Handicap Market Sports Betting Tips

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Handicap Market Sports Betting Tips

Handicap Market Sports Betting Tips


Hi and welcome to another episode from the sports betting tips video series by SportsTrade. I’m Allie and I’m the the spokesperson for this video series.

We will look at handicap market sports betting tips in this video.


What Is A Handicap Market In Sports Betting?

Handicap betting is simply defined as a situation where one selection in an event is given a "handicap" to overcome in order to win. It is popular when strong favorites are playing. That is, rather than placing a match bet at short odds, you can simply place a bet at longer odds with a 1 or 2 goal start for example. It is a form of sports betting used to even the contest when there is a perceived strength differential between concerned opponents.

Ideally, when placing a bet on a handicap market, it means you are betting on your selection to win, putting the handicap into consideration. Is there only one type of Handicap betting? If not, what are the other options?

Handicap betting could be no tie handicap betting, snooker handicap betting, darts handicap betting, football season handicap betting, no draw, 3-way handicap betting, among others. Also, since all sporting events are at the mercy of situational factors, handicap betting, otherwise called the spread or Asian handicap betting is effective to even up a market by assigning a virtual deficit or surplus to each selection.


How Does Handicap Betting work?

The system applies a positive or negative goal/point handicap to each side/player depending on what team is the favorite and the underdog. It works to counter the perceived differences in ability between the competitors by attempting to level the playing field and offer better value odds.

A good example of a three-way handicap bet in football is if a game between Burnley vs. Chelsea was given as Burnley: +2, Draw/handicap tie: effectively -2 and Chelsea: -2. Imagine the game finished 1-0 to Chelsea, backing Chelsea to win would have resulted in a lost bet because they didn't cover the spread. The game effectively finished 2-1 to Burnley. Now, if you placed a bet on the handicap tie, it would have been a lost bet too since Chelsea didn't win by the margin specified in the handicap.

So, basically, handicap betting is about making an event even. We hope you enjoy this video as much as we do. Discover other sports betting tips by watching the other episodes in this same series..

Thank you for watching and good luck in your bets...


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