shots.
  • In tennis, handicaps can be applied to either sets or games. If the handicap is applied to games, all of the games from the match will be totaled to form the outcome, which may or may not be the same as the match winner.

Asian Handicaps

Asian handicap betting is the term used to refer to handicap betting in football. The moniker has become more well-known as a result of Asian handicap betting’s enormous appeal. Asian handicap betting aims to provide each side an equal chance of victory, with odds on each team that are as near to evens as possible.

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