Whole Handicap

Updated at March 22, 2022

An integer handicap is one of the types of handicap in betting, which is indicated by an integer, for example, +1, -3. There are two types of such bets – on favorites and outsiders. The former are negative, the latter are positive.

The handicap, or as it is commonly called, the handicap, allows you to equalize the chances of teams. The purpose of providing a handicap is to optimize the schedule for a match or event, as well as to attract the attention of a larger number of bettors. For example, if one of the two meeting teams is a clear favorite, whose victory no one doubts, no one will simply bet on such an event.

Unlike the half handicap, bets on a whole handicap imply the possibility of returning the bet amount, while the half handicap can either play or not. There will be no third option in this case.

To calculate the handicap, you need to add a numerical value to the team’s score. If the result is in favor of the selected team, the bet has won. If, taking into account the handicap, the result is a draw, the bettor returns his money.

You can choose a handicap in any sport. It can be a bet on the score, the number of corners, cards, violations, strikes, pucks in hockey, tennis games, basketball points, etc.

Bets on whole handicaps are distinguished by the least risks, but also by lower odds compared to fractional handicaps. However, the bookmaker may initially overestimate or underestimate the odds to make a profit. It all depends on the margin set by the office. In this regard, betting on a handicap should be deliberate, analyzing all the chances and risks.

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Irina Sherbul

I am writing about betting since 2015. Put on dotat and table tennis