Asian handicap betting is a very popular market to bet on and is one of many supported markets of RebelBetting. A handicap in betting means that the bookmaker has given a virtual advantage to one of the competitors.

They are often called Asian handicaps, or just ‘AH’, because of their popularity in many Asian countries. They are also known as line betting, the spread or points betting.

The main reason for handicapping is that the draw result is eliminatedRead all about Asian handicap bets in the Ultimate Guide to sure betting.

AH0 or Draw No Bet (DNB)

Draw no bet is a special case where no actual handicap is applied, but the draw is still eliminated. This is why it’s also sometimes called AH0 (Asian Handicap 0). If the match ends in a draw, your stake will be returned to you. No profit, no loss.

Half Asian Handicaps

The team gets half a goal handicap. This means the match including handicap cannot end in a draw. One of the teams will always win with “half a goal” when a handicap is applied. Unlike Draw No Bet, there is no money back in any case. You will either win or lose your bet.

Quarter Asian Handicaps

A quarter-goal Asian handicap is a 50/50 split between the two surrounding handicaps, with half of the total stake going to each one of them. This means that a 1.75 handicap is really half a 1.5 and half a 2.0 handicap.

If you see a quarter Asian Handicap of say -0.75 on RebelBetting, it may show up as “-0.5, -1.0” on some bookmakers like Bet365. This is because bookmakers split the Asian Handicap bet into two halves, with half of the stake going towards one handicap and half going towards the other. Similarly, if you see an Asian Handicap of +1.75, it is the same thing as “+1.5, +2.0”

So, if you want to place an Asian Handicap bet of -0.75 on Bet365, simply bet on the “-0.5,-1.0” option (don’t bet on both -0.5 and -1.0 separately).

Asian Handicap outcomes

Below is a handy Asian handicap outcome table describing the various handicap types, and what happens in various scenarios:

Handicap Team result Bet result Handicap Team result Bet result
0 Win Win 0 Win Win
Draw Stake refund Draw Stake refund
Lose Lose Lose Lose
– 0.25
(0.0, -0.5)
Win Win + 0.25
(0.0, +0.5)
Win Win
Draw Half lose Draw Half win
Lose Lose Lose Lose
– 0.50 Win Win + 0.50 Win Win
Draw Lose Draw Win
Lose Lose Lose Lose
– 0.75
(-0.5, -1.0)
Win by 2+ Win + 0.75
(+0.5, +1.0)
Win Win
Win by 1 Half win Draw Win
Draw Lose Lose by 1 Half Lose
Lose Lose Lose by 2+ Lose
– 1.00 Win by 2+ Win + 1.00 Win Win
Win by 1 Stake refund Draw Win
Draw Lose Lose by 1 Stake refund
Lose Lose Lose by 2+ Lose
– 1.25
(-1.0, -1.5)
Win by 2+ Win + 1.25
(+1.0, +1.5)
Win Win
Win by 1 Half lose Draw Win
Draw Lose Lose by 1 Half win
Lose Lose Lose by 2+ Lose
– 1.50 Win by 2+ Win + 1.50 Win Win
Win by 1 Lose Draw Win
Draw Lose Lose by 1 Win
Lose Lose Lose by 2+ Lose
– 1.75
(-1.5, -2.0)
Win by 3+ Win + 1.75
(+1.5, +2.0)
Win Win
Win by 2 Half win Draw Win
Win by 1 Lose Lose by 1 Win
Draw Lose Lose by 2 Half lose
Lose Lose Lose by 3+ Lose
– 2.00 Win by 3+ Win + 2.00 Win Win
Win by 2 Stake refund Draw Win
Win by 1 Lose Lose by 1 Win
Draw Lose Lose by 2 Stake refund
Lose Lose Lose by 3+ Lose

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