Ways to bet Asian Handicap

There are a number of options for betting on the Asian Handicap lines in soccer.

The single spread options include lines such as:

  • PK (pick’em)
  • Favorite -½
  • Favorite -1
  • Favorite -1 ½
  • Favorite -2

The split spread options give you two bets in one and include lines such as:

  • PK, Favorite - ½
  • Favorite - ½, -1
  • Favorite -1, -1 ½
  • Favorite -1 ½, -2
  • Favorite -2, -2 ½
  • Favorite -2 ½, 3

Below are examples of how split lines work. Every possible option is not listed here, however, once you grasp the concept of split lines it is easy to understand all variations.

 

Asian Handicap Line PK, - ½

The bet is split into two separate bets:

  • One part of the bet is a pick’em.
  • The other part of the bet is a ½ goal line.

Option 1: Favorite giving a PK, - ½ goal:

  • Favorite wins by 1 or more = both sides of the bet will win.
  • Teams draw = half the bet loses and the other half is refunded.
  • Favorite loses by any score = both sides of the bet will lose.

Option 2: Underdog receiving PK, + ½ goal:

  • Underdog wins by any score = both sides of the bet will win.
  • Teams draw = half the bet wins and the other half is refunded.
  • Underdog loses by any score = both sides of the bet will lose.

 

Asian Handicap Line -½,-1

The bet is split into two separate bets:

  • One part of the bet is a ½ goal line.
  • The other part of the bet is a full goal line.

Option 1: Favorite giving a -½, -1 goal:

  • Favorite wins by 2 or more = both sides of the bet will win.
  • Favorite wins by exactly 1 = half the bet wins and the other half is refunded.
  • Teams draw or favorite loses by any score = both sides of the bet will lose.

Option 2: Underdog receiving +½, +1 goal:

  • Underdog wins by any score = both sides of the bet will win.
  • Teams draw = both sides of the bet will win
  • Underdog loses by 1 = half the bet loses and the other half is refunded.
  • Underdog loses by more than 1 = both sides of the bet will lose.

 

Asian Handicap Line -1,-1½

The bet is split into two separate bets:

  • One part of the bet is a full goal line
  • The other part of the bet is a 1½ goal line.

Option 1: Favorite giving -1, -1½ goal:

  • Favorite wins by 2 or more = both sides of the bet will win.
  • Favorite wins by exactly 1 = half the bet loses and the other half is refunded.
  • Teams draw or favorite loses by any score = both sides of the bet will lose.

Option 2: Underdog receiving +1, +1½ goal:

  • Underdog wins by any score = both sides of the bet will win.
  • Teams draw = both sides of the bet will win.
  • Underdog loses by 1 = half the bet is a win and the other half is refunded.
  • Underdog loses by more than 1 = both sides of the bet will lose.

 

Asian Handicap Line -1½,-2

The bet is split into two separate bets:

  • One part of the bet is a 1½ goal line.
  • The other part of the bet is a 2 goals line.

Option 1: Favorite giving -1½, -2 goals:

  • Favorite wins by 3 or more = both sides of the bet will win.
  • Favorite wins by exactly 2 = half the bet wins and the other half is refunded.
  • Favorite wins by exactly 1 = both sides of the bet will lose.
  • Teams draw or favorite loses by any score = both sides of the bet will lose.

Option 2: Underdog receiving +1½, +2 goals:

  • Underdog wins by any score = both sides of the bet will win.
  • Teams draw or underdog loses by 1 = both sides of the bet will win.
  • Underdog loses by 2 = half of the bet is a loss and the other half is refunded.
  • Underdog loses by 3 or more = both sides of the bet will lose.

 

NOTE: Additional markets are offered for higher lines. Ex: -2, -2 ½ or -2 ½, 3 and so on, with all following the same format as the lines explained above.

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