In most cases, many gamblers have a hard time understanding what the term Handicap means, and with some reason.
This guide will better explain this concept through practical examples and clarify all your doubts about this topic. At the end you will understand how the European Handicap and the Asian Handicap work.
Let’s start with the Handicap concept:
The Handicap is one of those betting markets with many options, as we can add or remove goals from the result of a game.
In a fictitious way, it is not only possible, but also used to generate more attractive betting odds.
The big advantage is that it allows you to have greater control in the risk management of your sports betting, ensuring greater flexibility in the type of bets you place.
There are two different types of Handicap:
European Handicap: A European Handicap is a type of wager where a whole number of points or goals is added to the underdog and accordingly subtracted from the favourite. The bet is settled on the outcome of the event after adjusting for the Handicap.
Asian Handicap: As you might originate, this style of betting in Asian sportsbooks.
The big difference between the European Handicap and the Asian Handicap is that you are not restricted to just losing or winning everything.
In the Asian Handicap you can only win or lose a part of the stake. There are 3 Asian lines you have to know:
- Negative lines
- Positive lines
- Null lines
When you start betting it’s normal to want to run away from the Handicap markets. We cannot say that it is an easy market initially. However, as you can see in this article, Handicaps are not that complex to understand.